Posts Tagged ‘announced’

$17.6 million in additional funding for Department of Corrections

Comments Off | 12-20-2015

Corrections Minister Judith Collins has announced the government will provide additional funding of $17.6 million to the Department of Corrections.
“The funding will address cost pressures from the greater than expected prison population growth and enhancements to electronic monitoring,” Ms Collins says.
“Despite significant progress in reducing crime and improving public safety, the number of prisoners has [...]

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$5.1m allocated to more anti-drug initiatives

Comments Off | 12-16-2015

Prime Minister John Key has announced over $5 million worth of assets seized from criminals will be invested in anti-drug initiatives.
A total of 13 initiatives will receive a share of the $5.105 million made available in the latest round of funding under the Criminal Proceeds (Recovery) Act.
Details of the funding were announced today along [...]

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Christmas cheer for Settling In fund recipients

Comments Off | 12-15-2015

A total of $315,820 in funding has been approved for 48 applicants from not-for-profit organisations working with refugees and migrants, Ethnic Communities Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga announced today.
The money comes from the Office of Ethnic Communities’ Settling In fund, which is available for projects or initiatives that seek to support successful settlement for refugee and [...]

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$12.3m to redevelop two Wellington schools

Comments Off | 12-14-2015

The Government will invest $12.3 million to redevelop two more Wellington schools, Newtown School and Ngaio School, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today.
This follows last week’s announcement of an $8.5 million redevelopment of Kelburn Normal School in the capital.
“These two latest redevelopments will help address roll growth and a range of building and site [...]

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$79m Western Springs College investment largest ever for NZ school

Comments Off | 11-17-2015

The largest-ever school investment in New Zealand has been announced today, with the Government set to invest around $75 million redeveloping Auckland’s Western Springs College, and around $4 million upgrading TAPAC, the Auckland Performing Arts Centre situated on the school grounds, says Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye.
“This rebuild of the current school will see at [...]

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Over $20m saved on AoG Telecommunications contract

Comments Off | 11-17-2015

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne have announced a list of twelve telecommunications providers who have been selected to provide telecommunications and managed security services to Government.
Government agencies will be able to easily select the suppliers and services they want based on their business needs. The All of Government contract [...]

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Youth Parliament 2016 members announced

Comments Off | 11-17-2015

Youth Minister Nikki Kaye today announced the 121 Youth MPs and 17 members of the Youth Press Gallery who will be part of Youth Parliament 2016.
“Each Member of Parliament has selected a young person aged 16 to 18 to represent them and their community at Youth Parliament, which will be held in Parliament Buildings on [...]

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Meth users stopping vulnerable from getting state homes

Comments Off | 11-17-2015

P-users are delaying vulnerable people from getting access to social housing and have forced Housing New Zealand to demolish 14 contaminated homes in three years, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says.
“Last year Housing New Zealand (HNZ) decontaminated nearly 230 meth infected homes costing taxpayers $2.3-million,” she says.
“We will not tolerate any meth use in [...]

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$1.2m for the Ultimate Waterman

Comments Off | 11-17-2015

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce today announced a Major Events Development Fund (MEDF) investment of $1.2 million in the next three Ultimate Waterman events.
The Ultimate Waterman seeks the world’s best all-round waterman across various disciplines including surfing, stand-up paddle board, waka-ama, water skill and endurance events.
The Major Events Fund invested $300,000 in the inaugural event [...]

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TPP members release text of Agreement

Comments Off | 11-16-2015

Minister of Trade Tim Groser has announced that, on behalf of the twelve members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), New Zealand has released the text of the results of TPP negotiations in its capacity as Depositary of the Agreement.
The text is currently available on the international treaty depository section of the New Zealand Ministry of [...]

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