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Disability Issues
Mon 30 May 2016
Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner launched the Hidden Talent Tour today in Hamilton to encourage employers to take on more disabled people. “The Hidden Talent Tour is based on a similar concept developed in the US, which showcases the skills and talents of disabled people and encourages business owners and employers to hire and retain disabled people,” Ms Wagner says. ...
Disability Issues
Mon 30 May 2016
Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner launched the Hidden Talent Tour today in Hamilton to encourage employers to take on more disabled people. “The Hidden Talent Tour is based on a similar concept developed in the US, which showcases the skills and talents of disabled people and encourages business owners and employers to hire and retain disabled people,” Ms Wagner says. ...
Customs
Sun 29 May 2016
Customs Minister Nicky Wagner congratulates twenty-five new Customs officers who will help to manage increasing travel volumes at the border. “The new officers are a welcome addition at Auckland airport as travellers to New Zealand continue to grow,” Ms Wagner says. “By 2019, Customs is expected to process 12.7 million travellers per year – 20% more than 2015. “Customs’ new recruits have just completed an intensive training course designed to support world class border management operations. ...
Customs
Sun 29 May 2016
Customs Minister Nicky Wagner congratulates twenty-five new Customs officers who will help to manage increasing travel volumes at the border. “The new officers are a welcome addition at Auckland airport as travellers to New Zealand continue to grow,” Ms Wagner says. “By 2019, Customs is expected to process 12.7 million travellers per year – 20% more than 2015. “Customs’ new recruits have just completed an intensive training course designed to support world class border management operations. ...
Budget 2016 | Customs
Thu 26 May 2016
Budget 2016 establishes a two-year trial to streamline border processing for low-risk travellers and traders, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Customs Minister Nicky Wagner say. “The Government is investing $1.6 million of operating funding over two years to make it easier for low-risk travellers to visit New Zealand, and $2.8 million operating funding over two years to speed up clearance of low risk goods across the border,” Mr Guy says. ...
Budget 2016 | Customs
Thu 26 May 2016
Budget 2016 establishes a two-year trial to streamline border processing for low-risk travellers and traders, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Customs Minister Nicky Wagner say. “The Government is investing $1.6 million of operating funding over two years to make it easier for low-risk travellers to visit New Zealand, and $2.8 million operating funding over two years to speed up clearance of low risk goods across the border,” Mr Guy says. ...
Disability Issues
Wed 25 May 2016
Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner says the first round of consultation on the development of a new disability strategy for New Zealand has been a great success. “587 individuals and organisations completed an online survey and a further 35 submissions were received in other ways – including five providing feedback via video. ...
Disability Issues
Wed 25 May 2016
Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner says the first round of consultation on the development of a new disability strategy for New Zealand has been a great success. “587 individuals and organisations completed an online survey and a further 35 submissions were received in other ways – including five providing feedback via video. ...
Customs
Thu 19 May 2016
Customs Minister Nicky Wagner announced that the Government has agreed to a series of proposals that will modernise the Customs and Excise Act to, strengthen border management, streamline the excise system, and address a range of issues for New Zealand businesses. “The changes will make the Act simpler, more efficient and increase transparency for businesses who import and export. We have worked with the sector and implemented many of the changes they have advocated for,” Ms Wagner says.  ...
Customs
Thu 19 May 2016
Customs Minister Nicky Wagner announced that the Government has agreed to a series of proposals that will modernise the Customs and Excise Act to, strengthen border management, streamline the excise system, and address a range of issues for New Zealand businesses. “The changes will make the Act simpler, more efficient and increase transparency for businesses who import and export. We have worked with the sector and implemented many of the changes they have advocated for,” Ms Wagner says.  ...
Customs
Thu 19 May 2016
Customs Minister Nicky Wagner today unveiled Queenstown Airport’s first eGate, one of six that will be installed over the coming weeks in time for the peak winter season. “The world-class next-generation eGates are a first for Queenstown Airport. They use a one-step integrated process and biometric technology to complete Customs’ processing requirements for legitimate passengers pass through easily, and enable Customs officers to focus on high risk areas,” Ms Wagner says. ...
Customs
Thu 19 May 2016
Customs Minister Nicky Wagner today unveiled Queenstown Airport’s first eGate, one of six that will be installed over the coming weeks in time for the peak winter season. “The world-class next-generation eGates are a first for Queenstown Airport. They use a one-step integrated process and biometric technology to complete Customs’ processing requirements for legitimate passengers pass through easily, and enable Customs officers to focus on high risk areas,” Ms Wagner says. ...