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  • NCEA and Scholarship exams begin Monday
    After a tough year, the Education Minister Chris Hipkins is wishing students well for their upcoming NCEA and New Zealand Scholarship exams. “The last few months in particular have been a challenge, and I encourage students to do their best with exams – the last milestone before a well-earned summer ...
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    1 week ago
  • Funding for vaccine development to help prevent rheumatic fever
    Associate Minister of Health Dr Ayesha Verrall has announced today the Government is supporting the development of a vaccine to help prevent rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease. “Rheumatic fever can have a devastating impact, especially for Māori and Pacific children and young people,” Ayesha Verrall said. “As an infectious ...
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    1 week ago
  • AstraZeneca arrives in New Zealand; second COVID-19 vaccine available this month
    New Zealanders will soon be able to access a second type of COVID-19 vaccine, Minister for COVID-19 Response Chris Hipkins said. A shipment of 100,000 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine arrived in New Zealand today from Australia. “Enough for 50,000 people, these doses are for people who can’t have ...
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    2 weeks ago
  • Speech to Alzheimers New Zealand's 2021 Conference
    E nga mana E nga reo E nga iwi Tēna kotou katoa Ka huri ki nga mana whenua o te rohe nei. Tēna koutou. He mihi hoki ki a tatou kua tau mai nei I raro I te kaupapa o te rā. No reira tēna koutou katoa Acknowledgements It’s fantastic ...
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    2 weeks ago
  • 26 contracts signed to accelerate Māori vaccination rates
    The Government has approved $46.75 million and signed 26 contracts to rapidly accelerate Māori vaccinations across Aotearoa and support the efforts of DHBs to reach the 90% double vaccinated target. Minister for Māori Development, Willie Jackson, said the fact that Māori had now surpassed 77% vaccination for one dose, and ...
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    2 weeks ago
  • Speech for Te Aratini, Dubai Expo 2020
    Hon Nanaia Mahuta, Minister of Foreign Affairs Speech for Te Aratini - Festival of Indigenous and Tribal Ideas, Dubai Expo 2020 Wednesday 17 November 2021 [CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY] Welcome Korihi Pō, Korihi Ao E rongo e turia no Matahau Nō Tū te winiwini, Nō Tū te wanawana Tū Hikitia rā, ...
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    2 weeks ago
  • Repeal of three strikes law passes first reading
    The Three Strikes Legislation Repeal Bill has passed its first reading in Parliament. “This is a significant step closer to delivering on the Government’s commitment to repeal the three strikes law,” Justice Minister Kris Faafoi said. “The three strikes sentencing regime, brought in under the National-ACT coalition government 10 years ...
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    2 weeks ago
  • Poroporoaki: Hon John Luxton, CNZM, QSO
    Tiwhatiwha te pō, Tiwhatiwha te ao Tiwhatiwha te pō, Tiwhatiwha te ao, Kua tiwha ki te mate, ka tiwha ki te ora! He kura tangihia, He maimai aroha, He roimata e katokato ana, e rurutu ana Haere rā e Koro, ki te kūwatawata o ngā mate Taku Pou herenga tangata, ...
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    2 weeks ago
  • Opening Address NZLS Family Violence Dynamics Forum
    Thank you for inviting me to join you this morning.  I’d like to acknowledge Judge Coyle, Rachel Smith, Erin Ebborn, Liz Lewes, and those of you watching on the live stream. It is wonderful to be here with you this morning, and I would like to recognise the vital role ...
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    2 weeks ago
  • Marine mammal sanctuary gets green light
    Boats to maintain a 300m distance from all marine mammals; People to keep out of the water within 300m of all marine mammals; and Boats to keep to a 5-knot speed limit in two marine mammal safe zones. A marine mammal sanctuary in Te Pēiwhairangi/Bay of Islands aims to not ...
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    2 weeks ago
  • Next steps in our COVID-19 response
    Kia ora koutou katoa Today I will set out our plan for the next steps in our COVID-19 response, including how the country will step into the new traffic light system ahead of Christmas, how Auckland’s boundary will change and what’s coming up next for the other core components in ...
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    2 weeks ago
  • Auckland boundary to change 15 December
    Auckland boundary settings to change from 15 December, ensuring travel out for all vaccinated people or those with a negative test result Country better prepared - 82 percent New Zealanders fully vaccinated, compared to 23 percent three months ago and projections of 90 percent fully vaccinated by mid-December On 15 ...
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    2 weeks ago
  • More energy saving advice to hit home thanks to government funding
    15 energy saving community projects get $1.65 million Helps more Kiwi households make their homes warmer and healthier Fifteen community projects delivering invaluable tips, tricks, and resources to reduce energy use and lower power bills have been granted funding in the second round of the Government’s SEEC Programme, Energy and ...
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    2 weeks ago
  • Speech to Healthier Lives National Science Challenge Webinar
    Ngā mihi nui ki a koe, Koro Hata Temo for your mihi, and many thanks Professor Mann for your introduction. Tēnā koutou e ngā mātāwaka. Tēnā koutou e te hau kāinga Te Ātiawa, tēnā koutou . Ko Ayesha Verrall ahau, Minita o te Karauna. Tēnā koutou i runga i te ...
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    2 weeks ago
  • Tourism transformation takes another step
    Skills shortages and career progression in the tourism and hospitality sector are the first priorities of the new Industry Transformation Plan being drawn up for tourism. Tourism Minister Stuart Nash has outlined next steps in the Industry Transformation Plan (ITP) for the sector, originally foreshadowed in May as part of ...
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    2 weeks ago
  • Poroporoaki: Neville Baker
    E te rauhuia kua hutia nei i te tīpare o Te Āti Awa, takoto mai i te riu o Te Whanganui-a Tara, ki konā koe poroakitia atu ai e mātou kua mahue tāhanga mai nei i a koe, ki te kapo kau atu i te remu o te mahara, ki ...
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    2 weeks ago
  • Vaccine pass ready for a Kiwi summer
    For the more than 3.4 million eligible people already fully vaccinated, now is the time to get ready for a Kiwi summer by getting their My Vaccine Pass, Minister for COVID-19 Response Chris Hipkins said. My Vaccine Pass is an official record of a person’s COVID-19 vaccination status and will ...
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    2 weeks ago
  • Foreign Affairs Minister concludes visit to Indonesia
    Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta has ended a three day visit to Indonesia reaffirming Aotearoa New Zealand’s engagement in the Indo-Pacific region and meeting with key Indonesian and ASEAN partners. “Our bilateral partnership with Indonesia is an important one underpinned by more than 60 years of diplomatic relations. We are ...
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    2 weeks ago
  • Kia Hora te Marino: A Peaceful, Prosperous and Stable Indo-Pacific
    Hon Nanaia Mahuta, Minister of Foreign Ministers Speech to the Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia Tuesday 16 November 2021 Kia Hora te Marino: A Peaceful, Prosperous and Stable Indo-Pacific [CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY] E ngā mounga o tena mana, o tena mana, E nga ihopūmanawa e karahuihui mai nei, tēnā koutou ...
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    2 weeks ago
  • Interim review of 2019 amendments to the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975
    An interim review of changes to the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975 (MoDA) shows more people found with illegal drugs are being diverted from the Court system and into health and other social supports, Health Minister Andrew Little says. The 2019 amendments affirmed Police discretion over whether to prosecute for ...
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    2 weeks ago
  • TOAH NNEST Sexual Violence Virtual Summit
    Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa. Thank you for inviting me to join you this morning. It is wonderful to be here with you this morning and I would like to begin by acknowledging you as sexual violence practitioners and organisations who, individually and collectively, provide specialist services, advocacy, ...
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    2 weeks ago
  • Second round of funding opens for local initiatives to overcome homelessness
    The second round of funding for local initiatives that help overcome homelessness across Aotearoa New Zealand opens on 16 November. Some $6 million is available in round two of the Local Innovation and Partnership Fund, to support the development and implementation of local initiatives that respond to and prevent homelessness. ...
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    2 weeks ago
  • Changes to isolation to reflect vaccination status
    People who are fully vaccinated will now spend less time isolating if they get COVID-19 or are a close contact of a case. Contact tracing categories have changed to reflect the vaccination status of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the community, and others who may have been exposed to them. The ...
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    2 weeks ago
  • Graduate vets receive MPI funding to work in rural areas
    Thirty-four graduate vets are being placed in rural areas, from Kaitaia in the far North to Gore in Southland, through the Government’s Voluntary Bonding Scheme for Veterinarians (VBS) Agriculture and Rural Communities Minister Damien O’Connor announced today. The successful recipients will each receive funding of $55,000 over five years, in ...
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  • Waikato to move to Alert Level 2
    The Waikato will move back to Alert Level 2, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said today. “Cabinet today agreed that a move to Alert Level 2 can safely take place tomorrow Tuesday, 16 November at 11:59pm,” Jacinda Ardern said. “The decision is based on public health advice and widespread testing showing ...
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    2 weeks ago
  • Gender pay gap smallest ever
    The gender pay gap in the Public Service is the lowest it has ever been, at 8.6 percent, the Minister for Women Jan Tinetti announced today. “The gender pay gap is the lowest it’s ever been which is a great result. This is a direct result of concerted effort this ...
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  • Booster vaccine available from end of November
    Booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine will start being administered from 29 November, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “Medsafe has already approved use of Pfizer as a booster for people who are 18 years or older,” Chris Hipkins said. “Following further advice to Cabinet from the vaccine technical ...
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  • Trade Minister to represent New Zealand at key Indo-Pacific economy and multilateral trade meetings
    Trade and Export Growth Minister Damien O’Connor will travel to Singapore, Australia, and Switzerland from 16 November to 6 December for a wide-ranging programme focused on building on New Zealand’s COVID recovery by furthering the country’s economic and trade objectives across the Indo-Pacific region and through the WTO multilateral system. ...
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    2 weeks ago
  • Report stemming from Operation Burnham Inquiry recommends improvements
    Minister of Defence Peeni Henare has today released the Report of the Expert Review Group, set up in response to the Operation Burnham Inquiry.  The Group was asked to examine the New Zealand Defence Force’s organisational structure, record-keeping and retrieval processes, and whether they are in accordance with international best practice. ...
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    2 weeks ago
  • Funding boost for community-led catchment groups in Otago
    The Government is boosting its support of 20 community-led catchment groups in Otago to help their on-the-ground work to improve land management practices, said Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor. “We’ve allocated $545,000 to the Otago Catchment Community (OCC) to expand support for existing and emerging groups over the next three years,” Damien O’Connor ...
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  • Tackling Tongariro’s biodiversity threats
    Two projects to manage the devastating impact of pests on some of the country’s most scenic and biodiverse landscapes in the Tongariro area are receiving a helping hand through the Government’s Jobs for Nature programme, Conservation Minister Kiri Allan says. “The Karioi Rāhui project, which covers 14,000ha, will create jobs ...
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  • Dawn Raids Fund will allow for healing
    The Teu le Va - Dawn Raids History Community Fund has been established as another step in continuing the healing process for Pacific peoples - by supporting initiatives that generate, preserve, raise awareness and pass on knowledge of this time in history, said the Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio.    From today, the Ministry for Pacific Peoples will ...
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    2 weeks ago
  • Black Caps do us proud at World Cup
    Minister of Sport and Recreation Grant Robertson has congratulated the Black Caps on an inspirational performance at the Twenty20 World Cup. “On the back of the World Test Championship victory over India earlier in the year, the Black Caps did an outstanding job to make it to the final and ...
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  • Wellington rail upgrades steaming ahead
    The first stage of Wellington’s rail upgrades have been completed which means more reliable services for commuters, Transport Minister Michael Wood announced today.                  Double-tracking of the 2.7 kilometres rail line between Trentham and Upper Hutt is finished after two years’ work, meaning ...
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  • Milestone as Government invests in twentieth rural community hub  
    The Government is backing rural communities across New Zealand by investing in a growing number of rural community hubs, says Rural Communities Minister Damien O’Connor.  “These hubs are an important part of the work we do alongside rural New Zealand, supporting local efforts on-the-ground to ensure communities are resilient and connected," Damien O’Connor said.   Since the programme was set up, funding has ...
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    2 weeks ago
  • Māori Language Moment wins global honour
    Minister for Māori Development Willie Jackson says he is proud of the innovative efforts by the staff at Te Taura Whiri i Te Reo Māori – Māori Language Commission which saw them win the world’s most prestigious public relations award. Willie Jackson said the effort put in by Te Taura ...
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  • Govt will continue to show climate leadership
    Minister of Climate Change James Shaw marked the end of COP26 negotiations in Glasgow by saying it was well past time to move from talk to action in addressing the global climate emergency. “Now COP26 has come to a close, attention needs to turn to the action countries must take ...
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    2 weeks ago
  • New Zealand team deployed to Papua New Guinea to support COVID-19 response
    Aotearoa New Zealand is sending a medical and logistics support team and essential supplies to assist Papua New Guinea with its COVID-19 crisis, Associate Foreign Minister Aupito William Sio announced today. The Government of Papua New Guinea formally requested humanitarian and medical support from partner governments to respond to the health ...
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    2 weeks ago
  • Prime Minister Concludes APEC Economic Leaders’ Summit
    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern overnight chaired the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting where Leaders from 21 APEC economies agreed to the new Aotearoa Plan of Action. “APEC Leaders are more determined than ever to work together to defeat COVID-19, accelerate the region’s economic recovery, respond to climate change, and build growth ...
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    2 weeks ago
  • Australia-Aotearoa New Zealand Foreign Minister Consultations
    Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Women, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, and Aotearoa New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs, Local Government and Associate Minister for Māori Development, Hon Nanaia Mahuta, have today held the biannual Australia-New Zealand Foreign Minister Consultations. Minister Payne welcomed Minister Mahuta to Australia ...
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    2 weeks ago