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Christchurch reinstated as refugee settlement location

By   /  August 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Christchurch reinstated as refugee settlement location

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Christchurch reinstated as refugee settlement locationThe announcement that Christchurch can once again be a settlement location for refugees represents an important step for New Zealand’s ambitions to increase the refugee quota, and is a milestone for the city’s post-earthquake recovery, says Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway. “It’s great news for refugees, […]

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New infrastructure entity to help drive economic growth and wellbeing

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on New infrastructure entity to help drive economic growth and wellbeing

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: New infrastructure entity to help drive economic growth and wellbeingA new independent entity will be established so New Zealand gets the quality infrastructure investment it needs to improve long-term economic performance and social wellbeing, Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones has announced today. Speaking at the annual Building Nations Symposium in Auckland, […]

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Family Justice reforms experts announced

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Family Justice reforms experts announced

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Family Justice reforms experts announcedJustice Minister Andrew Little has announced the full line up of the ‘Expert Reference Group’ to support the Independent Panel examining the 2014 family justice reforms. “I asked for highly qualified and experienced people because it’s critical that the panel is supported by relevant experts,” says […]

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Tertiary education Annual Maximum Fee Movement for 2019 set

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Tertiary education Annual Maximum Fee Movement for 2019 set

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Tertiary education Annual Maximum Fee Movement for 2019 setThe Annual Maximum Fee Movement (AMFM) for tertiary education organisations in 2019 has been set to 2%, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today. Each year the Government sets a limit for any tuition fee increases charged by the tertiary sector for domestic […]

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Takata airbag recall on track

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Takata airbag recall on track

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Takata airbag recall on trackNew numbers show the Takata airbag compulsory recall in New Zealand has now seen 38,238 Alpha airbags replaced and 208,902 non-Alphas replaced – 45 percent of all Alpha airbags and 42 percent of non-Alphas. Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Hon Kris Faafoi says the commitment […]

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$30 million investment for Kura and Manukura

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on $30 million investment for Kura and Manukura

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: $30 million investment for Kura and ManukuraThe Government is investing $30 million to expand two schools, providing their staff and students with permanent sites to teach and learn from, Associate Education Minister Kelvin Davis announced today. Today Kelvin Davis visited Manukura, a designated character school in Palmerston North, which will […]

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Restoring teachers to their own council moves one step closer

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Restoring teachers to their own council moves one step closer

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Restoring teachers to their own council moves one step closerThe passing of the second reading of the Education (Teaching Council of Aotearoa) Amendment Bill brings us one step closer to restoring the voice of teachers to their own professional body,” Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today.   “The Bill gives […]

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New online tool for health and safety policy

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on New online tool for health and safety policy

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: New online tool for health and safety policyA new online resource will enable small businesses to create health and wellbeing policies quickly and easily, through the business.govt.nz website. “The online Workplace Policy Builder makes it easy for small businesses to tailor policies to the individual circumstances of their workplaces,” says […]

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Māori and Pasifika scholarship recipients named

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Māori and Pasifika scholarship recipients named

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Māori and Pasifika scholarship recipients named30 highly-accomplished Māori and Pasifika student teachers have been awarded prestigious Kupe Scholarships in a presentation ceremony hosted by Associate Education Minister Kelvin Davis in Parliament today.  The Scholarship is worth over $25,000 and aims to attract Māori and Pasifika high achievers to the teaching […]

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Water Infrastructure Speech

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Water Infrastructure Speech

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Water Infrastructure SpeechSafe, clean, and affordable water – from the source to the tap and back again    ·         Thank you for the invitation to take part in this important conversation regarding the future of Waters infrastructure, service delivery and regulation in New Zealand. I want to acknowledge Chair Patrick Brockie, […]

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ACC boosts investment in family violence intervention

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on ACC boosts investment in family violence intervention

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: ACC boosts investment in family violence interventionACC will invest a further $1.7m over the next three years to support the expansion of Gandhi Nivas, an early intervention service that provides emergency accommodation and counselling for perpetrators of family violence, says Minister for ACC Iain Lees-Galloway. “Gandhi Nivas puts families first, […]

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Law changes support M.bovis eradication

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Law changes support M.bovis eradication

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Law changes support M.bovis eradicationBiosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor today announced a package of technical law changes to support the Mycoplasma bovis eradication programme.  The response to cattle disease M.bovis has highlighted problems in the National Animal Identification and Tracing scheme (NAIT) that should have been fixed years ago – primarily […]

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Reappointments to Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Reappointments to Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Reappointments to Te Aho o Te Kura PounamuEducation Minister Chris Hipkins today announced two reappointments to the Board of Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu (Te Kura). Te Kura is a distance education provider offering personalised learning programmes to students from early childhood to Year 13. It works in partnership […]

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Foreign buyers ban passes third reading

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Foreign buyers ban passes third reading

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Foreign buyers ban passes third readingThe Bill to put in place the Government’s policy of banning overseas buyers of existing homes has passed its third and final reading in the House.   “This is a significant milestone and demonstrates this Government’s commitment to making the dream of home ownership a reality […]

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Ethnic Communities Development Fund now open for 2018 funding round

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Ethnic Communities Development Fund now open for 2018 funding round

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Ethnic Communities Development Fund now open for 2018 funding roundMinister for Ethnic Communities Jenny Salesa, has today announced the opening of the 2018 funding round for the Ethnic Communities Development Fund (ECDF). ECDF provides $520,000 annually to support the development of strong, inclusive and resilient ethnic communities throughout New Zealand. […]

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Supporting graduate vets in our regions

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Supporting graduate vets in our regions

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Supporting graduate vets in our regionsAssociate Agriculture Minister Meka Whaitiri is encouraging the next generation of vets to apply for career funding through a scheme designed to support and increase the number of graduate vets working with production animals in our regions. Having opened applications for 2018, Meka Whaitiri says […]

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Pacific Vision goes digital

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Pacific Vision goes digital

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Pacific Vision goes digitalPacific Aotearoa, an online survey launched today by the Ministry for Pacific Peoples gives tech savvy Pacific a voice in the Ministry’s Pacific Vision project. “Pacific communities are the youngest and fastest growing in the country and it’s imperative that they have a voice,” says Minister for […]

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Speech to the Digital Local Government Partnership launch

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Speech to the Digital Local Government Partnership launch

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Speech to the Digital Local Government Partnership launch  Good morning everyone. Thank you for the invitation to speak today about how local and central government can work collaboratively together on digital transformation. The Government wants to see all New Zealanders succeed on the world stage by having the skills to […]

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Closing gender pay gap for good requires long-term commitment

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Closing gender pay gap for good requires long-term commitment

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Closing gender pay gap for good requires long-term commitment“The Government continues its strong commitment to improve pay for New Zealand women,” says Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter after the release of the latest national gender pay gap figure by Stats NZ. The latest figures show the national gender pay […]

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$8.5 million for freedom camping fixes

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on $8.5 million for freedom camping fixes

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: $8.5 million for freedom camping fixesThe Government will make $8.5 million available for immediate actions recommended by the Responsible Camping Working Group, Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis announced today. Kelvin Davis established the working group earlier this year to improve the freedom camping system in New Zealand. The group recently provided […]

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