Posts Tagged ‘colleagues’

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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Five new projects to receive tourism funding

Comments Off | 09-26-2015

Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism John Key has announced the Government is investing in five new projects to help grow the tourism sector in New Zealand.
“Tourism is New Zealand’s second largest export earner and has a crucial role in growing our economy. The industry is in great shape and we want to keep [...]

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Climate Change Minister to visit Australia and the United States

Comments Off | 09-26-2015

Trade Minister Tim Groser will travel to Australia and the United States important talks on international climate change and regional trade agreements.
Mr Groser will first meet Australian Environment Minister Greg Hunt in Melbourne today to discuss domestic climate policies following Malcolm Turnbull’s appointment as Prime Minister and his Cabinet re-shuffle.
He will then travel to the [...]

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Minister welcomes report on consumer issues

Comments Off | 09-26-2015

A report by the Commerce Commission provides a useful snapshot of issues affecting consumers and competition levels in 2014, Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Paul Goldsmith says.
“I welcome this report by the Commerce Commission,” Mr Goldsmith says.
“The annual Consumer Issues 2015 report gives an overview of areas where there was a risk of harm [...]

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$566,000 for environmental education

Comments Off | 09-26-2015

Efforts to inspire young people to get involved with protecting New Zealand’s natural world will benefit from $566,000 of funding announced today, Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says.
“Six significant environmental education projects will receive the money from the Community Conservation Partnerships Fund,” Ms Barry says.
“It is vital for the future of conservation in this country that [...]

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New RMA standard to streamline telecommunications upgrades

Comments Off | 09-26-2015

Changes to modernise and streamline the National Environmental Standard (NES) for telecommunications facilities will speed up improvements and reduce costs for consumers, Communications Minister Amy Adams and Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today at the Resource Management Law Association conference.
“Connectivity plays an important role in the lives of New Zealanders – it has transformed [...]

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$2.13 million boost for community pest control

Comments Off | 09-26-2015

The fight against introduced predators across New Zealand will receive a significant boost through $2.13 million in Community Conservation Partnerships Fund money announced today by Conservation Minister Maggie Barry.
“Pests like possums, rats and stoats are, without any doubt, the biggest threat to our native wildlife,” Ms Barry says.
“Birds such as the kiwi, kakapo and kokako [...]

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Ministers attend NZ-China Partnership Forum

Comments Off | 09-26-2015

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Associate Trade Minister Todd McClay will today join senior business and government representatives at the second New Zealand-China Partnership Forum in Beijing.
“The New Zealand-China Partnership Forum is an important platform for deepening and strengthening the economic and political relationship between our two countries. This Forum will build on the [...]

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HMRC wins £45m in second Abbey National avoidance case

Comments Off | 08-9-2015

The First-tier Tribunal’s ruling will protect over £45 million tax from ANTS as well as another £40 million in a second case that will be decided by this ruling.
Jim Harra, HMRC Director General, Business Tax, said:
HMRC has again protected a significant amount of tax revenue, and we will continue to tackle aggressive tax avoidance schemes.
This [...]

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HMRC takes next step towards creating a digital future for taxpayers

Comments Off | 08-9-2015

These changes will ultimately enable HMRC to make savings of up to 24 per cent on its £800m annual IT budget by 2020-21 while maintaining consistent delivery of services to customers.
Mark Dearnley, HMRC’s Chief Digital and Information Officer, said:
We have an ambitious digital vision – to transform our IT services and use the data we [...]

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