Posts Tagged ‘support’

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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Warawara Forest pest control good sign for Northland

Comments Off | 11-16-2015

A successful, community-backed 1080 operation in Northland’s Warawara Forest points the way forward for more effective pest control in the region, Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says.
With the support of local iwi Te Rarawa, Reconnecting Northland and the Northland Regional Council, DOC has carried out a successful aerial 1080 drop across 6608 hectares of forest, home [...]

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Passage of Bill brings greater clarity to gambling law

Comments Off | 10-17-2015

Law changes contained in Gambling Amendment Bill (No.3) passed by Parliament today will help fulfil the purposes of the Gambling Act 2003 says Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne.
“The main purpose of the Gambling Act is to ensure that money from gambling benefits the community. There are large sums of money at stake here and it’s [...]

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NZ invests in expansion of Niue’s Matavai Resort

Comments Off | 10-17-2015

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today announced that New Zealand will invest $7.5 million in the expansion of the Scenic Matavai Resort in Niue.
“Tourism is the largest contributor to economic growth in Niue and the key to putting Niue on a path towards self-sufficiency,” Mr McCully says.
“The funding announced today will see the development of a [...]

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Advisory Group on Early Learning report welcomed

Comments Off | 10-4-2015

Children will have better support to get the best possible start to their early learning, says Education Minister Hekia Parata.
Ms Parata today released the report of the Advisory Group on Early Learning, which recommends that early childhood education (ECE) services and schools have a more formal responsibility to work with children and their families as [...]

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Support for world’s smallest penguin

Comments Off | 09-22-2015

The Blue Penguin – the world’s smallest – is one of several West Coast seabirds that will receive support as part of the Community Conservation Partnership Fund’s support for West Coast conservation projects, says Associate Conservation Minister Nicky Wagner.
“The $98,000 investment will help the West Coast Penguin Trust conduct research and carry out practical projects [...]

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Govt invests $1.5 million to promote new air service

Comments Off | 09-22-2015

Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism John Key has today announced the Government will invest $1.5 million to support the promotion of a new air service between Christchurch and China.
Through the Tourism Growth Partnership the Government will invest $1.5 million over three years to support Christchurch International Airport’s promotion of a new direct air service [...]

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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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