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Law changed to support grocery stores

By   /  August 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, Mark Mitchell, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Law changed to support grocery stores

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Law changed to support grocery stores Changes in the law made to enable grocery stores to continue holding liquor licences to sell alcohol despite increases in tobacco taxes will take effect on 15 September 2017. Associate Justice Minister Mark Mitchell says the changes were made because […]

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New bill updates military justice system

By   /  August 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Defence, Mark Mitchell, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on New bill updates military justice system

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New bill updates military justice system A bill that will update and better align the military justice system with the New Zealand criminal justice system was introduced to Parliament yesterday. The Military Justice Legislation Amendment Bill will amend the Armed Forces Discipline Act 1971, the […]

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Huge opportunities for NZ Defence industry

By   /  August 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Defence, Mark Mitchell, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Huge opportunities for NZ Defence industry

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Huge opportunities for NZ Defence industry The Government’s planned investment in Defence over the next 15 years represents a huge opportunity for New Zealand companies, says Defence Minister Mark Mitchell. Mr Mitchell told Defence industry representatives last night that the country needs a Defence Force […]

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Singapore fighter jets to train in New Zealand

By   /  August 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Defence, Mark Mitchell, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Singapore fighter jets to train in New Zealand

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Singapore fighter jets to train in New Zealand A Republic of Singapore Air Force flying training exercise hosted by the Royal New Zealand Air Force will take place at the Ohakea Air Force base from 30 August to 25 September, says Defence Minister Mark Mitchell. […]

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Defence Ministers hold annual meeting

By   /  August 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Defence, Mark Mitchell, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Defence Ministers hold annual meeting

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Defence Ministers hold annual meeting Defence Minister Mark Mitchell will travel to Sydney tomorrow to meet Australian Defence Minister Marise Payne for the annual Australia New Zealand Defence Ministers’ Meeting. The Ministers will discuss progress across a range of shared interests, including efforts in support of […]

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Japanese State Minister of Defence visits NZ

By   /  July 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Defence, Mark Mitchell, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Japanese State Minister of Defence visits NZ

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Japanese State Minister of Defence visits NZ Defence Minister Mark Mitchell has held talks today with Japanese State Minister of Defence Kenji Wakamiya, who is conducting an official visit to New Zealand. “Japan is an increasingly important defence partner for New Zealand,” Mr Mitchell says. […]

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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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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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New app to measure success of wildings control

By   /  July 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Land Information, Mark Mitchell, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on New app to measure success of wildings control

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New app to measure success of wildings control For the first time, authorities fighting the spread of wilding conifers will have a complete picture of infestations throughout the country, says Minister for Land Information Mark Mitchell. “Land Information New Zealand has developed the Wilding Conifer […]

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New stabilisation funding as Mosul is retaken

By   /  July 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Defence, Foreign Affairs, Gerry Brownlee, Mark Mitchell, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on New stabilisation funding as Mosul is retaken

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New stabilisation funding as Mosul is retaken New Zealand has congratulated the Iraqi government on the successful liberation of Mosul from ISIS after a long and hard-fought campaign. Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee and Defence Minister Mark Mitchell say the liberation of Mosul is an important […]

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Improvements to land transfer system

By   /  July 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Land Information, Mark Mitchell, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Improvements to land transfer system

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Improvements to land transfer system New legislation just passed in Parliament ensures New Zealand’s land transfer system will continue to be modern and world-leading, says Land Information Minister Mark Mitchell. “The Land Transfer Bill reflects the fact that the majority of property transactions are now […]

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Kiwis invited to design badge for new Navy ship

By   /  July 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, Defence, Mark Mitchell, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Kiwis invited to design badge for new Navy ship

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Kiwis invited to design badge for new Navy ship New Zealanders are being invited to submit a badge design for the Royal New Zealand Navy’s newest and largest-ever ship, HMNZS Aotearoa. “This is a unique opportunity for all New Zealanders to play a part in […]

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Minister visits NZDF contingent in Iraq

By   /  June 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Defence, Mark Mitchell, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Minister visits NZDF contingent in Iraq

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Minister visits NZDF contingent in Iraq Defence Minister Mark Mitchell has visited New Zealand Defence Force personnel training the Iraqi Security Forces at Camp Taji near Baghdad. Mr Mitchell, on his first visit to Taji as Minister, was accompanied by fellow MPs Todd Muller and […]

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AA rating smoothes the way for Public Trust

By   /  June 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Finance, Justice, Mark Mitchell, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Steven Joyce  /  Comments Off on AA rating smoothes the way for Public Trust

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: AA rating smoothes the way for Public Trust The Government will shortly introduce legislation aimed at putting the Public Trust on an equal footing with private sector institutions. The new legislation will remove the Crown guarantee of the Public Trust, in line with government policy […]

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Disability Rights Commissioner appointed

By   /  June 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Justice, Mark Mitchell, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Disability Rights Commissioner appointed

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Disability Rights Commissioner appointed Disability advocate and former paralympian Paula Tesoriero has been appointed as the Human Rights Commission’s next Disability Rights Commissioner, Associate Justice Minister Mark Mitchell announced today. The position of Disabilities Rights Commissioner was created by an amendment to the Human Rights […]

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Defence Minister in talks with top NATO officer

By   /  June 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Defence, Mark Mitchell, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Defence Minister in talks with top NATO officer

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Defence Minister in talks with top NATO officer Defence Minister Mark Mitchell has held discussions today with General Petr Pavel, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, who is currently visiting New Zealand. General Pavel is NATO’s senior military officer and the principal military advisor to […]

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Joint Statement Between the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Indonesia and the Ministry of Defence of New Zealand on Defence Relations

By   /  May 31, 2017  /  24/7 News, Defence, Mark Mitchell, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Joint Statement Between the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Indonesia and the Ministry of Defence of New Zealand on Defence Relations

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Joint Statement Between the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Indonesia and the Ministry of Defence of New Zealand on Defence Relations Indonesian Minister of Defense, Ryamizard Ryacudu, and New Zealand Minister of Defence, Mark Mitchell, met for the first time today, on 31st of […]

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$982m funding boost for Defence

By   /  May 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Budget 2017, Defence, Mark Mitchell, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on $982m funding boost for Defence

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $982m funding boost for Defence New Zealand’s Defence Force will receive a $406 million boost in operating funding over four years and $576 million in capital as part of Budget 2017, says Defence Minister Mark Mitchell. “It is vital that the New Zealand Defence Force […]

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$46.9m to reduce burglary and youth offending

By   /  May 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amy Adams, Budget 2017, Justice, Mark Mitchell, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on $46.9m to reduce burglary and youth offending

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $46.9m to reduce burglary and youth offending Budget 2017 will provide an extra $46.9 million of operating funding over the next four years for new services to reduce burglary and youth offending, Justice Minister Amy Adams and Associate Justice Minister Mark Mitchell say. The funding […]

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Minister to attend counter-Daesh meeting in Europe

By   /  May 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, Defence, Mark Mitchell, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Minister to attend counter-Daesh meeting in Europe

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Minister to attend counter-Daesh meeting in Europe Defence Minister Mark Mitchell will tomorrow travel to Copenhagen to attend the Defeat-ISIS Defence Ministerial Meeting. The meeting will be on 9 May and is Mr Mitchell’s first international engagement as Defence Minister. “The fight against ISIS, also […]

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