Tuesday, 31 May 2011
Is $13 an hour OK by you?
The minimum wage is $13 an hour.
Wednesday, 1 October 2008
Extra funds for business incubators
Economic Development Minister Pete Hodgson today announced that the Incubator Support Programme run by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) will be enhanced and will get a $1.8 million funding boost.
Wednesday, 20 August 2008
TEC Board Appointments
Tertiary Education Minister Pete Hodgson has appointed Deirdre Dale as a Commissioner of the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC).
Thursday, 14 August 2008
Institutes and polytechnics agents of change
Tertiary Education Minister Pete Hodgson yesterday described institutes of technology and polytechnics as key agents of innovative change.
Wednesday, 30 July 2008
Free tool supports businesses to self assess
A new free tool that helps business people assess their business’s capabilities in areas such as leadership and planning will be launched by Economic Development Minister Pete Hodgson tonight.
Thursday, 24 July 2008
New members for GIAB announced
Twelve new members representing some of New Zealand’s leading businesses and research organisations have been appointed to the government’s Growth and Innovation Advisory Board, Economic Development Minister Pete Hodgson announced today.
Tuesday, 22 July 2008
Hodgson Delighted Orokonui Funding Secured
Dunedin North MP Pete Hodgson today congratulated the Lotteries Grants Board on its decision to fund the Orokonui Ecosanctuary.
Key opportunities for new science identified
High-technology businesses, renewable energy, future foods, health delivery, environmental sustainability, and great cities and towns are key opportunities for new science for the foreseeable future, according to Minister of Research Science and Technology Pete Hodgson.
Thursday, 17 July 2008
New Zealand signs new science agreement with EU
Minister of Research Science and Technology Pete Hodgson announced today the signing of an agreement between New Zealand and the European Union that will broaden New Zealand’s collaboration with the European Union’s science community.
Outstanding Tertiary Teaching Celebrated
This years Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award recipients form an extraordinarily high calibre and motivated group of teachers, Tertiary Education Minister Pete Hodgson said tonight.
Friday, 11 July 2008
Local scooter business speeds towards growth
Eco-friendly scooter and skateboard company X-Rides Ltd is ramping up its growth prospects, exploring opportunities to franchise the Wellington-region business and undertaking research and development to further improve its products.
Friday, 4 July 2008
Tertiary education review for Greater Auckland
Today Pete Hodgson Minister for Tertiary Education announced a Review of Tertiary Education across the Auckland region to identify the contribution of tertiary education sector to the development of Auckland as a globally competitive city.
Wednesday, 2 July 2008
Media and Science unite in new centre
An open and strong relationship between the media and science is important for New Zealand to benefit from both public and private investment in the science system, Minister of Research, Science and Technology, Pete Hodgson said today.
Friday, 30 May 2008
Bold move on colorectal screening by Health Minister welcomed by Cancer Control Council
The Cancer Control Council of New Zealand is delighted the Minister of Health David Cunliffe, has fast tracked a colorectal screening programme, says council deputy chair and oncologist Chris Atkinson.
Wednesday, 21 May 2008
Design Driving Business Success
Ci Munro, a division of Tourism Holdings Ltd (THL), has become the 100th business accepted into New Zealand Trade and Enterprises Better by Design programme, Economic Development Minister Pete Hodgson said today.Â
New Zealand success at NRA Show 2008
Economic Development Minister Pete Hodgson welcomed the success of New Zealand food and beverage companies who attended the National Restaurant Association Show (NRA), held in Chicago this week.
Tuesday, 20 May 2008
Appointments to the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology Board
The Minister of Research, Science and Technology, Pete Hodgson, has announced two new appointments to the Board of the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology – the main government funding body for science and technology.
Thursday, 15 May 2008
$1.75m grant for energy saving technology
Minister of Research, Science and Technology Pete Hodgson is welcoming a $1.75 million grant to the innovative Auckland electric motor company Wellington Drive to research advanced electronics for its products.
Vice-Chancellors Committee assertions unfortunate
Tertiary Education Minister Pete Hodgson said today the New Zealand Vice-Chancellors’ Committee assertions are unfortunate because in the 15 years to 2006 funding for universities has not declined but rather has increased by 87%.
Wednesday, 7 May 2008
Waikato Innovation Park to get government funding
The government has agreed in principle to provide up to $4 million to the Waikato Innovation Park, Economic Development Minister Pete Hodgson announced today.
Friday, 2 May 2008
Hodgson welcomes new TEC chief executive
Tertiary Education Minister Pete Hodgson has welcomed the appointment of Professor Roy Sharp as TEC chief executive.
Thursday, 1 May 2008
Ministers see industry training in action
Tertiary Education Minister Pete Hodgson and his Associate Minister Maryan Street today saw the direct benefit of the government’s $180 million ongoing commitment to Industry Training through visits to several worksites.
Tuesday, 29 April 2008
Skills Strategy to build workforce skills
The skills of New Zealanders already in work moved to centre stage with the release of a comprehensive discussion document, Tertiary Education Ministers Pete Hodgson and Maryan Street said today.
Wednesday, 23 April 2008
Otago Design Centre to get government funding
The government has ‘agreed in principle’ to provide up to $1.9 million to the Otago Institute of Design to establish an Applied Design Research Centre in Dunedin, Economic Development Minister Pete Hodgson announced today.
Tuesday, 22 April 2008
More researchers get high speed hook up
New Zealands use of world class digital technology and high speed productivity tools was supported by grants totalling about $1.6 million, Pete Hodgson, Minister of Research Science and Technology said today.
Wednesday, 16 April 2008
$1million per year for new science education fund
Research, Science and Technology Minister Pete Hodgson, tonight announced a contribution of $1 million per year to the newly established Rutherford Foundation.
Support for quality tertiary education in Taranaki
Tertiary Education Minister Pete Hodgson today signalled ongoing support for the Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT) with the reappointment of Murray Strong as Crown Commissioner for a further six months, and two appointments to the Commissioner’s Advisory Committee.
Following a 12 month review of the Commissioner’s role, Mr Hodgson said there was still more to be done for WITT to meet the future skills needs of the Taranaki region.
Monday, 14 April 2008
Student exchange with European universities funded
The Labour-led government is providing $600,000 over four years to fund a new European Union/New Zealand exchange programme, Minister for Tertiary Education Pete Hodgson, announced today.
Wednesday, 9 April 2008
Individual Student Lot Continues to Improve
The average situation of the individual student continues to improve, Minister for Tertiary Education Pete Hodgson said today.
Thursday, 3 April 2008
Strong R&D gives Gisborne company an advantage
World-class technology and research capability is helping a Gisborne company build up an international reputation in the field of composite materials, Economic Development Minister Pete Hodgson said today during a visit to the company.