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Successful World Masters Games wraps up

Published By   /  April 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economic Development, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Sport and Recreation  /  Comments Off on Successful World Masters Games wraps up

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Successful World Masters Games wraps up Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman congratulate organisers and participants on the outstanding success of the World Masters Games 2017 as the games draw to a close at a ceremony in Auckland today. […]

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Next stage for Christchurch temporary village

Published By   /  April 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Next stage for Christchurch temporary village

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Next stage for Christchurch temporary village The Government is selling the Linwood temporary accommodation village to the Christchurch City Council, which will continue using them for people affected by the earthquakes, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today. “The Council will use the […]

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Emergency accommodation opens in Tauranga

Published By   /  April 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economic Development, Maori Development, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Te Ururoa Flavell  /  Comments Off on Emergency accommodation opens in Tauranga

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Emergency accommodation opens in Tauranga Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell is welcoming the opening of two whare by Te Tuinga Whānau Support Services Trust to provide more emergency accommodation in Tauranga. “I commend Te Tuinga Whānau Support Services Trust for their enthusiasm, determination and […]

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March building figures show ongoing growth

Published By   /  April 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on March building figures show ongoing growth

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: March building figures show ongoing growth New Zealand’s strong building growth continues both nationally and in Auckland, with March 2017 figures showing strong increases for the month, quarter and year on the same periods in 2016, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “In […]

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Health passes its annual check up

Published By   /  April 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Health passes its annual check up

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Health passes its annual check up Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has welcomed the annual Health and Independence report that shows that overall, the health and disability system performs well for most New Zealanders. “Our aim is that New Zealanders live longer, healthier, and more independent […]

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Business Recovery Grants for quake-affected businesses

Published By   /  April 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economic Development, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on Business Recovery Grants for quake-affected businesses

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Business Recovery Grants for quake-affected businesses Minister for Economic Development Simon Bridges has announced that the Business Recovery Grants programme for quake-affected businesses will be launched on 1 May.  The new one-million dollar grant programme will be available to eligible business in Kaikōura, Hurunui and […]

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Economic impact of Kaikōura quake revealed

Published By   /  April 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economic Development, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Transport  /  Comments Off on Economic impact of Kaikōura quake revealed

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Economic impact of Kaikōura quake revealed Economic Development and Transport Minister Simon Bridges today released a Government commissioned report that assesses the economic impact of the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake. The report details the impact on small businesses and tourism caused by disruptions to transport infrastructure […]

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TVNZ board appointments

Published By   /  April 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Communications, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on TVNZ board appointments

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: TVNZ board appointments Communications Minister Simon Bridges today announced a number of appointments to the Television New Zealand Ltd (TVNZ) board. Dame Therese Walsh has been appointed as the new Chair. Dame Therese has been Deputy Chair since 2015 and a Director since 2012. She […]

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New hydrographic plan for New Zealand waters

Published By   /  April 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Land Information, Mark Mitchell, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on New hydrographic plan for New Zealand waters

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New hydrographic plan for New Zealand waters Land Information Minister Mark Mitchell says a new hydrographic plan will help deliver benefits to New Zealand’s shipping and fishing industries, tourist operators, and marine scientists. “Today Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) released its HYPLAN, which sets out […]

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New net debt target of 10-15 per cent by 2025

Published By   /  April 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Finance, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Steven Joyce  /  Comments Off on New net debt target of 10-15 per cent by 2025

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New net debt target of 10-15 per cent by 2025 The Government has set a new medium-term fiscal target of reducing net debt to between 10 and 15 per cent of GDP by 2025, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. “We have made great progress in […]

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Government to allocate $11b in new capital

Published By   /  April 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Finance, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Steven Joyce  /  Comments Off on Government to allocate $11b in new capital

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Government to allocate $11b in new capital The Government will allocate $11 billion in new capital infrastructure over the next four Budgets in addition to spending already included in agency baselines, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. “We are growing faster than we have for a […]

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Budget funds crucial South Island Transport link

Published By   /  April 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Transport  /  Comments Off on Budget funds crucial South Island Transport link

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Budget funds crucial South Island Transport link Minister of Transport Simon Bridges announced today that Budget 2017 will provide up to $812 million for reinstating State Highway 1 between Picton and Christchurch. “The Government’s priority is to restore the pre-earthquake transport links to Kaikoura and […]

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Post-quake support for district councils

Published By   /  April 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Civil Defence, Gerry Brownlee, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Post-quake support for district councils

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Post-quake support for district councils The government will provide $2.5 million in funding over three years to help three local councils affected by the November earthquake, Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced. “This funding will help Kaikōura, Hurunui and Marlborough District Councils shoulder their […]

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Trap upgrade to protect endangered parakeet

Published By   /  April 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nicky Wagner, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Trap upgrade to protect endangered parakeet

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Trap upgrade to protect endangered parakeet Conservation Minister Maggie Barry and Associate Conservation Minister Nicky Wagner have announced a major upgrade and extension to the trap network in Canterbury to protect the critically endangered orange-fronted parakeet. “This bird is the rarest of our five parakeet […]

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Māori Battalion’s D Company historian appointed

Published By   /  April 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Arts, Culture and Heritage, Education, Hekia Parata, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Māori Battalion’s D Company historian appointed

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Māori Battalion’s D Company historian appointed The history of the 28th Māori Battalion’s D Company will be documented by Harawira Craig Pearless, Education Minister Hekia Parata and Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry have announced. Ms Parata, who is also the Chair of the […]

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Tourism spending continues rise in 2017

Published By   /  April 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nicky Wagner, Politics, release, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Tourism spending continues rise in 2017

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Tourism spending continues rise in 2017 Tourism spending by both international and domestic visitors continues to grow strongly in 2017, Acting Tourism Minister Nicky Wagner says. Data from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s latest Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates shows tourism spending is up […]

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Fresh water environment report welcomed

Published By   /  April 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Fresh water environment report welcomed

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Fresh water environment report welcomed The Our Fresh Water 2017 report released today confirms the direction of the Government’s reforms for improving the management of fresh water, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “This is the first comprehensive and independent report on the state of […]

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New funding to aid job opportunities in Waikato

Published By   /  April 27, 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 funding to aid job opportunities in Waikato

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New funding to aid job opportunities in Waikato Māori Development Minister Te Uruora Flavell has announced a funding partnership between Te Puni Kōkiri and Waikato-Tainui to support employment opportunities in Waikato. “Māori unemployment statistics continue to be higher than other population groups.  Partnering with Waikato-Tainui […]

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$18m more for Christchurch’s Acute Services Building

Published By   /  April 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on $18m more for Christchurch’s Acute Services Building

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $18m more for Christchurch’s Acute Services Building Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says an additional $18 million has been approved for the Christchurch Hospital Acute Services Building. “Supporting the rebuild in Canterbury is a key Government priority. We’re committed to ensuring Cantabrians receive the health services they […]

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Minister announces transport sector board appointments

Published By   /  April 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Transport  /  Comments Off on Minister announces transport sector board appointments

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Minister announces transport sector board appointments Transport Minister Simon Bridges has today announced appointments and reappointments to the Boards of Maritime New Zealand (MNZ), the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Mr Bridges has reappointed Peter Cowper to the Board […]

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