Posts Tagged ‘involved’

$500,000 boost to help rural mental health

Comments Off | 06-12-2015

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy have announced a $500,000 funding boost to support mental health initiatives targeted at rural communities.
“Rural depression is a significant issue. The physical isolation as well as the uncertainties of being reliant on the land creates different pressures to those living in an urban setting,” says [...]

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Ultra-Fast Broadband build complete in Timaru

Comments Off | 06-10-2015

Communications Minister Amy Adams today welcomed the completion of the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) build in Timaru.
More than 15 per cent of eligible users in Timaru have already signed up for UFB making it the fifth highest initial uptake in the country.
Speaking at Mt Cook Alpine Salmon, Ms Adams said better broadband was a core [...]

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April surplus highlights volatility in fiscal numbers

Comments Off | 06-10-2015

The Government’s $448 million OBEGAL surplus in the 10 months to 30 April – around $1 billion better than the $555 million deficit forecast in the Budget – highlights the inherent volatility in monthly fiscal results, Finance Minister Bill English says.
“We’ve always said small differences between large revenue and expenditure numbers can lead to swings [...]

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Opportunities for greater New Zealand-European Union agricultural partnerships

Comments Off | 06-10-2015

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy says his visit to Europe over the last 10 days successfully highlighted opportunities for more agricultural partnerships between producers in the European Union and New Zealand.
Mr Guy visited France and Poland, and represented New Zealand at the International Agricultural Forum at the Milan Expo and at the 39th Food and [...]

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Government supports New Zealand forestry exporters to combat illegal logging

Comments Off | 06-5-2015

The Government has today launched a new tool for exporters of New Zealand-grown forestry products to help combat illegal logging of tropical forests, Associate Primary Industries Minister Jo Goodhew says.
“From 15 June this year information statements will be available for our exporters to use when they send products to countries who have imposed requirements to [...]

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McClay visits European capitals to talk Trade and sign tax agreement

Comments Off | 06-5-2015

Minister of Revenue and Associate Trade Minister, Todd McClay has concluded a European lobbying mission by signing a tax agreement in Paris to focus on tax avoidance by multinationals.
Tax Agreement
The OECD’s Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement brings New Zealand closer to participating in the global standard for an automatic exchange of information between tax authorities.
Signing the [...]

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Youth organisations receive $45k services for young people funding

Comments Off | 06-5-2015

Youth Minister Nikki Kaye today announced that four organisations will receive a total of around $45,000 of ‘services for young people’ funding, to help them deliver a range of youth development programmes.
“This is one-off funding to established organisations working in the youth sector, to support them to extend or deliver existing initiatives they’re involved with [...]

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$889k fund helps councils work with youth

Comments Off | 03-18-2015

Youth Minister Nikki Kaye says from today, councils can apply for a share of $889,000 funding under the 2015 Youth Development Partnership Fund to help them work with young people.
“Young people need to be involved in local decision-making, so that their views are reflected in the projects and facilities around them.
“The fund’s aim is to [...]

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Food industry called to consult on regulations

Comments Off | 01-19-2015

Food Safety Minister Jo Goodhew announced today that proposals for regulations under the Food Act 2014 are now open for consultation.
The proposed regulations ensure our food is safe and suitable, and will apply to around 85,000 food premises, growers and food importers when the Act comes fully into force by 1 March 2016.
“We want [...]

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Programme inspires young people to achieve

Comments Off | 01-18-2015

Youth Minister Nikki Kaye says 100 young people have been selected to take part in this year’s Prime Minister’s Youth Programme, which kicks off in Auckland next week.
“This week-long programme is about fostering and celebrating the achievements of young people living in Auckland, who are facing and successfully managing challenges in their lives,” says Ms [...]

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