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More investment in apprentices

Published 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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Corrections Minister thanks prison volunteers

Published By   /  June 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Corrections Minister thanks prison volunteers

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Corrections Minister thanks prison volunteers Corrections Minister Louise Upston is thanking the more than 2000 volunteers who give their time to help prisoners and offenders turn their lives around. Today marks the beginning of National Volunteer Week, when the work of more than one million […]

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Corrections seeks jobs for offenders

Published By   /  June 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Corrections seeks jobs for offenders

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Corrections seeks jobs for offenders Businesses from around the lower North Island will be urged to consider offenders as employees at a breakfast function hosted by Corrections Minister Louise Upston and the Corrections Department next week. The event on Tuesday is part of a series […]

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Global demand fuelling forestry export growth

Published By   /  June 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release  /  Comments Off on Global demand fuelling forestry export growth

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Global demand fuelling forestry export growth Strong demand from key markets is driving up export growth in forestry products, Associate Primary Industries Minister Louise Upston says. The latest Ministry for Primary Industries’ Situation and Outlook for Primary Industries (SOPI) shows strong growth in the forestry […]

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Fieldays an opportunity for careers advice

Published By   /  June 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 Fieldays an opportunity for careers advice

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Fieldays an opportunity for careers advice More than 500 students will be offered advice on careers in the primary industries as they pass through the Careers and Education Hub at Fieldays this week. Associate Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Louise Upston says that with strong growth in […]

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New learning space for Waimate High School

Published By   /  June 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on New learning space for Waimate High School

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New learning space for Waimate High School Associate Minister of Education Louise Upston today opened a new learning space at Waimate High School. The school prioritised funding to upgrade one of its buildings to create three collaborative teaching spaces and modernise its infrastructure and information […]

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$3.3m for climate change projects

Published By   /  May 31, 2017  /  24/7 News, Louise Upston, Nathan Guy, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release  /  Comments Off on $3.3m for climate change projects

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $3.3m for climate change projects Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Associate Minister Louise Upston have announced $3.3 million in new funding for eight climate change research projects in the agriculture, horticulture and forestry sectors. The research projects were approved by the Ministry for Primary […]

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$81.8m for Community Corrections and prisoner rehabilitation

Published By   /  May 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Budget 2017, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on $81.8m for Community Corrections and prisoner rehabilitation

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $81.8m for Community Corrections and prisoner rehabilitation Budget 2017 invests $81.8 million of new operating funding over four years to help manage offenders serving sentences in the community and to improve prisoner rehabilitation, Corrections Minister Louise Upston says. $51.6 million in funding will enable Community […]

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New laws to monitor drug and alcohol use

Published By   /  May 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on New laws to monitor drug and alcohol use

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New laws to monitor drug and alcohol use New laws will allow Police and Corrections to better ensure offenders in the community or defendants on bail are adhering to conditions not to consume alcohol or drugs, say Police Minister Paula Bennett and Corrections Minister Louise […]

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Erosion control funding round opens

Published By   /  May 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release  /  Comments Off on Erosion control funding round opens

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Erosion control funding round opens Associate Minister for Primary Industries Louise Upston has welcomed the opening of the next round of funding for erosion control in the Gisborne region. The Ministry of Primary Industries’ Erosion Control Funding Programme (ECFP) helps eligible land owners in the […]

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Primary industry workforce growing – report

Published By   /  May 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release  /  Comments Off on Primary industry workforce growing – report

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Primary industry workforce growing – report Support service roles are helping to increase employment opportunities in primary sector industries, a new report shows. Overall, employment in primary sector industries increased by 5400 between 2012 and 2014, according to the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) report […]

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Future in focus for learners and employers

Published By   /  May 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment  /  Comments Off on Future in focus for learners and employers

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Future in focus for learners and employers Learners and employers are demanding more flexible learning and a combination of technical and life skills knowledge, according to feedback to the Tertiary Education Commission. The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) has been travelling the country holding workshops to […]

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Canterbury bosses urged to give offenders jobs

Published By   /  May 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Canterbury bosses urged to give offenders jobs

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Canterbury bosses urged to give offenders jobs Corrections Minister Louise Upston will tomorrow host the second in a series of employer breakfasts in Canterbury to outline how they can help change the lives of offenders, their families and their communities. Ms Upston and Corrections will […]

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Role of Corrections nurses recognised

Published By   /  May 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Role of Corrections nurses recognised

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Role of Corrections nurses recognised Corrections Minister Louise Upston today acknowledged the nearly 250 nurses, team leaders and health centre managers who deliver primary health services to prisoners behind the wire every day. Each year International Nurses Day is celebrated on 12 May – the […]

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Bill paves the way for better careers service

Published By   /  May 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment  /  Comments Off on Bill paves the way for better careers service

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Bill paves the way for better careers service Associate Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Louise Upston has welcomed the passing of the Education (Update) Amendment Bill today. The Education Act has been updated to streamline the way government careers services and information are […]

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Rangiora High’s $14.9m redevelopment opened

Published By   /  May 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Rangiora High’s $14.9m redevelopment opened

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Rangiora High’s $14.9m redevelopment opened Associate Minister of Education Louise Upston has today officially opened Rangiora High School’s new $14.9 million facilities. “Today marks a significant milestone in the redevelopment of Rangiora High School to support the delivery of innovative teaching and meet the future […]

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New Corrections officers welcomed

Published By   /  May 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on New Corrections officers welcomed

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New Corrections officers welcomed Corrections Minister Louise Upston has welcomed 40 new Corrections officers who have completed training. The recruits graduated at a ceremony in Wellington yesterday and will now return to prison sites across the country. “As a Corrections officer or offender employment instructor, […]

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Apprenticeship numbers continue to grow

Published By   /  May 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Paul Goldsmith, Politics, release, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment  /  Comments Off on Apprenticeship numbers continue to grow

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Apprenticeship numbers continue to grow Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith and Associate Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Louise Upston have welcomed the latest apprenticeship figures, which show an increase of 6800, nearly 19 per cent, since 2012. “We now have over […]

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Secure Online Learning now at all prisons

Published By   /  May 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Secure Online Learning now at all prisons

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Secure Online Learning now at all prisons Corrections has completed a programme to equip all its prisons with secure computer suites that allow prisoners access to online learning tools, Corrections Minister Louise Upston says. “With new Secure Online Learning (SOL) suites being opened at Mt […]

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122 more frontline officers for Corrections

Published By   /  April 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on 122 more frontline officers for Corrections

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: 122 more frontline officers for Corrections Corrections Minister Louise Upston today congratulated one of the largest cohorts of frontline officers ever welcomed to Corrections. Another 122 new Corrections officers and offender employment instructors will soon be working at prisons throughout the country after graduating from […]

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