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13 September, 2010

Extension to NZ 2011 Festival Lottery Fund deadline for Canterbury

The Minister of Internal Affairs Nathan Guy has announced an extension to the deadline for applications from quake-affected areas to the New Zealand 2011 Festival Lottery Fund.

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10 September, 2010

Minister thanks Canterbury firefighters

The Minister Responsible for the New Zealand Fire Service, Nathan Guy, has visited firefighters in Canterbury today to inspect the recovery work and thank them for their efforts over the last week.

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8 September, 2010

Speaking notes for the first reading of the State Sector Amendment Bill

The principle behind this integration is simple. It will allow expertise and resources to be combined, while at the same time sharing back office costs.

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24 August, 2010

Identity Information bill introduced to Parliament

A new bill to help combat identity fraud has been introduced to Parliament today in the name of Internal Affairs Minister Nathan Guy.

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29 July, 2010

Speech to Forest and Rural Fires Association Annual Conference

Thank you for inviting me to open your annual conference. It’s great to be here in the North.

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28 July, 2010

Lotteries fund to support Rugby World Cup festival events

Public events as part of next year's nationwide Rugby World Cup festival will be supported by a new $9.5 million lotteries fund, Rugby World Cup Minister Murray McCully and Internal Affairs Minister Nathan Guy announced today.

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8 July, 2010

$153 million in lottery funding to benefit the community this year

$153 million in lottery funding will be pumped back into the community this year, the Internal Affairs Minister Nathan Guy has announced today.

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29 June, 2010

New appointments to Film and Literature Board of Review

Internal Affairs Minister Nathan has announced three new appointments to the Film and Literature Board of Review today.

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21 June, 2010

New Chief Censor to be appointed

Internal Affairs Minister Nathan Guy has acknowledged the contribution of Chief Censor Bill Hastings, who will be taking up a new role as a District Court Judge and Chair of the Immigration and Protection Tribunal.

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9 June, 2010

Speech to a special conference of the Community Gaming Association

What I want to talk about today is the Government's expectations of the groups that run gaming machines, especially the groups that run gaming machines in commercial venues like pubs.

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3 June, 2010

Minister launches new resources to keep families safe online

Minister of Internal Affairs Nathan Guy has launched a valuable new resource to protect young people on the internet at Northland School in Wellington today.

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3 June, 2010

Launch of new resources for Hector's World

Today we are here to launch a new series of programmes for Hector's World on computer security, introducing children to topics like viruses and strong passwords.

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13 May, 2010

$55m package for problem gambling announced

Internal Affairs Minister Nathan Guy and Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne have announced a new funding package and plans to tackle problem gambling today.

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28 April, 2010

Minister announces $9m lottery funding for major projects

Internal Affairs Minister and Lottery Grants Board Presiding Member Nathan Guy has announced over $9.1 million in funding for six community-based projects through the Lottery Significant Projects Fund.

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28 April, 2010

Auckland Zoo project receives $2.69 million in lottery funding

Internal Affairs Minister Nathan Guy has announced a grant from the Lottery Significant Projects Fund of $2,694,000 towards the new Te Wao Nui visitor experience at Auckland Zoo.

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28 April, 2010

$1 million in lottery funding for Te Manawa Rugby Museum

Internal Affairs Minister Nathan Guy has announced a grant of $983,000 from the Lottery Significant Projects Fund to help develop Palmerston North's Te Manawa Museum and incorporate the New Zealand Rugby Museum.

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28 April, 2010

$700,000 in lottery funding to develop Carter Observatory development

Internal Affairs Minister Nathan Guy has announced a grant of $698,412 from the Lottery Significant Projects Fund to help the refurbishment of Wellington’s Carter Observatory.

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27 April, 2010

Lottery funding to support prehistoric rock art

Internal Affairs Minister Nathan Guy has announced a grant from the Lottery Significant Projects Fund of $594,852 to the Ngāi Tahu Māori Rock Art Charitable Trust to support the creation of a Māori Rock Art Centre in Timaru.

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27 April, 2010

$1.9 million in Lottery funding for Methven

Internal Affairs Minister Nathan Guy has announced a grant from the Lottery Significant Projects Fund of $1.9 million for the redevelopment of the Methven District Heritage Centre in the Mount Hutt Memorial Hall.

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21 April, 2010

Speech at Tamahere Model Country School

I think everyone here today is familiar with the tragic events of 5th April 2008, as Dame Margaret has outlined. Red Watch, a group of highly experienced firefighters, responded to a routine fire alarm call at the Icepak Coolstores here in Tamahere.

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19 April, 2010

Lottery funding to help Kauri Coast Community Pool

Internal Affairs Minister Nathan Guy has announced a grant of $2,255,983 from the Lottery Significant Projects Fund to help fund the new Kauri Coast Community Pool.

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9 April, 2010

Identity checking service to be extended

A new electronic service to help combat identity fraud will be made available to banks and other financial institutions, the Minister of Internal Affairs Nathan Guy has announced today.

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25 March, 2010

Minister welcomes state sector changes

Internal Affairs Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed the proposed integration of the National Library and Archives New Zealand into the Department of Internal Affairs.

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10 March, 2010

End to transitional period for citizenship applications

Internal Affairs Minister Nathan Guy is reminding permanent residents that citizenship requirements are changing soon.

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26 February, 2010

Speech to the United Fire Brigades' Association annual conference

Today I want to acknowledge the valuable work you do in our community. I want to touch on some of the challenges we face, and on the Government's priorities for the Fire Service.

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24 February, 2010

Speech to the 2010 International Gambling Conference

Thank you for inviting me to open the 2010 International Gambling Conference. I'd like to welcome you all here today in my role as the Minister responsible for New Zealand's Gambling Act and for gambling policy in New Zealand.

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15 February, 2010

Lottery funding boosts New Zealand communities

Over 3,350 individual and community groups received New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funding in the last year, Internal Affairs Minister Nathan Guy has announced today.

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20 January, 2010

Minister announces new appointment to Lotteries Commission

Minister of Internal Affairs Nathan Guy has announced the appointment of Christchurch businessman Richard Holden to the Board of the Lotteries Commission.

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13 January, 2010

Minister announces new Wellington/Wairarapa lottery appointments

Minister of Internal Affairs Nathan Guy has announced the appointment of Susan Perry, Michelle Laurenson and Mele Wendt to the Lottery Wellington/Wairarapa Community Distribution Committee.

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13 January, 2010

Minister announces new Waikato lottery appointments

Minister of Internal Affairs Nathan Guy has announced the appointment of Beryl Lusty, Dennis Catchpole and Fatuma Elmi to the Lottery Waikato Community Distribution Committee.

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