Tuesday, 6 December 2011
Gallantry awards richly deserved by NZ soldiers
Gallantry awards being presented today highlight the courage and professionalism of New Zealand forces serving in Afghanistan, Defence Minister Wayne Mapp said today.
First of new NH90 helicopters arrive for RNZAF
Two new NH90 helicopters will arrive at Ohakea at 9.30am, after being airlifted from France on board an Antonov AN 124 transport aircraft, Defence Minister Wayne Mapp said today.
Wednesday, 23 November 2011
$2.4 m for research interns for business this summer
An extra 140 undergraduate students will be funded to do research and development projects for New Zealand businesses this summer, Science and Innovation Minister Wayne Mapp announced today.
Tuesday, 15 November 2011
Retired Skyhawk fighters go to American buyer
Defence Minister Wayne Mapp has announced that a United States company, JDI Holdings, is going to buy the eight remaining Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) retired Skyhawk fighters.
Thursday, 3 November 2011
'Powering Innovation' sets pathway for growth
"Ramping up New Zealand's innovation potential across the high-tech manufacturing and services sectors will be a major catalyst for New Zealand's future growth," says Science and Innovation Minster Wayne Mapp.
Monday, 31 October 2011
Minister in Singapore for Defence, Science
Dr Wayne Mapp is travelling to Singapore today to represent New Zealand at the 40th anniversary of the Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA).
Friday, 28 October 2011
Incubators get funding to support high-tech start-ups
Emerging high-tech businesses will get a hand up at a crucial time in their development, Science and Innovation Minister Wayne Mapp announced today.
Navy team joins maritime security taskforce
New Zealand is sending five Navy personnel to join Australian forces fighting terrorism and piracy in the Indian Ocean, said Defence Minister Wayne Mapp.
Wednesday, 26 October 2011
International recognition for NZ geothermal expertise
New Zealand has been accepted as a member of the International Partnership for Geothermal Technology, announced Science and Innovation Minister Wayne Mapp.
Friday, 21 October 2011
Minister of Defence releases detainees report
A report on the implications for the NZSAS when the Afghan National Police Crisis Response Unit (CRU) detains Afghan nationals was released today by Defence Minister Wayne Mapp.
Wednesday, 19 October 2011
Bill to support a 21st century Defence Force
A Bill to modernise management of the Defence Force was introduced to Parliament today by Defence Minister Wayne Mapp.
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
New Auckland waterfront home for high-tech stars
A world-class facility in Auckland that will house business incubators, research and development institutions, and business development providers, was announced today by Science and Innovation Minister Wayne Mapp and Auckland Mayor Len Brown.
Thursday, 6 October 2011
Government gives $54 million for science excellence
New Zealand’s best researchers have been awarded $53.8 million in Marsden Fund grants, Science and Innovation Minister Wayne Mapp announced today.
Tuesday, 4 October 2011
Gallantry awards honour great courage
Each of the New Zealand Gallantry Awards announced today represents an act of great courage by a New Zealand soldier, said Defence Minister Wayne Mapp.
Government helps students' light shine
Science and Innovation Minister Dr Wayne Mapp has praised Victoria University of Wellington students whose energy efficient ‘First Light’ bach finished third at the Solar Decathlon in Washington DC yesterday (October 2, 2011).
Monday, 3 October 2011
New era in RNZAF advanced pilot training signalled
The Minister of Defence, Wayne Mapp, has announced moves to develop a new advanced pilot training capability for the RNZAF.
Defence Capability Plan launched
The Minister of Defence, Wayne Mapp, today launched the new Defence Capability Plan.
Friday, 30 September 2011
Afghanistan mission must go on, says Minister
Defence Minister Wayne Mapp has paid tribute to Lance-Corporal Leon Smith, the SAS trooper killed in Afghanistan yesterday.
Wednesday, 28 September 2011
Minister offers aroha, condolences, to family of killed SAS trooper
The Minister of Defence, Wayne Mapp, has expressed his deep sympathy for the family of an SAS soldier killed in Afghanistan today.
Tuesday, 27 September 2011
New funding strengthens research collaboration with Japan
Two research projects awarded a total of $1 million in funding will strengthen collaborative research relationships between New Zealand and Japan, Science and Innovation Minister Wayne Mapp announced today.
Thursday, 15 September 2011
$1.8m boost for online game developer SmallWorlds
The Government is giving online game developer SmallWorlds $1.8 million to help realise its global growth prospects through research and development, Science and Innovation Minister Wayne Mapp announced today.
Wednesday, 14 September 2011
$1.28m for top talent to try out high-tech jobs
About 200 of our best scientific, engineering and technology undergraduate students will get a taste of working for innovative high-tech businesses this summer, announced Science and Innovation Minister Wayne Mapp today.
Tuesday, 13 September 2011
New Zealand to host ag-biotech international conference
The Government is investing $100,000 to bring international agricultural biotechnology experts to New Zealand next year, Minister of Science and Innovation Wayne Mapp announced today.
Monday, 12 September 2011
Closer ties with UK on science and innovation
Stronger links with the United Kingdom on science and innovation matters will result from an agreement signed today, Minister of Science and Innovation Wayne Mapp said.
Friday, 9 September 2011
NZ set for closer defence ties with Timor-Leste
Today marked a new step in the defence relationship between New Zealand and the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, said Defence Minister Wayne Mapp after the two countries signed a bilateral Defence Cooperation Arrangement.
Thursday, 8 September 2011
New Zealander to lead Sinai force for further year
Exemplary service by the New Zealand head of the UN-mandated force in the Sinai has led to him being asked to stay on, Defence Minister Wayne Mapp announced today.
Monday, 22 August 2011
Condolences to family of Corporal Doug Grant
The Minister of Defence, Dr Wayne Mapp, has extended his deepest sympathy to the family of Corporal Doug Grant, who was killed in Afghanistan on Friday.
Thursday, 18 August 2011
$7 million upgrade planned for Kauri Point
New igloo-type ammunition storage bunkers, upgraded security systems and a modern explosive processing facility are planned for the Defence Force’s Kauri Point facility, Defence Minister Wayne Mapp announced today.
Wednesday, 17 August 2011
Million dollar fast track for digital technology entrepreneurs
Boosting New Zealand’s digital technologies industry is behind a new talent development programme and a high-tech hub in San Francisco announced today by Science and Innovation Minister Dr Wayne Mapp.
Thursday, 11 August 2011
$4 million for high-tech mapping programme
High-tech mapping of New Zealand’s forests, pastures, rivers and cities will result from a research programme announced today by Environment Minister Nick Smith and Science and Innovation Minister Wayne Mapp.