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Good farming practice plan a step forward for water quality

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A plan to help farmers and growers reduce their impact on fresh water, through good farming practices, has been launched today. 
The Good Farming Practice: Action Plan for Water Quality commits to supporting all farmers and growers to implement good practice principles that will reduce their impact on our freshwater. 
The Action Plan, jointly developed by primary sector groups,…

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Action on plastic announced on World Environment Day

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At an event in Auckland today 12 local and international businesses signed a declaration to tackle plastic waste, Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage announced.
The businesses chose World Environment Day today, with its theme of “Beat Plastic Pollution”, to commit to using 100 percent reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging in their New Zealand operations by 2025 or earlier.
New…

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Modernising the way we do business

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Small Business Minister Stuart Nash has encouraged Wellington businesses to take advantage of new government initiatives, especially in the digital space, to make their jobs easier and free them up to focus on their products and services.
Mr Nash has tonight launched the 2018 series of Small Business Roadshows at a function on the Wellington waterfront. The roadshows…

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Roadshows outline help for small business

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Small Business Minister Stuart Nash will next week launch the 2018 series of small business roadshows. The roadshows give business owners the opportunity to learn more about assistance available from the Government.
Taking Care of Business is a series of 12 events across New Zealand between May and August. The roadshows bring together the private sector with representatives…

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Taking action to sort out insurance and Earthquake Commission mess

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The Government is launching a special insurance tribunal to resolve outstanding Earthquake Commission (EQC) and insurance claims, as well as launching a public inquiry into EQC, says Minister Responsible for the Earthquake Commission Megan Woods. “Today’s Budget includes funding to establish an independent insurance tribunal to resolve outstanding earthquake claims so people can get on with their…

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Making the NZ Business Number better

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Small Business Minister Stuart Nash today opened up consultation on proposals to make the New Zealand Business Number (NZBN) even better for business. “The NZBN is a globally unique identifier available to all businesses in New Zealand which will allow businesses, and government, to connect with each other in new and innovative ways,” says Mr Nash.
“We’ve been…

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