National plans aggressive approach to global trade

National will expand New Zealand’s international trade access, unlocking new markets and opportunities for our exporters. National’s policy is to deliver New Zealand’s boldest-ever trade push. We will work to unlock markets with 2.5 billion new consumers for the benefit of large and small exporters and their workers in every region of New Zealand. This new trade access will create…

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Grocery stores allowed to sell liquor with valid license

Mark Mitchell Wellington, August 22, 2017 Changes in the law made to enable grocery stores to continue holding liquor licences to sell alcohol despite increases in tobacco taxes will take effect on September 15, 2017. The changes were made because increases in tobacco excise tax meant some grocery stores’ main source of revenue changed from food to tobacco products, which…

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Private Training Establishment faces criminal charges

Supplied Content Wellington, August 22, 2017 The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) has commenced criminal prosecution proceedings against an unregistered private training establishment and its director. The charges relate to alleged breaches of the Education Act 1989, including unapproved enrolment of international students, making false representations that the establishment had consent to assess against certain unit standards and that its…

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Community Learning spreads far and wide

Nikki Kaye Wellington, August 17, 2017 About two thirds of children and young people are benefiting from their schools and early childhood education providers working together as Communities of Learning. I am pleased to announce today that another 13 Communities of Learning have formed, taking the total number of Communities across the country to 210. Raising achievement levels More than…

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Community Learning spreads far and wide

Nikki Kaye Wellington, August 17, 2017 About two thirds of children and young people are benefiting from their schools and early childhood education providers working together as Communities of Learning. I am pleased to announce today that another 13 Communities of Learning have formed, taking the total number of Communities across the country to 210. Raising achievement levels More than…

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Nothing last forever, especially in politics

United Future Leader to quit politics Peter Dunne Wellington, August 21, 2017 The current political environment is extremely volatile and unpredictable. However, I have concluded, based on recent polling, and other soundings I have been taking over the last few weeks, that, the volatility and uncertainty notwithstanding, there is now a mood amongst Ohariu voters for a change of MP,…

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