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Latest benefit figures released

By   /  October 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Latest benefit figures released

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Latest benefit figures releasedLatest benefit figures show the percentage of the working-age population receiving a main benefit remains the same as it was a year ago, Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni said today. “The total proportion of people on a main benefit has remained steady at 9.4%. “It’s heartening to […]

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Pest control system wins spatial excellence award

By   /  October 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Pest control system wins spatial excellence award

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Pest control system wins spatial excellence awardEthos Environmental has taken out the Supreme Award at the New Zealand Spatial Excellence Awards tonight in Wellington for its use of location-based data to help control pest infestations on Great Barrier Island. Ethos Environmental created an integrated Internet of Things (IoT) Geographic Information […]

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Dame Annette King to attend Asia Europe Meeting Summit

By   /  October 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Dame Annette King to attend Asia Europe Meeting Summit

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Dame Annette King to attend Asia Europe Meeting SummitThe Honourable Dame Annette King will attend the 12th Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM) Leaders’ Summit as the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy in Brussels this week (18-19 October). “New Zealand is proud to be one of 53 members represented at the ASEM Summit,” Prime Minister […]

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Announcement of appointment of new Ambassador to Italy

By   /  October 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Announcement of appointment of new Ambassador to Italy

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Announcement of appointment of new Ambassador to ItalyForeign Affairs Minister Winston Peters today announced the appointment of diplomat Anthony Simpson as Ambassador to Italy. “Mr Simpson is currently Unit Manager of the Europe Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade. He has previously served as Political Coordinator during […]

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Announcement of new Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates

By   /  October 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Announcement of new Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Announcement of new Ambassador to the United Arab EmiratesForeign Affairs Minister Winston Peters today announced the appointment of diplomat Matthew Hawkins as New Zealand’s next Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates. “Mr Hawkins is well qualified for the role. He is currently Unit Manager of the Middle East and Africa […]

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Film Industry Working Group report welcomed

By   /  October 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Film Industry Working Group report welcomed

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Film Industry Working Group report welcomedThe Film Industry Working Group has reported back today, providing recommendations on restoring collective bargaining rights to film production workers, says the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety Iain Lees-Galloway. The Working Group was set up at the beginning of this year with representation from […]

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Enhanced air ambulance service for the South

By   /  October 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Enhanced air ambulance service for the South

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Enhanced air ambulance service for the South  Health Minister Dr David Clark has announced the third and final agreement in principle has been reached for new air ambulance services that will be safer, better and firmly focused on patients. The southern region agreement has now been signed with new provider […]

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DOC closing tracks to protect kauri

By   /  October 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on DOC closing tracks to protect kauri

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: DOC closing tracks to protect kauriConservation Minister Eugenie Sage today announced that the Department of Conservation (DOC) will close 21 tracks across kauri land to help prevent the spread of kauri dieback. An additional 10 tracks will also be partially closed and the open sections upgraded to eliminate wet and […]

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Stardom beckons for young performers as Showquest continues

By   /  October 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Stardom beckons for young performers as Showquest continues

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Stardom beckons for young performers as Showquest continuesMore young stars are set to be discovered as a series of popular performing arts shows for young people is rolled out for another year, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today. RockQuest Promotions was selected by the Ministry of Education to run Showquest […]

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$245,000 for Great Lake Trail

By   /  October 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on $245,000 for Great Lake Trail

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: $245,000 for Great Lake TrailA new 15 kilometre extension to the Great Lake Trail will improve safety for cyclists and help promote Taupō as a cycling destination, says Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis. The Government has committed $245,000 from the Ngā Haerenga, New Zealand Cycle Trail: Enhancement and Extension Fund for […]

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Next steps for bloodstock investment

By   /  October 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Next steps for bloodstock investment

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Next steps for bloodstock investmentRacing Minister Winston Peters has announced the next steps to promote new investment in the horse bloodstock industry. “Quality breeding is the life blood of the New Zealand racing industry. Better tax rules will encourage new investment in bloodstock breeding, and affirms the Government’s commitment to […]

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Prominent museum director remembered

By   /  October 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Prominent museum director remembered

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Prominent museum director rememberedPrime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Jacinda Ardern today expressed sorrow at the death of highly-regarded museum director Thérèse Angelo. “Thérèse made a tireless and substantial contribution to the New Zealand heritage sector, and wider Canterbury community, during her career. “With more than three […]

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Himalayan tahr control operation proceeding

By   /  October 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Himalayan tahr control operation proceeding

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Himalayan tahr control operation proceedingThe Minister of Conservation welcomes the planned start this Thursday, weather permitting, of the  Department of Conservation’s Himalayan tahr control operation following discussion and consultation with hunters and other stakeholders on the Tahr Liaison Group. “The target of controlling 10,000 Himalayan tahr over the next eight […]

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Next phase in rewrite of Overseas Investment rules

By   /  October 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Next phase in rewrite of Overseas Investment rules

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Next phase in rewrite of Overseas Investment rulesThe Government is launching the second chapter in its rewrite of the Overseas Investment Act to ensure investments are consistent with New Zealand’s national interest.   This will also focus on reducing complexity and cutting unnecessary red tape, Associate Finance Minister David Parker […]

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Future focussed review of Māori media sector

By   /  October 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Future focussed review of Māori media sector

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Future focussed review of Māori media sectorThe Minister for Māori Development, Hon Nanaia Mahuta, has asked Te Puni Kōkiri to undertake a policy review of the Māori broadcasting sector. “New and advancing technology has disrupted the broadcasting environment as we knew it. We need to ensure that Māori broadcasting is […]

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Mastercard and Business NZ launch of ‘Staying Safe Online’ for New Zealand Businesses

By   /  October 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Mastercard and Business NZ launch of ‘Staying Safe Online’ for New Zealand Businesses

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Mastercard and Business NZ launch of ‘Staying Safe Online’ for New Zealand BusinessesGood morning and thank you for having me here during Cyber Smart Week for the launch of Staying Safe Online for Small Business. I’d like to start by thanking Ruth Riviere for that great introduction to Staying Safe […]

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Speech to NZPIF AGM 2018

By   /  October 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Speech to NZPIF AGM 2018

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Speech to NZPIF AGM 2018Introduction Thank you for inviting me here this evening to speak to you. Thank you Andrew for your introduction and thank you Cliff Seque and the Otago Property Investors’ Association for hosting us in Dunedin. I’d also like to acknowledge Sharon Cullwick, President of the Property […]

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Sport Minister disturbed by report findings

By   /  October 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Sport Minister disturbed by report findings

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Sport Minister disturbed by report findingsThe findings of a report into Cycling New Zealand’s (CNZ) high performance programme are deeply disappointing, Minister for Sport and Recreation Grant Robertson said on Monday. He was commenting following the release of the report by Michael Heron QC who was appointed by High Performance […]

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RSI System Performance Report released

By   /  October 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on RSI System Performance Report released

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: RSI System Performance Report releasedResearch, Science and Innovation Minister Hon Dr Megan Woods today announced the release of the 2018 Research, Science and Innovation System Performance Report, detailing how New Zealand is performing in key areas. “Findings show that New Zealand’s science system is highly productive, and produces a large […]

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2019 China-New Zealand Year of Tourism opening ceremony

By   /  October 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on 2019 China-New Zealand Year of Tourism opening ceremony

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: 2019 China-New Zealand Year of Tourism opening ceremonyThe official 2019 China-New Zealand Year of Tourism opening ceremony will be held at Te Papa in February 2019, announced Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis today. The opening ceremony will be held on 20 February 2019, with a special event at Te Papa, and […]

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