Posts Tagged ‘significant’

Minister for Land Information to visit Mexico

Comments Off | 11-15-2015

Land Information New Zealand Minister Louise Upston leaves today for an official visit to Mexico. Minister Upston will visit Mexico City, where she will give a keynote speech at the Open Government Partnership Summit.
“New Zealand has a strong and internationally recognised history of open data and transparent government. The Open Data Barometer Report shows New [...]

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Greater Christchurch Regeneration Bill introduced

Comments Off | 11-3-2015

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says today marks a significant step in the regeneration of greater Christchurch, with the introduction of legislation to replace the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011.
“The new Greater Christchurch Regeneration Bill will enable the Government to work in unique collaboration with local leadership organisations to ensure regeneration of the region [...]

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TPP delivers significant benefits for NZ

Comments Off | 10-6-2015

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement will deliver significant benefits to New Zealand and build on the hard-won gains from previous free trade agreements, Trade Minister Tim Groser says.
“This comprehensive agreement offers much better access for New Zealand goods and services in 11 important markets across Asia and the Pacific.
“TPP breaks new ground for us. It is [...]

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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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Pacific Business Trust appointments made

Comments Off | 09-22-2015

Pacific Peoples Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has announced two new appointments to the board of the Pacific Business Trust.
Fa’amatuainu Tino Pereira has been appointed chairman of the six-strong board from October 1 for a three-year term.
Mr Pereira has sat on many government and private sector boards and has worked extensively in Pacific communities.
Rachel Afeaki Taumoepeau [...]

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