Posts Tagged ‘FDI New Zealand’

Nearly 5500 more properties zoned green

Comments Off | 10-15-2011

All Banks Peninsula, except for 20 properties in the Church Bay and eastern Diamond Harbour area, have been rezoned from white to green, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee announced today.
“This means these homeowners can now get on with the process of repairing or rebuilding their homes if they were damaged by the earthquakes,” Mr [...]

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Economic recovery continues in Canterbury

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Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has welcomed the latest release of official data showing Canterbury’s economy is making steady positive progress.
Today’s release is the fifth since the data sets were first released by the Ministry for Economic Development in June, and shows a number of clear trends.
Mr Brownlee said Canterbury had been amazingly resilient [...]

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Changes to speed up urban planning in ChCh

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The Government has made changes to the Canterbury Regional Policy Statement to provide certainty to enable local authorities and developers to make land available for post earthquake residential development, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee announced today.
“The region’s planning framework has to accommodate the extraordinary set of circumstances we face in Canterbury following the series [...]

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New Bills will improve corrections system

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Two new Bills introduced into Parliament today will enhance prison security and improve the management of both prisoners and offenders on community sentences, Corrections Minister Judith Collins said.
The Corrections Amendment Bill and the Administration of Community Sentences and Orders Bill make a number of changes to the legislation that governs the corrections system.
“These Bills are [...]

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Minister welcomes construction industry report

Comments Off | 10-15-2011

Building and Construction Minister Williamson has today welcomed a PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report into the construction industry.
The report: Valuing the role of Construction in the New Zealand economy, was commissioned by the Construction Strategy Group (CSG) and launched by Mr Williamson at a CSG meeting in Auckland today.
The report highlights the key role the construction sector [...]

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New rule strengthens safeguards for adventure aviation industry

Comments Off | 10-13-2011

Transport Minister Steven Joyce has signed a rule aimed at improving safety in the commercial adventure aviation industry.
“New Zealanders love their extreme sports, and we are a top adventure tourism destination. It is important that we have systems in place to ensure these activities are safe,” says Mr Joyce.
Civil Aviation Rule Part 115: Adventure Aviation [...]

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NZ Trade Minister welcomes passage of US trade deals

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Trade Minister Tim Groser welcomed the passage in the United States Congress of the US’s Free Trade Agreements with Panama, Colombia, and Korea. The deals were ratified overnight, with (strong) bipartisan support in the United States House of Representatives and the Senate.
“The passage of these agreements sends a strong signal to the world about the [...]

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EQC levies rise to realistically reflect costs

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Earthquake Commission (EQC) levies will rise early next year to help rebuild the commission’s Natural Disaster Fund (NDF) and to more realistically reflect EQC’s operating costs, Finance Minister Bill English says.
“The Government is committed to rebuilding Christchurch and supporting the people of Canterbury,” Mr English says.
“The levy increase is a responsible step to ensure EQC [...]

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New Auckland waterfront home for high-tech stars

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A world-class facility in Auckland that will house business incubators, research and development institutions, and business development providers, was announced today by Science and Innovation Minister Wayne Mapp and Auckland Mayor Len Brown.
“The Wynyard Quarter Innovation Precinct will connect entrepreneurs and businesses to international investors and partners,” said Dr Mapp. “It will also be a [...]

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Price of cancer treatment assessed for the first time

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More than half a billion dollars a year is spent by the public health service on diagnosing and treating cancer and this is set to increase more than 20 per cent by 2021.
Health Minister Tony Ryall says, “The Ministry of Health report, Price of Cancer, tells New Zealand for the first time how much taxpayers [...]

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