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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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PGF invests in Blue Mussel processing plant in Marlborough

By   /  August 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on PGF invests in Blue Mussel processing plant in Marlborough

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: PGF invests in Blue Mussel processing plant in MarlboroughRegional Economic Development Under-Secretary Fletcher Tabuteau has announced today the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will invest $772,000 for a Blue Mussel processing plant to be established in Marlborough.  “This is an incredibly innovative initiative that will lift the productivity potential of the […]

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Historic pay equity settlement for education support workers

By   /  August 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Historic pay equity settlement for education support workers

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Historic pay equity settlement for education support workersThe Government is proud to announce that hundreds of women working in education, who have fought for years to be paid fairly, are to get a pay rise of up to 30 percent in a historic settlement for pay equity. The New Zealand […]

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Mycoplasma bovis confirmed in Tasman district

By   /  August 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, Exporters, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Mycoplasma bovis confirmed in Tasman district

MIL OSI – Source: Ministry for Primary Industries 2 – Release/Statement Headline: Mycoplasma bovis confirmed in Tasman district Biosecurity New Zealand today confirmed a property in the Tasman district as positive for the bacterial cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis. It’s the first time the disease has been found in this region.

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Canterbury tax relief, GST loophole closed

By   /  August 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Canterbury tax relief, GST loophole closed

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Canterbury tax relief, GST loophole closedRevenue Minister Stuart Nash has confirmed Parliament will extend tax relief for Canterbury businesses affected by issues relating to depreciation following the earthquakes. Mr Nash has today introduced a Supplementary Order Paper (SOP) to the Taxation (Annual Rates 2018-19, Modernising Tax Administration, and Remedial Matters) […]

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Government moves to close GST loophole

By   /  August 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Inland Revenue Department, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Government moves to close GST loophole

Source: New Zealand Inland Revenue Department – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Government moves to close GST loophole Today Minister Nash announced that as part of a Supplementary Order Paper (SOP) to the tax bill currently before parliament, the Government will look to close a GST loophole where not-for-profits arguably don’t have to pay GST on sales […]

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New appointments to Waikato and Counties Manukau DHBs

By   /  August 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on New appointments to Waikato and Counties Manukau DHBs

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: New appointments to Waikato and Counties Manukau DHBsHealth Minister Dr David Clark has announced new appointments to the Waikato and Counties Manukau District Health Boards. Current chair of Bay of Plenty DHB Sally Webb has been appointed chair of Waikato DHB, while former Speaker of the House and law professor […]

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Tackling barriers to Māori housing

By   /  August 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Tackling barriers to Māori housing

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Tackling barriers to Māori housingMāori Development Hon Minister Mahuta announces today a Māori housing finance wānanga to tackle barriers to accessing finance to build housing on Māori land.  Iwi, financial and legal experts, banking sector representatives and Māori housing providers have gathered for the wānanaga in Auckland, hosted by Te […]

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Another 30,000 start bowel cancer screening in Nelson Marlborough

By   /  August 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Another 30,000 start bowel cancer screening in Nelson Marlborough

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Another 30,000 start bowel cancer screening in Nelson MarlboroughHealth Minister Dr David Clark is welcoming the introduction of the National Bowel Screening Programme in Nelson Marlborough DHB today.  David Clark says 30,000 people (aged 60–74) in the region will join the national programme over the next two years, with the […]

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Deputy Police Commissioner inquiry head appointed

By   /  August 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Deputy Police Commissioner inquiry head appointed

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Deputy Police Commissioner inquiry head appointedInternal Affairs Minister Tracey Martin has announced Mary Scholtens QC will lead the Government Inquiry into the Appointment Process of Deputy Commissioner of Police Wally Haumaha. The Inquiry’s purpose is to examine, identify, and report on the adequacy of the process that led to the […]

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An Emissions Trading Scheme fit for purpose

By   /  August 13, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on An Emissions Trading Scheme fit for purpose

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: An Emissions Trading Scheme fit for purposeForestry Minister Shane Jones and Minister for Climate Change James Shaw have today opened consultation on improvements to the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS); New Zealand’s main tool for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The ETS encourages businesses to reduce their emissions by putting a price […]

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Another milestone for One Billion Trees

By   /  August 13, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Another milestone for One Billion Trees

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Another milestone for One Billion TreesThe Government’s goal of planting more trees to create sustainable jobs and address climate change is receiving a $240 million boost, Forestry Minister Shane Jones has today announced. As part of the One Billion Trees programme, Cabinet has approved the creation of a new grants […]

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New medal for public service

By   /  August 13, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on New medal for public service

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: New medal for public servicePrime Minister Jacinda Ardern has today announced a new medal that recognises meritorious service in the Public Service. The medal will be awarded to public servants who have provided service that has brought significant benefit or prestige to New Zealand or the Public Service, or who […]

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Tabuteau steps up Economic Development in Waikato

By   /  August 13, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Tabuteau steps up Economic Development in Waikato

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Tabuteau steps up Economic Development in WaikatoRegional Economic Development Under-Secretary Fletcher Tabuteau will speak at a meeting in Hamilton today hosted by the newly formed Waikato Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA) about the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) and the opportunities it provides for the region. Minister for Regional Economic Development […]

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