Archive for December, 2014

10 new communities get ‘youth in emergency services’ programme

Comments Off | 12-25-2014

Youth Minister Nikki Kaye today announced $100,000 in funding to expand the ‘Youth in Emergency Services’ programme to ten new communities around New Zealand.
This will mean up to 16 young people in each of the following communities can be part of the programme in 2015: Hurunui, Taupō, Kawakawa/Moerewa, Central Otago, Taranaki, Upper Hutt, Kapiti, Murupara, [...]

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New PGP Investment Advisory Panel members

Comments Off | 12-25-2014

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced three new members of the Primary Growth Partnership’s independent Investment Advisory Panel (IAP).
The three new members are primary industry and business specialist Barry Brook, experienced businessman Harry Burkhardt, and entrepreneur Melissa Clark-Reynolds.
“The IAP plays a crucial role in the success of the Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) that aims [...]

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Economy grows solidly in September year

Comments Off | 12-21-2014

New Zealand’s economy remains one of the fastest growing in the developed world, confirming that the Government’s economic programme is taking New Zealand in the right direction, Finance Minister Bill English says.
Statistics New Zealand today reported gross domestic product expanded by 1.0 per cent in the September quarter. This took annual growth – from the [...]

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Govt confirms $38.7 billion investment in land transport

Comments Off | 12-21-2014

Transport Minister Simon Bridges today confirmed the Government will invest $38.7 billion in New Zealand’s land transport system over the next ten years, with regional networks, public transport, cycleways and road maintenance to benefit.
The investment programme is set out in the Government Policy Statement on Land Transport (GPS 2015) released by the Minister today.
“Investment in [...]

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Over $700,000 allocated to racecourse safety

Comments Off | 12-18-2014

Racing Minister Nathan Guy has announced that 25 projects to improve safety at racecourses across New Zealand will be receiving grants worth $703,596.
The money is coming from the Racing Safety Development Fund which provides $1 million annually to racecourse safety, with matching dollar-for-dollar contributions from racing clubs.
“This year’s first funding round has supported a wide [...]

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$23.5 million redevelopment of Southern Cross school

Comments Off | 12-18-2014

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye confirmed today that $23.5 million of funding has been approved towards the second stage of redevelopment of Southern Cross Campus.
Southern Cross is a decile 1, co-ed state school for years 1 to 13 in Māngere, Auckland.
“This is about fulfilling the Government’s commitment to prioritise several major school redevelopments in Auckland.
“Work [...]

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Government focused on surplus in 2014/15

Comments Off | 12-17-2014

The Government believes an OBEGAL surplus is achievable this financial year, despite Treasury’s latest forecast today predicting a $572 million deficit (0.2 per cent of GDP) for the year to 30 June 2015, Finance Minister Bill English says.
“These forecasts emphasise the unusual conditions the New Zealand economy is experiencing,” Mr English says. “Treasury is predicting [...]

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$500k ‘financial literacy’ recipients announced

Comments Off | 12-17-2014

Youth Minister Nikki Kaye is pleased to announce that 12 successful applicants will receive a total of $500,000 over three years, to deliver initiatives for youth supported by the Financial Literacy Fund.
“I expect around 10,000 young people will benefit from these initiatives, including many from identified communities of need, such as Kaitaia and South Auckland.
“The [...]

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313 kids benefit from Extraordinary Care fund

Comments Off | 12-16-2014

More than 300 children and young people have benefited from the first round of the Extraordinary Care Fund, Social Development Minister Anne Tolley confirmed today.
“The Extraordinary Care Fund recognises the job grandparents and extended family members do raising children who come into their care, often because of the death of a parent or because of [...]

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Budgeting Services get $2 million boost

Comments Off | 12-14-2014

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says new government investment of $2 million will bolster community budgeting services.
As part of Budget 2014 the Government announced new operating funding of $22 million over the next four years to help New Zealanders with money management skills. This is in addition to the $9 million that the government [...]

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