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Tertiary sector performance improves
Deed of Settlement signed with Ngāti Koroki Kahukura
Kiwi businesses benefit from EU recognition of NZ privacy law
NZ welcomes Commonwealth Charter
Govt extends support for exporters
Digital literacy added to community education in schools
NZ economy on track for moderate growth
Reappointments to BSA
Tertiary sector performance improves

Posted: 19 Dec 2012 05:56 PM PST

Steven Joyce | Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment

Tertiary education institutions have continued the trend of year-on-year improvements to their educational, organisational and financial performance, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce says. The 2011 Tertiary Education Performance Report released today by the TEC reviews each tertiary institution’s performance in the 2011 year as well as how the sector is tracking to achieve the Government’s priorities for tertiary education. ...

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Deed of Settlement signed with Ngāti Koroki Kahukura

Posted: 19 Dec 2012 04:33 PM PST

Christopher Finlayson | Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations

The Crown has signed a deed of settlement for all outstanding historical Treaty claims with Ngāti Koroki Kahukura at Maungatautari marae near Cambridge, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher Finlayson announced today. “The actions of the Crown led to the economic, social, environmental and cultural degradation of Ngāti Koroki Kahukura and their physical and spiritual resources,” Mr Finlayson said. The settlement includes financial and commercial redress of $3 million. ...

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Kiwi businesses benefit from EU recognition of NZ privacy law

Posted: 19 Dec 2012 04:07 PM PST

Judith Collins | Justice

Justice Minister, Judith Collins, and Trade Minister, Tim Groser, have welcomed the European Commission’s formal declaration that New Zealand privacy law provides an adequate standard of data protection for the purposes of European Union (EU) law. European Union countries can now send personal data to New Zealand for processing without the need for extra controls. Ms Collins says New Zealand is one of only five countries outside Europe to receive this level of recognition and trust and this is a vote of confidence in New Zealand’s privacy laws. ...

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NZ welcomes Commonwealth Charter

Posted: 19 Dec 2012 03:43 PM PST

Murray McCully | Foreign Affairs

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today welcomed the adoption of a Commonwealth Charter - a document that sets out the history, objectives, values, and principles of the Commonwealth. “New Zealand is an active member of the Commonwealth and a strong supporter of the values which bind the 54 member states,” Mr McCully says. “Aside from our British heritage, Commonwealth countries share a commitment to democracy, the rule of law and human rights. ...

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Govt extends support for exporters

Posted: 19 Dec 2012 03:39 PM PST

Bill English | Finance

Exporters will have access to improved support from the New Zealand Export Credit Office under changes announced by the Government today, Finance Minister Bill English and Trade Minister Tim Groser say. The NZECO, which is based in The Treasury, is the Government’s official export credit agency. It provides financial guarantees and trade credit insurance to exporters and banks. The main changes announced by the ministers today will: ...

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Digital literacy added to community education in schools

Posted: 19 Dec 2012 03:08 PM PST

Steven Joyce | Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment

Digital literacy will be included as an educational priority area within the $13.8 million funding for Adult and Community Education in schools next year Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce announced today. Its inclusion within the scope of Adult and Community Education in schools expands the potential for digital literacy within foundation education in New Zealand. ...

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NZ economy on track for moderate growth

Posted: 19 Dec 2012 02:39 PM PST

Bill English | Finance

The economy remains on track for moderate growth over the next few years, despite growth predictably easing a little in the September quarter, Finance Minister Bill English says. Gross domestic product grew 0.2 per cent in the three months to 30 September. This took annual growth – from the September quarter 2011 to the September quarter 2012 - to 2 per cent, after revisions by Statistics New Zealand to reflect extra data. ...

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Reappointments to BSA

Posted: 19 Dec 2012 01:56 PM PST

Craig Foss | Broadcasting

Peter Radich and Leigh Pearson have been reappointed to the Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) announced Broadcasting Minister Craig Foss today. Mr Radich has been reappointed as BSA Chair and Ms Pearson as a BSA member. Peter Radich is the senior partner in a Blenheim-based legal practice. He is currently a member of the NZ Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal and is a former Coroner. He was previously the chair of the NZ Law Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal. ...

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