Posts Tagged ‘strategy’

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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Appointments to the Transport Accident Investigation Commission

Comments Off | 08-3-2015

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has made three appointments to the Board of the Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) that he says will boost the organisation’s ability to carry out complex investigations.
Helen Cull QC has been reappointed Chief Commissioner, Peter McKenzie QC Deputy Commissioner, and Stephen Davies Howard a Commissioner. They join current Commissioner, Jane Meares.
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PM to attend Singapore’s 50th Anniversary of Independence

Comments Off | 08-3-2015

Prime Minister John Key will attend Singapore’s National Day celebrations on 9 August, this year marking 50 years of Singaporean independence.
He will also participate in events marking the 50th anniversary of New Zealand’s diplomatic relations with Singapore and the close ties between the two countries.
“New Zealand is honoured to be one of a small [...]

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Positive response to Draft Restoration Plan

Comments Off | 08-3-2015

Associate Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Nicky Wagner has welcomed the overwhelmingly positive response to the draft restoration plan for Victoria Square.
Almost 2200 people shared their thoughts in the first round of feedback, and around 350 residents submitted input on the Draft Victoria Square Restoration Plan over the past two weeks. This was the third stage [...]

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Govt to undertake Bay of Plenty growth study

Comments Off | 06-10-2014

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy today announced a new study to evaluate opportunities for increasing investment, employment and incomes in the Bay of Plenty.
The Bay of Plenty Regional Growth Study, commissioned by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and the Ministry for Primary Industries, will build on work [...]

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Government investment paying dividends in tourism

Comments Off | 03-30-2014

The Government’s major investments in Tourism New Zealand and the screen industry are paying big dividends according to Associate Tourism Minister Todd McClay.
Results of NZIER research, released today by Tourism New Zealand, show that tourism marketing efforts are having a major impact on the number of visitor arrivals in New Zealand.
Arrivals were up by 7.3 [...]

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