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Judge criticises mobile trader for targeting the vulnerable

Mobile trader Bestdeals 4 You Limited (Bestdeals) has been fined $47,250 in the Auckland District Court for failing to disclose key consumer information about its credit contracts and layby sales agreements.

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$1.1m for new classrooms at Raroa Normal Intermediate School

Around $1.1 million will be invested to build two new classrooms at Raroa Normal Intermediate School in Wellington, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today.

"The school has an increasing roll so we’re investing in extra classrooms to expand capacity," says Ms Kaye.

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Satellite town urbanisation gathers momentum

The urban growth of Hamilton’s satellite townships is gathering momentum - with plans announced this week for the sale of a new 47 dwelling development in Cambridge.

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Funding to boost diversity of trades sector announced

As part of the solution to New Zealand’s under-resourced construction sector, a new three year research project looking at how to get more women into trades has been launched.

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Trampoline business site offers flippin’ investment opportunity

The land and buildings housing one of Hawke’s Bay’s most popular leisure service operators have been placed on the market for sale.

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Brain health team visits Hawkes Bay

Brain health research will be the focus of a display at this week’s Te Matatini Kapa Haka festival in Hawkes Bay.

New Zealand’s eminent neuroscientist, Distinguished Professor Sir Richard Faull will be on the ground, talking about brain health with festival-goers.

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Council’s arts funding branch bears fruit

Every year Wellington City Council funds a wide range of arts, culture and community projects, and as the new funding rounds closing dates approach many of the past recipients are happening around town now.

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Ngati Kahungunu welcomes thousands for Te Matatini

Ngāti Kahungunu can quite rightly claim to be the greatest tribe in the world.

For this week anyway.

They're extending their hospitality and generosity to the thousands of people who will be part of Te Matatini 2017.

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HBRC Chief Executive resigns

After 10 years as Chief Executive of Hawke’s Bay Regional Council, including three years as HBRIC Ltd Chief Executive, Andrew Newman has taken the decision to step down from his role with HBRC, effective 31 March 2017.

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Owner of dive belt located

Wellington Police are pleased to report that we have heard from the owner of the diver's safety sausage that was found off Wellington's south coast yesterday.

The Maritime Unit would like to thank all those who shared information and contacted Police about this matter.

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Integrity of National Land Transport Fund must be protected

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 February, 2017 - 12:20

The National Land Transport Fund must remain a ring-fenced user-pays fund that is reinvested back from where it came from, says Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Ken Shirley.

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Antibiotic resistance - microscopic ninjas to the rescue

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 February, 2017 - 12:20

Dr Heather Hendrickson will explore where to next once the antibiotic-era comes to an end

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UC physicists take a (nano)chip off the old block

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 February, 2017 - 11:05

Computer components can’t just keep getting smaller forever. So how does the computer then continue to become faster, lighter and more energy efficient? A team of University of Canterbury physicists think they have the answer - in the human brain.

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Suncorp New Zealand acquires 11.14% shares in Tower Limited in NZ

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 February, 2017 - 11:05

Suncorp Group Limited (Suncorp) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Vero Insurance New Zealand Limited (Vero NZ), had successfully acquired 11.14% of the ordinary shares in Tower Limited in New Zealand (Tower), and is standing in the market to acquire up to 19.9% of the shares in To

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Briefing on flawed electricity pricing plan

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 February, 2017 - 09:50

A review of all the expert evidence provided to the Electricity Authority on its proposed changes to electricity pricing has been conducted.

You are invited to attend a briefing on this report on Thursday.

The review was undertaken by Dr John Small of Covec.

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Civil Defence Port Hills update

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 February, 2017 - 09:50

Worsleys Road cordon to be lifted at 9am

At 9am today, the Worsleys Road cordon will be lifted up to 353 Worsleys Road, where Worsleys Track begins. The cordon will open for residents only, allowing them to return home.

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Tower cautions shareholders to seek advice on Suncorp share offer

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 February, 2017 - 09:50

Tower Limited (NZX/ASX: TWR) understands that Suncorp Group Limited and affiliated companies (ASX: SUN) acting through UBS, have approached shareholders seeking to initially buy up to a 19.99% stake in Tower at a fixed price of NZ$1.30 per share, with a view to escalating the offer to 100% of all

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Funding for Wright Road approved

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 February, 2017 - 09:50

Whangarei District Mayor Sheryl Mai is thrilled to announce major progress will be made on dust issues this year.

"The NZ Transport Agency has approved funding to seal another 2.52km of the Wright/McCardle Roads' logging route," Mayor Mai said.

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ARANZ Geo releases workflow solution Leapfrog Geo

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 February, 2017 - 09:50

ARANZ Geo Limited, developer of 3D geological modelling software Leapfrog (www.leapfrog3d.com), today announced the release of Leapfrog Geo, a new workflow-based solution for modelling geology and mineralisation.

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National selects Yule for Tukituki

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 February, 2017 - 09:50

Lawrence Yule has been selected as National’s candidate for the Tukituki electorate for the 2017 General Election.

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