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Farming leaders and Govt progress towards Mycoplasma bovis decision

By   /  May 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Farming leaders and Govt progress towards Mycoplasma bovis decision

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Farming leaders and Govt progress towards Mycoplasma bovis decisionFarming leaders and the Government have come together again today to discuss ways to combat Mycoplasma bovis, says Agriculture and Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor.  “We all understand that farmers need certainty about a future plan and we’re committed to make a decision […]

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High praise for Aotearoa’s museums and galleries

By   /  May 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on High praise for Aotearoa’s museums and galleries

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: High praise for Aotearoa’s museums and galleriesAssociate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Carmel Sepuloni has praised the museum and gallery sector for its dedication to conserving, documenting and sharing Aotearoa’s diverse arts, cultural and heritage treasures. Carmel Sepuloni today addressed more than 200 delegates at The Museums Aotearoa annual […]

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Minister of Foreign Affairs to visit China

By   /  May 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Minister of Foreign Affairs to visit China

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Minister of Foreign Affairs to visit ChinaMinister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters will travel to China this week for a formal meeting with his counterpart, China’s State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi. “China is a very significant relationship for New Zealand. This is an important time for the Asia-Pacific […]

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Next step taken to improve consumer protections in insurance contract law

By   /  May 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Next step taken to improve consumer protections in insurance contract law

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Next step taken to improve consumer protections in insurance contract lawCommerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi today announced the start of public consultation on New Zealand’s insurance contract law. Mr Faafoi says a key consideration is whether there is a need for greater regulation of insurer conduct. “Insurance plays […]

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Funds to tackle waste problems

By   /  May 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Funds to tackle waste problems

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Funds to tackle waste problemsA facility to recycle tyres and a project to reuse old photocopier toner are getting off the ground with support from the Waste Minimisation Fund, Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage said today. “These projects take waste that would have gone to landfills and use it for […]

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Tech in NZ needs more young women

By   /  May 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Tech in NZ needs more young women

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Tech in NZ needs more young womenBroadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Clare Curran says New Zealand’s tech sector needs more young women to help break down stereotypes and redress gender imbalance in the industry. Clare Curran today spoke to nearly 200 secondary school girls taking part in ShadowTech 2018 […]

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Red Zone used to boost endangered bee population

By   /  May 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Red Zone used to boost endangered bee population

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Red Zone used to boost endangered bee populationMinister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration Megan Woods has announced that the Residential Red Zone will become the new breeding ground for the embattled global bee population.   “May 20 has been declared World Bee Day by the United Nations, and I am pleased […]

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Visit reinforces strength of New Zealand-Japan relationship

By   /  May 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Visit reinforces strength of New Zealand-Japan relationship

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Visit reinforces strength of New Zealand-Japan relationshipDeputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters departs Tokyo this evening following a productive three-day visit to Japan. “This visit reaffirmed the strength and significant mutual benefit of the New Zealand Japan relationship,” said Mr Peters. “New Zealand and Japan continue […]

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New Zealand to gift White Horse to Nikko Tōshōgū Shrine in Japan

By   /  May 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on New Zealand to gift White Horse to Nikko Tōshōgū Shrine in Japan

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: New Zealand to gift White Horse to Nikko Tōshōgū Shrine in JapanForeign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has announced New Zealand is continuing a tradition of over 50 years by gifting a white horse to Tōshōgū Shrine in Nikkō, Japan. A New Zealand white horse has been a feature of the […]

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Protecting our mounga enables toutouwai to return

By   /  May 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, may18, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Protecting our mounga enables toutouwai to return

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Protecting our mounga enables toutouwai to return One of the world’s most intensive rat and small rodent trapping networks is providing a safe haven for wildlife on Mt Taranaki, resulting in the release of more toutouwai / North Island robin back to mountain.

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Minister to speak on women and transport at international events

By   /  May 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Minister to speak on women and transport at international events

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Minister to speak on women and transport at international eventsAssociate Transport Minister and Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter will travel to Leipzig, Germany on Sunday to attend the International Transport Forum Summit and a Women Mobilise Women conference.  Minister Genter will give the keynote address at the Women Mobilise […]

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Eastland Wood Council Awards Dinner

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Eastland Wood Council Awards Dinner

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Eastland Wood Council Awards Dinner  Opening Kia ora koutou,  I am delighted to be here tonight …Thanks to Pio for his introduction .  This is an exciting time to be in forestry.  Tonight I get to talk to the people in forestry’s front line. This organisation, The Eastland Wood Council […]

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Budget 2018 lays foundations for the future

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Budget 2018 lays foundations for the future

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Budget 2018 lays foundations for the futureTēnā koutou katoa. When I was asked for my summary of the Budget yesterday, my answer was that it lays foundations for the future. It strikes a balance between three things: Making up the shortfall of investment in essential infrastructure and public services. Signalling […]

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Online tool better helps businesses get from ‘started to sorted’

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Online tool better helps businesses get from ‘started to sorted’

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Online tool better helps businesses get from ‘started to sorted’A popular online tool which lets business owners search company names, domain names and trade marks in one simple search, has been updated with new features to deliver better results and save people time. “Available on business.govt.nz, ONECheck is a free […]

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Rheumatic fever on the agenda at Geneva

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Rheumatic fever on the agenda at Geneva

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Rheumatic fever on the agenda at GenevaHealth Minister Dr David Clark leaves for Geneva today for this year’s World Health Assembly (WHA) with the goal of securing a global plan for combating rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease. New Zealand Ministry of Health officials have worked hard with colleagues from […]

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New funding to support Māori Wardens work with disengaged rangatahi

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on New funding to support Māori Wardens work with disengaged rangatahi

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: New funding to support Māori Wardens work with disengaged rangatahi  $1 million in Budget ‘18 has been set aside for Māori Wardens to support outcomes for rangatahi Māori that will enhance their education and employment opportunities.  “This fund will allow Māori Wardens in their regions to test innovative approaches to […]

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Strengthening the foundations of our economy

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Strengthening the foundations of our economy

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Strengthening the foundations of our economyPost-Budget Speech to Trans-Tasman Business Circle Trans-Tasman Business Circle, Auckland, Friday May 18 Nau mai. Haere mai. Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, kā nui te mihi ki a koutou. Thank you for the invitation to join you here today. I’d like to acknowledge your General Manager […]

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Good news on the drug front for Whānau

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Good news on the drug front for Whānau

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Good news on the drug front for WhānauMāori people will be pleased at yesterday’s Budget news that $58.1 million will be spent on the fight against international drug smuggling networks, says Customs Minister Meka Whaitiri.  “Whānau across the country are being ripped apart by the scourge of meth and other […]

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Climate Change assistance for Pacific

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Climate Change assistance for Pacific

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Climate Change assistance for PacificClimate Change assistance for Pacific Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters today announced the government has agreed to a long term approach to assist Pacific Island states in meeting the challenges of climate change. “We cannot ignore the risks faced by our Pacific Island neighbours who are […]

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Improving NAIT begins today

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Improving NAIT begins today

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Improving NAIT begins todayWork will start immediately to improve New Zealand’s animal tracing system, says Agriculture and Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor. “After securing the release of the year-late report on the National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) system last month, officials have worked through the 38 recommendations and advised 23 […]

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