Associate Primary Industries Minister Jo Goodhew has announced that a project which aims to provide information for growers on alternative tree species has been approved for a Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF) grant.
E aku rangatira, tena koutou katoa. Ka nui te honore ki te mihi ki a koutou.
Good morning, it is my pleasure to be able to open the 2014 Heart Foundation Forum.
Thank you Tony for your warm welcome.
I acknowledge the life members, board members and delegates.
I would also like to acknowledge this morning’s other speakers Prof Phil Baker, Chair of Gravida and Professor of Maternal and Foetal Health at the University of Auckland, and Dr Debbie Ryan, Director of Pacific Perspectives.
Over the last two weeks Parliament has been in recess and as is often the case it provided a great opportunity to catch up on a variety of events, functions and appointments in the diary. I thought you might be interested in reading an overview of what these events have been.
Senior Citizens Minister Jo Goodhew has today announced an additional $170,000 for two new specialist Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention (EANP) services, one in Wairoa and one in Rotorua which will also cover Kawerau.
In the National-led Government, Rangitata MP Jo Goodhew is Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector, Minister for Senior Citizens, Minister of Women's Affairs, Associate Minister of Health and Associate Minister for Primary Industries.
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