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4 December 2014

John Key | Prime Minister

Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism John Key today announced the Government is investing nearly $1 million in thirteen projects to help maintain the quality of the New Zealand Cycle Trail. Mr Key says $970,000 will go towards maintaining and enhancing cycle trails from Northland to Southland to ensure they continue to generate economic benefit to regional communities. “The New Zealand Cycle Trail attracts high-value visitors and helps New Zealand stay on the international map as a top tourist destination. ...

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3 December 2014

Simon Bridges | Energy and Resources

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges says the Government’s planned investment of $8 million to acquire new aeromagnetic and petroleum data will greatly contribute to our understanding of geological prospectivity in New Zealand. “Aeromagnetic surveys will be the main focus of this work, to provide more comprehensive data on our mineral resource,” says Mr Bridges.  Following surveys of Northland and the West Coast region in recent years, the focus will shift to the Nelson/Marlborough region, Southland and parts of Otago.  ...

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2 December 2014

Simon Bridges | Energy and Resources

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges has congratulated the Gas Industry Company (GIC) on ten years of successful operation as a regulator in the downstream gas sector in New Zealand. “The GIC has worked closely with industry and Government to support investment, competition, and the efficient supply of gas to consumers.” Since the GIC was established in 2004, competition at the retail level has increased, with ten gas retailers now competing for customers and the prospect of more new entrants. ...

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1 December 2014

Simon Bridges | Energy and Resources

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges has welcomed the news that a new oil well has gone into production in Taranaki. “OMV announced overnight that the development well MR-8A has successfully started production and is expected to produce about 4,500 barrels a day,” Mr Bridges says. The well is one of five being drilled in producing and new reservoirs in the Maari field around 80 kilometres off the Taranaki coast as part of the $400 million Maari Growth campaign. ...

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28 November 2014

Steven Joyce | Economic Development

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce will travel to Sydney on Sunday morning to attend the New Zealand job fair. The Sydney job fair is the second event in the job fair series, which is taking place across Australia. More than 35 Kiwi employers are heading to Sydney to recruit skilled job seekers to help fill emerging skill gaps in the IT, engineering, healthcare, construction and trades sectors. Around 30 employers and 1750 jobseekers attended the first fair in Perth last weekend. ...

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25 November 2014

Craig Foss | Small Business

Small Business Minister Craig Foss today welcomed the release of a new online tool to help small and medium-sized businesses understand the cost of employing staff. The tool, developed by Business.govt.nz at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, estimates the fixed and discretionary costs of hiring new staff. Fixed costs include salary, ACC levies and KiwiSaver. Discretionary costs include recruitment, training and office equipment. ...

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22 November 2014

Steven Joyce | Economic Development

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce travels to Perth today for a short series of engagements. This weekend sees Perth hosting the first of four New Zealand job fairs in Australia targeting some emerging skills shortages in New Zealand, particularly in the fields of construction trades, engineering, and computer software and design.  Mr Joyce will attend the job fair tomorrow. “We have a growing economy that is set to create more than 50,000 skilled jobs over the next couple of years,” Mr Joyce says. ...

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20 November 2014

Steven Joyce | Economic Development

The New Zealand and Australian governments have today re-confirmed their commitment to a single competitive procurement market with the signing of the Australia and New Zealand Government Procurement Agreement (ANZGPA), Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce says. The ANZGPA has been in existence since 1991 but has recently undergone a review to ensure it is still fit for purpose, in light of evolving procurement practices. ...

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20 November 2014

Steven Joyce | Economic Development

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce today announced a Major Events Development Fund (MEDF) investment of $550,000 for an international Golden Oldies event to be held in Christchurch in 2018.  The Golden Oldies World Sports Festival is a month-long event that will attract masters age teams and individuals from across the world to participate in seven sports: cricket, football, golf, hockey, netball, rugby and softball.  ...

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20 November 2014

Steven Joyce | Economic Development

A Government service to help businesses raise capital and accelerate their international growth is turning its focus to the investment needs and opportunities of highly innovative firms and mid-range companies valued at up to $25 million. Better by Capital was developed following research that revealed some potentially high-growth firms find it difficult to access capital. Under the programme, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise works with companies to develop a tailored plan to identify the work they need to do to prepare for new capital investment. ...

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