Archive for October, 2014

Report forecasts $100 billion construction boom

Comments Off | 10-31-2014

Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today welcomed the findings of the second National Construction Pipeline report, which confirms building and construction activity in New Zealand is expected to reach unprecedented levels by 2017.
“The report released today points to the biggest construction boom this country has seen in decades totalling $100 billion over the [...]

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Massey to host $5m Food Safety Research Centre

Comments Off | 10-30-2014

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce and Food Safety Minister Jo Goodhew today announced that Massey University will host the new Food Safety Science and Research Centre.
The Centre will promote, co-ordinate, and deliver food safety science and research for New Zealand. It was a key recommendation from the Government Inquiry into the Whey Protein Concentrate [...]

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$15m for new biological research partnerships

Comments Off | 10-29-2014

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy today announced the Government will invest more than $15 million over a maximum of seven years to support four research partnerships that will benefit New Zealand’s primary industries.
“These investments will enhance industry involvement and collaboration on strategic research, and improve the performance [...]

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Tourism fund opens for third round

Comments Off | 10-29-2014

Prime Minister and Tourism Minister John Key today announced applications are open for the third round of funding in the Tourism Growth Partnership.
The $32 million contestable Government fund aims to boost innovation and productivity in the tourism sector. For each project approved for investment, the Government provides up to 50 per cent of the required [...]

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Minister to attend TPP Ministers’ Meeting

Comments Off | 10-26-2014

Trade Minister Tim Groser will depart today for Sydney to join Ministers from countries participating in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) for the next round of negotiations.
“Negotiations are entering a crucial stage, with some of the most difficult issues remaining to be addressed in the negotiations such as agricultural market access, intellectual property and disciplines on [...]

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TIN 100 grows to $7.6Bn

Comments Off | 10-26-2014

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has congratulated New Zealand’s TIN 100 companies on reaching $7.6 billion in annual turnover, a $1 billion increase over the last five years.
The annual TIN 100 report released last night in Auckland shows the turnover of New Zealand’s top 100 technology companies grew 3.6 per cent over the 2013/14 [...]

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Annual Report shows ACC on right track

Comments Off | 10-26-2014

Minister for ACC Nikki Kaye today welcomed the release of the Accident Compensation Corporation’s Annual Report, which shows its financial performance is improving.
ACC has achieved a surplus of $2.1billion – $300 million ahead of budget.
Levies will be reduced in 2015, and more reductions are expected from 2016, as the three levy accounts are now fully [...]

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New Zealand wins Security Council seat

Comments Off | 10-20-2014

Prime Minister John Key has welcomed New Zealand securing a place on the United Nations Security Council for the 2015-16 term.
“New Zealand’s success in gaining a place on the Security Council is a victory for the small states that make up over half the United Nations membership,” Mr Key says.
“We have worked very hard on [...]

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Money Week focuses on financial fitness

Comments Off | 10-14-2014

Money Week offers a great opportunity for Kiwis to improve their financial knowledge, says Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith.
“Improving financial knowledge is a key focus this week. It is important that we all think about our personal finances so we can make good decisions in the short and long term,” Mr Goldsmith says.
Money [...]

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New National-led Administration announced

Comments Off | 10-8-2014

Prime Minister John Key today announced the National-led Government’s new Ministry as it prepares to begin its third term in office.
“There is a lot of work ahead to continue implementing our plans to build a stronger economy, reduce debt and create more jobs,” Mr Key says.
“The new Ministry builds on the experience of the past [...]

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