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NZ condemns North Korea’s missile test

Published By   /  May 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Gerry Brownlee, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on NZ condemns North Korea’s missile test

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: NZ condemns North Korea’s missile test Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has condemned yesterday’s test launch of a ballistic missile by North Korea.    “UN Security Council resolutions prohibit North Korean ballistic missiles. North Korea’s disregard for its obligations under these resolutions continues to be of deep […]

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Step closer for new school for Syrian children

Published By   /  May 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Gerry Brownlee, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Step closer for new school for Syrian children

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Step closer for new school for Syrian children Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has welcomed the signing of a letter of commitment between New Zealand and Turkey which will see $1.3 million provided for a new school for Syrian refugee children. “Since the start of the Syrian […]

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Dubai Expo 2020 to bring major benefits to NZ

Published By   /  May 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Gerry Brownlee, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Dubai Expo 2020 to bring major benefits to NZ

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Dubai Expo 2020 to bring major benefits to NZ Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee says attending Dubai 2020 will provide significant economic and entrepreneurial benefits that Kiwi businesses should take advantage of. Mr Brownlee has today released the Cabinet paper and Indicative Business Case (IBC) supporting […]

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NZ provides further $5m in humanitarian aid

Published By   /  May 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Gerry Brownlee, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on NZ provides further $5m in humanitarian aid

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: NZ provides further $5m in humanitarian aid New Zealand will provide a further $5 million in relief assistance to pressing humanitarian crises across Africa and the Middle East, Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced. “An estimated 45 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance […]

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Foreign Affairs Minister to visit Tonga

Published By   /  May 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Gerry Brownlee, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Foreign Affairs Minister to visit Tonga

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Foreign Affairs Minister to visit Tonga Foreign Affairs Minister Gerry Brownlee will today travel to Tonga to meet His Majesty King Tupou VI, Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva and cabinet ministers. The visit will be the first by a New Zealand Foreign Affairs Minister to Tonga […]

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New Ambassador to Iraq announced

Published By   /  May 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Gerry Brownlee, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on New Ambassador to Iraq announced

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New Ambassador to Iraq announced Foreign Affairs Minister Gerry Brownlee has today named Bradley Sawden as New Zealand’s next Ambassador to Iraq. New Zealand established an Embassy in Baghdad in 2015 to support New Zealand and Australia’s joint ‘Building Partner Capacity’ mission. “This mission has […]

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EQC to lead Edgecumbe clean-up

Published By   /  May 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Anne Tolley, Earthquake Commission, Gerry Brownlee, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Social Development  /  Comments Off on EQC to lead Edgecumbe clean-up

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: EQC to lead Edgecumbe clean-up The Earthquake Commission (EQC) will lead the clean-up of flood-damaged properties in Edgecumbe, say Minister Responsible for the Earthquake Commission Gerry Brownlee and Lead Minister for Edgecumbe Anne Tolley. “I’ve authorised EQC to clean-up all affected properties in the township, […]

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First engagement for new Foreign Affairs Minister

Published By   /  May 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Gerry Brownlee, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on First engagement for new Foreign Affairs Minister

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: First engagement for new Foreign Affairs Minister In his first overseas engagement as Foreign Affairs Minister, Gerry Brownlee will today travel to Australia. Mr Brownlee will meet his Australian counterpart Julie Bishop in Sydney tomorrow. “Given the close intersect of trans-Tasman values and interests both […]

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Stadium pre-feasibility study gets green light

Published By   /  May 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Gerry Brownlee, Greater Christchurch Regeneration, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Stadium pre-feasibility study gets green light

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Stadium pre-feasibility study gets green light In his last act as Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration, Gerry Brownlee has today announced the Crown will fund a pre-feasibility study for a new multi-use arena in Christchurch. The Christchurch Central Recovery Plan provides for a multi-use sports […]

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Post-quake support for district councils

Published By   /  April 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Civil Defence, Gerry Brownlee, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Post-quake support for district councils

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Post-quake support for district councils The government will provide $2.5 million in funding over three years to help three local councils affected by the November earthquake, Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced. “This funding will help Kaikōura, Hurunui and Marlborough District Councils shoulder their […]

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Kaikōura Harbour to be enhanced post-quake

Published By   /  April 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Civil Defence, Gerry Brownlee, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Kaikōura Harbour to be enhanced post-quake

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Kaikōura Harbour to be enhanced post-quake Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced additional funding of $700,000 for the restoration of Kaikōura Harbour, bringing the government’s total contribution to $5.7 million. Two major commercial operators, Whale Watch Kaikōura and Encounter Kaikōura, have been working with […]

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Insurance advisory service for North Canterbury

Published By   /  April 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Civil Defence, Earthquake Commission, Gerry Brownlee, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Insurance advisory service for North Canterbury

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Insurance advisory service for North Canterbury The government will fund a free and independent advisory service to assist North Canterbury residents with insurance claims, Civil Defence Minister and Minister Responsible for the Earthquake Commission Gerry Brownlee says. This pilot programme will be set up to […]

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Minister welcomes Accessible City rethink

Published By   /  April 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Gerry Brownlee, Greater Christchurch Regeneration, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Minister welcomes Accessible City rethink

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Minister welcomes Accessible City rethink The Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Gerry Brownlee says he’s pleased recovery agencies have listened to the concerns of businesses and residents about the city’s transport plan. On Monday, Mr Brownlee was granted Cabinet authorisation to suspend the government funding […]

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Calls for greater cooperation in peacekeeping training

Published By   /  April 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Defence, Gerry Brownlee, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Calls for greater cooperation in peacekeeping training

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Calls for greater cooperation in peacekeeping training Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee, on behalf of the South Pacific Defence Ministers’ Meeting, has issued a Joint Communique agreeing on key areas to collaborate and coordinate. “It was a very successful meeting, and demonstrated how New Zealand can […]

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South Pacific Defence Ministers in NZ for summit

Published By   /  April 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Defence, Gerry Brownlee, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on South Pacific Defence Ministers in NZ for summit

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: South Pacific Defence Ministers in NZ for summit Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee will tomorrow welcome counterparts to New Zealand for the 2017 South Pacific Defence Ministers’ Meeting, being held in Auckland. “The South Pacific Defence Ministers Meeting will bring together the highest levels of defence leadership […]

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Red zone use encouraged as Outline approved

Published By   /  March 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Gerry Brownlee, Greater Christchurch Regeneration, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Red zone use encouraged as Outline approved

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Red zone use encouraged as Outline approved The Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Gerry Brownlee has approved the first phase of future land use decisions for Christchurch’s Avon River Corridor red zone. On March 23, Regenerate Christchurch provided Mr Brownlee with a draft Outline for […]

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Hercules deployment to Middle East confirmed

Published By   /  March 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Gerry Brownlee, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Hercules deployment to Middle East confirmed

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Hercules deployment to Middle East confirmed Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says Cabinet has approved a short-term deployment of a C-130 Hercules to the Middle East. Mr Brownlee says the aircraft is deploying in response to a request from the Australian Defence Force to provide additional […]

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Minister returns to Baghdad and Camp Taji

Published By   /  March 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Defence, Gerry Brownlee, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Minister returns to Baghdad and Camp Taji

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Minister returns to Baghdad and Camp Taji Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has paid his third visit to NZ Defence Force troops training members of the Iraqi Security Forces at Camp Taji, near Baghdad. Mr Brownlee arrived back in Dubai this morning, accompanied by Chief of […]

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National transition extended for quake recovery

Published By   /  March 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Civil Defence, Gerry Brownlee, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on National transition extended for quake recovery

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: National transition extended for quake recovery Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says an extension to the national transition period will continue to support recovery efforts following the Kaikōura earthquake. Mr Brownlee has given notice of an extension to the national transition period in Kaikōura and […]

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Fires highlight need for Civil Defence review

Published By   /  February 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Civil Defence, Gerry Brownlee, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Fires highlight need for Civil Defence review

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Fires highlight need for Civil Defence review Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says the fires in Christchurch City and the Selwyn District have highlighted the need to streamline New Zealand’s Civil Defence legislation. On Thursday, Mr Brownlee was scheduled to meet with representatives from all […]

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