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Snapper 1 plan accepted

A long-term plan for the future management of New Zealand’s most valuable snapper fishery has been accepted by Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy today.“The Snapper 1 Management Plan is the...


2017 STM Secondary Scholarships open

Education Minister Hekia Parata is encouraging graduates in high-demand teaching subjects to put their names forward for the 2017 Science, Technology and Maths Secondary Scholarships.“The scholarships are a great opportunity...


Ministers welcome release of Sea Change Plan

The release of a proposed new spatial plan for the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park has been welcomed by Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Conservation...


Pasifika dual language resources for schools

Education Minister Hekia Parata and Pacific Peoples Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga today welcomed the release of dual language resources for Pasifika new entrant students.The resources comprise 100 dual-language flip books,...


Almost half a million kids in Communities of Learning

Almost half a million kids are now benefitting from their school being part of Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako, says Education Minister Hekia Parata.“Another 32 Communities of Learning |...


Rollout of fast internet for schools completed

Education Minister Hekia Parata today welcomed the completion of the project to provide schools with fast, uncapped, Crown-funded internet. “A total of 2431 schools are now connected to the...


Milk tankers to get access to Kaikoura

The Government has welcomed news that milk tankers and other essential freight will be given priority access in and out of Kaikoura on the inland road (route 70) from next...


$697,000 to support racecourse safety and development

Racing Minister Nathan Guy has announced new funding of $697,193 from the latest round of the Racing Safety Development Fund today, along with reappointing Penny Mudford as Chair of the...


$1m for more wireless technology for schools

A funding increase for the Wireless School Network Upgrade Project (WSNUP) will see $1 million provided towards retrofitting wireless technology at 34 state-integrated schools, Education Minister Hekia Parata announced today.“This...


Applications now open for primary industries Earthquake Relief Fund

Applications for funding from the primary industries Earthquake Relief Fund are now open, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced today.“Recently we announced a $4 million fund for uninsurable on-farm...