Mana Porirua College to get $9 million

Supplied Content Wellington, August 17, 2017 Around $9 million will be invested to redevelop Mana College in Porirua, Education Minister Nikki Kaye and Associate Education Minister Tim Macindoe have said. Ms Kaye visited the school this morning with Prime Minister Bill English and MP Brett Hudson, a Mana College old boy and the school’s first-ever Member of Parliament. Following is…

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Ethnic community funding round opens

Judith Collins Wellington, August 16, 2017 We have announced today the opening of the next funding round for the Ethnic Communities Development Fund. The contestable fund provides $520,000 annually for projects that support leadership and social cohesion in ethnic communities as well as cultural events. The purpose of the Fund is to support the development of established and emerging ethnic…

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Warnings over Voltaren, Panadol and Maxiclear

Supplied Content Wellington, August 16, 2017 The Commerce Commission has warned Glaxosmithkline Consumer Healthcare New Zealand Limited (GSK) and AFT Pharmaceuticals Limited (AFT) that the companies’ product packaging and marketing representations for some Voltaren, Panadol and Maxiclear products were likely to have breached the Fair Trading Act. Twin Products The Commission investigated a range of Voltaren, Panadol and Maxiclear “twin…

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Better offender identity checking now possible

Amy Adams The ability of agencies to verify the identities of high-risk offenders will be strengthened following the passage of the Enhancing Identity Verification and Border Processes Legislation Bill. The Bill will improve public safety by enabling justice, identity and border agencies to share information with each other to identify offenders and ensure they meet the conditions of their sentence.…

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New Zealand First promises inquiry on FujiXerox

Winston Peters Wellington, August 16, 2017 National Ministers have adopted “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” over FujiXerox, despite taxpayers spending $70 million with the company since 2011. We know from Deloitte’s fraud report that bonus payments at FujiXerox skyrocketed from 2011 until it imploded last year. The Issues This can be seen in the Government’s spend…

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Agreement in Principle signed with Moriori

Supplied Content Wellington, August 16, 2017 The Crown has signed an agreement in principle with Hokotehi Moriori Trust to settle the historical Treaty of Waitangi claims of Moriori, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher Finlayson announced today. Moriori is an imi/iwi whose ancestors were the first inhabitants of Rkohu (the Chatham Islands). Moriori estimates that its population is approximately…

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