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Police training goes family friendly

By   /  April 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Coalition Government, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Labour-led Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Police training goes family friendly

Source: New Zealand Government Police numbers have been boosted with the graduation of 21 new constables from an innovative training scheme that allows them to stay close to their families. “The constables from recruit wing 323-5 are just the second cohort trained in Auckland as part of the Coalition Government’s effort to strive for 1800 […]

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Proposed Emissions Trading Scheme improvements attract support

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Coalition Government, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Labour-led Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Proposed Emissions Trading Scheme improvements attract support

Source: New Zealand Government Submissions on improvements to the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) show that there is broad support to make improvements to the scheme, says the Minister for Climate Change. The Ministry for the Environment has today released a summary of submissions made during last year’s consultation on improvements to the ETS. […]

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Supporting our regions with $2.3 million investment in the Great Rides

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Coalition Government, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Labour-led Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Supporting our regions with $2.3 million investment in the Great Rides

Source: New Zealand Government The Government is investing a further $2.3 million in the Great Rides, which draw visitors to our regions, boosting local economies and the tourism sector, Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis announced today. Government funding of $1.3 million will create an extra 34.5 km of new cycle ways on the Hawke’s Bay Trails […]

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Details of The Duke of Cambridge’s visit announced

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Coalition Government, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Labour-led Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Details of The Duke of Cambridge’s visit announced

Source: New Zealand Government Details of His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge’s itinerary for his upcoming visit to New Zealand on 25th and 26th April have been released today by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. The Duke’s first engagements will be in Auckland on the 25th. Then, His Royal Highness and the Prime Minister will travel […]

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Foreign Minister to visit Nordic countries

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Coalition Government, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Labour-led Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Foreign Minister to visit Nordic countries

Source: New Zealand Government Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters is travelling to Norway, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland over the next week. The visit is part of a renewed diplomatic effort with Nordic countries, and follows the opening of the New Zealand Embassy in Stockholm last year. “This approach is both deliberate and targeted. New Zealand […]

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Separated walking and cycling path to be part of new Manawatū Tararua Highway

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Coalition Government, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Labour-led Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Separated walking and cycling path to be part of new Manawatū Tararua Highway

Source: New Zealand Government The Associate Minister of Transport Julie Anne Genter announced today that the Government has committed to building a separated walking and cycling path along the new highway to replace the Manawatū Gorge. The NZ Transport Agency has confirmed the decision today at a hearing on the Notice of Requirement for the new […]

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Environment report reinforces need for Government’s plan

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Coalition Government, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Labour-led Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Environment report reinforces need for Government’s plan

Source: New Zealand Government The Environment Aotearoa 2019 report released today shows why the Government’s plan to clean up our waterways and make New Zealand carbon-neutral is so crucial, Environment Minister David Parker said.  “The report contributes to our understanding of the impacts land use decisions are having – but there are no big surprises. […]

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Minister Parker leads trade delegation to China

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Coalition Government, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Labour-led Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Minister Parker leads trade delegation to China

Source: New Zealand Government Minister for Trade and Export Growth David Parker will lead a delegation of business representatives to China next week to advance the economic relationship between China and New Zealand.  “China-New Zealand trade continues to grow, and is now valued at over $30 billion,” David Parker said. “New Zealand’s trade relationship with China […]

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PGF backing growth in Gore

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Coalition Government, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Labour-led Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on PGF backing growth in Gore

Source: New Zealand Government The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) is helping young people into jobs and supporting economic growth in Southland, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones announced today. “The Gore community has told us they wanted to showcase their local history, develop tourism opportunities, and provide more intensive support for at-risk rangatahi. We’ve heard […]

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Minister goes to the UN to plead indigenous rights

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Coalition Government, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Labour-led Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Minister goes to the UN to plead indigenous rights

Source: New Zealand Government   The Minister for Māori Development, Hon Nanaia Mahuta will go to the United Nations this Easter to argue the case for Indigenous Peoples’ rights around the world.  Minister Mahuta will be speaking several times at the Permanent Forum of the UN from Monday the 22nd of April. She will also […]

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Government gives thumbs up to South Wairarapa water move

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Coalition Government, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Labour-led Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Government gives thumbs up to South Wairarapa water move

Source: New Zealand Government Minister of Local Government Hon Nanaia Mahuta has welcomed the decision by South Wairarapa District Council to have Wellington Water provide its water management services.   “It is vital for communities around New Zealand to have confidence in the safety of their drinking water and in the environmental performance of their waste […]

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New measure to help lower emissions from Government’s light vehicles

By   /  April 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Coalition Government, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Labour-led Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on New measure to help lower emissions from Government’s light vehicles

Source: New Zealand Government A new tool has been released today to help government agencies transition their light vehicle fleet to emissions free alternatives.   A dashboard containing the average CO2 emissions for each government agency’s fleet of light vehicles has been released by Minister for Economic Development David Parker.   “By 2025/26, virtually all new light […]

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PGF invests in Top of the South ocean economy

By   /  April 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Coalition Government, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Labour-led Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on PGF invests in Top of the South ocean economy

Source: New Zealand Government The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will invest almost $7 million in the Top of the South’s ocean economy and also support the first economic growth strategy for all communities in the wider region, the Under-Secretary for Regional Economic Development Fletcher Tabuteau announced today. Future development of the region’s ocean economy will […]

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Govt responds to Tax Working Group report

By   /  April 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Coalition Government, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Labour-led Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Govt responds to Tax Working Group report

Source: New Zealand Government The Coalition Government today released its response to the recommendations of the independent Tax Working Group report. The report found that on the whole New Zealand’s tax system was working well, but made a number of recommendations to improve fairness, balance and structure. The Government is not adopting any of the […]

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Government will not implement a Capital Gains Tax

By   /  April 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Coalition Government, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Labour-led Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Government will not implement a Capital Gains Tax

Source: New Zealand Government The Coalition Government will not proceed with the Tax Working Group’s recommendation for a capital gains tax, Jacinda Ardern announced today. “The Tax Working Group gave the Government, and the country, an opportunity to look at the fairness of our tax system and debate options for change,” Jacinda Ardern said. “All […]

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Government wipes debt for HNZ meth testing tenants

By   /  April 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Coalition Government, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Labour-led Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Government wipes debt for HNZ meth testing tenants

Source: New Zealand Government People living in Housing New Zealand (HNZ) properties who were wrongly evicted because of flawed methamphetamine contamination policies will have their related debts with the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) written off. “This is one more way we can right things for people who needed emergency housing and other MSD support […]

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Just Belt Up This Easter

By   /  April 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Coalition Government, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Labour-led Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Just Belt Up This Easter

Source: New Zealand Government Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter urges everyone to belt up this Easter. “The number of deaths on our roads is heart breaking. Last year, nearly a quarter (23% / 63 people) of all passenger vehicle fatalities involved people not wearing a seat belt – and I’m really disturbed our Police […]

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National terrorism threat level moves to medium

By   /  April 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Coalition Government, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Labour-led Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on National terrorism threat level moves to medium

Source: New Zealand Government New Zealand’s National Terrorism Threat Level has moved from high to medium following review by the Combined Threat Assessment Group (CTAG) Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today.   CTAG is an independent multi-agency group with the primary task of continually assessing New Zealand’s threat environment. Their assessment undergoes rigorous peer review before […]

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Next steps for racing industry reform

By   /  April 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Coalition Government, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Labour-led Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Next steps for racing industry reform

Source: New Zealand Government Racing Minister Winston Peters says the Government will introduce two new pieces of legislation this year to revitalise the domestic racing industry. Cabinet this week considered its response to the ‘Messara Review of the Racing Industry’ as well as advice from the Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC) on Racing. “The New Zealand […]

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Minister launches employment scheme for urban rangatahi

By   /  April 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Coalition Government, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Labour-led Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Minister launches employment scheme for urban rangatahi

Source: New Zealand Government Pae Aronui, a skills and employment initiative for urban rangatahi was launched in Hamilton today by Employment and Associate Māori Development Minister Willie Jackson. “Pae Aronui offers us an opportunity to improve the profile of Māori in the labour market. Rather than being over-represented in low-skilled occupations and industries vulnerable to […]

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