Archive for March, 2015

Lowest number of youth in court in 20 years

Comments Off | 03-31-2015

The number of young people (aged 10 to 16 years old) appearing in court has more than halved since 2007, Justice and Courts Minister Amy Adams announced today.
The latest Conviction and Sentencing and Child and Youth Prosecution Statistics for 2014 show the number of children and adults facing charges in courts is decreasing.
“More than 400 [...]

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McCully visits Iraq ahead of NZ deployment

Comments Off | 03-31-2015

The Government has lodged an application before the High Court to seek a judicial review of the decision by the Institute of Professional Engineers of New Zealand (IPENZ) to drop its investigation into Dr Alan Reay’s role in the design of the CTV building, with the documents served to Dr Reay this afternoon.
“The collapse of [...]

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Judicial review over CTV engineer investigation

Comments Off | 03-31-2015

The Government has lodged an application before the High Court to seek a judicial review of the decision by the Institute of Professional Engineers of New Zealand (IPENZ) to drop its investigation into Dr Alan Reay’s role in the design of the CTV building, with the documents served to Dr Reay this afternoon.
“The collapse of [...]

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Youth in isolated communities benefit from fund

Comments Off | 03-29-2015

Youth Minister Nikki Kaye is pleased to announce the first round of initiatives funded under the $20,000 Isolated Communities Fund.
“This is about supporting the development of young people aged 12 to 24 living in offshore communities such as Great Barrier Island, the Chatham Islands and Stewart Island.
“It’s not always easy for young people living in [...]

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PM extends condolences at passing of Lee Kuan Yew

Comments Off | 03-29-2015

Prime Minister John Key has expressed his sincere condolences to the people of Singapore following the death of the nation’s first Prime Minster, Mr Lee Kuan Yew.
“Mr Lee made an extraordinary contribution to Singapore, both as it found its way to independence in 1965 and in the 50 years since then,” said Mr Key.
“A man [...]

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NZ boosts cyclone aid to $3.5 million

Comments Off | 03-28-2015

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced that New Zealand will contribute a further $1 million to the Cyclone Pam response and will also help transport Fiji disaster response personnel to Vanuatu by RNZAF C-130 Hercules.
“The additional funding we have announced today will be split between Vanuatu and Tuvalu,” Mr McCully says.
“The $500,000 we are providing [...]

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NZ’s consistent economic growth continues

Comments Off | 03-23-2015

New Zealand’s economy continues to perform consistently well with another quarter of solid growth reported today, Finance Minister Bill English says.
Statistics New Zealand today released gross domestic product figures for the December quarter showing growth of 0.8 per cent. This took annual growth – from the December quarter 2013 to the December quarter 2014 – [...]

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Joint statement on enhancing the Comprehensive Partnership between the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam and New Zealand

Comments Off | 03-22-2015

At the invitation of the Rt Hon John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand, the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam His Excellency Nguyen Tan Dung paid an official visit to New Zealand during 19-20 March 2015.
An official welcoming ceremony in honour of Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung took place at Government [...]

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NZ and Viet Nam agree ambitious trade target

Comments Off | 03-22-2015

New Zealand and Viet Nam have agreed an ambitious target of doubling two-way goods and service trade to around $2.2 billion by 2020, Prime Minister John Key has announced.
The target was confirmed in today’s bi-lateral meeting between Mr Key and Viet Nam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, as well as senior ministers from both countries.
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Minister thanks all involved in cyclone response

Comments Off | 03-21-2015

Civil Defence Minister Nikki Kaye has thanked everyone involved in preparing for and responding to the effects of Cyclone Pam in New Zealand.
“As well as civil defence groups, council staff, emergency services and other professionals, I recognise that many volunteers have also given their time.
“Whether it’s been ringing around phone trees to make sure the [...]

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