Archive for the ‘Sector Investments’ Category

Major Events Fund invests in Winter Games NZ

Comments Off | 08-9-2014

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce today announced the Major Events Fund is investing $1.5 million in Winter Games New Zealand 2015 and $1.25 million in Winter Games New Zealand 2017.
Winter Games New Zealand is a bi-annual event held in the Southern Lakes district and attracts some of the world’s most elite snow sport athletes. Investment [...]

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New profiles to increase investment in regions

Comments Off | 07-17-2014

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce today launched a set of 14 Regional Investment Profiles at the New Zealand and Australia Economic Development Forum 2014 to promote investment opportunities in each region of New Zealand.
The profiles provide information about sector strengths and how these are supported by each region’s workforce, raw materials, services and infrastructure. They [...]

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Business Growth Agenda boosting investment, jobs & growth

Comments Off | 06-17-2014

The Government’s comprehensive Business Growth Agenda is delivering greater business investment, more jobs and higher wages for New Zealanders, Finance Minister Bill English and Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce say.
The two lead ministers today released the Business Growth Agenda – Future Direction 2014 report which outlines the significant progress the National Government has made in [...]

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Budget 2014: $28.6m investment in ICT Grad Schools

Comments Off | 06-5-2014

The Government will invest $28.6 million operating funding (including $11.8 million of contingencies) over the next four years in three Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Graduate Schools to help address significant high-level skills shortages in the rapidly growing ICT industry, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce says.
The new ICT Graduate Schools, a Budget [...]

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Government investing strongly in programmes to slow obesity cycle

Comments Off | 06-1-2014

The National-led Government is investing strongly in programmes to support pregnant women and new mums to understand the importance of good nutrition and physical activity for their babies and for themselves.
Health Minister Tony Ryall spoke about the importance of newborn and maternal nutrition and the range of anti-obesity programmes the government is investing in at [...]

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$2.9m for Maritime NZ from Future Investment Fund

Comments Off | 05-25-2014

Maritime New Zealand will receive $2.9 million of new capital funding from the Future Investment Fund to help it adopt the latest technology necessary for optimum performance, Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee says.
“This new funding will assist Maritime NZ to develop the information system required to support the new maritime operator safety system and the seafarer [...]

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Budget 2014: Extra $132m for tax compliance

Comments Off | 05-17-2014

Budget 2014 will allocate $132 million to Inland Revenue over the next five years to bolster its tax compliance activities and for chasing up unfiled returns, Revenue Minister Todd McClay says.
Of this, $48.6 million is cash for Inland Revenue to undertake these activities. The remaining $84 million is to cover tax being written off where [...]

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$30m Budget boost for Social Housing Fund

Comments Off | 05-17-2014

The Government is providing an additional $30 million of operating spending in Budget 2014 to help the community housing sector provide homes for high-need families, Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says.
“The community housing sector will be able to help hundreds more high-need New Zealand families get access to a warm, dry, affordable home with Budget [...]

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$2.5m Budget boost for computers in homes

Comments Off | 05-17-2014

The Budget allocates $2.5 million in additional operating funding in 2014/15 to continue to provide more computers in homes and digital literacy training for low-income families, Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye say.
“This increased funding means up to 1,500 more low-income families will learn basic computer skills and be provided with [...]

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$8.6m for Youth One-Stop Shops social support

Comments Off | 05-17-2014

Budget 2014 provides $8.6 million of new operating spending over the next four years for social support needs at Youth One-Stop Shops, Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye says.
“Currently Youth One-Stop Shops are funded to provide health care to young people, but the money hasn’t been there to provide social support,” she says. “I understand that [...]

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