Archive for August, 2015

Final section of Western Ring Route a boost for public transport

Comments Off | 08-22-2015

Transport Minister Simon Bridges says plans for the northern-most link of Auckland’s Western Ring Route reflect the Government’s commitment to improving public transport in our biggest city.
The NZ Transport Agency has today announced the latest design plans for the Northern Corridor Improvements project which, once completed, will provide a direct, continuous motorway connection between Albany [...]

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Record 3 million visitors to New Zealand

Comments Off | 08-22-2015

Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism John Key is delighted with today’s figures showing a record three million visitors came to New Zealand in the past year.
“This is a huge milestone for an industry that continues to excel and is a testament to that hard work and the fantastic New Zealand experience offered to those [...]

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$9.9m Westmere School redevelopment completed

Comments Off | 08-22-2015

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye will visit Westmere School in Auckland this afternoon to mark the completion of a $9.9 million redevelopment.
“The project was completed early last month and includes 21 new teaching spaces, a new library and administration building and general infrastructure upgrade,” says Ms Kaye.
“There were weather-tightness and structural issues with a number [...]

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Broadband rollout supporting regional growth

Comments Off | 08-22-2015

High speed broadband and mobile connectivity is supporting regional growth and innovation across New Zealand, Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Communications Minister Amy Adams say.
The Ministers have released the latest regional broadband snapshots today which highlight the deployment progress of the Government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) and Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI) across each New Zealand [...]

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Solid, sustainable growth as economy adjusts

Comments Off | 08-22-2015

Non-dairy export industries can expect a significant boost in returns in the wake of the fall in the value of the New Zealand dollar over the past year, Finance Minister Bill English says.
“New Zealand has notched up eleven consecutive quarters of employment growth, with 69,000 more jobs created in the past year of which over [...]

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Stronger air services between NZ and Cambodia

Comments Off | 08-22-2015

Transport Minister Simon Bridges says the signing of an open skies air services agreement with Cambodia will provide improved air links between our two countries.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Murray McCully signed the agreement for New Zealand on 19 August 2015 during his visit to Cambodia which is a member of the Association of Southeast Asian [...]

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PM acknowledges passing of George Gair

Comments Off | 08-21-2015

Prime Minister John Key has today acknowledged the passing of former National Party MP and Deputy Leader George Gair.
Mr Gair was a long-standing National MP and Senior Cabinet Minister who held the North Shore electorate from 1966 to 1990. He also served as Deputy Leader of the National Party.
From 1991 to 1994 he represented [...]

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Access to medicines continues to improve

Comments Off | 08-21-2015

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says New Zealanders access to medicines continued to improve in 2014/15.
“Pharmac estimates that 3.5 million New Zealanders received a funded medicine in 2014/15 – 100,000 more than the previous year,” says Dr Coleman.
“An estimated 70,000 New Zealanders benefited during the year from 41 new and widened access medicines.
“Pharmac is continuing its [...]

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Health Practitioners Bill passes first reading

Comments Off | 08-21-2015

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says patients and families will benefit from a Bill which will enable a wider range of suitable health practitioners to undertake certain functions currently restricted to medical practitioners.
“Our health workforce is evolving. Many health professionals are now capable of performing tasks that were previously solely the domain of medical practitioners,” says [...]

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Online GST discussion document released

Comments Off | 08-18-2015

Revenue Minister, Todd McClay, today released a discussion document on the collection of GST for online purchases.
GST: Cross-border services, intangibles and goods contains proposals to require overseas suppliers to register and return GST when they sell services (including online products such as e-books, music and videos) to New Zealand consumers. It also outlines the way [...]

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