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NZ deployment to Korean Peninsula extended

By   /  July 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Defence, Mark Mitchell, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on NZ deployment to Korean Peninsula extended

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: NZ deployment to Korean Peninsula extended New Zealand’s commitment to the United Nations Command Military Armistice Commission (UNCMAC) in South Korea will be extended for a further two years to 31 August 2019, Defence Minister Mark Mitchell announced today. The New Zealand Defence Force currently […]

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Labour to work with Queenstown to build more houses

By   /  July 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Labour to work with Queenstown to build more houses

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Labour to work with Queenstown to build more houses Labour will work with Queenstown-Lakes District Council, iwi, and the Community Housing Trust to build the modern, affordable housing Queenstown desperately needs, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little. “Housing in Queenstown is at crisis point […]

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Nats blow the Budget on motels after bowling state houses

By   /  July 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Nats blow the Budget on motels after bowling state houses

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Nats blow the Budget on motels after bowling state houses National is spending $140,000 a day putting homeless families in motels, the legacy of nine years of selling off and knocking down state houses, says Labour Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. “There are 30 times as […]

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New revelations in Joanne Harrison report

By   /  July 20, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Labour Party, Opposition Parties, Politics, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New revelations in Joanne Harrison report

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Labour Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: New revelations in Joanne Harrison report The State Services Commission’s report into the treatment of whistle-blowers by Joanne Harrison has revealed new accusations against the convicted fraudster, says Labour MP Sue Moroney.  “The report found that four staff inside the Ministry of Transport […]

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Concerns at Japan’s commercial whaling signal

By   /  July 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Gerry Brownlee, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Concerns at Japan’s commercial whaling signal

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Concerns at Japan’s commercial whaling signal Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee says he’s concerned that Japan is driving towards overturning the long-standing global moratorium on commercial whaling. “New Zealand is extremely disappointed that Japan has passed new legislation that commits to subsidising its whaling fleet,” Mr Brownlee […]

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Benefit sanctions on the rise under National

By   /  July 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Benefit sanctions on the rise under National

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Benefit sanctions on the rise under National Jan Logie MP on Thursday, July 20, 2017 – 13:16 The National Government continues to punish beneficiaries and their children by enforcing benefit sanctions, the Green Party said today. The Government’s latest figures show an 8.2 percent increase […]

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Land regulation drives Auckland house prices

By   /  July 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Finance, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Steven Joyce  /  Comments Off on Land regulation drives Auckland house prices

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Land regulation drives Auckland house prices Land use regulation is responsible for up to 56 per cent of the cost of an average house in Auckland according to a new research report quantifying the impact of land use regulations, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. “This […]

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$280k Local Government Youth Partnership Fund open

By   /  July 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nikki Kaye, Politics, release, Youth  /  Comments Off on $280k Local Government Youth Partnership Fund open

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $280k Local Government Youth Partnership Fund open The $280,000 Local Government Youth Partnership Fund is open for applications, Youth Minister Nikki Kaye announced today. “This fund is about encouraging and supporting city, district and regional councils to partner with the Government, businesses and philanthropic and […]

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Funding for Blenheim’s ASB Theatre

By   /  July 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Arts, Culture and Heritage, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Funding for Blenheim’s ASB Theatre

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Funding for Blenheim’s ASB Theatre The ASB Theatre Complex in Blenheim will receive additional Government funding of $900,000, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has announced. “I am pleased to announce the Government will commit $900,000 to the project through the Regional Culture and […]

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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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Private sector commits to closing the pay gap

By   /  July 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Paula Bennett, Politics, release, Women  /  Comments Off on Private sector commits to closing the pay gap

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Private sector commits to closing the pay gap Women’s Minister Paula Bennett has today released guidance for private sector companies about actions they can take to close their gender pay gap. “The Ministry for Women has spoken to 26 companies about their experiences and what […]

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More sole parents and young jobseekers moving off benefits

By   /  July 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Anne Tolley, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Social Development  /  Comments Off on More sole parents and young jobseekers moving off benefits

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: More sole parents and young jobseekers moving off benefits Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says the number of people dependent on welfare continues to drop, with sole parents and young jobseekers leading the way in moving off benefits. “At the end of the quarter there […]

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Children sick because of state of NZ’s housing

By   /  July 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Children sick because of state of NZ’s housing

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Children sick because of state of NZ’s housing Julie-Anne Genter MP on Thursday, July 20, 2017 – 10:13 Our kids are being repeatedly hospitalised because the Government refuses to take action to ensure our housing stock is up to scratch, the Green Party said today. […]

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New disability system a step closer

By   /  July 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Disability Issues, Health, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nicky Wagner, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on New disability system a step closer

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New disability system a step closer Disability Issues and Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner says a hard-working and talented group has produced a high-level design for the transformed disability support system. “The co-design group, which includes disabled people, worked intensively over several months to create […]

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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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Snafu at Princess Margaret

By   /  July 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Snafu at Princess Margaret

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Snafu at Princess Margaret Jonathan Coleman has to stop the stalling over a new building for mental health services in Christchurch to replace the quake damaged Princess Margaret Hospital, says Labour’s Health spokesperson David Clark. “The Government must accept that Christchurch is still recovering from […]

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Air Force careers for women taking flight

By   /  July 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Defence, Mark Mitchell, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Paula Bennett, Politics, release, Women  /  Comments Off on Air Force careers for women taking flight

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Air Force careers for women taking flight Women’s Minister Paula Bennett and Defence Minister Mark Mitchell are congratulating the Royal New Zealand Air Force for an initiative aimed at attracting more young women into the Air Force. The School to Skies programme highlights the range […]

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Outstanding Māori and Pasifika trainee teachers honoured

By   /  July 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nikki Kaye, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Outstanding Māori and Pasifika trainee teachers honoured

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Outstanding Māori and Pasifika trainee teachers honoured Education Minister Nikki Kaye has congratulated 30 highly-accomplished Māori and Pasifika student teachers who have been awarded Kupe Scholarships. The prestigious scholarship aims to attract Māori and Pasifika high achievers to the teaching profession and support them to […]

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Labour’s fiscal plan to build a fairer New Zealand

By   /  July 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Labour’s fiscal plan to build a fairer New Zealand

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Labour’s fiscal plan to build a fairer New Zealand Labour will re-build our housing, health and education while responsibly managing New Zealand’s finances, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little.  “Under Labour’s Fiscal Plan we will deliver big investments in the services we all need […]

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Rotorua cultural group on stage in Korea

By   /  July 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Arts, Culture and Heritage, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Rotorua cultural group on stage in Korea

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Rotorua cultural group on stage in Korea Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry say two cultural exchanges between New Zealand and Korea this year will have cultural and economic benefits for both countries. “Rotorua’s Te Arawa Cultural Group will perform in front hundreds of […]

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