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Law changed to support grocery stores

By   /  August 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, Mark Mitchell, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Law changed to support grocery stores

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Law changed to support grocery stores Changes in the law made to enable grocery stores to continue holding liquor licences to sell alcohol despite increases in tobacco taxes will take effect on 15 September 2017. Associate Justice Minister Mark Mitchell says the changes were made because […]

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Refresh for Crown-Council cost share

By   /  August 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Greater Christchurch Regeneration, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nicky Wagner, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Refresh for Crown-Council cost share

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Refresh for Crown-Council cost share A proposed refresh of elements of the Cost Sharing Agreement (CSA) between the Crown and Christchurch City Council is another positive step toward increased local ownership and leadership, Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner and Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel […]

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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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Farmers’ river pledge welcomed

By   /  August 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, Nathan Guy, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, Primary Industries, release  /  Comments Off on Farmers’ river pledge welcomed

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Farmers’ river pledge welcomed A new pledge by farming leaders to improve the swimmability of New Zealand’s rivers has been welcomed by Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith. “This pledge from farming leaders shows the real commitment farmers have to […]

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Christchurch ICT Graduate School opens

By   /  August 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Paul Goldsmith, Politics, release, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment  /  Comments Off on Christchurch ICT Graduate School opens

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Christchurch ICT Graduate School opens The third of the Government’s three ICT Graduate Schools, formally launched at an event in Christchurch today, will develop the ICT skills of current industry professionals, teachers, and new students, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Paul Goldsmith says. […]

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New Māori Television Board member appointed

By   /  August 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economic Development, Maori Development, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Te Ururoa Flavell  /  Comments Off on New Māori Television Board member appointed

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New Māori Television Board member appointed Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell has today announced the appointment of creative design and digital media expert, Maru Eva Nihoniho (Te Whānau ā Apanui, Ngāti Porou, Ngāi Tahu), to the Māori Television Board. Ms Nihoniho is the owner […]

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Ground broken on new ag-science development

By   /  August 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Paul Goldsmith, Politics, release, Science and Innovation, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment  /  Comments Off on Ground broken on new ag-science development

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Ground broken on new ag-science development The start of a joint $200 million development between Lincoln University and AgResearch demonstrates a strong commitment to agricultural research and teaching in Canterbury, Tertiary Education Minister Paul Goldsmith says. “Today is a major milestone for agricultural science in […]

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Funding to look at geothermal opportunities

By   /  August 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economic Development, Energy and Resources, Judith Collins, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on Funding to look at geothermal opportunities

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Funding to look at geothermal opportunities The Government will invest $150,000 in stimulating demand for geothermal heat resources in the Bay of Plenty region, Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins announced today. “Geothermal energy is a global industry estimated […]

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Funding to look at geothermal opportunitie

By   /  August 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economic Development, Energy and Resources, Judith Collins, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on Funding to look at geothermal opportunitie

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Funding to look at geothermal opportunitie The Government will invest $150,000 in stimulating demand for geothermal heat resources in the Bay of Plenty region, Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins announced today. “Geothermal energy is a global industry estimated […]

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New regulations for fuel specifications

By   /  August 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Energy and Resources, Judith Collins, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on New regulations for fuel specifications

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New regulations for fuel specifications New regulations for New Zealand’s fuel specifications will support the growth of lower-emission fuels that are better for people, the environment and cars, Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins announced today. The Regulations set out minimum standards for fuel performance, […]

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Progress on feedback & complaints systems

By   /  August 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Anne Tolley, children, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Progress on feedback & complaints systems

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Progress on feedback & complaints systems Minister for Children Anne Tolley says the Government is funding two new feedback and complaints systems within the Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki. “Budget 2017 invests $11.79 million to support the development and implementation of more effective, timely […]

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World’s rarest wading bird released in Mackenzie Basin

By   /  August 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on World’s rarest wading bird released in Mackenzie Basin

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: World’s rarest wading bird released in Mackenzie Basin 51 black stilt, the world’s rarest wading bird, are being released at Mount Gerald station in the Mackenzie basin today. Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says the birds will add to the 60 released into the Tasman valley […]

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Government delivers on trade access promise

By   /  August 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Todd McClay, Trade  /  Comments Off on Government delivers on trade access promise

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Government delivers on trade access promise Trade Minister Todd McClay has launched a new online portal and non-tariff barrier (NTB) clearing house to improve Kiwi access to international markets. “The National-led Government is committed to removing barriers to trade so our exporters can compete internationally,” […]

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Targeted approach to health saving lives

By   /  August 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Targeted approach to health saving lives

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Targeted approach to health saving lives Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says that nationwide health targets have had a significant impact on ensuring better, faster and more convenient healthcare for New Zealanders. “Under this Government, the six national health targets have helped to drive improvement in […]

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Encouraging new teachers in South Auckland

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nikki Kaye, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Encouraging new teachers in South Auckland

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Encouraging new teachers in South Auckland Auckland University of Technology (AUT) has been granted exemption from the Initial Teacher Education moratorium that’s currently in place, so it can offer teacher training in South Auckland from the start of 2018, Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today. […]

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Further funding to increase teacher numbers

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nikki Kaye, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Further funding to increase teacher numbers

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Further funding to increase teacher numbers Education Minister Nikki Kaye today announced a $3 million package to help increase teacher numbers, with a focus on Auckland. “I’ve looked closely at teacher supply and listened to what principals and teachers have told me about growing pressure, […]

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New partnerships to deliver 620 new youth development opportunities

By   /  August 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nikki Kaye, Politics, release, Youth  /  Comments Off on New partnerships to deliver 620 new youth development opportunities

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New partnerships to deliver 620 new youth development opportunities New partnerships to support DINE Academy Boot Camps and the Limitless Programme will see more than $425,000 invested to create over 600 new youth development opportunities, Youth Minister Nikki Kaye announced today. Dine Academy Boot Camps […]

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Applications to open for youth digital scholarships

By   /  August 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nikki Kaye, Politics, release, Youth  /  Comments Off on Applications to open for youth digital scholarships

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Applications to open for youth digital scholarships Youth Minister Nikki Kaye says applications will open tomorrow for the Youth Digital Enterprise Awards scheme, aimed at helping today’s young people become tomorrow’s digital entrepreneurs. “This scheme targets young people aged 12 to 18 years who have […]

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Govt rejects claims Pay Equity Bill will make things harder

By   /  August 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Michael Woodhouse, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Workplace Relations and Safety  /  Comments Off on Govt rejects claims Pay Equity Bill will make things harder

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Govt rejects claims Pay Equity Bill will make things harder Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse has today rejected claims that the Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay) Bill currently before Parliament will make it harder to settle pay equity claims. “The Government shares […]

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Dunedin – largest new hospital build in NZ history

By   /  August 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Dunedin – largest new hospital build in NZ history

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Dunedin – largest new hospital build in NZ history Dunedin will get a new $1 billion plus hospital, in what will be the largest build of its type in New Zealand’s history, Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says. Dr Coleman made the announcement with Prime Minister […]

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