Posts Tagged ‘announcement’

$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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Low income earners benefiting from finance partnership

Comments Off | 11-15-2015

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has welcomed the announcement that the Bank of New Zealand is to increase its support for the Community Finance initiative, which provides interest free and low interest loans to New Zealanders on low incomes.
The Ministry of Social Development partnered with BNZ, Good Shepherd NZ and the Salvation Army last year [...]

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NZICC triggers $700m building project

Comments Off | 11-15-2015

SkyCity’s announcement today of its commitment to a $700 million building works programme for the New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC) together with a 300-room hotel, 1300 carparks and the accompanying laneway is a huge boost for the Auckland and New Zealand visitor economy, Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce says.
“Today’s announcement is the culmination of [...]

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Coastal hazard issue to be uncoupled from fast-track earthquake recovery plan process

Comments Off | 09-29-2015

Plan changes affecting property owners as a consequence of future coastal hazard issues are to be dealt with as part of Christchurch City Council’s normal planning processes, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee, Associate Minister Nicky Wagner and Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today with Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel.
“These coastal planning issues relating [...]

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Kermadec sanctuary a global contribution to ocean protection

Comments Off | 09-29-2015

The Prime Minister’s announcement today at the United Nations in New York of a new Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary is a global contribution by New Zealand towards better protection of the world’s oceans, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith says.
“Oceans are the new frontier for environmental protection. They make up 72 per cent of the globe and [...]

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Funding boost for emergency housing sector

Comments Off | 09-29-2015

More vulnerable New Zealanders will be able to access emergency housing when they need it, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says.
The Government will invest $2 million in non-government organisations (NGOs) in Auckland for a short-term emergency housing response to help address the shortage of emergency housing places.
“Emergency housing is for people who urgently need somewhere [...]

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New funding supports sustainable Pacific fisheries

Comments Off | 09-14-2015

Prime Minister John Key has announced New Zealand will invest $50 million over the next three years to support the transformation of the Pacific fisheries sector.
“Fisheries are the most important natural resource for the majority of Pacific nations and more must be done to conserve stocks and boost returns from this resource,” Mr Key says.
“While [...]

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Designers sought for Metro Sports Facility

Comments Off | 09-14-2015

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says proposals are now being sought from design firms interested in being part of the development of Christchurch’s Metro Sports Facility.
Tenders have today been released on the Government Electronic Tenders Service (GETS) website seeking proposals for architectural design services and multi-disciplinary engineering design services for the key anchor project.
“After [...]

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Northland by-election date announced

Comments Off | 02-2-2015

Prime Minister John Key today announced the date for the by-election in Northland will be Saturday the 28th of March.
“This date gives parties sufficient time to prepare, while allowing the process to move ahead.”
Today’s announcement was made after the Prime Minister considered advice from the Electoral Commission.
The by-election Writ day will be Monday 23 February [...]

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New $2 million fund to grow young entrepreneurs

Comments Off | 12-5-2014

Youth Minister Nikki Kaye today launched the ‘Youth Enterprise Fund’, aimed at helping today’s young people become tomorrow’s entrepreneurs.
“The fund is part of the Government’s 2014 Budget announcement of $2.5 million of new funding for youth enterprise initiatives.
“This is about growing the next generation of confident citizens, who can contribute to their communities and make [...]

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