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English wants to flog state houses to Aussies - Twyford

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 June, 2015 - 14:05

Bill English’s admission that he would sell hundreds of New Zealand’s state houses to the Australians is the latest lurch in the Government’s stumbling, half-baked housing policy, Labour’s housing spokesperson Phil Twyford says.

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Shortage of paediatric surgeons - ASMS

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 June, 2015 - 14:05

"Paediatric surgeons are struggling to keep up with the level of need in New Zealand’s communities, and are working short-handed," says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS).

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'Shameless desperation' in state house selloff to Aust

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 June, 2015 - 11:49

SHAN network is outraged that the government is lining up an Australian social housing provider to buy hundreds of state houses in New Zealand.

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Don’t sell our state houses to the Aussies - Greens

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 June, 2015 - 06:50

The Green Party is calling on the Government to immediately rule out selling off state houses to Australian interests, after Bill English conceded it was on the cards on The Nation this morning.

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Govt inaction leads to blurring of roles - Robertson

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 June, 2015 - 05:35

The Treasury wouldn’t have had to warn the Reserve Bank to stick to its core functions if the Government had taken prompt and substantial measures to rein in skyrocketing Auckland house prices, Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson says.

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Police happy with zero arrests at Wellington Stadium

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 June, 2015 - 04:20

Wellington police are happy to report on a successful event at the Super 15 rugby semi final held at the Westpac Stadium tonight

Police found a good atmosphere with a lot of families present and a well behaved crowd with zero arrests at the event

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Rotorua Lotto Powerball player banks $24.3 million

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 June, 2015 - 04:20

A Powerball player from Rotorua has hit the big time after winning $24.3 million with Powerball First Division tonight.

The total Lotto Powerball prize of $24.3 million is made up of $23,800,822 from Powerball First Division and $500,000 from Lotto First Division.

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On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Matt Vickers

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 June, 2015 - 03:05

On The Nation:

Lisa Owen interviews Matt Vickers

Vickers says scope of select committee inquiry into assisted dying needs to be "quite tight", focusing on adults with terminal illness

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On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Foreign Minister Murray McCully

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 June, 2015 - 01:50

On The Nation:

Lisa Owen interviews Foreign Minister Murray McCully

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Progress on recovery from severe storm - Kaye

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 June, 2015 - 01:50

Civil Defence Minister Nikki Kaye says the recovery led by local authorities is well under way in regions affected by the severe storm that crossed New Zealand between 18 and 20 June.

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Record entries for Magma short film festival

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 June, 2015 - 01:50

Entries received for Rotorua District Council's (RDC) annual Magma Short Film Festival which close today, have hit a record number since the festival's inaugural event seven years ago.

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Ning the Bell - Free is Dying

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 June, 2015 - 01:50

Ning, the network of social networks that boasted 20 million visitors a month, has announced massive staff cutbacks and a complete end to free services for its users.  So the bell tolls once again for the end of free Web 2.0 services.

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ICAS And NZICA Launch Project To Recommend Reductions In Financial Statement Disclosures

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 June, 2015 - 01:50

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) and the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA) have launched a project with the aim of reducing the volume of disclosure requirements in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

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Otago builders take on house project for charity

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 June, 2015 - 23:20

Certified Builders members from across the Otago region will be volunteering their time and skills over the next two weekends to build a three-bedroom house, to raise money for the Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust.

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Bill to change local board rules passes first reading

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 June, 2015 - 20:50

National List MP Alfred Ngaro’s Local Government (Auckland Council) Amendment Bill (No. 3) passed its first reading in Parliament last night.

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Cantabrians need quality public health, not threats - PSA

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 June, 2015 - 04:50

The Public Service Association (PSA) says Canterbury DHB (CDHB) needs to be given all necessary assistance to meet the needs of local residents still feeling the impact of a post-quake environment, not implied threats from the ministers of health and finance.

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Learner drivers 'should avoid tackling sub-zero road conditions'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 June, 2015 - 03:35

When the mercury drops, snow starts falling and black ice forms on the roads, learner drivers should stay off the road.

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NZ needs more female technology role models - Principal

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 June, 2015 - 03:34

New Zealand needs more female role models in science, maths and IT if we are to meet future industry demands says the new principal of one of the country’s most respected private girls schools.

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Coast from airport to Mahia claimed

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 June, 2015 - 02:20

A series of tribal groups have claimed the Hawke’s Bay coastal area from the airport to past Mahia Peninsula because of the treaty and because "we were here first", a public meeting at the Napier Sailing Club was told yesterday.

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FTA privilege should be not extend to torturers - Greens

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 June, 2015 - 02:20

The Government should not extend the privilege of a free trade agreement (FTA) to Saudi Arabia given its highest court has reinforced the penalty of torture for exercising free speech, the Green Party said today.

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