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NZ First Leader congratulates Green MP

By   /  February 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on NZ First Leader congratulates Green MP

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: NZ First Leader congratulates Green MP New Zealand First Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters has congratulated the Green MP Julie Anne Genter on news of her pregnancy.  “On behalf of my New Zealand First colleagues we wish her and her partner well,” says Mr Peters.  “To echo a comment […]

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Prime Minister’s speech to Westpac Business Breakfast

By   /  February 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Prime Minister’s speech to Westpac Business Breakfast

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Prime Minister’s speech to Westpac Business BreakfastThanks and acknowledgments. I want to use this opportunity to speak really frankly with you at the beginning of our term in Government. If we are speaking frankly I should really name the elephant in the room, and that is the business confidence surveys. […]

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Drought recovery focuses on feed

By   /  February 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Drought recovery focuses on feed

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Drought recovery focuses on feedRain has brought relief to some drought-affected regions but farmers need to carefully review their feed budgets and plans for winter, says Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor.   Mr O’Connor has previously announced a medium-scale adverse event, due to dry conditions, for Southland, Queenstown Lakes, Central Otago, Clutha, […]

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Minister Sepuloni shows support for our Winter Games Paralympians

By   /  February 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Minister Sepuloni shows support for our Winter Games Paralympians

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Minister Sepuloni shows support for our Winter Games ParalympiansLetters of support and a special video message from Minister for Disability Issues Hon Carmel Sepuloni are on their way to our Paralympians as they prepare to compete in South Korea. “On behalf of all New Zealanders I want to wish the […]

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Unity of effort a key to lifting Māori economic performance

By   /  February 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Unity of effort a key to lifting Māori economic performance

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Unity of effort a key to lifting Māori economic performanceA strong partnership between central Government, Māori business and whānau, and their partners in the wider community, is essential to further boosting Māori economic performance, says Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta. In speech notes for an address to the National Māori […]

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Temporary Accommodation Service activated for West Coast flooding

By   /  February 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Temporary Accommodation Service activated for West Coast flooding

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Temporary Accommodation Service activated for West Coast floodingWest Coast residents hit by flooding caused by ex-Tropical Cyclone Fehi can now access help finding temporary accommodation with the Government activating the Temporary Accommodation Service, Associate Minister of Housing and Urban Development Jenny Salesa announced today. “The Temporary Accommodation Service (TAS) has […]

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Newly launched book on Social Investment timely and thought provoking

By   /  February 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Newly launched book on Social Investment timely and thought provoking

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Newly launched book on Social Investment timely and thought provokingSpeaking at the launch of Social Investment – A New Zealand Policy Experiment, the Minister for Social Development, Carmel Sepuloni, said that the book couldn’t have come at a better time. A collection of articles from 28 thought-leaders, the book is […]

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Government to review law on protection for whistle blowers

By   /  February 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Government to review law on protection for whistle blowers

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Government to review law on protection for whistle blowersWork has begun on a review of the Protected Disclosures Act 2000, Minister of State Services Chris Hipkins said today.   The Government is exploring whether the law and procedures to protect whistle blowers need to be strengthened. The review will start […]

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Dairy Industry Restructuring Amendment Bill passed

By   /  February 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Dairy Industry Restructuring Amendment Bill passed

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Dairy Industry Restructuring Amendment Bill passedProvisions to manage Fonterra’s dominant position in New Zealand’s dairy markets will continue under changes to the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act 2001 (DIRA).  Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor says the law change, passed by Parliament today, means the efficiency and contestability provisions of the Act […]

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Education Amendment Bill passes first reading

By   /  February 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Education Amendment Bill passes first reading

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Education Amendment Bill passes first readingA Government Bill to strengthen our public education system passed its first reading in Parliament today, Education Minister Chris Hipkins says.     The Education Amendment Bill guarantees places for staff and student representatives on Tertiary Education Institution councils; introduces a new offence for lying in […]

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Mycoplasma bovis eradication still on the table as milk testing results flow in

By   /  February 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Mycoplasma bovis eradication still on the table as milk testing results flow in

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Mycoplasma bovis eradication still on the table as milk testing results flow inInitial results from the first round of milk testing from all producing dairy farms for Mycoplasma bovis indicate eradication of the disease remains a viable option as work to contain it ramps up, says Agriculture and Biosecurity Minister […]

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Bill to reform conservation law enforcement passes first reading

By   /  February 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bill to reform conservation law enforcement passes first reading

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Bill to reform conservation law enforcement passes first readingDepartment of Conservation staff will be able to issue infringement notices and reduce the number of costly prosecutions under a bill that passed its first reading last night.  “The Conservation (Infringement System) Amendment Bill updates eight separate Acts to allow the Department […]

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Minister meets top Work and Income case managers

By   /  February 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Minister meets top Work and Income case managers

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Minister meets top Work and Income case managersMinister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni has today met with some of Work and Income’s top case managers who’ve achieved outstanding results supporting their clients into work.  20 high performing case managers from across the country were brought together for a series of […]

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Speech to the Institute of Public Administration New Zealand (IPANZ)

By   /  February 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Speech to the Institute of Public Administration New Zealand (IPANZ)

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Speech to the Institute of Public Administration New Zealand (IPANZ)Hon Grant Robertson, Minister of Finance, speech to the Institute of Public Administration New Zealand (IPANZ) – 15 February 2018: Thank you very much for the invitation to speak today. At the outset I want to make a special acknowledgement to […]

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Bill to make cartel conduct a criminal offence

By   /  February 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bill to make cartel conduct a criminal offence

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Bill to make cartel conduct a criminal offenceConsumers and business will benefit from legislation introduced to Parliament today which will make it a criminal offence to engage in cartel conduct.  Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi has today tabled the Commerce (Criminalisation of Cartels) Amendment Bill, which includes imprisonment […]

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Tax changes dampen property speculation

By   /  February 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Tax changes dampen property speculation

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Tax changes dampen property speculationRevenue Minister Stuart Nash has confirmed the bright-line test on residential property sales will be extended from two years to five years in legislation currently making its way through Parliament. Mr Nash will introduce a Supplementary Order Paper to the Taxation (Annual Rates for 2017–18, Employment […]

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Further Cyclone Gita help

By   /  February 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Further Cyclone Gita help

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Further Cyclone Gita help  Further Cyclone Gita help   Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters says New Zealand will contribute a further $1.5 million to help with the emergency response and early recovery efforts in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Gita.   “This additional funding will be directed to Tonga, Samoa […]

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Depth and diversity focus of Hauora Māori Scholarships

By   /  February 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Depth and diversity focus of Hauora Māori Scholarships

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Depth and diversity focus of Hauora Māori ScholarshipsApplications open today for health scholarships designed to provide opportunities for Māori in the health and disability sector. Announcing the opening of applications for Hauora Māori Scholarships 2018, Associate Minister of Health Jenny Salesa says the scholarships are a great opportunity for students […]

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America’s Cup Village proposal offers win-win-win

By   /  February 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on America’s Cup Village proposal offers win-win-win

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: America’s Cup Village proposal offers win-win-win  The Government and Auckland Council have today released plans for a world class America’s Cup village on Auckland’s waterfront to host the 2020-21 cup defence.  It provides for at least seven syndicate bases around two basins in the Wynyard area with provision for restaurants […]

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Mental health workers to benefit from pay equity

By   /  February 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Mental health workers to benefit from pay equity

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Mental health workers to benefit from pay equityMinister for Women Julie Anne Genter welcomes 3,800 mental health and support workers being included in a pay equity settlement announced today. “Paying women fairly is important and I am delighted with today’s announcement,” says Ms Genter. “Women’s hard work has consistently been […]

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