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By Newsroom America Feeds at 13 Feb 2017

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/////////////////////////////////////////// Carbon emitters on way to paying full costs

Posted: 13 Feb 2017 06:24 PM PST

Paula Bennett | Climate Change Issues

Emitters are now on their way to paying the full cost of their carbon emissions in New Zealand, says Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett. "As part of our ongoing work programme to reduce domestic emissions we have started the three-year phase out of the one-for-two emissions trading scheme subsidy," says Mrs Bennett.

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/////////////////////////////////////////// New report shows benefits of investing in stock water systems

Posted: 13 Feb 2017 06:05 PM PST

Nathan Guy | Primary Industries

A new study released today on the use of reticulated stock water systems shows major environmental and economic gains for farmers, says Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy. "This is the first study that has ever been done to quantify the benefits of installing an on-farm stock water system on hill country, and it shows excellent results," says Mr Guy. The study involved investment analysis of 11 hill country sheep and beef farms across New Zealand who had invested in stock water systems on their properties.

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/////////////////////////////////////////// Enabling faster and better urban development

Posted: 13 Feb 2017 04:50 PM PST

Nick Smith | Building and Construction

Public consultation has opened on proposed legislation to fast track the redevelopment and regeneration of urban areas to better meet housing and commercial needs, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says.

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/////////////////////////////////////////// Northland motorway making steady progress

Posted: 13 Feb 2017 03:47 PM PST

Simon Bridges | Transport

Transport Minister Simon Bridges says the indicative route announced today for a new motorway between Auckland and Northland is a significant step forward in improving travel between the two regions. The Indicative Route shows the progress being made in developing the Governments Warkworth to Wellsford section of the Pūhoi to Wellsford Road of National Significance.

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/////////////////////////////////////////// $100k for South Island youth development opportunities

Posted: 13 Feb 2017 03:20 PM PST

Nikki Kaye | Youth

A new partnership between the Government and Ngai Tahu will benefit young people living in rural and isolated areas of the South Island, Youth Minister Nikki Kaye announced today. "As part of this partnership, around 250 young people will be supported to take part in mentoring and leadership programmes run by Ngai Tahu," says Ms Kaye. "An important aspect of the partnership is that it will reach out to those living in remote areas, where this type of opportunity isnt normally available."

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/////////////////////////////////////////// Supporting people in Kaikōura & Marlborough

Posted: 13 Feb 2017 02:33 PM PST

Jonathan Coleman | Health

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says theres been good uptake of the $3.76 million support package for Kaikōura and Marlborough families. "The Government is committed to ensuring the people of Kaikōura and Marlborough can access the health services that they need following the 14 November earthquake," says Dr Coleman. "In Kaikōura and Hurunui just over 3,500 residents have accessed free GPs visits. Canterbury DHBs specialist mental health team have also made just over 300 appointments, including visits with children and families.

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/////////////////////////////////////////// Recovering after the Kaikōura earthquake

Posted: 13 Feb 2017 02:30 PM PST

Gerry Brownlee | Civil Defence

Three months after the magnitude 7.8 earthquake on 14 November, encouraging recovery progress is being made in affected communities.

Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says the government and local authorities are working alongside not-for-profit organisations and businesses on a multi-pronged recovery effort in the wake of the 14 November earthquake.

"Peoples wellbeing and livelihoods are our top priority," Mr Brownlee says.

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/////////////////////////////////////////// Racing Safety Development Fund open for applications

Posted: 13 Feb 2017 03:00 AM PST

Nathan Guy | Racing

The next round of applications for the Racing Safety Development Fund opens tomorrow, Racing Minister Nathan Guy has announced today. "There is $313,055 available for allocation in this round which opens on 15 February and closes on 31 March 2017," says Mr Guy. "The fund supports projects around the country for improving racecourse health and safety. In the past this has included improvements for safety running rails, irrigation and drainage and grandstand repairs.

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