$37m school investment in Otago and Southland

Comments Off | 06-24-2016

Around $37 million will be invested in school property in Otago and Southland, say Education Minister HekiaParata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye.
This investment includes:
• Around $25 million for Wakatipu High School to be relocated and rebuilt for a role of 1200 places (this will increase the current capacity of the school by 140 places, from [...]

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$10k for Wakatipu Basin youth mentoring

Comments Off | 06-24-2016

The Wakatipu Youth Trust (WYT) will receive funding of $10,000 to develop mentoring opportunities for young people in 2016/2017, Youth Minister Nikki Kaye announced today.
“This funding will support around 20 young people to access mentoring opportunities,” says Ms Kaye.
WYT was established in April 2011 following the merger of Queenstown Life Trust and Wakatipu District Youth [...]

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NZ Government to invest $600m to tackle road toll

Comments Off | 06-23-2016

Transport Minister Simon Bridges and Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss have announced a $600 million nationwide road safety programme to help bring down the country’s road toll.
The Safer Roads and Roadsides Programme will see safety improvements made to more than 90 high-risk sites on rural State Highways in 14 regions. It includes nearly all high [...]

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New Plymouth $24m road upgrade complete

Comments Off | 06-23-2016

Transport Minister Simon Bridges today marked the completion of New Plymouth’s $24 million Vickers to City upgrade project.
Under the project, 2.8km of State Highway 3 to the north of New Plymouth’s CBD was upgraded to include two lanes in each direction and two new bridges at TeHenui and Waiwhakaiho. It also includes safer and more [...]

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Queenstown Special Housing Areas approved

Comments Off | 06-23-2016

Four new Special Housing Areas (SHAs) approved by the Government under the Queenstown-Lakes Housing Accord will enable much needed housing for the district, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says.
“These four new SHAs fast-track the zoning of 40 hectares of land to residential and provide the potential for 490 homes. This additional capacity is [...]

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More schools funded to trial innovative practice

Comments Off | 06-22-2016

Education Minister Hekia Parata has announced that 46 innovative teaching projects involving 114 schools and 6 early childhood education providers have won funding worth a total of around $3.6 million over the next two years.
Ms Parata says the Teacher-Led Innovation Fund supports teams of teachers to develop innovative teaching practice to raise achievement for [...]

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Funding boost to improve NZ’s resilience to natural hazards

Comments Off | 06-22-2016

Civil Defence Minister Nikki Kaye today announced that eight regions have been awarded funding grants from the 2016 Resilience Fund, an annual fund of $889,000 administered by the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management (MCDEM).
“We recognise that some of the best work towards enhancing New Zealand’s resilience is happening in our regions. As a [...]

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$7.9m for long-term health conditions research

Comments Off | 06-22-2016

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce and Health Minister Jonathan Coleman today announced the opening of applications for a new $7.9 million research fund to help improve the management of long-term health conditions.
“The Government supports research that leads to improved health outcomes and more effective delivery of healthcare for New Zealanders,” says Mr Joyce.
“We want [...]

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Auckland building activity at all-time high

Comments Off | 06-21-2016

Building activity in Auckland has topped an all-time high of $6 billion per year, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and Auckland Mayor Len Brown said today in releasing the latest Auckland Housing Accord monitoring report.
“There has been phenomenal growth in building activity since the accord was agreed between the Auckland Council and the [...]

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Report shows tech sector’s value to NZ economy

Comments Off | 06-21-2016

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Communications Minister Amy Adams today welcomed a report showing the technology sector’s value to the New Zealand economy.
The report, Digital Nation New Zealand: From Tech Sector to Digital Nation, provides analysis of the nature and size of the technology sector and its impact on the New Zealand [...]

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