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Hon Peter Dunne

30 October, 2015

New ‘Airline-style’ safety card for hospital patients

Associate Minister of Health Peter Dunne is welcoming the launch today of an ‘airline-style’ patient safety card and video. The resources are available to all New Zealand hospitals. Mr Dunne says the airline industry leads the way on safety and the resources echo the industry’s simple way of ensuring people know how to stay safe.

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22 October, 2015

New Zealand Self-Medication Industry (NZSMI) Association Conference

Kiaora tatou, good morning ladies and gentlemen. Thank you Tim and NZSMI for the invitation to give the opening address for your annual conference, I am delighted to be able to join you. May I acknowledge Dr Gerald Dziekan, Director-General of the World Self-Medication Association and Mr Nicholas Hall for being here and for your willingness to share your insights with us.

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19 October, 2015

Australian Developments in Medicinal Cannabis may have application to New Zealand

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne has noted with interest news from Australia today that Health Minister Susan Ley will introduce legislation that will allow for research and development of medicinal cannabis products at a federal level.

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15 October, 2015

Passage of Bill brings greater clarity to gambling law

Law changes contained in Gambling Amendment Bill (No.3) passed by Parliament today will help fulfil the purposes of the Gambling Act 2003 says Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne.

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15 October, 2015

10 year passports available in time for Christmas holidays

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today welcomed the passage of the Passports Amendment Bill (No 2), which will enable adult New Zealanders to be issued with a passport that is valid for 10 years instead of the existing five year validity period. The new 10-year passport will be available in approximately six weeks from 30 November 2015.

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7 October, 2015

Minister to focus on future of non-casino gambling

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne has announced a number of decisions affecting the gambling sector.

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7 October, 2015

Ensuring the future sustainability of the Class 4 Gambling Sector - Hospitality Association of New Zealand AGM, Nelson

Good afternoon. I want to talk today about some of the developments affecting the class 4 gambling sector and to make a few announcements on future directions. Gambling policy is one of the key areas in my Internal Affairs portfolio and one that I have given considerable thought to since I took on the portfolio last year.

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2 October, 2015

New Zealand Fire Service Commission members reappointed for six months

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today announced the reappointment of four members of the New Zealand Fire Service Commission until 31 March 2016.

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22 September, 2015

Patients to benefit from Ambulance Service initiative

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne has welcomed a joint initiative between the Ministry of Health, ACC and St John on a new electronic Patient Report Form (ePRF) technology. The ePRF will give Ambulance officers access to better patient information, including details of any previous ambulance call-outs, which could make the difference between having to go to hospital or being able to stay at home.

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18 September, 2015

Appointments to Lottery Grants Board and Distribution Committees

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today announced 21 appointments across the Lottery Grants Board and 11 Lottery distribution committees.

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10 September, 2015

Opening of 2015 RACMA Scientific Conference Langham Hotel, Auckland

Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa. Nga mihi nui ki a koutou. Thank you Dr Gruner for your warm welcome. I appreciate the opportunity to open this important conference. I would like to also extend a welcome to Dame Tariana Turia and to the other conference presenters and to welcome all RACMA members and supporters.

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3 September, 2015

Guardians Kaitiaki of the Alexander Turnbull Library Appointments

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today announced three new appointments to the Guardians Kaitiaki of the Alexander Turnbull Library.

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3 September, 2015

Library and Information Advisory Commission Appointments

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today announced three new appointments to the Library and Information Advisory Commission (LIAC).

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2 September, 2015

Launch of 2015 Children’s Health Stamp

It is a pleasure to be part of the launch of the 2015 Children’s Health Stamp.

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1 September, 2015

Opening of Turkish Embassy Photo Exhibit on Canakkle: 100th Anniversary of Gallipoli

As Minister of Internal Affairs I am responsible for the National Library of New Zealand and Archives New Zealand, which function as the memory of society and the memory of government respectively.

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29 August, 2015

150th Anniversary and Reopening of Wellington Central Fire Station

The country’s fire services have become an increasingly absorbing and important part of my portfolio of responsibilities in recent times.

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28 August, 2015

Speech to the 2015 Green Cross Health Conference

Good afternoon, it is a pleasure for me to join you this afternoon for this year’s Green Cross Health 2015 Conference.

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26 August, 2015

Speech for the Release of the 2015-2020 National Drug Policy

Good afternoon and welcome to the launch of the new National Drug Policy.

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26 August, 2015

Release of 2015-2020 National Drug Policy

The 2015-2020 National Drug Policy has been launched at Parliament today by Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne.

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26 August, 2015

Gambling Commission Reappointments

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today announced the reappointments of Graeme Reeves as the Chief Gambling Commissioner, and Wendie Harvey and Russell Bell as Gambling Commissioners to the Gambling Commission.

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24 August, 2015

10 year passports will be delivered early

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today welcomed the Government Administration Select Committee report on 10 year adult passports and the proposed implementation date of 30 November 2015.

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14 August, 2015

$10 million in drinking-water subsidies for small communities

More than 6,000 people in small communities around New Zealand are set to benefit from improved drinking-water supplies thanks to the latest round of Government subsidies. This was the final funding round for the drinking-water subsidy scheme, a ten-year programme aiming to help small, disadvantaged communities establish or improve their drinking-water supplies.

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13 August, 2015

Electronic signatures stronger with RealMe

Minister of Internal Affairs Peter Dunne says Secured Signing’s use of the RealMe verified identity service will give people using e-signatures an easy and reliable way to assure identity.

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11 August, 2015

Speech to Spirits and Brewers Association

I will start with a statement of the obvious - most New Zealanders do not drink to excess. Many New Zealanders enjoy a drink or two, and there is nothing wrong with that. But there is a minority of drinkers for whom that is not the case.

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7 August, 2015

Broad support for changes to our fire services

A clear message for change to the way our fire services are structured has emerged following the extensive consultation around the government’s Fire Service Review discussion document. While it is evident communities value the work of our fire services, they also want them to be fit for purpose in 21st century New Zealand.

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28 July, 2015

New Deputy Chief Censor appointed

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today announced the appointment of Jared Mullen as the Deputy Chief Censor of Film and Literature for a three-year term.

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14 July, 2015

Minister commends firefighters deploying to Canada

Internal Affairs Minister Hon Peter Dunne is praising the sixteen firefighters from New Zealand’s rural fire authorities that deploy to Canada tonight to help contain raging wildfires in the state of Alberta.

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10 July, 2015

Communities set to benefit from $180 million of Lottery Grants funding

Internal Affairs Minister and Presiding Member of the Lottery Grants Board, Hon Peter Dunne today announced $180 million of Lottery funding is being made available to support communities throughout New Zealand.

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6 July, 2015

Kiwis big users of online services

Hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders are using online services, Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne said today.

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28 June, 2015

Implementing Medicines New Zealand 2015 to 2020 - the Medicines Strategy Action Plan

Good evening and welcome to the launch of Implementing Medicines New Zealand, the new medicines action plan.

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