Archive for January, 2015

Building activity reaches record high

Comments Off | 01-31-2015

Building and Housing Minister has welcomed today’s release of the latest figures from Statistics New Zealand which showed $14.6 billion of building work consented in 2014 – the highest ever.
“There were 24,680 consents issued across New Zealand with a value of $14.6 billion across New Zealand in 2014 – an increase of 16 per cent [...]

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Sponsors invest in leadership development

Comments Off | 01-31-2015

Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Jo Goodhew is calling for more sponsors to develop New Zealand’s future leaders by partnering with the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust.
“Over the past fifty years, nearly 850 Fellowships have been awarded to New Zealanders with strong research projects that will develop the knowledge of their particular industry,” Mrs Goodhew says.
“Churchill [...]

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Construction starts at new $40m Hamilton school

Comments Off | 01-31-2015

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye will turn the soil at a ceremony tomorrow morning to mark the start of construction of Hamilton’s new Rototuna Junior High School.
“Rototuna is Hamilton’s fastest growing community, and this new school reflects the Government’s commitment to ensure school capacity matches changing population trends,” says Ms Kaye.
The school, estimated to cost [...]

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More children receiving B4 School Checks

Comments Off | 01-30-2015

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says more children than ever are benefiting from the free before school health checks.
“The B4 School Checks help to give children the best start at school by identifying and addressing any potential health or developmental problems at an early stage,” says Dr Coleman.
“In 2013/14 the programme reached 91 per cent of [...]

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Appointment of Judge of the High Court

Comments Off | 01-30-2015

Christchurch Barrister and Solicitor Gerald Hope Nation has been appointed a Judge of the High Court, Attorney‑General Christopher Finlayson announced today.
Justice Nation graduated with an LLB(Hons) from the University of Canterbury in 1974 and commenced work as a barrister and solicitor with Wynn Williams, where he had been employed as a law clerk for the [...]

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$5m to expand Food Innovation Network

Comments Off | 01-30-2015

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced that Callaghan Innovation will invest almost $5 million over five years in a project that will expand New Zealand’s Food Innovation Network.
FoodSouth, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Canterbury Development Corporation (CDC), will use the funding to build a food innovation centre and pilot production plant at Lincoln [...]

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EQC Anniversary a milestone for New Zealand

Comments Off | 01-28-2015

The 70th anniversary since the Earthquake and War Damage Commission was set up in January 1945, is a proud milestone for all New Zealanders, Minister responsible for the EQC, Gerry Brownlee says.
“With the Earthquake Commission (EQC) marking its 70th anniversary today, New Zealanders can be thankful that their grandparents’ generation had the foresight to create [...]

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Ministers confirm commitment to social housing

Comments Off | 01-28-2015

The Government’s commitment to helping New Zealanders in need by providing more social housing is at the heart of its social housing reform programme, Ministers Bill English and Paula Bennett say.
Prime Minister John Key today confirmed increased funding for social houses, where tenants receive an income-related rent subsidy from the Government.
“The social housing reform programme [...]

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$2.77m to support newly qualified midwifes

Comments Off | 01-28-2015

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says more support is being provided for newly qualified midwives.
“It is important that new mothers and babies receive high quality care across New Zealand,” says Dr Coleman.
The Midwifery Council and the New Zealand College of Midwives, with the support of Health Workforce New Zealand, have developed an enhanced mentoring programme as [...]

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Customs marks 175 years at border

Comments Off | 01-27-2015

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner today congratulated the New Zealand Customs Service on the eve of its 175th anniversary of service protecting New Zealand’s border.
Customs was established on 28 January 1840 in Kororareka, Bay of Islands, and is New Zealand’s first fully-fledged government department.
“Customs, despite being the oldest, has also become one of the most tech-savvy [...]

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