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Launch of the digitised series ‘Winners and Losers’

By   /  May 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Launch of the digitised series ‘Winners and Losers’

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Launch of the digitised series ‘Winners and Losers’  Kia Koutou everyone. The series Winners and Losers is representative of something quite deep in us and so I’m going to list the titles up front: The Woman at the Store (Katherine Mansfield Shining with the Shiner (John A. Lee),  A Lawful Excuse […]

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Minister to meet Ara Tahi leaders to learn how iwi and council work together

By   /  May 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Minister to meet Ara Tahi leaders to learn how iwi and council work together

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Minister to meet Ara Tahi leaders to learn how iwi and council work togetherMinister of Civil Defence Kris Faafoi says today’s meeting with Ara Tahi, Greater Wellington’s iwi forum, will allow him to hear how the region deals with the wide range of hazards and emergencies it faces and to […]

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Classic TV series restored and available online

By   /  May 23, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Classic TV series restored and available online

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Classic TV series restored and available onlineThe landmark 1970s television series Winners & Losers is now restored and available free to view for all New Zealanders to appreciate and enjoy, the Minister for Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Hon Clare Curran announced today. “Winners & Losers broke new ground when […]

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Veteran Rehabilitation Strategy 2018 – 2021

By   /  May 23, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Veteran Rehabilitation Strategy 2018 – 2021

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Veteran Rehabilitation Strategy 2018 – 2021Minister for Veterans Ron Mark will tonight launch New Zealand’s first ever over-arching strategy for rehabilitating veterans who have been injured or become ill through their service to their country. The strategy has been developed by Veterans’ Affairs in consultation with veteran support groups, government […]

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Post-Budget speech to the EMA

By   /  May 23, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Post-Budget speech to the EMA

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Post-Budget speech to the EMAIntroduction I would like thank the EMA for the invitation to speak here, and thanks to all of you for coming along today. This afternoon I’d mainly like to talk to you about this Government’s agenda for partnership with business. We are committed to deepening and […]

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New Chief of Defence Force Announced

By   /  May 23, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on New Chief of Defence Force Announced

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: New Chief of Defence Force AnnouncedMinister of Defence Ron Mark has welcomed today’s announcement of Air Vice-Marshal Kevin Short as the new Chief of Defence Force. “After an extensive recruitment process, led by the State Services Commissioner, I recommended to my Cabinet colleagues Air Vice-Marshal Short as the new Chief […]

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Government to undertake urgent algorithm stocktake

By   /  May 23, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Government to undertake urgent algorithm stocktake

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Government to undertake urgent algorithm stocktakeMinister for Government Digital Services Clare Curran and Statistics Minister James Shaw have announced a project to assess how government agencies use algorithms to analyse people’s data, to ensure transparency and fairness in decisions that affect citizens. “The government is acutely aware of the need […]

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Defence deployments online

By   /  May 23, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Defence deployments online

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Defence deployments onlinePrime Minister Jacinda Ardern has welcomed the release today of further information on where NZDF personnel are deployed overseas, in the form of an updated website. “The Coalition Government is committed to being as open and transparent as possible about where we are playing a role internationally,” Jacinda […]

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New Zealand Defence Force Deployment to South Sudan

By   /  May 23, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Defence Force Deployment to South Sudan

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: New Zealand Defence Force Deployment to South SudanDefence Minister Ron Mark has announced that a further person will join New Zealand’s current contribution of four personnel to the United Nations Mission in South Sudan. The New Zealand Defence Force Brigadier will undertake the Chief of Staff role in the mission […]

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Focusing school funding on equity for kids

By   /  May 23, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Focusing school funding on equity for kids

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Focusing school funding on equity for kidsThe Government is expanding work done on replacing school deciles to look more broadly at what’s needed to ensure all children, including learners from socio economically disadvantaged backgrounds, get the support they need to learn.   Education Minister Chris Hipkins said every child, regardless […]

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Speech to the Createch NZ Forum

By   /  May 23, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Speech to the Createch NZ Forum

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Speech to the Createch NZ ForumKia Koutou all you wonderful creative people.  I hope you’re going to have an excellent day today. Thank you for inviting me to open this Forum today. In particular, thanks to Paula Browning, the Chair of WeCreate. This isn’t just about the economy – it’s […]

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$13 million for leading-edge biotech research

By   /  May 23, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on $13 million for leading-edge biotech research

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: $13 million for leading-edge biotech researchThe Government and the University of Waikato are investing $13 million in a new research programme in Tauranga aimed at helping tackle some of the biggest issues facing New Zealand’s primary sector, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today.   The project, part of the Entrepreneurial […]

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Boosting game development, interactive media

By   /  May 23, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Boosting game development, interactive media

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Boosting game development, interactive mediaGrowing the international profile of New Zealand’s game development sector will be a key focus of a new study, announced today at a Techweek event by Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Clare Curran. The research, led by the New Zealand Technology Industry Association (NZTech), will […]

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Review of the Operation of the Veterans’ Support Act 2014

By   /  May 23, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Review of the Operation of the Veterans’ Support Act 2014

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Review of the Operation of the Veterans’ Support Act 2014Minister for Veterans Ron Mark has tabled in Parliament a review of the operation of the Veterans’ Support Act 2014. The review was carried out by Professor Ron Paterson, of Auckland University. The Act requires its operation to be reviewed two […]

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Spinal Cord Injury Registry releases first report

By   /  May 23, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Spinal Cord Injury Registry releases first report

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Spinal Cord Injury Registry releases first reportFalls, sports, and vehicle accidents are the leading causes of traumatic injuries among the 161 people covered by the New Zealand Spinal Cord Injury Registry’s first report, says ACC Minister Iain Lees-Galloway. “This report is the result of an unprecedented programme of data collection […]

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EU and New Zealand to start free trade talks

By   /  May 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on EU and New Zealand to start free trade talks

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: EU and New Zealand to start free trade talksA free trade deal between New Zealand and the European Union (EU) has taken a major step forward with the announcement overnight that the EU’s Foreign Affairs Council has approved its negotiating mandate. Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker has welcomed […]

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New Zealand expresses concern regarding Venezuelan elections

By   /  May 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on New Zealand expresses concern regarding Venezuelan elections

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: New Zealand expresses concern regarding Venezuelan elections“New Zealand has been following developments in Venezuela closely in recent months and is extremely concerned about the deteriorating situation in the country, including the continuing erosion of democratic norms and institutions,” Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters says. Venezuela held Presidential elections at the […]

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“The best small country Foreign Service in the world”

By   /  May 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on “The best small country Foreign Service in the world”

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: “The best small country Foreign Service in the world”Speech to MFAT Heads of MissionsLeader’s Week, 22 May 2018Intercontinental Hotel “The best small country Foreign Service in the world” Introduction It is a pleasure to be here today with New Zealand’s Heads of Mission and other Ministry leaders. This is the […]

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Minister welcomes new Director-General of Health

By   /  May 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Minister welcomes new Director-General of Health

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Minister welcomes new Director-General of HealthHealth Minister Dr David Clark says the new Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield has the skills and experience to be an outstanding leader for the Ministry of Health. Dr Bloomfield is currently Chief Executive of Capital and Coast District Health Board, where he is on […]

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Weighty funding gain for NZ metrology service

By   /  May 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Weighty funding gain for NZ metrology service

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Weighty funding gain for NZ metrology serviceResearch, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods today announced a significant investment in New Zealand’s Measurement Standards Laboratory, as the organisation celebrates World Metrology Day. “Through Budget 2018 we are investing $16.9 million in the Measurement Standards Laboratory which will support the Government’s goal […]

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