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Deed of Settlement signed with Ngāti Hei

By   /  August 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Christopher Finlayson, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations  /  Comments Off on Deed of Settlement signed with Ngāti Hei

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Deed of Settlement signed with Ngāti Hei The Crown has signed a deed of settlement with Ngāti Hei settling the iwi’s historical Treaty claims, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher Finlayson announced today. “Ngāti Hei suffered significant land loss as a result of transactions […]

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Microbeads to be banned in New Zealand

By   /  August 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, Ministry for the Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Microbeads to be banned in New Zealand

MIL OSI – Source: Ministry for the Environment – Release/Statement Headline: Microbeads to be banned in New Zealand Minister’s media release: The sale and manufacture of wash-off products containing plastic microbeads will be banned in New Zealand earlier than previously expected, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today. “Microbeads pose a high risk to our […]

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Social Workers Registration Legislation Bill passes first reading

By   /  August 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Anne Tolley, children, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Social Development  /  Comments Off on Social Workers Registration Legislation Bill passes first reading

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Social Workers Registration Legislation Bill passes first reading Mandatory registration for social workers is a step closer today with the Bill passing its first reading in Parliament, says Minister for Social Development and Minister for Children Anne Tolley. “The Social Workers Registration Legislation Bill will […]

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Annual review of Regeneration Act tabled

By   /  August 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Greater Christchurch Regeneration, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nicky Wagner, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Annual review of Regeneration Act tabled

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Annual review of Regeneration Act tabled An annual review confirms the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Act 2016 is working appropriately and flexibly, Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner says. The review, presented to the House today, does not recommend any amendments. “While we don’t need […]

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Further Release of individual client level data documents

By   /  August 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, client, data, documents, individual, level, Ministry of Social Development, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, release, Social Issues  /  Comments Off on Further Release of individual client level data documents

MIL OSI – Source: Ministry of Social Development 2 – Release/Statement Headline: Further Release of individual client level data documents 17 August 2017. MSD has today released more documents relating to the collection of individual client data, under the Official Information Act. The documents released today contain a range of material, including internal emails and […]

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New HOM to Ethiopia and the African Union

By   /  August 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Gerry Brownlee, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on New HOM to Ethiopia and the African Union

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New HOM to Ethiopia and the African Union Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has today announced Mark Ramsden will be New Zealand’s next Ambassador to Ethiopia and the African Union “Our relationship with Ethiopia and the African Union has strengthened considerably since New Zealand established a diplomatic […]

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McClay – Government approves TPP11 mandate

By   /  August 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Todd McClay, Trade  /  Comments Off on McClay – Government approves TPP11 mandate

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: McClay – Government approves TPP11 mandate The Government has approved a negotiating mandate for Trans-Pacific Partnership 11 (TPP11), which will ensure New Zealand businesses remain competitive in overseas markets. Trade Minister Todd McClay says New Zealand will be pushing for the minimal number of changes […]

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$9m redevelopment of Mana College, Porirua

By   /  August 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nikki Kaye, Politics, release, Tim Macindoe  /  Comments Off on $9m redevelopment of Mana College, Porirua

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $9m redevelopment of Mana College, Porirua Around $9 million will be invested to redevelop Mana College in Porirua, say Education Minister Nikki Kaye and Associate Education Minister Tim Macindoe. Minister Kaye visited the school this morning to make the announcement, along with the Prime Minister, […]

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Prisoners complete 11 million hours of Industry, Treatment and Learning

By   /  August 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Prisoners complete 11 million hours of Industry, Treatment and Learning

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Prisoners complete 11 million hours of Industry, Treatment and Learning Eleven million hours of rehabilitation, education, employment and constructive activities have been completed by prisoners in the last financial year, as part of the Working Prisons initiative, says Corrections Minister Louise Upston. Working Prisons involve […]

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New bill updates military justice system

By   /  August 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Defence, Mark Mitchell, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on New bill updates military justice system

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New bill updates military justice system A bill that will update and better align the military justice system with the New Zealand criminal justice system was introduced to Parliament yesterday. The Military Justice Legislation Amendment Bill will amend the Armed Forces Discipline Act 1971, the […]

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KiwiSaver HomeStart continues to grow

By   /  August 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on KiwiSaver HomeStart continues to grow

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: KiwiSaver HomeStart continues to grow KiwiSaver HomeStart is playing an increasing role in helping home buyers purchase their first property, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “The second full year of the scheme has seen 15,400 first home buyers assisted with $75 million […]

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Better offender identity checking now possible

By   /  August 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amy Adams, Justice, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Better offender identity checking now possible

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Better offender identity checking now possible The ability of agencies to verify the identity of high-risk offenders will be strengthened following the passage of the Enhancing Identity Verification and Border Processes Legislation Bill, says Justice Minister Amy Adams. “The Bill will improve public safety by […]

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New Permanent Representative to the UN

By   /  August 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Gerry Brownlee, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on New Permanent Representative to the UN

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New Permanent Representative to the UN Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee today announced the appointment of Craig Hawke as Permanent Representative to the New Zealand Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York. “The New Zealand Permanent Mission is responsible for presenting and advocating New […]

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Agreement in Principle signed with Moriori

By   /  August 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Christopher Finlayson, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations  /  Comments Off on Agreement in Principle signed with Moriori

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Agreement in Principle signed with Moriori The Crown has signed an agreement in principle with Hokotehi Moriori Trust to settle the historical Treaty of Waitangi claims of Moriori, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher Finlayson announced today. Moriori is an imi/iwi whose ancestors were […]

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More than 3,739 years’ service to New Zealand

By   /  August 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Customs, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Tim Macindoe  /  Comments Off on More than 3,739 years’ service to New Zealand

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: More than 3,739 years’ service to New Zealand Customs Minister Tim Macindoe has recognised 165 long-serving Customs officers and staff across the country, who have protected our borders and served New Zealand for more than 3,739 years collectively. “I would like to congratulate and thank […]

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Regulatory change proposed to support space rocket launches

By   /  August 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, Ministry for the Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Regulatory change proposed to support space rocket launches

MIL OSI – Source: Ministry for the Environment – Release/Statement Headline: Regulatory change proposed to support space rocket launches Minister’s media release: The Government is seeking public feedback on how to best manage space rocket activity and its environmental impacts in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and the Extended Continental Shelf (ECS), Environment Minister Dr […]

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Education and industry collaborating on digital learning opportunities

By   /  August 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nikki Kaye, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Education and industry collaborating on digital learning opportunities

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Education and industry collaborating on digital learning opportunities Education Minister Nikki Kaye says the Ministry of Education has been working closely with the ICT industry on ways to enhance digital technologies learning, and is finalising criteria for the $6 million Digital Technology for All Equity […]

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Further progress for historical Treaty claims

By   /  August 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Christopher Finlayson, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations  /  Comments Off on Further progress for historical Treaty claims

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Further progress for historical Treaty claims The House of Representatives sat through extended sitting hours this morning to pass the Ngatikahu ki Whangaroa Claims Settlement Bill through its third reading. “Today brings Ngatikahu ki Whangaroa’s long journey to settlement to an end,” Minister for Treaty […]

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Start-up fund to be refocused

By   /  August 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economic Development, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on Start-up fund to be refocused

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Start-up fund to be refocused The Government’s Seed Co-investment Fund is being refocused to achieve greater commercial returns and provide better support to new start-up companies, Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges has announced. The $50 million fund partners with angel investor groups to provide early […]

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Ethnic community funding round opens

By   /  August 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Ethnic Communities, Judith Collins, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Ethnic community funding round opens

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Ethnic community funding round opens Minister for Ethnic Communities Judith Collins has today announced the opening of the next funding round for the Ethnic Communities Development Fund. The contestable fund provides $520,000 annually for projects that support leadership and social cohesion in ethnic communities as […]

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