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CPTPP meeting agrees guidelines to expand trade agreement

By   /  January 20, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on CPTPP meeting agrees guidelines to expand trade agreement

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: CPTPP meeting agrees guidelines to expand trade agreementThe first Commission meeting of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) has reached agreement on guidelines to expand the trade agreement. Minister for Trade and Export Growth David Parker welcomed the agreement on accession procedures – one of the decisions made by […]

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First NZ Study on effects of screen-time on pre-school children

By   /  January 18, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on First NZ Study on effects of screen-time on pre-school children

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: First NZ Study on effects of screen-time on pre-school childrenObesity, poorer motor skills, hyperactivity problems and poor sleep are just some of the effects that may be experienced by pre-school children who exceed New Zealand’s screen-time guidelines, according to a study funded by the Ministry of Social Development’s Children and […]

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Growth in Police deployments

By   /  January 17, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Growth in Police deployments

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Growth in Police deploymentsThe first Police graduation for 2019 creates a new total of 1,101 frontline officers deployed around the country since the Coalition Government took office. Police Minister Stuart Nash today presented awards to the top recruits of Wing 322, whose Patron is the former Police Minister and current […]

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Hardship grant increase shows baseline benefit must increase

By   /  January 17, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Green Party, KB, KB, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Political Party, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Hardship grant increase shows baseline benefit must increase

Source: Green Party Hardship grants rising demonstrates why the baseline benefit needs to increase, Green Co-leader Marama Davidson said today. “We need to put the heart back into our social support system. This means providing support for New Zealanders so they can live with dignity. “New Zealanders understand that the cost of housing and rent […]

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Parker to attend first CPTPP Commission meeting in Tokyo

By   /  January 17, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Parker to attend first CPTPP Commission meeting in Tokyo

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Parker to attend first CPTPP Commission meeting in TokyoMinister for Trade and Export Growth David Parker heads to Tokyo later this week for the first Commission meeting of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) trade agreement, which came into force on 30 December 2018.  “This is a significant milestone.  […]

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Andrew Little to lead delegation to UN Human Rights Review

By   /  January 17, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Andrew Little to lead delegation to UN Human Rights Review

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Andrew Little to lead delegation to UN Human Rights ReviewJustice Minister, Andrew Little, lead a delegation to New Zealand’s third Universal Periodic Review at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on 21 January. The Universal Periodic Review considers of New Zealand’s human rights records over the last five […]

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Benefit rates remain low

By   /  January 17, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Benefit rates remain low

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Benefit rates remain lowLatest benefit figures show the proportion of the working-age population receiving a main benefit remains similar to this time last year, with the rate of people on youth and parent benefits continuing to decline, Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni said today. The total proportion of working age […]

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PM to promote trade and wellbeing at World Economic Forum

By   /  January 17, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on PM to promote trade and wellbeing at World Economic Forum

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: PM to promote trade and wellbeing at World Economic ForumPrime Minister Jacinda Ardern will be promoting free trade agreements with the UK and EU and the Government’s wellbeing agenda to global leaders when she heads to London, the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and Brussels next week. The primary […]

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Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Guest post by Crystal Brindle

By   /  January 17, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DJF, DOC ranger, DOC staff, Environment, Fiordland, Fiordland Kiwi Diaries, KB, KB, kiwi, Kiwi Ranger, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, ranger  /  Comments Off on Fiordland Kiwi Diaries: Guest post by Crystal Brindle

Source: Department of Conservation We’re on the front lines of the Save Our Iconic Kiwi initiative. This is the eighteenth in a series following the work being done to save the Fiordland tokoeka (kiwi). Our ranger Tim and his team have been studying the population of kiwi at Shy Lake to find out how to best protect them from predators […]

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Finance Minister travels to Davos World Economic Forum, Brussels and London

By   /  January 17, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Finance Minister travels to Davos World Economic Forum, Brussels and London

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Finance Minister travels to Davos World Economic Forum, Brussels and LondonFinance Minister Grant Robertson will accompany the Prime Minister to Davos, Switzerland, to attend the World Economic Forum (WEF). He will also visit Belgium and the United Kingdom for economic and business engagements. “This is a very timely trip given […]

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Government accounts show books in good order

By   /  January 16, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Government accounts show books in good order

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Government accounts show books in good orderThe latest Crown financial statements released today show the Government’s books are in good order, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says. The Treasury today published the Crown accounts for the five months ended 30 November 2018, showing a surplus of $261 million over the five […]

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Hide your snacks: Litter & our birds

By   /  January 16, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Camping, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DJF, Environment, FifthEstate1, Food, KB, KB, KEA, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Rubbish, Weka  /  Comments Off on Hide your snacks: Litter & our birds

Source: Department of Conservation When we think of litter, we probably have a pretty solid idea of what that is. Maybe it’s a plastic bag, or a chips packet. What about a drink bottle? Sure. But would you consider tossing your banana peel into the bushes as OK to do because ‘it will biodegrade’? How […]

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Panama: World Youth Day 2019

By   /  January 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Panama: World Youth Day 2019

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Panama: World Youth Day 2019 Between 22 and 27 January 2019, World Youth Day (a youth event organised by the Roman Catholic Church) will take place in Panama. Before you goIf you’re a New Zealander planning on attending World Youth Day, we encourage […]

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Two appointments complete RBNZ Senior Leadership team

By   /  January 14, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, Finance, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Business, Reserve Bank of New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Two appointments complete RBNZ Senior Leadership team

Source: Reserve Bank of New Zealand Release date 14 January 2019 Ms Simone Robbers and Mr Christian Hawkesby will join the Reserve Bank of New Zealand as Assistant Governors, Governor Adrian Orr announced today. Their appointments complete the Reserve Bank’s new Senior Leadership Team structure announced in 2018. Ms Simone Robbers will take up the […]

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Extra Safety Boost for Manawatu-Wanganui Roads

By   /  January 13, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Extra Safety Boost for Manawatu-Wanganui Roads

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Extra Safety Boost for Manawatu-Wanganui RoadsAssociate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter today announced an extension of the Government’s Safety Boost Programme targeting rural roads in Manawatu-Wanganui. The NZ Transport Agency will invest $20 million in lower cost safety improvements on rural State highways. This will include five Manawatu-Wanganui roads: SH56: […]

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Extra Safety Boost for Gisborne and Hawke’s Bay Roads

By   /  January 13, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Extra Safety Boost for Gisborne and Hawke’s Bay Roads

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Extra Safety Boost for Gisborne and Hawke’s Bay RoadsAssociate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter today announced an extension of the Government’s Safety Boost Programme targeting rural roads in Gisborne and Hawke’s Bay. The NZ Transport Agency will invest $20 million in lower cost safety improvements on rural State highways. This […]

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Extra Safety Boost for West Coast Roads

By   /  January 13, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Extra Safety Boost for West Coast Roads

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Extra Safety Boost for West Coast RoadsAssociate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter today announced an extension of the Government’s Safety Boost Programme targeting roads on the West Coast. The NZ Transport Agency will invest $20 million in lower cost safety improvements on rural State highways. This will include two West […]

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Extra Boost for Rural Road Safety

By   /  January 13, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Extra Boost for Rural Road Safety

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Extra Boost for Rural Road SafetyAssociate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter today announced an extension of the Government’s Safety Boost Programme to prevent deaths and serious injuries on rural New Zealand roads. The NZ Transport Agency will be investing $20 million to upgrade 670 kilometres of rural State highways across […]

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Statement on international travel

By   /  January 11, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, Ministry for the Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Statement on international travel

Source: Ministry for the Environment Ministry for the Environment Statement on international travel This statement is in response to an article that ran on Stuff and in the Dominion Post on Friday 11 January 2018. The Ministry fully accepts that travel by its staff is of public interest, and it is important we are held […]

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ACC initiative to help business be healthier and safer

By   /  January 10, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on ACC initiative to help business be healthier and safer

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: ACC initiative to help business be healthier and saferA $22 million investment by ACC into workplace injury prevention grants and subsidies will help make it easier for Kiwi businesses to keep their workplaces healthy and safe, says ACC Minister Iain Lees-Galloway. “ACC will invest $22 million over five years into […]

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