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Investing in Otago and the West Coast

By   /  July 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Labour Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Labour Party, Politics  /  Comments Off on Investing in Otago and the West Coast

Source: New Zealand Labour Party The Provincial Growth Fund continues to provide much-needed investment in our regions – this time with a focus on the South Island. We’ve announced two major investments from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) for Otago and the West Coast. Both of these regions will benefit hugely from projects that will […]

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Government must deliver for the West Coast

By   /  July 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Government must deliver for the West Coast

Source: National Party National’s West Coast based List MP Maureen Pugh says it is time for the Government to step up and deliver on the work signed off in the West Coast Economic Development Action Plan last year. “The West Coast welcomes the sentiments of Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones which acknowledges how vital […]

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Zero Carbon Bill consultation attracts thousands of submissions

By   /  July 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Zero Carbon Bill consultation attracts thousands of submissions

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Zero Carbon Bill consultation attracts thousands of submissionsThe Government’s plan to introduce a new Zero Carbon Bill has brought thousands of people together to discuss how we address climate change. More than 14,000 submissions were received during the six week consultation, which closed today. “I have been impressed by the […]

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West Coast: kickstart for ports, rail, town

By   /  July 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on West Coast: kickstart for ports, rail, town

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: West Coast: kickstart for ports, rail, townThe Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) is backing the West Coast with initial investment in projects that could lift the region’s productivity potential and future-proof its economy. Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones, Rural Communities Minister and West Coast-Tasman MP Damien O’Connor and Under-Secretary Fletcher […]

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Pre-human habitat protected by purchase

By   /  July 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Pre-human habitat protected by purchase

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Pre-human habitat protected by purchaseA block of South Canterbury land rich with native plants that existed before human habitation will be preserved after the Nature Heritage Fund purchased it. Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage today announced the formal protection of 19 hectares of uncultivated land, 5 kilometres north east of Geraldine, […]

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New trans-Pacific data cable launch improves resilience and competition

By   /  July 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on New trans-Pacific data cable launch improves resilience and competition

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: New trans-Pacific data cable launch improves resilience and competitionBroadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Clare Curran has welcomed the commercial launch of the new trans-Pacific Hawaiki cable that improves and enhances New Zealand’s international connectivity. The construction of the fibre optic deep-sea Hawaiki cable system took 27 months and now […]

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New benefit figures show concerning trend

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on New benefit figures show concerning trend

Source: National Party A 21 per cent drop in the number of benefit sanctions imposed since Labour took office and a worrying increase in the number of people receiving main benefit is a warning to the Government, Social Development spokesperson Louise Upston says. “These numbers are incredibly concerning given over 70,000 moved off benefit and […]

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Singapore becomes third nation to ratify CPTPP

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Singapore becomes third nation to ratify CPTPP

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Singapore becomes third nation to ratify CPTPPSingapore has notified New Zealand it has completed its domestic procedures to ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).   It is the third nation to inform New Zealand, as Depositary for the CPTPP, that it has ratified.  Minister for Trade and Export […]

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Sugar labelling consultation open

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Sugar labelling consultation open

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Sugar labelling consultation openA trans-Tasman consultation on sugar labelling has begun following the latest Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation.  “People want to know how much sugar is in our food and how we can consume less, so we want to hear what they think would improve […]

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Safer vehicle finance options and savings safety net trial agreed at industry forum

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Safer vehicle finance options and savings safety net trial agreed at industry forum

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Safer vehicle finance options and savings safety net trial agreed at industry forumMeasures to trial a safety savings net for all New Zealanders and a plan that could create safe and affordable vehicle options including social leasing and community ride-sharing have been announced at the conclusion of the Financial Inclusion […]

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Have your say: Country of Origin Food Labelling

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Country of Origin Food La, Food, Food labels, fruit, fruit & veges, Green Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics, veges  /  Comments Off on Have your say: Country of Origin Food Labelling

Source: Green Party People want and deserve to know where their food comes from. That is the intention behind my member’s bill (originally Steffan Browning’s) the Consumers’ Right to Know (Country of Origin of Food) Bill which has re-opened for submissions. There is already a requirement in law to identify where footwear and clothing comes […]

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National says UK FTA needs to enhance visa access

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on National says UK FTA needs to enhance visa access

Source: National Party National’s Foreign Affairs and Trade spokesperson Todd McClay has welcomed the United Kingdom’s decision to launch public consultations of a NZ-UK FTA but says a negotiation must also ensure better access for New Zealand workers and tourists to the UK. “The UK market offers huge opportunity for Kiwi exporters. As New Zealand’s […]

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Provincial Growth Fund support for Otago

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Provincial Growth Fund support for Otago

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Provincial Growth Fund support for OtagoThe Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will invest $60,000 into the development of Otago’s Economic Development Strategy and $820,000 in the Dunedin Waterfront Project, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has announced. Minister Jones made the announcement while attending the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding […]

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New report shows Government slowing economy

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on New report shows Government slowing economy

Source: National Party The Infometrics analysis released last night is far from a glowing endorsement of this Government’s economic management and shows that it must act to improve declining economic forecasts and plummeting business confidence,  National’s Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says. “Infometrics is now predicting GDP growth of only 2 per cent per year between […]

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Govt spending thousands more per prison bed

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Govt spending thousands more per prison bed

Source: National Party The decision to spend $750 million for just 600 beds at Waikeria Prison is another example of the Government’s bad spending choices and recklessness when it comes to law and order, National’s Corrections spokesperson David Bennett says. “This Government is spending three quarters of what the previous Government had planned to spend […]

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Minister MIA while ACC strikes continue

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Minister MIA while ACC strikes continue

Source: National Party In spite of strike action by ACC medical specialists with at least four more to follow in the next month, we haven’t heard a peep from the ACC Minister as more discontent and industrial action rattles the health sector, National’s spokesperson for ACC Tim Macindoe says. “Hard on the heels of last […]

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Food safety made easier

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Food safety made easier

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Food safety made easierOur food and wine businesses today welcome a trifecta of new food safety tools, designed to make it cheaper and easier to follow the rules and keep consumers safe.  Food Safety Minister Damien O’Connor launched the Food Safety Toolkit, an updated Simply Safe & Suitable template Food […]

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Te wā whakamutunga ki te huri rārangi pōti i te Kōwhiringa Pōti Māori | Media releases

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Electoral Commission, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics  /  Comments Off on Te wā whakamutunga ki te huri rārangi pōti i te Kōwhiringa Pōti Māori | Media releases

Source: Electoral Commission Kei te pau haere te wā ki ngā kaipōti Māori ki te kōwhiri ko tēhea te rārangi pōti e hiahia ana rātau ki te eke ki runga, arā, te rārangi Māori, te rārangi whānui rānei. E āhei anake ngā kaipōti Māori te kōwhiri ko tēhea te rārangi e hiahia ana rātau i […]

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Last chance to make roll choice in Māori Option | Media releases

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Electoral Commission, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics  /  Comments Off on Last chance to make roll choice in Māori Option | Media releases

Source: Electoral Commission Time is running out for Māori voters to choose which electoral roll they want to be on – the Māori roll or the general roll. Voters of Māori descent can only make the choice between rolls when they first enrol to vote, and during the Māori Electoral Option which is held every […]

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New Zealand welcomes UK launch of public consultations on a Free Trade Agreement

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on New Zealand welcomes UK launch of public consultations on a Free Trade Agreement

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: New Zealand welcomes UK launch of public consultations on a Free Trade AgreementThe United Kingdom’s decision to launch public consultations on a Free Trade Agreement with New Zealand has been welcomed by Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker.   “This is a strong signal that the UK is prioritising an early […]

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