Posts Tagged ‘investment’

Tourism, manufacturing drive economic growth

Comments Off | 12-20-2015

The next round of the New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) Fund opens for applications today, Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner has announced.
“NZSL is central to Deaf culture and identity, and is crucial to Deaf people’s ability to communicate and fully participate in society,” Ms Wagner says.
“The second round of the NZSL Fund seeks proposals for [...]

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Second Sign Language funding round open

Comments Off | 12-20-2015

The next round of the New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) Fund opens for applications today, Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner has announced.
“NZSL is central to Deaf culture and identity, and is crucial to Deaf people’s ability to communicate and fully participate in society,” Ms Wagner says.
“The second round of the NZSL Fund seeks proposals for [...]

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$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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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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Australia New Zealand Defence Ministers’ meet

Comments Off | 12-14-2015

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee will host the Australian Defence Minister, Senator Marise Payne in Christchurch today.
The Ministers will discuss a range of regional and international security issues, including international efforts to counter Da’esh and deployments such as the Multinational Force and Observers in the Sinai, and Operation Resolute Support in Afghanistan. The respective New [...]

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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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More funding to tackle nits

Comments Off | 12-14-2015

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says that the Nitbusters programme, which provides free head lice treatment to families in low decile schools, is to continue in 2016.
Funding of $1.1 million is being provided to KidsCan to deliver the programme to 111 schools and 24,000 children.
“As a mother and grandmother I know all families will be [...]

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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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