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Zero Carbon Bill consultation attracts thousands of submissions

By   /  July 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Zero Carbon Bill consultation attracts thousands of submissions

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Zero Carbon Bill consultation attracts thousands of submissionsThe Government’s plan to introduce a new Zero Carbon Bill has brought thousands of people together to discuss how we address climate change. More than 14,000 submissions were received during the six week consultation, which closed today. “I have been impressed by the […]

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West Coast: kickstart for ports, rail, town

By   /  July 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on West Coast: kickstart for ports, rail, town

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: West Coast: kickstart for ports, rail, townThe Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) is backing the West Coast with initial investment in projects that could lift the region’s productivity potential and future-proof its economy. Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones, Rural Communities Minister and West Coast-Tasman MP Damien O’Connor and Under-Secretary Fletcher […]

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Pre-human habitat protected by purchase

By   /  July 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Pre-human habitat protected by purchase

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Pre-human habitat protected by purchaseA block of South Canterbury land rich with native plants that existed before human habitation will be preserved after the Nature Heritage Fund purchased it. Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage today announced the formal protection of 19 hectares of uncultivated land, 5 kilometres north east of Geraldine, […]

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New trans-Pacific data cable launch improves resilience and competition

By   /  July 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on New trans-Pacific data cable launch improves resilience and competition

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: New trans-Pacific data cable launch improves resilience and competitionBroadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Clare Curran has welcomed the commercial launch of the new trans-Pacific Hawaiki cable that improves and enhances New Zealand’s international connectivity. The construction of the fibre optic deep-sea Hawaiki cable system took 27 months and now […]

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Singapore becomes third nation to ratify CPTPP

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Singapore becomes third nation to ratify CPTPP

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Singapore becomes third nation to ratify CPTPPSingapore has notified New Zealand it has completed its domestic procedures to ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).   It is the third nation to inform New Zealand, as Depositary for the CPTPP, that it has ratified.  Minister for Trade and Export […]

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Sugar labelling consultation open

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Sugar labelling consultation open

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Sugar labelling consultation openA trans-Tasman consultation on sugar labelling has begun following the latest Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation.  “People want to know how much sugar is in our food and how we can consume less, so we want to hear what they think would improve […]

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Safer vehicle finance options and savings safety net trial agreed at industry forum

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Safer vehicle finance options and savings safety net trial agreed at industry forum

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Safer vehicle finance options and savings safety net trial agreed at industry forumMeasures to trial a safety savings net for all New Zealanders and a plan that could create safe and affordable vehicle options including social leasing and community ride-sharing have been announced at the conclusion of the Financial Inclusion […]

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Provincial Growth Fund support for Otago

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Provincial Growth Fund support for Otago

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Provincial Growth Fund support for OtagoThe Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will invest $60,000 into the development of Otago’s Economic Development Strategy and $820,000 in the Dunedin Waterfront Project, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has announced. Minister Jones made the announcement while attending the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding […]

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Food safety made easier

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Food safety made easier

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Food safety made easierOur food and wine businesses today welcome a trifecta of new food safety tools, designed to make it cheaper and easier to follow the rules and keep consumers safe.  Food Safety Minister Damien O’Connor launched the Food Safety Toolkit, an updated Simply Safe & Suitable template Food […]

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New Zealand welcomes UK launch of public consultations on a Free Trade Agreement

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on New Zealand welcomes UK launch of public consultations on a Free Trade Agreement

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: New Zealand welcomes UK launch of public consultations on a Free Trade AgreementThe United Kingdom’s decision to launch public consultations on a Free Trade Agreement with New Zealand has been welcomed by Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker.   “This is a strong signal that the UK is prioritising an early […]

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Pacific Alliance trade talks to be advanced in Mexico

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Pacific Alliance trade talks to be advanced in Mexico

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Pacific Alliance trade talks to be advanced in MexicoTrade and Export Growth Minister David Parker will hold talks with his Pacific Alliance counterparts in Mexico next week to seek further progress on a free trade agreement with the four-nation grouping. David Parker leaves for Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, on Saturday to […]

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Govt helping electric vehicle drivers to roam free

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Govt helping electric vehicle drivers to roam free

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Govt helping electric vehicle drivers to roam freeAssociate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter today launched EVRoam, a new initiative providing electric car drivers with real-time information about where they can find reliable charging stations right around the country.   EVRoam is a live database, collated by the NZ Transport Agency […]

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Central and local government partner to get more young people into work

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Central and local government partner to get more young people into work

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Central and local government partner to get more young people into workThe Ministers of Local Government, Youth, Employment, and Building and Construction today signed a memorandum of understanding with the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs establishing a new partnership to get more young people into work.  The Mayors Taskforce for Jobs […]

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Positive progress in health but challenges remain

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Positive progress in health but challenges remain

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Positive progress in health but challenges remainThe Health Minister Dr David Clark says a new report taking the pulse of the nation highlights several positives but underlines the seriousness of the challenges the Government is addressing. The annual Health and Independence report shows most New Zealanders feel they are in […]

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New appointments to Crown Research Institute boards

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on New appointments to Crown Research Institute boards

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: New appointments to Crown Research Institute boardsResearch, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods is pleased to announce a number of new Board appointments to the Crown Research Institutes (CRIs). “CRIs carry out important scientific research for the benefit of New Zealand, and play an important role in addressing some of […]

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New guidelines to assist RMA compliance

By   /  July 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, 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 guidelines to assist RMA compliance

Source: New Zealand Government New guidelines released today by Environment Minister David Parker are intended to assist councils in their monitoring, compliance and enforcement duties under the Resource Management Act.  “Enforcement of the rule of law will always be essential to encourage broader compliance. This is true in criminal, transport, taxation or environmental law,” David […]

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Environmental Protection Authority chair and deputy announced

By   /  July 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Environmental Protection Authority chair and deputy announced

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Environmental Protection Authority chair and deputy announcedThe new Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) Board chairperson and deputy were announced by Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage today. The new chairperson is Julie Hardaker and her deputy is Steven Tīpene Wilson. The EPA board is responsible for the EPA’s governance. The EPA makes […]

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Wool Summit united on progress

By   /  July 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Wool Summit united on progress

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Wool Summit united on progressThe Government and key players in the wool industry have taken a first step to revitalise the languishing sector, says Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor.  Some 40 wool producers, processors and other industry players met at yesterday’s Wool Summit, held by the Ministry for Primary Industries […]

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Local Government New Zealand Speech

By   /  July 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Local Government New Zealand Speech

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Local Government New Zealand SpeechLeading Together to Prepare for the Future LGNZ Annual Conference Speech Hon Nanaia Mahuta Minister for Local Government   E ngā maramara o te takere waka nui, tēnā koutou. Ko Ranginui e tū iho nei, Ko Papatuānuku e takoto nei Ka mawhiti te titiro ki kō […]

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New KiwiRail Deputy Chair appointed

By   /  July 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on New KiwiRail Deputy Chair appointed

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: New KiwiRail Deputy Chair appointedBrian Corban has been appointed to the KiwiRail board as Deputy Chair, Minister for State Owned Enterprises Winston Peters and Finance Minister Grant Robertson announced today. Mr Corban will replace Trevor Janes on the board. Mr Janes retired as Chair and from the board on 30 […]

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