Archive for May, 2016

Food waste campaign to break the mould

Comments Off | 05-30-2016

Thousands of tonnes of food which is wasted every year could be greatly reduced under a national education campaign with the help of $460,000 of Government funding, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today.
“The Love Food Hate Waste initiative tackles the problem of households throwing away more than 100,000 tonnes of food each year, costing [...]

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PwC supports NZ Milk Futures to manage milk price risk

Comments Off | 05-30-2016

The NZX today launched a NZ Milk Futures contract that will eventually provide the opportunity for large and small dairy farmers to proactively risk manage milk price movements and volatility.
“The new futures contract essentially replaces, and considerably enhances, the Guaranteed Milk Price (GMP) contract previously offered by Fonterra,” says Roger Kerr, PwC Partner and [...]

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Global links strengthen agriculture research

Comments Off | 05-30-2016

A new round of research funding and the appointment of a Special Representative are big steps forward for New Zealand’s involvement in the Global Research Alliance, Ministers Paula Bennett and Nathan Guy say.
“New Zealander Hayden Montgomery has been endorsed by GRA member countries as its first Special Representative. The appointment highlights the confidence other countries [...]

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Majority of schools will get funding increase

Comments Off | 05-27-2016

Most schools will receive funding increases as a result of the Budget 2016 decision to target discretionary funding to schools teaching students most at risk of under-achievement, Education Minister Hekia Parata says.
“The final allocations won’t be known until July enrolment data is matched with Ministry of Social Development data, but indicative modelling shows that the [...]

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PwC supports NZ Milk Futures to manage milk price risk

Comments Off | 05-27-2016

The NZX today launched a NZ Milk Futures contract that will eventually provide the opportunity for large and small dairy farmers to proactively risk manage milk price movements and volatility.
“The new futures contract essentially replaces, and considerably enhances, the Guaranteed Milk Price (GMP) contract previously offered by Fonterra,” says Roger Kerr, PwC Partner and [...]

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Government continues to invest in schools in Wellington region

Comments Off | 05-27-2016

The Government will invest around $4 million from Budget 2016 to provide new classrooms in the greater Wellington region, including Wairarapa, Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today at Mt Cook School, Wellington.
“The 14 new classrooms to be built across the region are among the 480 new classrooms that were [...]

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$11.6m new funding for the arts

Comments Off | 05-26-2016

Three major arts organisations will receive a funding boost in Budget 2016, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says.
The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (NZSO), Royal New Zealand Ballet (RNZB) and Te Matatini Kapa Haka Aotearoa will share $11.6 million of new operating funding over the next four years – a permanent increase of $2.9 [...]

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$49m to strengthen Whānau-centred services

Comments Off | 05-26-2016

Whānau Ora will receive a $40 million boost of operating funding over the next four years, allowing it to substantially increase the number of whānau it can support, Māori Development and Whānau Ora Minister Te Ururoa Flavell says.
Budget 2016 also includes $4 million to provide microfinance to whānau and $5 million to go toward increasing [...]

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$17.8m to create Māori Land Service

Comments Off | 05-26-2016

Budget 2016 provides $14.2 million to support the establishment of the new Māori Land Service, which is a key element of the current reform of Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993.
The $8 million of operating funding over two years, plus $6.2 million of capital, will be used to engage with Māori landowners and others in [...]

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Successful first step in building new disability strategy

Comments Off | 05-25-2016

Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner says the first round of consultation on the development of a new disability strategy for New Zealand has been a great success.
“587 individuals and organisations completed an online survey and a further 35 submissions were received in other ways – including five providing feedback via video.
“Thousands of people visited the [...]

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