Tuesday, 12 March 2013
Fonterra launches Mainland Cheese in Malaysia
Fonterra Brands Malaysia’s launch of Mainland Cheese in Malaysia signals the strengthening trade links between New Zealand and South-East Asia, Minister for Economic Development Steven Joyce says.
Thursday, 28 February 2013
Govt releases PwC report on Pay Period 24
Saturday, 9 February 2013
Opposition cries crocodile tears for investment
Once again the hypocrisy of the Labour-Greens opposition is exposed by their criticism today of the need to welcome new business investment in New Zealand, Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce says.
Friday, 8 February 2013
Labour wrong on youth education & training
Labour once again stands accused of putting the worst possible spin on youth education and training, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce says.
Employment conditions remain challenging
Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce says that while the unemployment rate fell from 7.3 to 6.9 per cent in the December quarter HLFS, the labour market remains challenging.
Thursday, 7 February 2013
National Science Challenge Panel appointed
A panel of top researchers and some budding young scientists have been appointed to identify New Zealand’s National Science Challenges for the Government.
Tuesday, 5 February 2013
Investment & Innovation needed for food export growth
More investment and more innovative processed foods will be needed to double New Zealand food exports by 2025 according to a new report released today by Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce.
Monday, 4 February 2013
Details on Novopay Ministerial Inquiry announced
Minister with responsibility for Novopay Steven Joyce today announced details of the Ministerial Inquiry into the education payroll system.
$21m of new funding to benefit research partnerships
The Government will invest $21 million over a maximum of seven years to support research that will benefit two of New Zealand’s primary industries Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce announced today.
Friday, 1 February 2013
Callaghan Innovation opens for business
"Callaghan Innovation will accelerate the commercialisation of New Zealand innovation,” says Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce.
Thursday, 31 January 2013
Minister gives update on Novopay
Minister with responsibility for Novopay Steven Joyce today provided an update on Novopay and announced measures to address the situation.
Friday, 25 January 2013
New Zealand Apprenticeships to boost skills & support jobs
The Government is to boost the number of people in apprenticeships by combining all apprenticeships into a single nationwide scheme and providing new financial incentives for employers and workers to take up more apprenticeships, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce says.
Wednesday, 23 January 2013
New Zealand to benefit from $40m deal
Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed the introduction of a global building supplies giant to support the Christchurch rebuild, which could see long-term benefits for New Zealanders.
Tuesday, 22 January 2013
Study choices affect post-study earnings
Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed the release of new data that compares what students earn after studying different subjects and at different levels in New Zealand.
Callaghan Innovation Board announced
Science and Innovation Minister Hon Steven Joyce today announced an eight-member board to lead Callaghan Innovation—the new Crown entity that will better connect New Zealand firms with science, engineering and technology, in order to drive the innovation and commercialisation of products and services and economic success.
Thursday, 20 December 2012
Tertiary sector performance improves
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.
Digital literacy added to community education in schools
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.
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
New university & polytechnic council members appointed
Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today announced three new appointments to the councils of Massey University, the University of Waikato and the Nelson and Marlborough Institute of Technology.
New Crown directors announced
Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has today announced the appointment of three new Crown company directors.
Monday, 17 December 2012
New Master's Degree to be introduced in 2013
Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today announced that degree-awarding institutions will now able to provide 180 credit Master’s degrees.
Wednesday, 12 December 2012
Pike River Implementation Plan released
Tuesday, 11 December 2012
Greening growth in Business Growth Agenda
Building Natural Resources highlights how recommendations from the Green Growth Advisory Group are being integrated into the Government’s wider growth agenda, Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Environment Minister Amy Adams say.
NZ-China science & technology declaration signed
A New Zealand-China joint declaration, which will boost science and technology links and co-operation between the two countries, has been signed in Wellington today.
Friday, 7 December 2012
Senior Chinese leader to visit NZ next week
State Councillor Liu Yandong will visit New Zealand next week as a guest of the New Zealand Government – the first visit by a senior Communist Party figure since China’s November leadership transition.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Tertiary results show more degrees, higher earnings
People with degrees earn substantially more than those with no qualifications, the annual report on the performance of the tertiary education system shows.
Wednesday, 5 December 2012
Rutherford Foundation Trust Awards and James Cook Research Fellowships announced
This year’s Rutherford Foundation Trust Awards and James Cook Research Fellowships recipients have been announced today by Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce.
New appointments to Marsden Fund Council
Three new members have been appointed to the Marsden Fund Council in an announcement today by Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce.
Callaghan Innovation Bill passes third reading
The Callaghan Innovation Bill, which establishes a new high-tech HQ for manufacturing and services firms, today passed its third and final reading in Parliament.
Tuesday, 4 December 2012
$52.8m of funding for new science projects
Applications have been invited for $52.8 million of Government research funding in the 2013 science investment round, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce announced today.
Monday, 3 December 2012
11 per cent increase in student loan repayments
The latest Student Loan Scheme annual report shows an 11 per cent increase in repayments and a decrease in the overall cost of the scheme, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce says.