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7 unusual traits our native species have

By   /  November 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Kakapo, kiwi, Native animals, New Zealand animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Takahē, Unique animals  /  Comments Off on 7 unusual traits our native species have

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: 7 unusual traits our native species have Isolated from the rest of the world on a little island in the Pacific, we New Zealanders sometimes do things differently from the rest of the world. This can be great (we pioneered the women’s vote and bungy […]

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International visitors spend $10.4bn in year to September

By   /  November 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on International visitors spend $10.4bn in year to September

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: International visitors spend $10.4bn in year to SeptemberInternational visitor spending has reached a record high of $10.4 billion in the year to September 2017, Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis says.  The latest International Visitor Survey results from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) showed expenditure increased four per cent […]

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Reserve Bank consults on new mortgage bond collateral standard

By   /  November 17, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Economy, Finance, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Business, Press Release, Reserve Bank of New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Reserve Bank consults on new mortgage bond collateral standard

Source: Reserve Bank of New Zealand – News/Statement: Headline: Reserve Bank consults on new mortgage bond collateral standard Release date 17 November 2017 The Reserve Bank today published a consultation paper proposing an enhanced mortgage bond standard aimed at supporting confidence and liquidity in the financial system.  This follows a review of domestic and international […]

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Disappointing result for Northland fisheries compliance patrols

By   /  November 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Exporters, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Disappointing result for Northland fisheries compliance patrols

MIL OSI – Source: Ministry for Primary Industries 2 – Release/Statement Headline: Disappointing result for Northland fisheries compliance patrols Date: 17 Nov 2017 Media contact: MPI media team Telephone: 029 894 0328 Email: media@mpi.govt.nz A fisheries compliance patrol on Northland’s West Coast has yielded disappointing results with non-compliance noted for almost 100% of inspections. Earlier […]

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Twelve young people selected for Youth Advisory Group

By   /  November 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Twelve young people selected for Youth Advisory Group

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Twelve young people selected for Youth Advisory GroupTwelve young New Zealanders, aged 14-18 years, have been selected to take part in the Ministerial Youth Advisory Group, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today.   The Youth Advisory Group is being set up to enable young people to have their say and […]

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Address to CA ANZ tax conference

By   /  November 17, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Inland Revenue Department, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Address to CA ANZ tax conference

Source: New Zealand Inland Revenue Department – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Address to CA ANZ tax conference In his opening address to the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand tax conference yesterday, Revenue Minister Stuart Nash outlined the Government’s 100 day priorities for the tax system. He also discussed some of the challenges facing the tax […]

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Kaikōura earthquake

By   /  November 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Exporters, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Kaikōura earthquake

MIL OSI – Source: Ministry for Primary Industries 2 – Release/Statement Headline: Kaikōura earthquake Information about the Kaikōura earthquake of 14 November 2016, MPI’s response, and resources for those affected. Assistance and support available MPI continues to work closely with rural communities and sector organisations around Kaikōura, Hurunui and Marlborough. Primary Industries Earthquake Recovery Fund […]

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National Statement from New Zealand to 23rd Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC

By   /  November 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on National Statement from New Zealand to 23rd Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: National Statement from New Zealand to 23rd Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCCMr President, tena koe.  (Mr President, greetings)  E nga rangatira, tena koutou.  (To the assembled leaders and dignitaries, greetings)  Sir,  A little over 30 years ago, a New Zealand Prime Minister, David Lange, declared that nuclear weapons […]

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NZ to become a leader in the fight against climate change

By   /  November 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on NZ to become a leader in the fight against climate change

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: NZ to become a leader in the fight against climate changeNew Zealand intends to become a leader in the global fight against climate change, Climate Change Minister James Shaw has told a major United Nations climate change conference.  Mr Shaw delivered the New Zealand National Statement at 11.45pm (NZ time) […]

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Foreign Affairs Under-Secretary to travel to Myanmar

By   /  November 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Foreign Affairs Under-Secretary to travel to Myanmar

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Foreign Affairs Under-Secretary to travel to Myanmar  Hon Fletcher Tabuteau                                      Media Statement                 Foreign Affairs Under-Secretary           16 November 2017   Foreign Affairs Under-Secretary to attend Asia-Europe Meeting     Foreign Affairs Under-Secretary Fletcher Tabuteau will travel to Myanmar this weekend to attend the 13th […]

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Further assistance for Rakhine crisis

By   /  November 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Further assistance for Rakhine crisis

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Further assistance for Rakhine crisisRt Hon Winston Peters                                 Media Statement                 Deputy PM and Minister of Foreign Affairs           16 November 2017     Further NZ assistance for Myanmar humanitarian crisis New Zealand will contribute a further $2.5 million for humanitarian assistance in response […]

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Opening address at the Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand Annual Tax Conference 2017

By   /  November 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Opening address at the Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand Annual Tax Conference 2017

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Opening address at the Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand Annual Tax Conference 2017Introduction It’s great to be able to join you here today as the Minister of Revenue.  It was only a year ago that I was last here with you in a different role.  Thank you for the invite, […]

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Previous Government told house building would fall; KiwiBuild will increase total building

By   /  November 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Previous Government told house building would fall; KiwiBuild will increase total building

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Previous Government told house building would fall; KiwiBuild will increase total buildingThe previous Government was told by officials that the number of houses built would peak and start to fall well short of the number needed to meet demand. Official advice shows KiwiBuild will prevent this decline in house building […]

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Addressing poverty for New Zealanders with disabilities is vital

By   /  November 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Addressing poverty for New Zealanders with disabilities is vital

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Addressing poverty for New Zealanders with disabilities is vitalThe Minister for Disability Issues, Carmel Sepuloni, today welcomed a Maxim Institute discussion paper highlighting the connection between disability and poverty, and exploring how to help people with disabilities to thrive. Minister Sepuloni said, “Poverty is a major concern of this government […]

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Speech at the UN Climate Change Conference, Bonn, Germany

By   /  November 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Speech at the UN Climate Change Conference, Bonn, Germany

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Speech at the UN Climate Change Conference, Bonn, GermanyImplementing Paris and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through Fuel Subsidy Reform and Taxation As the facilitator said, our Government in New Zealand is only three weeks old. We’re determined to do the right thing.  We’re determined to set a course to […]

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Speech to the Pacific Leaders Meeting, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rome, Italy

By   /  November 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Speech to the Pacific Leaders Meeting, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rome, Italy

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Speech to the Pacific Leaders Meeting, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rome, ItalyGood afternoon everybody and I want to acknowledge your Excellency’s, Director General and the leaders from the Pacific region. I was a bit reluctant to go first because my elder from the Cook Islands […]

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Greens support Wellington rail network workers

By   /  November 16, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Green Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Legislature, New Zealand Political Party, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Greens support Wellington rail network workers

Source: Green Party Headline: Greens support Wellington rail network workers Jan Logie MP on Thursday, November 16, 2017 – 09:47 The Green Party supports Wellington members of the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) who are today striking to maintain hard-fought-for pay and conditions. “The Green Party stands in solidarity with RMTU members and call […]

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$7.4 million funding for erosion control

By   /  November 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on $7.4 million funding for erosion control

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: $7.4 million funding for erosion controlForestry Minister Shane Jones has today welcomed $7.4 million in erosion control funding for Gisborne district landowners. The money comes from the latest funding round of the Ministry for Primary Industries’ Erosion Control Funding Programme and will benefit 32 properties. “Gisborne has the worst eroding […]

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Get to know New Zealand better on a Great Ride

By   /  November 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Great Rides, New Zealand Government, NZ Cycle Trail, Public Sector, Recreation  /  Comments Off on Get to know New Zealand better on a Great Ride

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Get to know New Zealand better on a Great Ride By Sarah Bennett ‘Amazing landscapes’, ‘breathtaking scenery’ and ‘stunning vistas’ are all well and good, but this country deserves better than being judged on its looks alone. So why not saddle up this summer and […]

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Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill in first 100 days

By   /  November 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill in first 100 days

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill in first 100 daysEvery New Zealander deserves a warm, healthy home to live in, said Minister of Housing and Urban Development Phil Twyford, as he opened the Committee of the Whole debate for the final stages of the Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill (No 2).  “Half of […]

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