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Gales for much of NZ through to early Thursday

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 October, 2014 - 10:35

Several fast moving fronts are expected to cross New Zealand today, bringing strong to gale westerlies at times to much of the country.

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Restrictions in place at Greville Rd next weekend

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 October, 2014 - 10:35

The NZ Transport Agency advises drivers to plan for a weekend closure of the Greville Road interchange on Auckland’s Northern Motorway (State Highway 1), starting next Friday (7 November).

The closure starts from 9pm on the Friday and will continue until 5am Monday (9 November).

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James Shaw's Maiden Speech - Green Party

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 October, 2014 - 09:20

Tena Koe, Mr Speaker.

I would like to take this opportunity to speak a little of the past, the present and the future.

The privilege to serve in this Parliament was given to me by all those who gave their Party Vote to the Green Party at this year’s election.

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Urban design panel boosts reputation of Auckland

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 October, 2014 - 09:20

The success of Auckland Council’s urban design panel and its influence on the internationally acclaimed design quality of many recent major developments in the city is celebrated in a stunning new book to be launched tonight.

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New Ambassador to France appointed

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 October, 2014 - 09:20

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has appointed diplomat James Kember as New Zealand’s next Ambassador to France.

"New Zealand’s relationship with France is one of our most long-standing and vibrant, and it remains an important partner within the European Union," Mr McCully says.

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NZMA supports call for TPPA assessment

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 October, 2014 - 09:20

The NZMA supports the call by a number of other health sector organisations for an independent assessment of the impact of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement (TPPA) on our health system and our ability to achieve legitimate public policy objectives, such as the protection of p

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Legal victory a boost for all working women - Moroney

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 October, 2014 - 09:20

Today’s legal victory for equal pay is a much-needed boost for working women at a time when the Government is pushing through reforms which will make it harder for them to get pay rises, Labour’s Women’s Affairs spokesperson Sue Moroney says.

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Second rate deal a no go - Goff

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 October, 2014 - 09:20

A second rate deal on dairy in the TPP would totally contradict the agreed purpose of the Pacific trade agreement, Labour’s Trade spokesperson, Phil Goff says.

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Christchurch TPPA rally planned for November 8

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 October, 2014 - 09:20

Christchurch residents will join an International Day of Action against the dangerous Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) on Saturday November 8.

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My Food Bag bringing back Christmas feast

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 October, 2014 - 09:20

While everyone’s enjoying the festivities, who’s cooking the turkey?

Drawn the short straw on preparing the Christmas dinner?

Well, there’s good news for you and all yuletide cooks with My Food Bag bringing back its popular and easy-to-prepare festive feast in 2014.

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Applications open for Emerson's Brewery scholarship

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 October, 2014 - 09:20

Tertiary students undertaking a project within the brewing industry are invited to apply for the inaugural Emerson’s Brewery JP Dufour Scholarship.

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Changes increase prices for Contact gas customers

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 October, 2014 - 09:20

The price Contact Energy’s piped natural gas customers pay from 1 December 2014 will increase to reflect changing distribution and transmission costs that are outside of Contact’s control.

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Mitre 10 MEGA Manukau named Top Shop

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 October, 2014 - 18:20

Mitre 10 MEGA Manukau has won the award for Auckland’s best large format store in the 2014 Top Shop Retail Excellence Awards.

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Fulbright NZ appoints new Executive Director

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 October, 2014 - 17:05

The Board of Directors of Fulbright New Zealand is delighted to announce the appointment of Penelope Borland as the next Executive Director of Fulbright New Zealand. Penelope Borland was Chief Executive of the Screen Production and Development Association (SPADA) for ten years.

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Groser urged to give trade deal a health check

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 October, 2014 - 13:20

Health professionals say a comprehensive health impact assessment of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement must be carried out to protect the health of New Zealanders.

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Whanau continues to take first place

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 October, 2014 - 12:05

Wairua Body Coaching Systems, based in Stoke, are unwilling to let their series of firsts come to an end.

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Plan for Auckland marathon lane closures on harbour bridge

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 October, 2014 - 12:05

The two southbound box girder (clip-on) lanes on the Auckland Harbour Bridge will be closed this Sunday morning (2 November) for the annual Auckland marathon.

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Emirates launches Budapest service

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 October, 2014 - 12:05

Emirates has launched a daily non-stop service to Budapest, with direct connections at Dubai from all of the airline’s four daily services from New Zealand.

Emirates’ flight from Dubai to Budapest is operated with a wide-body Airbus A330-200 aircraft in a two-class configuration.

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My Food Bag now available in Chch

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 October, 2014 - 10:50

Preparing the evening meal is about to get a whole lot easier for Christchurch people as My Food Bag brings its successful home delivery service to the Garden City.

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New Kiwi app designed to boost work for freelance workers

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 October, 2014 - 10:50

An ex-special forces soldier looking for ways to help his grandmother find work has created a new app, designed to connect freelance workers with local people looking to outsource work.

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