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Government to outline next steps for people of Canterbury

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says the government will give an initial update on the state of land in greater Christchurch at a media briefing at 1:30pm tomorrow in Christchurch.

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June 22nd, 2011 at 1:16 pm

National Library documenting recovery from quake

Nathan Guy, the Minister for the National Library says that the trauma and recovery of quake-ravaged Christchurch is being recorded for the next generations.

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June 11th, 2011 at 8:14 am

Cellphone safety statement from Ministry of Health

Cellphone safety statement from Ministry of Health released by Senior Science Advisor, Martin Gledhill.

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June 6th, 2011 at 11:42 am

2011 Green Ribbon Award finalists

Nick Smith, Ministry for Environment announces the Green Ribbon Award finalists for 2011 from the 203 nominations across 12 different categories.

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June 5th, 2011 at 3:39 pm

BusinessNZ Welcomes More Choice in ACC

BusinessNZ welcomes the proposals outlined in the ACC discussion document, providing choice and competition.

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June 1st, 2011 at 3:29 pm

Regions & Categories: Business,Government,New Zealand

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Budget Changes to Tax System

Budget 2011 changes to the tax system will ensure fairer treatment of employee benefits, new rules for mixed-use assets, and a new approach to livestock valuation elections for farmers.

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May 20th, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Regions & Categories: Farming,Government,New Zealand,Tax


Budget Changes to Student Loans Scheme

Budget 2011 changes to the Student Loans Scheme will encourage personal responsibility and get better value for taxpayers.

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May 20th, 2011 at 1:06 pm

Regions & Categories: Education,Government,New Zealand


How Budget Changes Affect KiwiSaver

Examples of how Budget 2011 changes to KiwiSaver affect New Zealanders.

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May 20th, 2011 at 11:05 am

Regions & Categories: Government,New Zealand


How Budget Changes Affect Working For Families

Examples of how Budget 2011 changes to Working for Families will affect families.

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May 20th, 2011 at 10:58 am

Regions & Categories: Government,New Zealand

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Public Views on Give Way Rules

Public views are now being sought on the proposed changes to the give way rule, as part of the Government’s 10-year Safer Journeys road safety strategy.

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May 19th, 2011 at 6:24 am

United States Co-operation Statement

A Co-operation statement has been signed with the United States on global supply chain security.

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May 18th, 2011 at 4:22 pm

Regions & Categories: Foreign Affairs,Government,New Zealand

Roger Sutton to be CEO of CERA

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee is welcoming the news that Roger Sutton is to be the permanent CEO of Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA). Roger Sutton has experience as CEO of Orion Networks and has a great understanding of the extent of earthquake damage in Canterbury, and the need for recovery. John Ombler, interim CEO of CERA, has done an outstanding job and will assist with the transition.

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May 14th, 2011 at 12:30 pm

BusinessNZ Praises Skills For Canterbury

BusinessNZ praises Budget 2011 for focusing on skills for rebuilding Christchurch following the February earthquake. Funding for trades training will include more construction-related places being available at training institutions.

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May 13th, 2011 at 12:22 pm

Skills for Canterbury in Budget 2011

Budget 2011 will provide up to $42 million for trades training for the Canterbury region, Tertiary education Minister Steven Joyce says. Funding is being set aside for up to 1500 additional training places as part of a comprehensive cross-agency response to meet additional demand for labour for the reconstruction programme called “Skills for Canterbury”.

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May 13th, 2011 at 8:22 am

PM announces Te Tai Tokerau by-election date

John Key announces when the Te Tai Tokerau by-election will take place.

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May 12th, 2011 at 5:42 pm

Canterbury trades training boost – Budget 2011

Steven Joyce, Tertiary Education Minister announces that the 2011 Budget will allow for up to $42 million to cover trades training in Canterbury.

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May 12th, 2011 at 5:04 pm

Labour Resorts to Gutter Politics

Prime Minister John Key states that Labour has resorted to gutter politics again by falsely asserting corrupt dealings to divert from having no answer to the big issues facing New Zealand.

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May 12th, 2011 at 11:29 am

Regions & Categories: Government,New Zealand,Political

Budget 2011 Statement from John Key

John Key has stated that Budget 2011 will include changes to KiwiSaver, Working for Families, and student loans to ensure they remain affordable in the future. Budget 2011 will ensure growth is built on the foundation of savings, exports and productive investment.

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May 12th, 2011 at 8:26 am

Budget 2011: Investing in NZers with disabilities

Disability Issues Minister Tariana Turia announces that the Government will invest $4million in a social change campaign called “Be. Accessible” which is aiming to change attitudes and behaviours around accessibility.

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May 7th, 2011 at 10:29 am

Pacific Healthcare students rewarded

Georgina te Heuheu, Pacific Island Affairs Minister announces that more than 200 Pacific scholarships are being awards this year at the Pacific Health Workforce Awards in Auckland.

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May 6th, 2011 at 2:32 pm