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Making history for women’s pay in New Zealand

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Making history for women’s pay in New Zealand

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Making history for women’s pay in New ZealandOn the 125th anniversary of the day New Zealand made history with women’s suffrage, the Government has introduced legislation that makes history for women’s pay, say the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety Iain Lees-Galloway and Acting Minister for Women Eugenie Sage. The […]

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Keynote speech – Launch of Jade Carving

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Keynote speech – Launch of Jade Carving

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Keynote speech – Launch of Jade CarvingKeynote speech  Launch of Jade Carving delegation to New Zealand Introduction I am delighted to be in attendance here today and warmly welcome the Chinese delegation to Aotearoa. It certainly looks to be an exciting programme planned over the next week, enabling a rich […]

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Game Animal Council not under review

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Game Animal Council not under review

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Game Animal Council not under reviewNo review of the Game Animal Council is planned, Conservation Minister, Eugenie Sage said today. The Minister rejected claims made by National MP Sarah Dowie that the Game Animal Council was being reviewed. “Since taking office I have met with a range of groups and […]

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Refugee quota increases to 1500 in 2020

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Refugee quota increases to 1500 in 2020

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Refugee quota increases to 1500 in 2020New Zealand will lift the refugee quota from 1000 to 1500 within this political term, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. “I’m proud that the Coalition Government has today agreed to make such a significant and historic increase to the annual quota of refugees,” […]

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Speech to Water NZ Conference – Three waters and the Case for Change

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Speech to Water NZ Conference – Three waters and the Case for Change

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Speech to Water NZ Conference – Three waters and the Case for ChangeWater NZ Conference September 2018 Claudelands Conference Centre – Hamilton   Three Waters and the Case for Change Mihi I’m pleased to join in welcoming you to Kirikiriroa Hamilton and the Waikato region where I have spent most […]

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Pacific Celebration of the 125th Anniversary of Suffrage in New Zealand

By   /  September 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Pacific Celebration of the 125th Anniversary of Suffrage in New Zealand

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Pacific Celebration of the 125th Anniversary of Suffrage in New ZealandAva Ceremony Speech, Grand Hall, Parliament Ua paia le Taeao. Ua mamalu le aso, aua e paia ma mamalu le Atua e ona le aso ma le taeao. In preparation for today, I was asked the question – how do […]

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Celebrating NZ as a trailblazer for women

By   /  September 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Celebrating NZ as a trailblazer for women

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Celebrating NZ as a trailblazer for women“Today marks the 125th anniversary for women winning their right to vote in Aotearoa New Zealand,” Acting Minister for Women Eugenie Sage said. “I am immensely proud that Aotearoa New Zealand was the first country in the world where women gained their voting right, […]

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Teachers to be given a stronger voice with passing of Bill

By   /  September 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Teachers to be given a stronger voice with passing of Bill

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Teachers to be given a stronger voice with passing of BillThe Education (Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand) Amendment Bill has passed its final reading today, restoring the voice of teachers on their own professional body, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said. “This is a huge step forward for teachers. It […]

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Bill introduced to freeze MP’s pay

By   /  September 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bill introduced to freeze MP’s pay

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Bill introduced to freeze MP’s payA bill to freeze the pay of MPs for one year will be introduced into Parliament today, says Prime Minister Jacinda Arden and Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway. “The Government is focussing on lifting incomes for ordinary working Kiwis, and sharing New Zealand’s […]

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Announcement of New Zealand’s first resident Ambassador to Ireland

By   /  September 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Announcement of New Zealand’s first resident Ambassador to Ireland

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Announcement of New Zealand’s first resident Ambassador to IrelandForeign Affairs Minister Winston Peters today announced the appointment of diplomat Brad Burgess as New Zealand’s first Ambassador to Ireland. “New Zealand and Ireland enjoy a warm relationship based on our shared values, close personal friendships, and historical and cultural links,” Mr […]

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Health’s 80 Year Milestone

By   /  September 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Health’s 80 Year Milestone

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Health’s 80 Year MilestoneHealth Minister Dr David Clark says New Zealanders can look back in pride on 80 years of public health services today while acknowledging the need for improvement. “Our public health system began in earnest 80 years ago today via the 1938 Social Security Act, which was an […]

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Social Security legislation now easier to understand

By   /  September 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Social Security legislation now easier to understand

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Social Security legislation now easier to understandMinister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni is pleased to announce that the Social Security Legislation Rewrite Bill has had its third reading and will soon become law. “Social security legislation is the basis of our welfare system and sets out how we support, care […]

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Māori Crown agency to be established

By   /  September 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Māori Crown agency to be established

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Māori Crown agency to be establishedCabinet has approved the final scope of the Māori Crown portfolio and agreed to establish an agency to oversee Government’s work with Māori in a post-settlement era, announced Crown/ Māori Relations Minister Kelvin Davis today. “The agency, to be called the Office for Māori Crown […]

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Kua whakatū anō a Robin Hapi ki Te Mātāwai

By   /  September 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Kua whakatū anō a Robin Hapi ki Te Mātāwai

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Kua whakatū anō a Robin Hapi ki Te MātāwaiHei koanga te ngākau a Te Hōnore Minita Nanaia Mahuta ki te whakatū anō i a Robin Hapi CNZM (Ngāti Kahungungu) ki te Poari o Te Mātāwai. He rongonui ia i tōna ngākaunui ki te tikanga Māori me te whanaketanga hapori.  He […]

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Proposal to increase Export Education Levy

By   /  September 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Proposal to increase Export Education Levy

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Proposal to increase Export Education LevyThe Ministry of Education is looking at options to make the Export Education Levy (EEL) fund more sustainable to protect New Zealand’s reputation as a study destination, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today. The EEL is a levy collected from international education providers to fund […]

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Ngā Taonga Tuku Iho Conference-Nelson

By   /  September 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Ngā Taonga Tuku Iho Conference-Nelson

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Ngā Taonga Tuku Iho Conference-Nelson  Ngā Taonga Tuku Iho Conference-Nelson 8:50am, Monday 17 September 2018 – opening address Introduction Ngā iwi o Te Tau Ihu Ngāti Kuia, Rangitāne, Ngāti Apa Ngāti Koata, Ngāti Rārua and Ngāti Toa Ngāti Tama and Te Āti Awa The whānau of the Wai 262 claimants […]

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Commissioner to be appointed to two Wellington-based polytechnics

By   /  September 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Commissioner to be appointed to two Wellington-based polytechnics

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Commissioner to be appointed to two Wellington-based polytechnics  Education Minister Chris Hipkins has made a preliminary decision to appoint a Commissioner to Whitireia and WelTec to address the two polytechnics’ financial woes. “Following consultation and considering the 10 submissions, I have notified the combined Council of Whitireia and WelTec of […]

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Government to proactively release Cabinet papers – and Open Government Action Plan to be issued

By   /  September 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Government to proactively release Cabinet papers – and Open Government Action Plan to be issued

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Government to proactively release Cabinet papers – and Open Government Action Plan to be issuedCabinet papers will be proactively released, Minister of State Services Chris Hipkins announced today.   The move is part of the Government’s wider plan to improve openness and reflects its commitment to the international Open Government […]

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Minister Woods to attend World Economic Forum in China

By   /  September 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Minister Woods to attend World Economic Forum in China

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Minister Woods to attend World Economic Forum in ChinaMinister Megan Woods will visit China to attend the 12th Annual Meeting of the New Champions World Economic Forum (WEF) in Tianjin, and meet with her ministerial counterparts in science and energy. The WEF is a global summit on innovation drawing in […]

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New Consul-General for Southwest China announced

By   /  September 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on New Consul-General for Southwest China announced

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: New Consul-General for Southwest China announcedForeign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has appointed diplomat Stephen Wong as the new Consul-General in Chengdu, Southwest China. “As Consul-General Mr Wong will advance New Zealand’s engagement in the provinces of Sichuan, Yunnan and Guizhou as well as Chongqing Municipality; areas experiencing rapid growth with […]

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