Posts Tagged ‘taxpayers’

Over $20m saved on AoG Telecommunications contract

Comments Off | 11-17-2015

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne have announced a list of twelve telecommunications providers who have been selected to provide telecommunications and managed security services to Government.
Government agencies will be able to easily select the suppliers and services they want based on their business needs. The All of Government contract [...]

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Online services save hours of taxpayers’ time

Comments Off | 11-15-2015

Revenue Minister Todd McClay says many hours of taxpayers’ time is being saved by Inland Revenue’s innovative changes to online and phone services.
The most recent is the ability to activate personal online MyIR accounts by text rather than having to phone Inland Revenue’s call centre to do it.
“That alone has saved 8 minutes for each [...]

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Minister thanks all involved in cyclone response

Comments Off | 03-21-2015

Civil Defence Minister Nikki Kaye has thanked everyone involved in preparing for and responding to the effects of Cyclone Pam in New Zealand.
“As well as civil defence groups, council staff, emergency services and other professionals, I recognise that many volunteers have also given their time.
“Whether it’s been ringing around phone trees to make sure the [...]

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Youth accessing primary mental health services

Comments Off | 03-21-2015

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says more mental health services are being offered to young people through their GP or primary care provider.
“We know the importance of making mental health services for young people accessible and relevant to their circumstances. It is important young people have the right support at the earliest opportunity,” says Dr Coleman.
“Since [...]

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Big reduction in young mums on benefit

Comments Off | 03-21-2015

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says the number of young mothers requiring a benefit has almost halved since 2009, meaning better lives for these families and fewer long-term beneficiaries.
Figures show that there were 48 per cent fewer teen mums on main benefits at the end of 2014 compared to 2009.
Teen parents spend an average 19 [...]

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Reports show benefits of America’s Cup to NZ

Comments Off | 03-28-2014

The 34th America’s Cup Regatta in San Francisco delivered a range of direct and indirect benefits for the New Zealand economy, according to two evaluation reports released today.
Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce today released both an independent evaluation of the Government’s investment in Emirates Team New Zealand and an evaluation of New Zealand Trade and [...]

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