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By Newsroom America Feeds at 13 May 2017

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/////////////////////////////////////////// Goldsmith to represent New Zealand at Belt and Road Forum

Posted: 12 May 2017 07:41 PM PDT

Paul Goldsmith | Science and Innovation

Science and Innovation and Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith will travel to China tonight to represent New Zealand at the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing.

"Attending the first Belt and Road Forum will allow us to add a distinctly New Zealand voice and perspective. New Zealands best interests lie in participating in international initiatives that have the potential to benefit our economy and society," says Mr Goldsmith.

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/////////////////////////////////////////// Big Change Starts Small - tackling obesity

Posted: 12 May 2017 03:20 PM PDT

Jonathan Coleman | Health

Health Minister and Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes the return of an awareness campaign which encourages families to make small changes to help tackle childhood obesity.

"Obesity is particularly concerning in children as it is associated with a wide range of health conditions, it can also affect a childs overall quality of life," says Dr Coleman.

"The campaign encourages people to start making small changes to have a long term and positive impact on our childrens health and wellbeing.

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/////////////////////////////////////////// Metro schools another option to address inner city growth

Posted: 12 May 2017 03:02 PM PDT

Nikki Kaye | Education

Metro schools will be considered as another option to meet future education needs in high-growth urban centres such as Auckland, Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today.

"A metro school is an innovative model that responds to the need to provide education in intensified urban areas, where the large areas of land associated with a traditional school may be hard to acquire," says Ms Kaye.

Features of a metro school can include:

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/////////////////////////////////////////// Phase down plan announced for HFCs

Posted: 12 May 2017 01:04 PM PDT

Nick Smith | Environment

The Government is phasing down the use of the powerful greenhouse gases called hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) used in the air-conditioning and refrigeration industries, to help address climate change, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith announced this morning at the Bluegreens breakfast of the National Partys northern conference.

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