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Standards and Accreditation Bill introduced

Politics Media Statements - 22 July 2014 - 3:53pm

Commerce Minister Craig Foss today welcomed the introduction of a Bill to strengthen the development and delivery of New Zealand Standards.

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Basin Flyover decision 'victory for common sense'

Politics Media Statements - 22 July 2014 - 3:35pm

The Green Party welcomed the Environmental Protection Authority's draft decision announced today not to allow the $90 million Basin Reserve flyover in Wellington to proceed.

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Draft decision released on Basin Bridge Proposal

Politics Media Statements - 22 July 2014 - 3:18pm

The independent Board of Inquiry delegated to hear and decide the Basin Bridge Proposal of National Significance has released its draft report and decision.

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Agrecovery Foundation calls for burning bans

Politics Media Statements - 22 July 2014 - 3:00pm

Agrecovery Foundation is calling for councils to introduce and enforce burning bans after a recycling surge followed the introduction of a burning ban in Canterbury in January 2014.

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Claudette Hauiti to step aside at election

Politics Media Statements - 22 July 2014 - 1:51pm

National Party President Peter Goodfellow confirms that he has received notification from List MP Claudette Hauiti that she plans to step aside at the 20 September election.

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Flockton Basin residents 'deserve fairness'

Politics Media Statements - 22 July 2014 - 1:29pm

It is blindingly obvious that the land in the Flockton basin has dropped because of the earthquake causing increased flooding and flood vulnerability says Labour’s Christchurch Central Candidate Tony Milne.

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Campaign to boost engineering study at polytechs

Politics Media Statements - 22 July 2014 - 1:17pm

The Government is sponsoring a big push for more enrolments in Level 6 and 7 engineering courses in the country’s institutes of technology and polytechnics (ITPs), Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Steven Joyce says.

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Labour makes desperate sop to the regions - Joyce

Politics Media Statements - 22 July 2014 - 12:52pm

The Labour Party's regional announcement today is a desperate bid to distract people from Labour’s own internal problems, including how their regionally based candidates and MPs are deserting them, Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce says.

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LGNZ welcomes Labour's announcement on regional development

Politics Media Statements - 22 July 2014 - 12:41pm

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has welcomed today’s announcements from Leader of the Opposition David Cunliffe on regional development.

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LGNZ welcomes PM to local government conference

Politics Media Statements - 22 July 2014 - 12:32pm

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) was pleased to host the Prime Rt Hon John Key at the 2014 LGNZ Conference today in Nelson.

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John Key should apologise over his Govt's failures - Greens

Politics Media Statements - 22 July 2014 - 12:05pm

John Key should apologise to Tania Billingsley for the failures of his Government in relation to her case, said the Green Party today.

In his post Cabinet media conference yesterday, the Prime Minister stated that he does not ‘make apologies unless there is a serious reason’.

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Young people to face MPs in UNICEF NZ Election Debate

Politics Media Statements - 22 July 2014 - 11:24am

The UNICEF New Zealand Youth vs MPs Election Debate takes place today (22 July) at the Beehive Theatrette providing a unique platform for young people to debate issues of importance ahead of the 2014 general election.

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Last days to apply for waste initiatives funding

Politics Media Statements - 22 July 2014 - 11:22am

If you’ve got a good idea to get rid of waste, time is running out to apply for funding to get it off the ground.

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Winners announced for LGNZ Excellence Awards

Politics Media Statements - 22 July 2014 - 10:43am

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) is pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards, designed to recognise and celebrate the leadership role local government plays within communities.

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Labour 'will revive the regions with new fund'

Politics Media Statements - 22 July 2014 - 10:33am

The next Labour Government will co-develop Regional Growth Plans for every region of New Zealand and will invest at least $200 million in a fund to create breakthrough opportunities for jobs and sustainable growth, Labour Leader David Cunliffe says.

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Taskforce to tackle loopy rules and regulations

Politics Media Statements - 22 July 2014 - 10:16am

Local Government Minister Paula Bennett today announced the establishment of a new Taskforce to rid New Zealand of loopy rules and regulations.

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Local regulations go under microscope

Politics Media Statements - 22 July 2014 - 10:15am

The Government says it is accepting nearly all of the recommendations the Productivity Commission has made on ways to improve local regulations.

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LGNZ releases election manifesto

Politics Media Statements - 22 July 2014 - 9:41am

Today Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has launched its election manifesto which outlines policy positions to seek stronger communities and economic growth across all of New Zealand.

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Waikanae River Recharge project wins Infrastructure project of the year

Politics Media Statements - 22 July 2014 - 8:45am

Kāpiti Coast District Council’s Waikanae River Recharge project has won the Infrastructure project of the year at the Local government New Zealand (LGNZ) conference being held in Nelson.

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Young NZers call for parties to act on children's rights - UNICEF

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 July 2014 - 6:05am

Fifty young people (aged 15-18 years) who attended the UNICEF NZ Youth Congress in Christchurch at the weekend, have called on political parties to address six priority issues including youth unemployment, poverty and mental health.

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