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4 November, 2014

Bill to crack down on organised crime

A new Bill to combat organised crime and corruption passed its first reading with unanimous support in Parliament today.

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4 November, 2014

Minister congratulates conservation innovators

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has congratulated the winners of the inaugural Conservation Innovation Awards.

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4 November, 2014

Standards system bill goes to select committee

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith today welcomed the next step in reforms aimed at enhancing the sustainability of the New Zealand Standards system.

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4 November, 2014

New regulations for financial markets approved

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith today announced the approval of the phase two regulations of the Financial Markets Conduct Act. The regulations come into effect on 1 December 2014.

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4 November, 2014

Time to pay tribute to our volunteer managers

Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Jo Goodhew will be celebrating International Day for Volunteer Managers tomorrow.

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4 November, 2014

Next step in social investment focus

The Government remains committed to its social investment approach to improve services for New Zealanders most in need, Finance Minister Bill English says.

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4 November, 2014

$56m in Marsden funding for top NZ researchers

New Zealand’s top researchers will receive $56 million in Marsden Fund grants over the next three years as a result of funding decisions announced today, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce says.

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4 November, 2014

Competition honours 28th Māori Battalion

Education Minister Hekia Parata has announced the winners of The Challenge, a creative school competition honouring one of New Zealand’s finest fighting forces, the 28th Māori Battalion.

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4 November, 2014

New Consul-General to New Caledonia named

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has today named diplomat Justin Fepuleai as New Zealand’s next Consul-General to New Caledonia. He will also be accredited to French Polynesia and Wallis and Futuna.

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4 November, 2014

New Ambassador to Egypt appointed

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has appointed diplomat Barney Riley as New Zealand’s next Ambassador to Egypt.

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4 November, 2014

Discussion paper on consumer credit released

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith today released a discussion document on new consumer credit regulations aimed at improving the information lenders provide to people taking out loans.

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4 November, 2014

Additional Ebola briefings for key hospital staff

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a series of Ebola readiness briefings for key health sector staff in major metropolitan centres gets underway in Christchurch today.

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3 November, 2014

PM to attend APEC and East Asia Summit

Prime Minister John Key will travel to China and Myanmar next week to attend the APEC Leaders’ meeting and the East Asia Summit.

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3 November, 2014

Tukutuku panels ready to go to the United Nations in New York

More than forty tukutuku panels will be shipped to New York this month as they start their journey to the United Nations Headquarters where they will be permanently installed.

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3 November, 2014

Minister welcomes Conservation Week

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has welcomed the start of Conservation Week, which this year has a theme of “Discover the world where you live.”

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3 November, 2014

International climate change report welcomed

Climate Change Minister Tim Groser today welcomed the latest international report on climate change which was released last night in Copenhagen.

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2 November, 2014

New alcohol moderation campaign launched

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes the Health Promotion Agency’s latest alcohol moderation campaign which launches tonight with a television campaign promoting water as a tool to pace your drinking.

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1 November, 2014

Guy leading trade mission to India and Sri Lanka

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy is leading a six-day New Zealand trade mission to Sri Lanka and India, departing tomorrow.

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1 November, 2014

Care and caution urged with fireworks

Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith is urging people to be responsible and respectful when using fireworks over the Guy Fawkes week ahead, with sales permitted from tomorrow until Wednesday 5 November.

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1 November, 2014

Duty free tobacco limit lowered from today

Customs officers at the border will be enforcing new duty free limits for tobacco products from today.

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31 October, 2014

Close defence cooperation re-affirmed

Senator David Johnston and his New Zealand counterpart Gerry Brownlee met in Perth today for the annual Australia-New Zealand Defence Ministers’ Meeting.

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31 October, 2014

Minister to attend INTERPOL meeting

Police Minister Michael Woodhouse will travel to Monaco tomorrow to represent the New Zealand Government at the INTERPOL Ministerial Meeting on 3 – 4 November.

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31 October, 2014

Minister welcomes new Rehabilitation Fellowship

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes the establishment of a new research health fellowship at Waikato DHB which will look at rehabilitation.

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31 October, 2014

Earthquake repair programme well on track

A significant milestone in the Government’s commitment to the Christchurch rebuild has been achieved, says Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett.

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31 October, 2014

Building consents top 24,000 per year

Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today welcomed the latest figures from Statistics New Zealand that show strong annual growth in the number of building consents.

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31 October, 2014

Minister welcomes Forestry Safety Review recommendations

Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomed the recommendations of the Independent Forestry Safety Review and outlined the Government’s initial response.

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31 October, 2014

New Zealand reaffirms commitment to open government

State Services Minister Paula Bennett is pleased to announce that today New Zealand formally became a member of the Open Government Partnership, with the publication of New Zealand’s Open Government Partnership (OGP) Action Plan.

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30 October, 2014

Employment Relations Amendment Bill passes third reading

Minister of Workplace Relations and Safety Michael Woodhouse has welcomed the passage of the Employment Relations Amendment Bill through Parliament.

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30 October, 2014

Bill to improve accounting and audit industries passes third reading

The Accounting Infrastructure Reform Bill, which passed its third reading in Parliament today, will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the accounting and audit industries, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith says.

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30 October, 2014

Flying Start Business Plan winners announced

Small Business Minister Craig Foss today announced STQRY is the supreme winner of the 2014 Business.govt.nz ANZ Flying Start Business Plan Competition.

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