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MoE chooses Unisys for cloud-based education resourcing system

1 hour 44 min ago

Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced it has been selected by the New Zealand Ministry of Education to design and support a new digital Education Resourcing System (ERS).

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Shane Jones backtracking on tree planting promise - Bridges

2 hours 42 sec ago

Regional Development Minister Shane Jones is already backtracking from his promise to plant a billion trees in 10 years, National Party Economic Development Spokesperson Simon Bridges says.

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Megan Woods misrepresenting official information - Doocey

21 November 2017 - 4:31pm

The new Minister responsible for Christchurch’s anchor projects is cynically misrepresenting official information, National’s Spokesperson for Greater Christchurch Regeneration Matt Doocey says.

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Robertson must front up on costings - Joyce

21 November 2017 - 2:30pm

Finance Minister Grant Robertson needs to front up on the costings for his Government’s expensive policy pledges, National Party Finance Spokesperson Steven Joyce says.

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Mayor welcomes new plan for Metro Sports Facility

21 November 2017 - 2:16pm

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel says the Government’s announcement of a new plan for the Metro Sports Facility anchor project provides the city with a window of opportunity to re-examine its major sports facilities.

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Minister announces new plan for Metro Sports Facility

21 November 2017 - 2:01pm

The Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration, Megan Woods has today announced a new plan for the Metro Sports Facility anchor project, after it was revealed the long-delayed project was expected to exceed its budget by $75 million under the current approach.

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Labour's new student allowance destined for failure - ASA

21 November 2017 - 11:38am

Responding to news of Labour's new $50 boost to student allowances and living costs, Jack Close, spokesperson for the Aotearoa Students' Alliance says:

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Government delivers big boost for students

21 November 2017 - 11:16am

The Government has today taken a big first step towards making tertiary education and training more affordable for all New Zealanders.

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Establishment of Pike agency a huge step forward - Stand With Pike

20 November 2017 - 4:37pm

Pike River families warmly welcome the creation of the new agency for recovering the Pike River drift - Pike River Recovery Agency | Te Kahui Whakamana Rua Tekau ma Iwa.

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Pike River Recovery Agency established

20 November 2017 - 4:10pm

Minister Responsible for Pike River Re-entry Andrew Little today announced the establishment of a new stand-alone government department, the Pike River Recovery Agency, Te Kahui Whakamana Rua Tekau ma Iwa.

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Summer communications boost essential for Wanaka - Dean

20 November 2017 - 10:06am

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean said a boost in the Wanaka communications network over the summer was essential and she congratulated telecommunications companies for stepping up their game.

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Waitaki MP disappointed Young Farmers final won't be televised

20 November 2017 - 10:02am

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean said she was disappointed that next year’s Young Farmer of the Year final would not be screened on mainstream television.

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High number of road deaths unacceptable - Genter

20 November 2017 - 9:37am

The news that the road toll for 2017 has now surpassed the total for 2016 is tragic news, says Associate Minister for Transport Julie Anne Genter.

"This year we’ve already seen 330 people lose their lives on New Zealand’s roads.

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Govt U-turn coming on international students - Goldsmith

19 November 2017 - 1:11pm

National Party Tertiary Education Spokesperson Paul Goldsmith is welcoming the Government’s apparent U-turn on their policy to gut the international education industry by massively reducing the number of foreign students coming into New Zealand.

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Q+A: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern interviewed by Corin Dann

19 November 2017 - 11:54am

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has refused to criticise former Foreign Minister Minister Murray McCully’s move to co-sponsor a UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlement activity, but questions the process.

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The Opportunities Party announces public policy research unit

18 November 2017 - 1:17pm

Opportunities Party leader Dr Gareth Morgan today announced the formation of a public policy research unit that the party will use to further develop its evidence-based, best practice policy for the 2020 election.

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On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Jonathan Sinclair

18 November 2017 - 10:29am

British High Commissioner Jonathan Sinclair says New Zealand is one of London’s top three priority countries to do a free trade deal with. He says a deal could be done within a few years, but formal negotiations can’t start until Britain formally leaves the EU in the first half of 2019.

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Disability Minister's commitment to improve access to work welcomed

17 November 2017 - 5:54pm

The Access Alliance welcomes Disability Minister Carmel Sepuloni’s commitment to increasing access for New Zealanders with a disability.

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International visitors spend $10.4bn in year to September - Davis

17 November 2017 - 3:37pm

International visitor spending has reached a record high of $10.4 billion in the year to September 2017, Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis says.

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On The Nation this weekend

17 November 2017 - 3:30pm

This weekend on The Nation...

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