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Protests at Labour offices in support of Manus Island refugees

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 November, 2017 - 08:35

Protests in support of the refugees and asylum seekers on Manus Island are taking place nationwide today. People are sitting in at Labour MP offices across the country to urge the government to take immediate action on the Manus Island refugee crisis.

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Labour's housing bill a backward step - Woodhouse

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 November, 2017 - 07:20

The Government’s new bill supposedly aimed at imposing stricter regulations on landlords does nothing to further improve the quality of New Zealand’s rentals, National’s Housing Spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says.

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Property valuation increase and rate rise link 'needs sorting'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 November, 2017 - 06:05

Councils need reminding that skyrocketing property values doesn’t change the level of a Council’s services and therefore shouldn’t result in higher rates.

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Ratepayers 'will pay for Wellington Airport's folly'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 November, 2017 - 04:50

Wellington International Airport is continuing its cynical campaign to shoehorn Wellington ratepayers into paying for a runway extension, despite having no airline, no business case and no eye to safety concerns raised by pilots, according to concerned ratepayers, community leaders and recreation

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Cathedral Fundraising Trust Chair named

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 November, 2017 - 03:35

Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration Dr Megan Woods has appointed Peter Guthrey as Chair of the fundraising trust for the reinstatement of ChristChurch Cathedral.

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Defeat of assisted suicide law in NSW welcomed - Family First

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 November, 2017 - 03:35

Family First NZ is welcoming news that the New South Wales upper house has voted down a bill on assisted suicide.

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Twelve young people selected for Youth Advisory Group

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 November, 2017 - 03:35

Twelve young New Zealanders, aged 14-18 years, have been selected to take part in the Ministerial Youth Advisory Group, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today.

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Disability Minister's commitment to improve access to work welcomed

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 November, 2017 - 03:35

The Access Alliance welcomes Disability Minister Carmel Sepuloni’s commitment to increasing access for New Zealanders with a disability.

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New select committees for a new Parliament

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 19 November, 2017 - 07:35

Committees examine and scrutinise bills (proposed new laws). They consider a range of other issues in detail, including government policy and spending, petitions, and inquiries.

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Auckland fan day before historic Tonga semi-final

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 19 November, 2017 - 03:50

The RLWC2017 tonight announced a fan day will be held in Auckland on Tuesday for Rugby League supporters in New Zealand to celebrate Tonga’s first World Cup semi-final berth after their 24-22 quarter-final thriller over Lebanon in Christchurch tonight.

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Kiwi Ferns team named to take on Cook Islands

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 19 November, 2017 - 03:50

Three debutants have been named in Kiwi Ferns Coach Tony Benson’s starting line-up to take on Cook Islands in New Zealand’s second Women’s Rugby League World Cup game tomorrow at 4pm (AEDT).

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Emergency closure of Kaikoura fisheries extended

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 19 November, 2017 - 03:50

The current emergency closure of some fisheries along the coast of Kaikōura is being extended to help the marine environment affected by the 2016 earthquakes to recover.

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Police appeal for sightings of missing Glen Eden woman

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 19 November, 2017 - 03:50

Police are looking for 72-year-old Minnie Holloway, who is missing from the Glen Eden area.

Mrs Holloway was last seen at her home in Solar Road around 9:00pm last night.

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Support continues for a Kiwi Head of State - poll

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 19 November, 2017 - 03:50

The latest annual poll reveals that support for a New Zealand Head of State has overtaken support for a British Monarch, says Savage the Chairperson of New Zealand Republic.

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Former PMs to take part in Constitutional Review debates

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 19 November, 2017 - 03:50

Victoria University’s Centre for Public Law, with support from the New Zealand Law Foundation, will host a series of public debates in April and May about issues raised in the Government’s Constitutional Review.

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Call for submissions on method of analysis for resistant starch

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 19 November, 2017 - 03:50

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has called for submissions on an application to include a method of analysis for resistant starch as a fibre in the Food Standards Code (the Code).

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'PP benefits for health care doesn't stack up with evidence'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 19 November, 2017 - 03:50

"Private investment interests can try spinning the benefits of public private partnerships however they like but the international evidence shows quite clearly that they’re a flawed, expensive funding model," says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

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Stunning weather sees records smashed at Queenstown Marathon

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 19 November, 2017 - 02:35

Absolutely perfect weather conditions delivered a record smashing day at the Air New Zealand Queenstown International Marathon, with five new race records, including a clean sweep in the Air New Zealand Marathon and New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty Half Marathon events.

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Lawyer encouraged by EQC Minister's commitment to sort botched repairs

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 19 November, 2017 - 02:35

Andrew Hooker of Shine Lawyers is contacted in his Christchurch office by several people every week who have bought homes which are cracking and breaking because they were not repaired properly by EQC.

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Engineering and IT graduating students showcase commitment

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 19 November, 2017 - 01:20

Final year student projects for Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Information Technology, Diploma in Architectural Technology and Graduate Diploma students from engineering and IT were showcased to the public yesterday in Wellington.

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