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Game changer to boost literacy and maths skills

Finding the best way to teach reading has been an ongoing challenge for decades, especially for those children in underprivileged areas who fail to learn to read. What is the magic ingredient that will help turn the literacy lights on quicker?

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First year Auckland Housing Accord target exceeded

Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and Auckland Mayor Len Brown have today welcomed the release of the first year report of the Auckland Housing Accord.

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Fourth housing report confirms failure - Twyford

The Fourth Auckland Housing Accord monitoring report shows the Accord has failed to make a dent in the city's housing crisis, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford.

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Horizons One Plan approved

Horizons’ One Plan, a landmark document which has been 10 years in the making, was approved by Horizons Councillors at yesterday’s council meeting.

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Renew your rego to July and save money

Vehicle owners shouldn’t renew their vehicle licences ("rego") for 12 months, in order to save money ahead of forthcoming reductions in ACC levies, consumer groups say.

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NZ Racing Board appoints new CEO

The NZ Racing Board has appointed experienced Chief Executive Officer John Allen as its new CEO.

Allen is currently CEO at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and prior to that held the top job at New Zealand Post. He is also an experienced company director.

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Household savings rate positive for five years

New Zealand households have together saved more than they spent over the past five consecutive years - the first time this has happened since 1989-94, Finance Minister Bill English says.

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Waikato man’s journey from senior constable to counsellor

Waikato-based ex-policeman Neil Warren always knew he wanted to help people. That’s precisely why he became a policeman nearly three decades ago.

What he didn’t know is that it would eventually be people just like him who he would particularly desire to help.

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Third otter for Brooklands Zoo

A new otter is coming to New Plymouth to keep Brooklands Zoo’s male otter company.

Jemima is being flown up from Wellington Zoo tomorrow (Thursday) and will be gradually introduced to Jala and his female mate Aqua.

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Iwi members appointed to Whānau Ora group

Six iwi representatives have been appointed to the Whānau Ora Partnership Group Finance Minister Bill English and Minister for Whānau Ora Te Ururoa Flavell say.

"These iwi representatives are well-placed to contribute to the work of the group," says Mr English.

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New cancer fund boosts local services

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 November, 2014 - 16:35

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new initiatives under the Cancer Service Improvement Fund are delivering better, faster cancer treatment.

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NZ Captioning Awards held tomorrow

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 November, 2014 - 16:35

The Captioning Working Group, with membership from Deaf Aotearoa New Zealand, The Hearing Association New Zealand and The National Foundation for the Deaf are proud to announce that the New Zealand Captioning Awards 2014 are being held Thursday 27th November at the Langham Hotel in Auckland.

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Masala restaurants penalised for employment law breaches

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 November, 2014 - 16:35

A group of Auckland Masala restaurants have been ordered to pay $66,000 in penalties for failing to provide employment records to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Labour Inspectorate.

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'Super-diverse' Auckland to be part of global study

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 November, 2014 - 15:20

Auckland’s super-diversity will be under the research spotlight as part of a comparative global study by a top German research institute.

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thl upgrades profit forecast and moves to growth phase

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 November, 2014 - 15:20

At the company’s Annual Meeting today thl announced an upgrade in full year profit expectations.

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Hamilton Christmas parade volunteering a family affair

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 November, 2014 - 15:20

Waikati local, Suzanne Collins, simply loves Christmas.

Come December, you can guarantee her house will be decorated - inside and out - and from breakfast time on 25 December until dinner time, there will be presents, food and family galore in the Collins’ household.

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