Archive for November, 2015

Minister welcomes major upgrade of Otahuhu Station

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Transport Minister Simon Bridges says a major upgrade of the Otahuhu Station will provide better bus and rail connections to support the roll-out of a new public transport network for south Auckland.
The Government is contributing $12m towards the facility which will link the existing Otahuhu train station platform with two new bus platforms and a [...]

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$79m Western Springs College investment largest ever for NZ school

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The largest-ever school investment in New Zealand has been announced today, with the Government set to invest around $75 million redeveloping Auckland’s Western Springs College, and around $4 million upgrading TAPAC, the Auckland Performing Arts Centre situated on the school grounds, says Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye.
“This rebuild of the current school will see at [...]

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Over $20m saved on AoG Telecommunications contract

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Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne have announced a list of twelve telecommunications providers who have been selected to provide telecommunications and managed security services to Government.
Government agencies will be able to easily select the suppliers and services they want based on their business needs. The All of Government contract [...]

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Trade Minister welcomes dramatic growth in exports to Chinese Taipei

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Trade Minister Tim Groser today released new statistics showing spectacular growth in New Zealand’s exports to Chinese Taipei since the Economic Cooperation Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, and Matsu (ANZTEC) entered into force in December 2013.
“New Zealand exporters are reaping the benefits of preferential tariff access to [...]

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Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank legislation passes third reading

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Finance Minister Bill English today welcomed the passing of the International Finance Agreements Amendment Bill, which enables New Zealand to become a founding member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.
The Bank is a China-led initiative which is being established to address a gap in new infrastructure across Asia. Its purpose is to foster sustainable economic [...]

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Former quarry site now available for housing

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The decision by a panel of commissioners appointed by Auckland Council to allow new houses to be built on a disused quarry site in Mount Eden has been welcomed today by Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith.
“The rezoning of the former land at the Three Kings quarry site as residential will enable the construction [...]

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Proposals sought for MBIE Science Fund

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Research proposals have opened today for the redesigned Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Contestable Research Fund, says Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce.
“The National Statement of Science Investment (NSSI), released last month, announced that the contestable fund will be redesigned to be a single, more flexible fund that can respond to emerging research [...]

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Business Transformation: IRD cooperates with Xero and MYOB to simplify GST

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Revenue Minister Todd McClay says New Zealand and international companies are reaping the benefits of the billion dollar programme to modernise and simplify New Zealand’s tax administration.
“We said the transformation of New Zealand’s tax administration would use a mixture of New Zealand and international expertise – and where a New Zealand company could do the [...]

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Business Transformation: Less time, lower cost, more benefits

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Revenue Minister Todd McClay says Inland Revenue’s Business Transformation programme is likely to take less time, cost less, and deliver more benefits than the original projections.
Mr McClay was speaking at the Trans-Tasman Business Circle, where he released two consultation papers. The first, making it simpler for businesses to manage PAYE and GST and the second [...]

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Incorporated Societies Bill out for public consultation

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A draft Bill to update the law governing incorporated societies is being released today for public consultation, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith says.
“There are over 23,000 incorporated societies currently operating across New Zealand,” Mr Goldsmith says.
“From the Aro Valley Citizens Advice Bureau to the Akaroa Croquet Club, incorporated societies make a huge contribution [...]

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