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Campaign highlights the signs of a stroke

Comments Off | 06-6-2016

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes a new national campaign which highlights the signs of a stroke and the need to act quickly.
“Each year in New Zealand about 9,000 people have a stroke. Early identification and treatment is crucial to reduce the likelihood of brain damage and lasting harm,” says Dr Coleman.
“The FAST campaign focuses on [...]

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$2.9 million boost for Waikato HNZ homes

Comments Off | 02-26-2016

Increased spending on maintenance by Housing New Zealand’s is making its Waikato properties better places to live, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says.
Housing New Zealand (HNZ) spent $11.5 million on maintenance in Hamilton and the Waikato Region last year, an increase of $2.9 million since 2012.
“Ensuring vulnerable social housing tenants have homes that are healthy, [...]

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Deed of Settlement signed with Ngatikahu ki Whangaroa

Comments Off | 12-20-2015

The Crown has signed a Deed of Settlement with Ngatikahu ki Whangaroa settling the iwi’s historical Treaty of Waitangi claims, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher Finlayson announced today.
Ngatikahu ki Whangaroa is a northern iwi of approximately 2,500 people whose area of interest lies between the Whangaroa and Mangonui Harbours in the Far North.
The [...]

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Online tax filing results in big savings

Comments Off | 11-3-2015

The increase in customers filing tax online has meant big savings in postage and printing.
Revenue Minister Todd McClay says Inland Revenue was spending more than $18 million on print and postage each year, but by giving customers access to their details online, it is dropping dramatically.
“Because most customers have embraced online filing Inland Revenue has [...]

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Consultation on Contract and Commercial Law Bill begins

Comments Off | 11-3-2015

The Government is seeking submissions on an exposure draft of the Contract and Commercial Law Bill, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson QC announced today.
Eleven contract and commercial statutes, some dating back to 1908, have been revised and consolidated into a single Bill without changing the substantive effect of the law.
“This Bill is significant because it relates to [...]

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New pay equity Working Group welcomed

Comments Off | 11-3-2015

Employers and unions have agreed to a Government proposal to set up a Joint Working Group to develop principles for dealing with claims of pay equity under the Equal Pay Act.
Minister for Women Louise Upston says she is pleased that gender equality issues are on the table and this is another way the Government is [...]

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Funding for Otago forests, birds and wetlands

Comments Off | 10-10-2015

A range of conservation projects, including coastal forests, wetland restoration and pest control across Otago, will benefit from the latest round of Community Conservation Partnership Fund (CCPF) grants, says Associate Conservation Minister Nicky Wagner.
“The Landscape Connection Trust is receiving $120,000 to help continue conservation efforts for threatened species and indigenous forests across 55,000 hectares of [...]

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Minister welcomes NZICC resource consent

Comments Off | 09-22-2015

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce today welcomed the decision by Auckland Council to grant a resource consent for the New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC).
“This is another important milestone for the building of the International Convention Centre,” Mr Joyce says. “The decision means that SkyCity can now prepare to commence construction on what will [...]

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PGP delivering much needed support to rural communities

Comments Off | 09-14-2015

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy says a further 400 rural professionals will be trained in 20 workshops delivered over the next month to support farming families and rural communities.
“These workshops are about creating a culture of mental health awareness and training within service organisations, a key outcome from ‘Transforming the Dairy Value Chain’, a Primary [...]

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Bids open for Ultra-Fast Broadband expansion

Comments Off | 09-10-2015

Communications Minister Amy Adams will today release a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the next stage of rolling out fast, reliable broadband to New Zealanders.
“Four and a half years after the first fibre trench was dug in Whangarei, the Government’s world-leading Ultra-Fast Broadband initiative is more than 50 per cent complete with around 750,000 Kiwis [...]

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