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Social Housing
Fri 11 Nov 2016
Building is moving ahead rapidly at a site in Auckland where more than 40 families at any one time will be housed by early next year, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says. Mrs Bennett visited the site at Luke St, Otahuhu, this morning where she met some of the people working on the build and was shown the techniques that have made construction so quick. ...
Tourism
Thu 10 Nov 2016
A rise in guest nights in September shows the Government’s focus on building tourism’s shoulder season demand is paying off, Associate Tourism Minister Paula Bennett says. New figures show national guest nights in September 2016 were up 6.4 per cent on the same time last year to 2.6 million, a record for September across domestic and international guests and all accommodation types. Domestic guest nights were up 3 per cent on September 2015 to 1.6 million while international guest nights were up 12.4 per cent to 1 million.
Tourism
Thu 10 Nov 2016
A rise in guest nights in September shows the Government’s focus on building tourism’s shoulder season demand is paying off, Associate Tourism Minister Paula Bennett says. New figures show national guest nights in September 2016 were up 6.4 per cent on the same time last year to 2.6 million, a record for September across domestic and international guests and all accommodation types. Domestic guest nights were up 3 per cent on September 2015 to 1.6 million while international guest nights were up 12.4 per cent to 1 million.
Tourism
Thu 10 Nov 2016
Spending by tourists in regional New Zealand continued to rise in the year to September 2016 after another record number of visitor arrivals in New Zealand, Associate Tourism Minister Paula Bennett says. ...
Tourism
Thu 10 Nov 2016
Spending by tourists in regional New Zealand continued to rise in the year to September 2016 after another record number of visitor arrivals in New Zealand, Associate Tourism Minister Paula Bennett says. ...
Tourism
Tue 8 Nov 2016
Associate Tourism Minister Paula Bennett today announced 14 tourism infrastructure projects around the country will receive $3.05 million in government co-funding support. Through the new Regional Mid-sized Tourism Facilities Grant Fund, projects ranging from toilet facilities in Tekapo to innovative rubbish removal compactors in the Coromandel will be funded, Mrs Bennett says. ...
Tourism
Tue 8 Nov 2016
Associate Tourism Minister Paula Bennett today announced 14 tourism infrastructure projects around the country will receive $3.05 million in government co-funding support. Through the new Regional Mid-sized Tourism Facilities Grant Fund, projects ranging from toilet facilities in Tekapo to innovative rubbish removal compactors in the Coromandel will be funded, Mrs Bennett says. ...
Social Housing
Mon 7 Nov 2016
More emergency housing places, more support for tenants and more frontline staff have been funded in the next step in the Government’s comprehensive housing plan. The funding boost of more than $300 million will be enough for up to an extra 1400 places at any one time, 600 in Auckland and the remaining 800 places in areas of high demand around the country. ...
Social Housing
Mon 7 Nov 2016
More emergency housing places, more support for tenants and more frontline staff have been funded in the next step in the Government’s comprehensive housing plan. The funding boost of more than $300 million will be enough for up to an extra 1400 places at any one time, 600 in Auckland and the remaining 800 places in areas of high demand around the country. ...
Fri 4 Nov 2016
Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett has welcomed the historic Paris Agreement, which comes into force today. “Today is a momentous day internationally in that we have an agreement at scale that climate change is a global problem,” Mrs Bennett says. The Paris Agreement formalises the legal framework for all countries to take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. ...
Fri 4 Nov 2016
Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett has welcomed the historic Paris Agreement, which comes into force today. “Today is a momentous day internationally in that we have an agreement at scale that climate change is a global problem,” Mrs Bennett says. The Paris Agreement formalises the legal framework for all countries to take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. ...
Finance | State Services
Mon 31 Oct 2016
Targeted early intervention and a Social Investment approach is being reflected in the steadily improving Better Public Services (BPS) Results, Ministers Bill English and Paula Bennett say. The Government has released the BPS mid-year report which outlines the progress being made against the 10 challenging Results set by the Prime Minister in 2012. ...