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  • Budget Boost For Students At Risk

    Education for students who are risk of disengaging from school receives a $9.8 million boost in Budget 2019, Associate Education Minister Tracey Martin announced today.

    “Education isn’t one-size-fits-all – we need options to support learners who are dealing with a range of challenges, such as difficult family circumstances, mental health issues or addiction,” Minister Martin says. 

  • New scheme for financially distressed farmers

    Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor has announced a new debt mediation scheme that will help farmers in financial distress deal with their lenders.

    The Farm Debt Mediation Bill, which was approved by Cabinet today, will require creditors to offer farmers who default on payments mediation before they take any enforcement action.

  • Two-month extension for fairer GST regime

    Offshore businesses that supply low-value goods to New Zealand have been granted a two-month extension to get systems in order for a new method to collect GST.

  • Under-Secretary Tabuteau to visit Federated States of Micronesia to meet with Pacific Fisheries Ministers

    Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs Fletcher Tabuteau is travelling to the Federated States of Micronesia tomorrow to represent New Zealand at the sixteenth annual ministerial meeting of the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Committee. The Committee is the governing body of the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency.

  • Blessing for Waingakau housing development

    The Minister for Māori Development and Associate Minister of Housing Hon Nanaia Mahuta congratulates the rōpū behind the Waingakau Housing Development that will see 120 new homes built in the Hawkes Bay.

    Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga and Waingakau Housing Development Ltd formally blessed the site in Flaxmere this morning where the Waingakau Housing Development will be built.

  • Regions leading ultra-fast broadband uptake

    The regions are leading the way in ultra-fast broadband uptake, says Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Kris Faafoi.

  • Petroleum Reserves data released

    Details of New Zealand’s petroleum reserves as they stand at the beginning of 2019 have been released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment.

    The data, compiled from assessments of permit holders’ annual summary reports, shows a seven per cent increase in proved plus probable gas reserves estimates over the past year.

  • Changes coming for screen sector workplace relations

    Law changes have been announced for contractors working in New Zealand’s screen sector. The changes, proposed by industry and largely supported by Government, will see contractors allowed to bargain collectively.

    Currently, most workers in New Zealand’s screen sector are contractors who are not entitled to employment rights, including the right to collectively negotiate terms and conditions of work.

  • Electricity generation mix affected by gas constraints

    A constrained gas supply during the first quarter of 2019 led to a rise in coal-fired electricity generation, according to the New Zealand Energy Quarterly released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

    The latest New Zealand Energy Quarterly covers the period January-March 2019 and provides quarterly data and analysis on energy supply, demand, prices and associated greenhouse gas emissions.

  • New powers for emergency building management

    The Building Amendment Bill (the Bill), which passed its third and final reading in Parliament today, provides a new system for managing buildings after an emergency, and clear legislative powers for investigating building failures, says Minister for Building and Construction Jenny Salesa.

    “The safety of our buildings is critical to our social and economic wellbeing,” says Jenny Salesa says.

  • $14.4 million to fund cutting-edge scientific research

    Four new sector-led research partnerships will receive funding of $14.4 million over the next seven years through the 2018 Partnerships Investment Round

    The Partnership Scheme strengthens ties between research organisations and users, particularly industry, by supporting them to establish a long-term programme. Members determine the research they will undertake, so the research is driven by an industry or sector’s needs.

  • Conformance system set up for the future with the launch of a new Strategy

    The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has today released the Conformance System Strategy, which aims to enhance the contribution of New Zealand’s conformance system to the economy and consumer wellbeing.

    New Zealand’s conformance system plays an important role in our economy by making sure goods, services, personnel and systems meet standards or regulatory requirements.

  • New Zealand’s new partnership with the Pacific Disability Forum

    A new partnership between New Zealand and the Pacific Disability Forum was announced today by Minister for Disability Issues, Carmel Sepuloni, at the United Nations in New York.

    The Pacific Disability Forum is a regional non-governmental organisation that works to build the capacity of disabled people’s organisations in the region and aims to improve the lives of people with disabilities in the Pacific through advocacy.

  • Government reviewing live animal exports

    Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor says a conditional ban on the live export of cattle is one of several options being considered as part of a review of the trade in live animals. 

    Mr O’Connor updated Cabinet yesterday about a review of the trade and will present more in-depth work and options soon. 

  • Keeping New Zealand’s large dams safe

    The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has opened consultation on proposed safety regulations for New Zealand’s large dams, to ensure dam safety regulation is robust and in line with internationally recognised best practice.

  • Water and infrastructure lead PGF boost for Napier and Hastings

    The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will invest in water storage, infrastructure and employment projects in Napier and Hastings to support primary sector growth in the region, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Regional Economic Development Fletcher Tabuteau announced in Hastings today.

    The $18.8 million investment package is part of a wider $68.3 million PGF investment package for the Hawke’s Bay.

  • New Zealand to withdraw from Iraq in June 2020

    New Zealand will conclude its non-combat Building Partner Capacity (BPC) mission at Taji Military Complex in Iraq in June 2020, when full responsibility for basic training will be handed over to the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF), Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters and Minister of Defence Ron Mark announced today.

  • New Zealand confirms ongoing participation in Operation Gallant Phoenix

    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Defence Minister Ron Mark and Minister of Police Stuart Nash have confirmed New Zealand’s ongoing participation in the multinational information sharing and intelligence mission Operation Gallant Phoenix, based in Jordan.

    The Government will extend New Zealand’s mandate of a small number of personnel to the operation for 18 months until December 2020.

  • Cameras on vessels to ensure sustainable fisheries

    Commercial fishing vessels at greatest risk of encountering the rare Māui dolphin will be required to operate with on-board cameras from 1 November, as the next step to strengthen our fisheries management system.

    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash have announced new funding in Budget 2019 will ensure our fisheries are managed sustainably, compliance is encouraged, and monitoring and verification are increased.

  • Justice Minister represents New Zealand at nuclear disarmament summit

    Justice Minister Andrew Little will travel to Sweden this weekend to represent New Zealand at a high-level summit on nuclear disarmament.

     “New Zealand is a proud and long-standing advocate for nuclear disarmament,” says Andrew Little.

  • Minister for Disability Issues to visit the United Nations and Canada

    Minister for Disability Issues, Carmel Sepuloni will travel to New York tomorrow to represent New Zealand at the 12th Conference of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). 

    “The annual conference is the largest international gathering dedicated to the rights of persons with disabilities,” Carmel Sepuloni said. 

  • Budget boost for primary sector

    The Government is backing New Zealand’s vital primary sectors by boosting funding for biosecurity, research, food safety and animal welfare compliance, says Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor.

  • Non-compliance breaches tenants’ trust and costs landlord over $177,000

    Auckland landlord Widhani (Debbie) Iskandar has been ordered to pay $177,720.56 by the Tenancy Tribunal for deliberately and knowingly failing to lodge tenancy bonds in the largest group of applications brought by MBIE’s Tenancy Compliance and Investigations Team.

  • KiwiSaver statements to show weekly income to help consumers plan for retirement

    Consumers will now see their projected savings for retirement and the likely weekly income it will provide on their annual KiwiSaver statement, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi says.

    “By making this information easily available New Zealanders will be able to see whether they are on track for the kind of retirement they want or whether they need to make changes to their savings.

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