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Weighty funding gain for NZ metrology service

By   /  May 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Weighty funding gain for NZ metrology service

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Weighty funding gain for NZ metrology serviceResearch, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods today announced a significant investment in New Zealand’s Measurement Standards Laboratory, as the organisation celebrates World Metrology Day. “Through Budget 2018 we are investing $16.9 million in the Measurement Standards Laboratory which will support the Government’s goal […]

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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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Government should axe its taxes as prices rise

By   /  May 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Government should axe its taxes as prices rise

Source: National Party With petrol prices climbing to record levels the Government should axe its plans to impose two new fuel taxes on New Zealanders, National’s Transport spokesperson Jami-Lee Ross says. “New Zealanders are now paying record prices for petrol. The current price of $2.30 per litre beats the previous record set in 2013 and […]

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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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MP’s Bill to improve access to official information

By   /  May 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on MP’s Bill to improve access to official information

Source: National Party Maungakiekie MP Denise Lee has introduced a private members bill that would enable elected members of local authorities to perform their duties more effectively by providing them greater access to official information. Ms Lee, who is also the National Party spokesperson for Local Government (Auckland) says the bill creates a system that […]

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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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Govt breaks early childhood education promises

By   /  May 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Govt breaks early childhood education promises

Source: National Party The Government has broken its promises for early childhood education (ECE) in its first Budget leaving parents and educators to ask what priority it really places on early learning, National’s Early Childhood Education Spokesperson Nicola Willis says. “Labour’s number one manifesto commitment to ECE was to bring in special funding for services […]

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Low income earners to subsidise homes for wealthy

By   /  May 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Low income earners to subsidise homes for wealthy

Source: National Party Labour’s admission there will be no income limits for people who want to buy KiwiBuild houses will mean low income New Zealanders will help subsidise homes for the wealthy, National’s Housing and Urban Development spokesperson Judith Collins says. “Labour has its priorities badly wrong. It is heaping more and more taxes on […]

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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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Reckless Govt willing to gamble public safety

By   /  May 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Reckless Govt willing to gamble public safety

Source: National Party The Ardern-Peters Government is putting ideology ahead of public safety by not building the much-needed prison at Waikeria, National’s Corrections Spokesperson David Bennett says. “No government wants to build a new prison, but when you’re faced with an increase in serious and violent crime it is the only option to keep the […]

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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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Arrogant bluster no substitute for economic plan

By   /  May 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Arrogant bluster no substitute for economic plan

Source: National Party Shane Jones’ arrogant assertion that businesses struggling for workers should just invest in automation, rather than look for skilled immigration, is just the latest in a long list of unhelpful suggestions from an out-of-touch Government, National Economic Development spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. Speaking at the National Party’s Lower North Island Regional Conference […]

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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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