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Gate to Plate pop-up builds on success of another sell-out event

By   /  August 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Gate to Plate pop-up builds on success of another sell-out event

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Gate to Plate pop-up builds on success of another sell-out event Rimutaka Prison’s Gate to Plate event has been a tremendous success with more than 240 people visiting the prison for dinner, says Corrections Minister Louise Upston. “In its fifth year, the event has been […]

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Prisoners complete 11 million hours of Industry, Treatment and Learning

By   /  August 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Prisoners complete 11 million hours of Industry, Treatment and Learning

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Prisoners complete 11 million hours of Industry, Treatment and Learning Eleven million hours of rehabilitation, education, employment and constructive activities have been completed by prisoners in the last financial year, as part of the Working Prisons initiative, says Corrections Minister Louise Upston. Working Prisons involve […]

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Teacher resources bring primary industries into the classroom

By   /  August 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release  /  Comments Off on Teacher resources bring primary industries into the classroom

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Teacher resources bring primary industries into the classroom A new set of online resources will provide teachers with the information they need to help their students learn about New Zealand’s animal welfare, biosecurity and food systems, says Associate Minister for Primary Industries Louise Upston. “The […]

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Grad vets encouraged to apply for funding

By   /  August 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release  /  Comments Off on Grad vets encouraged to apply for funding

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Grad vets encouraged to apply for funding Associate Minister for Primary Industries Louise Upston is encouraging graduate vets working in rural areas to apply for funding through the Vet Bonding Scheme. Since the Scheme was launched in 2009, 227 graduates vets have helped address the […]

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Employability skills take centre-stage in Māori youth video series

By   /  August 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment  /  Comments Off on Employability skills take centre-stage in Māori youth video series

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Employability skills take centre-stage in Māori youth video series The Māia video series released today brings the employability skills framework to life for rangatahi Māori, says Associate Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Louise Upston. “By 2030, approximately 30% of our students – and therefore […]

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New Corrections officers graduate today

By   /  August 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on New Corrections officers graduate today

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New Corrections officers graduate today Corrections Minister Louise Upston has welcomed 45 new Corrections officers to the front line. The latest cohort, which graduated at a ceremony in Wellington today, includes officers from the United Kingdom, Samoa, South Africa and India. They come from a […]

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New national standard for plantation forestry

By   /  August 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, Primary Industries, release  /  Comments Off on New national standard for plantation forestry

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New national standard for plantation forestry A new nationwide set of environmental rules for managing New Zealand’s 1.7 million hectares of plantation forestry will better protect the environment and deliver significant savings in compliance costs, Minister for the Environment Dr Nick Smith and Associate Minister […]

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More new forests funded through grant scheme

By   /  August 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release  /  Comments Off on More new forests funded through grant scheme

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: More new forests funded through grant scheme A total of 5183ha of new forest will be planted by 101 applicants who have received support through the 2017 Afforestation Grant Scheme funding round, Associate Minister for Primary Industries Louise Upston says. The Afforestation Grant Scheme (AGS), […]

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Prisoners cooking up a storm for diners

By   /  August 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Prisoners cooking up a storm for diners

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Prisoners cooking up a storm for diners Prisoners taking part in this year’s Visa Wellington on a Plate are learning skills that will help them make positive changes in their lives, says Corrections Minister Louise Upston. It’s the fifth time Rimutaka Prison has taken part […]

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Primary industries resources for students

By   /  August 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release  /  Comments Off on Primary industries resources for students

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Primary industries resources for students The launch of a new package of secondary school resources will help boost students’ understanding of and engagement with the primary industries, says Associate Minister for Primary Industries Louise Upston. “Our primary industries are a vital part of our economy […]

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Hundreds of offenders benefit from Employer Partnership Initiatives

By   /  July 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Hundreds of offenders benefit from Employer Partnership Initiatives

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Hundreds of offenders benefit from Employer Partnership Initiatives Corrections Minister Louise Upston is impressed at the results being achieved by the Department’s Employer Partnerships initiatives and is looking forward to them continuing to make a positive difference to people’s lives. “Finding steady employment for offenders […]

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Launch of Alcohol Interlock Pilot second phase

By   /  July 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Launch of Alcohol Interlock Pilot second phase

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Launch of Alcohol Interlock Pilot second phase This week the second phase of the alcohol interlock pilot is being launched nationally, including active involvement with the offenders’ probation officers, says Corrections Minister Louise Upston. $694,000 has been secured from the Justice Sector Fund for phase […]

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Ministers give land consents on Taratahi purchase of Telford Campus

By   /  July 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Louise Upston, Nathan Guy, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release  /  Comments Off on Ministers give land consents on Taratahi purchase of Telford Campus

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Ministers give land consents on Taratahi purchase of Telford Campus Land consents necessary to allow Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre’s acquisition of Lincoln University’s Telford Campus to proceed have been given today by Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy and Associate Minister Louise Upston. Wairarapa-based Taratahi […]

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Officers from all walks of life welcomed to Corrections

By   /  July 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Officers from all walks of life welcomed to Corrections

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Officers from all walks of life welcomed to Corrections Corrections Minister Louise Upston has welcomed more than 45 new frontline corrections officers to the team. The latest cohort graduating at a ceremony in Wellington today includes officers from Samoa, South Africa, the Philippines, India, the […]

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Bolstering lifelong pathways for Northland youth

By   /  July 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Education, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment  /  Comments Off on Bolstering lifelong pathways for Northland youth

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Bolstering lifelong pathways for Northland youth Minister Louise Upston will today host her second cross-sector employment breakfast in Northland in as many weeks, as the Government seeks to strengthen the links between educators and employers, and to match up relevant training opportunities for young people […]

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Corrections and Horticulture NZ to build on relationship

By   /  July 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Corrections and Horticulture NZ to build on relationship

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Corrections and Horticulture NZ to build on relationship Corrections Minister Louise Upston says an initiative between Corrections and Horticulture New Zealand is proving beneficial to the department’s goal of turning offenders’ lives around. Following the successful first year of a pilot programme in Hawke’s Bay […]

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$14m refurbishment of Northland College open

By   /  July 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nikki Kaye, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on $14m refurbishment of Northland College open

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $14m refurbishment of Northland College open Education Minister Nikki Kaye and Associate Education Minister Louise Upston today announced the official opening of the $14 million redevelopment of Northland College in Kaikohe. Ms Upston was at the college this morning for the official opening ceremony. Ms […]

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Clearer career pathways through CNZ transition

By   /  July 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment  /  Comments Off on Clearer career pathways through CNZ transition

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Clearer career pathways through CNZ transition From today, Careers New Zealand staff and functions will become part of the Tertiary Education Commission, providing clearer pathways for students at school and beyond, Associate Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Louise Upston says. With the passing […]

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Corrections officers to carry pepper spray

By   /  June 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Corrections officers to carry pepper spray

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Corrections officers to carry pepper spray Frontline Corrections officers will soon be able to carry pepper spray on their bodies to increase staff and prisoner safety, says Minister of Corrections Louise Upston. The Corrections Amendment Regulations 2017, which come into effect next month, allow trained […]

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More investment in apprentices

By   /  June 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment  /  Comments Off on More investment in apprentices

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: More investment in apprentices The Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Paul Goldsmith and the Associate Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Louise Upston today announced a further increase in funding over the next four years to support work-based training. “With the real […]

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