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Rutherford Foundation Trust 2015 Awards

Comments Off | 11-15-2015

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced the recipients of the 2015 Rutherford Foundation Trust Awards.
The Trust aims to develop the skills of New Zealand’s most promising young researchers by providing them with early career support.
“This year’s recipients are 10 of New Zealand’s most outstanding emerging researchers, working in fields from health to marine [...]

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New Bill to set up trans-Tasman patent attorney regime

Comments Off | 11-15-2015

Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Paul Goldsmith today introduced a Bill to establish a single trans-Tasman patent attorney regime.
The Patents (Trans-Tasman Patent Attorneys, and Other Matters) Amendment Bill is the first significant update to the New Zealand patent profession in 60 years.
“This Bill would see patent attorneys benefit from significant time and [...]

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$16m additional funding for Canterbury DHB

Comments Off | 11-15-2015

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Government is providing Canterbury DHB with an additional $16 million in funding.
“The Government is committed to ensuring that Canterbury DHB is well placed to continue to deliver high quality services,” says Dr Coleman.
“Canterbury has responded to the unique challenges as a result of the earthquakes with an internationally recognised [...]

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Start-Up payments for kin carers available now

Comments Off | 01-20-2015

Applications are now open for the 2015 round of School and Year Start-up payments available to kin carers, Social Development Minister Anne Tolley confirmed today.
“The beginning of a new school year can be costly – this payment is available to help with pre-school and school-related costs such as clothing, school fees and stationery.
“Raising vulnerable children [...]

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IRD collects $4.1 billion of tax debt in 2013/14

Comments Off | 01-20-2015

Revenue Minister Todd McClay says Inland Revenue’s focus on collecting tax debt has paid big dividends, with $752 million more being collected in 2013/14 than in the previous year.
“This Government has invested heavily in providing Inland Revenue with the resources to bolster its tax compliance activities.
“In Budget 2014 we invested an additional $132 million – [...]

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Budgeting Services get $2 million boost

Comments Off | 12-14-2014

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says new government investment of $2 million will bolster community budgeting services.
As part of Budget 2014 the Government announced new operating funding of $22 million over the next four years to help New Zealanders with money management skills. This is in addition to the $9 million that the government [...]

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Overseas student loans collection hits $150m

Comments Off | 12-2-2014

The Government initiative aimed at encouraging overseas student loan debtors to start repaying their loans has now netted $150 million in additional payments, and the pace of collection is picking up.
Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Revenue Minister Todd McClay say the initiative took three years to collect its first $100 million, [...]

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New Auckland Special Housing Areas to deliver 8000 more homes

Comments Off | 09-12-2014

A fourth tranche of 17 Special Housing Areas (SHAs) that would yield more than 8000 additional new homes across Auckland was today announced by Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and Auckland Mayor Len Brown.
“The Auckland Housing Accord was agreed 11 months ago and since then, it has facilitated thousands more sections to be developed and [...]

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New service will improve intestinal failure care

Comments Off | 09-3-2014

Health Minister Tony Ryall has announced a new National Intestinal Failure service, costing $1 million over three years, will be established to improve the quality of care for patients suffering with intestinal failure.
Intestinal failure is a serious condition that affects a patient’s ability to keep up adequate nutrition. It is estimated there are around 300 [...]

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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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