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By Newsroom America Feeds at 29 May 2017

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/////////////////////////////////////////// Congrats to Sport and Recreation Awards finalists

Posted: 28 May 2017 09:48 PM PDT

Jonathan Coleman | Sport and Recreation

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has acknowledged the finalists at the tenth anniversary of the Sport and Recreation Awards.

"These annual awards, hosted by Sport NZ, celebrate the contribution and dedication of individuals, clubs, regional and national organisations to enriching New Zealanders lives," says Dr Coleman.

"The strength and diversity of entries this year is impressive, and it shows the high-quality work being done to maintain the strength of our sport and recreation sector and keep Kiwis active.

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/////////////////////////////////////////// Law Commissioner appointed

Posted: 28 May 2017 08:17 PM PDT

Amy Adams | Justice

Former Secretary for Justice Belinda Clark has been appointed as Law Commissioner, Justice Minister Amy Adams announced today.

"Ms Clark brings a wealth of experience, having worked at the highest levels of the public service both here and across the Tasman," Ms Adams says.

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/////////////////////////////////////////// Scheme helping to fill hard-to-staff health roles

Posted: 28 May 2017 05:00 PM PDT

Jonathan Coleman | Health

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says an incentive scheme designed to increase the number of health professionals working in communities and roles that have traditionally been difficult to staff is making a real difference.

"Its important that health facilities around the country are well equipped to provide New Zealanders with the treatment that they need, when and where they need it," says Dr Coleman.

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/////////////////////////////////////////// PM to visit Samoa for independence celebrations

Posted: 28 May 2017 02:36 PM PDT

Bill English | Prime Minister

Prime Minister Bill English will visit Samoa this week for the countrys 55th Independence Day celebrations. "The visit will be an opportunity to reaffirm the special relationship that exists between our countries and will include a celebration of 55 years of our Treaty of Friendship," Mr English says.

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/////////////////////////////////////////// Increased investor confidence welcomed

Posted: 28 May 2017 01:00 PM PDT

Jacqui Dean | Commerce and Consumer Affairs

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean today welcomed the Financial Markets Authority annual survey results which shows confidence in New Zealands financial markets rose nine per cent in 2016. "Investor confidence has shown a strong increase since last year. This follows significant reforms by the Government of the investment regulatory landscape," Ms Dean says.

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/////////////////////////////////////////// Gagana Sāmoa celebrated this week

Posted: 27 May 2017 05:00 PM PDT

Alfred Ngaro | Pacific Peoples

Ua saunoa le Minisita o le Matagaluega mo Tagata Pasifika i Niu Sila, Alfred Ngaro - "O le vaiaso o le gagana Samoa, o se avanoa mo Niu Sila atoa e maau ma fiafia faatasi i le felanulanuai o gagana ma aganuu taitasi, aemaise ia mauaa le gagana"

Sāmoan Language week gives all New Zealanders the opportunity to celebrate our diversity and keep the language alive says Minister for Pacific Peoples, Alfred Ngaro.

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