Posts Tagged ‘strengthen’

$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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Māori ICT Development Fund Advisory Group members appointed

Comments Off | 10-15-2015

Communications Minister Amy Adams and Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell have announced eight appointees to the Māori ICT Development Fund Expert Advisory Group.
In Budget 2014, the Government allocated $30 million for a Māori ICT Development Fund to support Māori economic development and support access to Māori language and culture through digital literacy initiatives.
The group [...]

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Lifting business investment key for growth

Comments Off | 10-15-2015

Attracting high-quality business investment into all parts of New Zealand is the key focus for the update of the Building Investment workstream of the Business Growth Agenda released by Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce today.
The Investment Chapter aims to ensure that New Zealand has the right conditions to support and encourage more business investment, and [...]

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Government posts full year operating surplus

Comments Off | 10-15-2015

The Government has reported an operating surplus in the fiscal year that ended on 30 June, meeting a target set in 2011 following the Canterbury earthquakes and the international financial crisis, says Finance Minister Bill English.
The OBEGAL surplus of $414 million in the year to 30 June 2015 is equal to 0.2 per cent of [...]

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Callaghan Innovation board appointment

Comments Off | 10-15-2015

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced the appointment of Alison Barrass to the Callaghan Innovation Board.
Callaghan Innovation was established in 2013 to support science and technology-based innovation and its commercialisation by businesses, in order to improve their growth and competitiveness.
Ms Barrass has considerable experience in the fast-moving consumer goods sector and in governance, [...]

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New funding to improve Pacific aviation safety

Comments Off | 10-15-2015

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced that New Zealand will invest $2.4 million over two years to help improve aviation safety in eight Pacific countries.
“The Pacific Aeronautical Charting and Procedures Project aims to enhance safety at selected airfields in the Pacific and make commercial air travel in the region safer,” Mr McCully says.
“The project [...]

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ECan Bill ensures smooth transition for Canterbury

Comments Off | 10-15-2015

The first reading of a Bill to establish a mixed governance council for Environment Canterbury (ECan) at next year’s local body elections ahead of a return to a fully elected council in 2019 has been welcomed today by Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith and Associate Local Government Minister Louise Upston.
“ECan has made huge progress [...]

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Organised Crime Bill passes second reading

Comments Off | 05-28-2015

A Bill that cracks down on organised crime and corruption has passed its second reading in Parliament today.
Justice Minister Amy Adams says the Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Legislation Bill implements a number of measures to strengthen New Zealand’s response to organised crime both domestically and abroad.
“This Government has a zero-tolerance approach to organised crime. We’re [...]

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New Community Corrections site in Upper Hutt

Comments Off | 05-28-2015

Corrections Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga today officially opened the refurbished Upper Hutt Community Corrections site.
Mr Lotu-Iiga says the improvements will benefit staff, visitors and community-based offenders who report to the site.
One of the key features of the refurbishment is the reception counter that has anti-climb features and is overlooked by staff in an open plan [...]

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Submissions called for on Fire Services review

Comments Off | 05-28-2015

Proposals to improve support for volunteer, paid and rural firefighters and to ensure fire services meet community expectations are open for public feedback.
Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne has released the Fire Services Review Discussion Document and is calling for submissions over the next six weeks.
“We need every frontline firefighter we have to keep providing their [...]

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