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/////////////////////////////////////////// Governments open data gets $7.2 million boost

Posted: 17 Jun 2017 08:00 PM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/beehive-govt-nz/releases/~3/gYQZhEJlOfw/government%E2%80%99s-open-data-gets-72-million-boost-0?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email

Scott Simpson | Statistics

New Zealanders will get access to more open data, with $7.2 million earmarked for the next three years to speed its release, Statistics Minister Scott Simpson announced today.

"Open data helps businesses, councils, community and charitable groups as well as other data users make faster, better-informed decisions and help solve complex problems. High quality data makes it easier for businesses to innovate and grow," Mr Simpson says.

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/////////////////////////////////////////// Governments open data gets $7.2 million boost

Posted: 17 Jun 2017 08:00 PM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/beehive-govt-nz/releases/~3/gYQZhEJlOfw/government%E2%80%99s-open-data-gets-72-million-boost-0?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email

Scott Simpson | Statistics

New Zealanders will get access to more open data, with $7.2 million earmarked for the next three years to speed its release, Statistics Minister Scott Simpson announced today.

"Open data helps businesses, councils, community and charitable groups as well as other data users make faster, better-informed decisions and help solve complex problems. High quality data makes it easier for businesses to innovate and grow," Mr Simpson says.

... read more

/////////////////////////////////////////// Corrections Minister thanks prison volunteers

Posted: 17 Jun 2017 06:55 PM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/beehive-govt-nz/releases/~3/EkaLbKmjo14/corrections-minister-thanks-prison-volunteers?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email

Louise Upston | Corrections

Corrections Minister Louise Upston is thanking the more than 2000 volunteers who give their time to help prisoners and offenders turn their lives around.

Today marks the beginning of National Volunteer Week, when the work of more than one million volunteers in New Zealand is recognised and celebrated.

"Volunteers are an essential part of Corrections work to support people to change their lives," Ms Upston says.

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/////////////////////////////////////////// Transformational Waterview Tunnel to open

Posted: 17 Jun 2017 04:15 PM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/beehive-govt-nz/releases/~3/rS6Si24zX50/transformational-waterview-tunnel-open?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email

Simon Bridges | Transport

Prime Minister Bill English and Transport Minister Simon Bridges have cut the ribbon to mark the completion of the $1.4 billion Waterview Tunnel.

Mr Bridges says the Waterview Tunnel completion celebration today marks the biggest change in Aucklands transport system since the opening of the Auckland Harbour Bridge in 1959.

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/////////////////////////////////////////// Volunteers thanked for conservation work

Posted: 17 Jun 2017 03:47 PM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/beehive-govt-nz/releases/~3/eUNgJ7mqf0A/volunteers-thanked-conservation-work?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email

Maggie Barry | Conservation

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has thanked the thousands of volunteers whore part of the Predator Free 2050 movement and help DOC protect our threatened species.

"New Zealanders are among the most generous people in the world when it comes to volunteering and lending a helping hand. More conservation work is being done now than at any time in our history and volunteers are a significant part of conservation success stories," Ms Barry says.

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/////////////////////////////////////////// McClay says United States open to FTA

Posted: 17 Jun 2017 03:45 PM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/beehive-govt-nz/releases/~3/OjGummNWX2I/mcclay-says-united-states-open-fta?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email

Todd McClay | Trade

Trade Minister Todd McClay says his visit to Washington for high-level trade talks with the Trump Administration has been a success and that the U.S. has indicated it is open to a free trade agreement (FTA) with New Zealand when the time is right.

Mr McClay met with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, newly appointed U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Congressman David Reichert, Special Advisors to the President and members of the US Chamber of Commerce.

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/////////////////////////////////////////// Quakes change education landscape

Posted: 17 Jun 2017 01:54 PM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/beehive-govt-nz/releases/~3/0N1a-C0CXCQ/quakes-change-education-landscape?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email

Nicky Wagner | Greater Christchurch Regeneration

Education data highlights the changing landscape of greater Christchurch following the earthquakes, Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner says.

The Greater Christchurch Dashboard - Education looks at trends in education enrolments and progress in the Christchurch Schools Rebuild Programme.

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/////////////////////////////////////////// McClay congratulates Crawford Falconer

Posted: 16 Jun 2017 11:39 PM PDT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/beehive-govt-nz/releases/~3/0AhYeR97exo/mcclay-congratulates-crawford-falconer?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email

Todd McClay | Trade

Trade Minister Todd McClay has welcomed the appointment of respected trade policy expert Crawford Falconer as the U.K.s Chief Trade Advisor.

"I congratulate Crawford and wish him well in his new role," Mr McClay says.

Mr McClay says that Mr Falconer had served in a number of roles including Ambassador to the WTO.

"He has a great deal of trade policy expertise and the world trading system will benefit from his appointment as the UK develops a post Brexit trade strategy," Mr McClay says.

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