Posts Tagged ‘economic growth’

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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Govt finances reflect careful management

Comments Off | 12-15-2015

Treasury’s latest forecasts show ongoing improvement in the Government’s books – reflecting a continued focus on responsible fiscal management, Finance Minister Bill English says.
“Treasury forecasts solid economic growth over the next five years, averaging 2.7 per cent per annum – picking up from a weaker performance in the first half of 2015.
“The positive outlook for [...]

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PM to visit Viet Nam, Philippines and Malaysia

Comments Off | 11-17-2015

Prime Minister John Key will travel to Viet Nam, the Philippines and Malaysia for a series of meetings aimed at boosting New Zealand’s trade, political and security links in the region.
Mr Key will lead a trade delegation to Viet Nam and attend the East Asia Summit in Kuala Lumpur and the APEC leader’s meeting in [...]

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Ministers welcome Productivity Commission report on social services

Comments Off | 09-16-2015

The Productivity Commission’s latest report on social services in New Zealand will be a valued input into the Government’s ongoing programme of public sector reform, Finance Minister Bill English and State Services Minister Paula Bennett say.
The Commission found there are significant opportunities to improve the support given to the most vulnerable New Zealanders.
“The Government agrees [...]

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Minister congratulates NZAS on 25th anniversary of Kakapo Recovery partnership

Comments Off | 09-16-2015

New Zealand Aluminium Smelter’s 25 years of partnership with DOC has helped to bring the kakapo back from the edge of extinction, Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says.
“When NZAS joined with DOC and Forest & Bird there were only 49 kakapo left in the world. Now, a quarter of a century later, there are 125 and [...]

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Community providers boost social housing

Comments Off | 09-16-2015

Eight new properties being opened today show the importance community organisations play in housing vulnerable New Zealanders, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says.
The Accessible Properties opening in Miramar today will see at least 16 people housed in eight brand new two-bedroom units. Four have been designed specifically for those with particular accessibility needs.
“It’s [...]

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Constitution confirms rural fire responsibilities

Comments Off | 09-16-2015

Associate Minister of Local Government Louise Upston has today announced the signing of the Pumicelands Constitution, confirming rural fire authority responsibilities for a number of offshore islands in the Bay of Plenty.
“Offshore islands that will now be administered by the Pumicelands Rural Fire Authority (RFA) include the Tūhua/Mayor and Motiti islands, as well as the [...]

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Funding round starts for new forest planting

Comments Off | 09-16-2015

The first funding round of the Afforestation Grant Scheme will see 5819 hectares planted throughout New Zealand, says Associate Primary Industries Minister Jo Goodhew.
The Afforestation Grant Scheme is a $22.5m programme to help establish about 15,000 hectares of new forest plantations over the next six years.
“Under the first round of funding the total area applied [...]

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Funding for LED road lighting conversion accelerated

Comments Off | 03-11-2015

Urban streets will soon be lined with safer, cheaper, more efficient LED (light-emitting diode) lighting thanks to an accelerated funding model, Transport and Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges says.
At today’s Road Lighting Conference in Auckland, the Minister announced a NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) policy change that will allow local authorities looking at upgrading road [...]

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$1B go-ahead for Waikato Expressway

Comments Off | 03-11-2015

The approval of over a billion dollars in spending on a major trade route through the Waikato shows the Government’s commitment to unlocking New Zealand’s potential for economic growth Transport Minister, Simon Bridges says.
Work on the remaining three sections of the Waikato Expressway is set to get underway this year, following approval by the NZ [...]

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