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Speech to Chartered Accountants ANZ Annual Nelson/Marlborough Regional Conference

Introduction Good morning. First of all, I’d like to thank Mr Lawrey for the introduction and Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand for the opportunity to speak today. I’m thrilled...


Major redevelopment for Warkworth Primary School

At least $13 million will be invested to redevelop the senior campus at Warkworth Primary School in Rodney, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today. “This project demonstrates the...


Corrections staff recognised for Pacific service

Corrections Minister Louise Upston today acknowledged eight Corrections staff who have helped with and developed corrections services in the Pacific. Service pins were presented to the eight staff in...


New Centres of Asia-Pacific Excellence

The University of Auckland and Victoria University of Wellington have been successful in their bids to host new Centres of Asia-Pacific Excellence (CAPEs), Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister...


Acting District Court Judges appointed

Two Acting District Court Judges have been appointed, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today. Tauranga Crown Solicitor Greg Hollister-Jones has been appointed an Acting District Court Judge with a jury...


National transition extended for quake recovery

Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says an extension to the national transition period will continue to support recovery efforts following the Kaikōura earthquake. Mr Brownlee has given notice of...


Offenders helped into stable employment

Corrections’ new recruitment service is finding early success, with 140 offenders placed in permanent employment in just three months. “Stable employment is a major factor to helping offenders lead...


Living kidney donors rates continues to grow

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says on World Kidney Day that the number of living kidney donors continues to increase, having a massive impact on the lives of patients and...


Address to the Employers and Manufacturers Association annual payroll conference

Good morning and thank you for inviting me to your 20th Annual Payroll Conference. It is a pleasure to be here. You’ve asked me to talk about how Inland...


$60 million safety upgrade underway for alternate South Island state highway route

Transport Minister Simon Bridges says work is ramping up on a $60 million investment programme to upgrade the alternate state highway route between Picton and Christchurch while the reconstruction...