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Damien O'Connor
Individual // Politics // West Coast
Member since: 22 August 2007
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Website labourparty.org.nz/people/


Member for West Coast-Tasman, Labour Party Minister of Corrections Minister of Tourism Minister for Rural Affairs Associate Minister of Health




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Monday, 29 September 2008
6:48PM
Smokefree campaign discourages youth smoking A youth-targeted smokefree campaign is discouraging young people from smoking according to new data released today by Associate Health Minister Damien O'Connor. 203 views

6:47PM
Rural economy will benefit from new Air NZ flights Wairarapa's rural economy will benefit hugely from new flights between Auckland and Masterton, Tourism Minister Damien O'Connor said today. 372 views

6:42PM
Yet another award for NZ as a tourism destination New Zealand was voted Country of the Year 2008 in a popular Australian travel show recently, adding to a number of awards received over the past year, Tourism Minister Damien O'Connor said today. 300 views

Monday, 22 September 2008
5:55PM
Government commits funding to Carter Observatory The government has committed over $39,000 to Wellington's Carter Observatory as part of a redevelopment of the facility. 258 views

Wednesday, 10 September 2008
12:46PM
Tourism industry priorities mirror those of government The government is already committed to the priorities outlined in a document released by the tourism industry today, said Tourism Minister Damien O’Connor. 362 views

Thursday, 28 August 2008
6:58AM
Environmental report card from travellers positive The majority of international and domestic travellers say New Zealand’s six top tourist regions show sound environmental management, Tourism Minister Damien O’Connor said today. 636 views

Thursday, 7 August 2008
5:26PM
Funding for communities to improve sewerage systems The government is committing over $23 million to improve sewerage systems in ten small communities, Associate Health Minister Damien O’Connor announced today. 250 views

3:12AM
Big boost for marae and small drinking water supplies The government is committing nearly $7 million to upgrade 44 small community drinking-water supplies, Associate Health Ministers Damien O’Connor and Mita Ririnui announced today. 762 views

Monday, 4 August 2008
10:08PM
Government commits funding to sustainable tourism The government is committing an extra $2.83 million over the next year for the implementation of the New Zealand Tourism Strategy 2015, Tourism Minister Damien O’Connor announced today. 314 views

1:50PM
Government commits funding to sustainable tourism The government is committing an extra $2.83 million over the next year for the implementation of the New Zealand Tourism Strategy 2015, Tourism Minister Damien OConnor announced today. 491 views

Friday, 1 August 2008
1:05AM
Healthy Eating Healthy Action plan for Southland A new plan aiming to improve nutrition, increase physical activity and reduce obesity in Southland was launched by Associate Health Minister Damien O’Connor today. 405 views

1:05AM
Rural towns get funding to improve sewerage systems Three rural communities are receiving government funding to help upgrade or install new sewerage systems, Minister for Rural Affairs and Associate Minister of Health Damien O'Connor announced today. 1266 views

Thursday, 31 July 2008
1:17AM
Data shows positive long term prospects for tourism International visitor arrivals are expected to grow 26 percent by 2014 according to new forecast data released today, Tourism Minister Damien O’Connor said. 325 views

1:16AM
National behind the eight ball on rural health The National Party’s response to a rural health discussion document released a week ago shows just how behind they are on rural health issues, Rural Affairs and Associate Health Minister Damien O’Connor said today. 1024 views

1:06AM
Gold for New Zealand in PATA Awards 2008 Tourism Minister Damien O’Connor today congratulated Tourism New Zealand on its recent awards for its innovative marketing and public relations campaigns in the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold Awards. 827 views

Wednesday, 30 July 2008
12:52AM
New campaign launched to improve breastfeeding Associate Health Ministers Damien O’Connor and Steve Chadwick today welcomed a new social marketing campaign aimed at ensuring more New Zealand babies are breastfed. 1001 views

Thursday, 24 July 2008
6:22PM
Minister will be watching drug trial results with interest The government will be keeping a close eye on results of trials of new prostate cancer drug abiraterone, Associate Health Minister Damien O’Connor said today. 153 views

Wednesday, 16 July 2008
7:06PM
Minister opens Benneydale treatment plant A new upgraded water treatment plant in the small Waitomo village of Benneydale was officially opened today by Associate Health Minister Damien OConnor. 136 views

Tuesday, 17 June 2008
5:32PM
World first Txt2Quit service targets young smokers A new free interactive text message service to help smokers kick their habit has been welcomed by Associate Health Minister Damien O’Connor. 193 views

Monday, 9 June 2008
4:43PM
$3 million funding for new men's health programme Associate Health Minister Damien OConnor today kicked off Mens Health Week by announcing government funding of almost $3 million over the next year to promote greater awareness of men's health. 179 views

Wednesday, 4 June 2008
5:14PM
Obesity rates slowing but work needs to continue Obesity rates among New Zealand children remain static and the increase in obesity among adults has slowed according to survey results released today, said Associate Minister of Health Damien O'Connor. 159 views

Tuesday, 3 June 2008
5:07PM
Hard hitting anti-smoking ads to strike chord with smokers New hard-hitting television advertisements showing the devastating impact smoking has on the lives of real New Zealanders will screen from today said Associate Health Minister Damien O’Connor. 210 views

Saturday, 24 May 2008
3:12PM
Extra $40 million for Sanitary Works Subsidy Scheme An additional $40 million over five years for the Sanitary Works Subsidy Scheme was announced today by Damien O’Connor, Minister for Rural Affairs and Associate Minister of Health. 207 views

Friday, 16 May 2008
12:52PM
O'Connor to travel to Geneva for health meetings Associate Health Minister Damien OConnor leaves for Geneva, Switzerland today to attend a number of health meetings. 146 views

Saturday, 10 May 2008
3:41PM
Sustainability tourism funding applications open Tourism Minister Damien O’Connor today called for regional organisations to apply for new government funding to help tourism businesses improve their environmental sustainability. 451 views

Friday, 9 May 2008
5:16PM
Sustainability tourism funding applications open Tourism Minister Damien O’Connor today called for regional organisations to apply for new government funding to help tourism businesses improve their environmental sustainability. 250 views

2:41PM
Rural power supply required to continue after 2013 The supply of electricity to consumers in remote rural areas will continue to be protected by the Electricity Act beyond 2013, Energy Minister David Parker and Rural Affairs Minister Damien O’Connor announced today. 379 views

Wednesday, 7 May 2008
4:21PM
Winter campaign launched in Aussie as first snow falls Chillier temperatures in New Zealand are being welcomed as the new ‘What’s On’ winter campaign launches in Australia, Tourism Minister Damien O’Connor announced today. 249 views

Tuesday, 15 April 2008
3:47PM
Snapshots on tourism industry handy for operators Two new snapshots of the museum and nature-based tourism sectors will prove useful for tourism operators, Tourism Minister Damien OConnor said today. 225 views

Friday, 4 April 2008
10:06PM
Research proves change needed in NZ drinking culture New research revealing alcohol as the number one date rape drug is further evidence of the need to eliminate binge drinking and change New Zealand’s drinking culture, Associate Health Minister Damien O’Connor said today. 523 views



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