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Plan to raise achievement in maths and writing

By   /  August 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nikki Kaye, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Plan to raise achievement in maths and writing

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Plan to raise achievement in maths and writing Education Minister Nikki Kaye today released a plan to support schools and early learning providers to lift achievement in maths and writing. Earlier this year the Government announced a new Better Public Service goal to have at […]

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Twenty new housing areas for Nelson, Tasman

By   /  August 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Twenty new housing areas for Nelson, Tasman

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Twenty new housing areas for Nelson, Tasman Housing supply in the Nelson-Tasman region has received a major boost with the establishment of 20 new Special Housing Areas (SHAs) with capacity for 1700 homes, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today. “The regional economy […]

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Spain: Incident in Las Ramblas, Barcelona

By   /  August 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Spain: Incident in Las Ramblas, Barcelona

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Release/Statement Headline: Spain: Incident in Las Ramblas, Barcelona Spain: Incident in Las Ramblas, Barcelona On 17 August 2017, a van drove into a crowd of people in Las Ramblas, Barcelona, Spain resulting in a number of fatalities and injuries. Local authorities have advised people […]

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Government must apologise over rebuild debacle

By   /  August 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Opposition Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Government must apologise over rebuild debacle

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party Headline: Government must apologise over rebuild debacle The Prime Minister owes the public of Otago and Southland an apology and then he must come up with an unredacted copy of the business case for the Dunedin hospital rebuild, says Labour’s Health spokesperson David Clark. “For too long the interests of protecting evidence […]

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$4.25m for PM’s sport scholarships recipients

By   /  August 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Sport and Recreation  /  Comments Off on $4.25m for PM’s sport scholarships recipients

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $4.25m for PM’s sport scholarships recipients Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has congratulated the recipients of this year’s Prime Minister’s Sport Scholarships. “The Prime Minister’s Scholarships provide financial assistance to outstanding athletes, coaches, officials and support team members as they juggle the demands of […]

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Recent Events Strengthen US-New Zealand Navy Relationship

By   /  August 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Defence, News, Public Sector, Security  /  Comments Off on Recent Events Strengthen US-New Zealand Navy Relationship

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Defence Force – Release/Statement Headline: Recent Events Strengthen US-New Zealand Navy Relationship United States Commander Pacific Fleet, Admiral Scott Swift, centre left, with Commanding Officer of HMNZS Te Kaha, Commander Steve Lenik, flanked by the ship’s officers and crew at Devonport today. 17 August 2017 The importance of building […]

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Deed of Settlement signed with Ngāti Hei

By   /  August 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Christopher Finlayson, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations  /  Comments Off on Deed of Settlement signed with Ngāti Hei

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Deed of Settlement signed with Ngāti Hei The Crown has signed a deed of settlement with Ngāti Hei settling the iwi’s historical Treaty claims, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher Finlayson announced today. “Ngāti Hei suffered significant land loss as a result of transactions […]

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Government caves to multi-national tax avoiders in the shadows

By   /  August 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Opposition Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Government caves to multi-national tax avoiders in the shadows

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party Headline: Government caves to multi-national tax avoiders in the shadows News that the Government has secretly caved in to the demands of multi-national tax avoiders come as no surprise, but will disappoint Kiwi taxpayers, says Labour’s spokesman for Revenue Michael Wood.   “It has been revealed that a United […]

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Social Workers Registration Legislation Bill passes first reading

By   /  August 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Anne Tolley, children, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Social Development  /  Comments Off on Social Workers Registration Legislation Bill passes first reading

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Social Workers Registration Legislation Bill passes first reading Mandatory registration for social workers is a step closer today with the Bill passing its first reading in Parliament, says Minister for Social Development and Minister for Children Anne Tolley. “The Social Workers Registration Legislation Bill will […]

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Philosopher heads up bioethics panel

By   /  August 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Public Sector, University Of Auckland  /  Comments Off on Philosopher heads up bioethics panel

MIL OSI – Source: University Of Auckland – Release/Statement Headline: Philosopher heads up bioethics panel A philosopher from the Faculty of Arts is one of two University of Auckland academics convening the first bioethics panel in New Zealand focused on the ethical and social challenges to eradicating invasive predators.  Dr Emily Parke, who specialises in […]

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National Scheming To Lock In TPPA So Future Govt Has No Influence

By   /  August 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, New Zealand First, Opposition News, Opposition Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on National Scheming To Lock In TPPA So Future Govt Has No Influence

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand First – Release/Statement Headline: National Scheming To Lock In TPPA So Future Govt Has No Influence The National government is scheming to present a fait accompli on a new TPPA deal to any future government after the election. “There has been no consultation with the New Zealand people or […]

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Annual review of Regeneration Act tabled

By   /  August 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Greater Christchurch Regeneration, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nicky Wagner, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Annual review of Regeneration Act tabled

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Annual review of Regeneration Act tabled An annual review confirms the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Act 2016 is working appropriately and flexibly, Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner says. The review, presented to the House today, does not recommend any amendments. “While we don’t need […]

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Cheaper to stay at The Langham than emergency housing motels

By   /  August 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Opposition Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Cheaper to stay at The Langham than emergency housing motels

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party Headline: Cheaper to stay at The Langham than emergency housing motels Labour’s comprehensive plan to fix the housing crisis and ensure there’s enough state housing, means we won’t be paying through the nose for emergency accommodation like the current Government has to, says Labour’s Social Development spokesperson Carmel Sepuloni. […]

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StatisticsNZ Confirms Economy Treading Water

By   /  August 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, New Zealand First, Opposition News, Opposition Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on StatisticsNZ Confirms Economy Treading Water

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand First – Release/Statement Headline: StatisticsNZ Confirms Economy Treading Water New Zealand First says National’s economic skills are an illusion, with StatisticsNZ revealing the productive economy to be barely moving while wage growth stagnates. “The New Zealand economy is treading water and that’s backed by StatisticsNZ’s Producers Price Indexes,” says […]

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Registrar of Companies prohibits 38 people from being directors

By   /  August 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, New Zealand Minister of Business Innovation and Employment MBIE, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Registrar of Companies prohibits 38 people from being directors

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment MBIE – Press Release/Statement Headline: Registrar of Companies prohibits 38 people from being directors The Registrar of Companies prohibited 38 people from being directors of limited liability companies in the 2016/17 financial year. “Companies are vehicles for people to do business, and just […]

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New HOM to Ethiopia and the African Union

By   /  August 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Gerry Brownlee, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on New HOM to Ethiopia and the African Union

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New HOM to Ethiopia and the African Union Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has today announced Mark Ramsden will be New Zealand’s next Ambassador to Ethiopia and the African Union “Our relationship with Ethiopia and the African Union has strengthened considerably since New Zealand established a diplomatic […]

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McClay – Government approves TPP11 mandate

By   /  August 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Todd McClay, Trade  /  Comments Off on McClay – Government approves TPP11 mandate

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: McClay – Government approves TPP11 mandate The Government has approved a negotiating mandate for Trans-Pacific Partnership 11 (TPP11), which will ensure New Zealand businesses remain competitive in overseas markets. Trade Minister Todd McClay says New Zealand will be pushing for the minimal number of changes […]

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Government must come clean on water

By   /  August 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Opposition Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Government must come clean on water

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party Headline: Government must come clean on water   News that the National Government is secretly working behind closed doors on its own water charging schemes shows their utter hypocrisy on this issue, says Labour’s water spokesperson David Parker.  “They have been carping on about Labour’s plan for a royalty […]

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$9m redevelopment of Mana College, Porirua

By   /  August 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nikki Kaye, Politics, release, Tim Macindoe  /  Comments Off on $9m redevelopment of Mana College, Porirua

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $9m redevelopment of Mana College, Porirua Around $9 million will be invested to redevelop Mana College in Porirua, say Education Minister Nikki Kaye and Associate Education Minister Tim Macindoe. Minister Kaye visited the school this morning to make the announcement, along with the Prime Minister, […]

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Prisoners complete 11 million hours of Industry, Treatment and Learning

By   /  August 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Prisoners complete 11 million hours of Industry, Treatment and Learning

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Prisoners complete 11 million hours of Industry, Treatment and Learning Eleven million hours of rehabilitation, education, employment and constructive activities have been completed by prisoners in the last financial year, as part of the Working Prisons initiative, says Corrections Minister Louise Upston. Working Prisons involve […]

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