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NZ can be rightly proud of seat on Security Council - Shearer

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 18 October, 2014 - 07:20

Gaining a seat on the United Nation’s Security Council shows the sort of standing that New Zealand has in the world and the quality of the long campaign that we ran over nearly a decade, says Foreign Affairs spokesperson David Shearer.

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New milestone in heavy vehicle fuel efficiency

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 18 October, 2014 - 07:20

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges says an agreement signed between the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) and one of New Zealand’s largest trucking companies is a significant milestone for the Heavy Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Programme.

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Sole parents lead the way in benefit drop - Tolley

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 18 October, 2014 - 07:20

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley welcomes the latest release of benefit figures showing the number of people on welfare for the September quarter is the lowest since 2008, with sole parents leading the impressive results.

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Cultural impact assessments: balance needed - Council

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 18 October, 2014 - 07:20

"Protecting Auckland’s cultural heritage is a key part of Auckland Council’s job but so is making sure consent applicants don’t find themselves tied up in unnecessary red tape,"says Roger Blakeley, Auckland Council’s Chief Planning Officer.

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Tickets for Black Sox World Champs qualifying battle on sale

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 18 October, 2014 - 07:20

Can the Golden Homes Black Sox softball team beat Australia and Samoa and qualify for next world champs and defend their title?

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Buddy Holly Story touring NZ in 2015

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 18 October, 2014 - 07:20

Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story is today announced to tour New Zealand in March and April 2015, taking in 21 venues around the country.

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Latest leak of TPPA IP text confirms risks for NZ - Kelsey

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 18 October, 2014 - 07:20

On the eve of the latest (non)round of negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) yet another version of the intellectual property has found its way to Wikileaks.

‘Several issues stand out for New Zealand’, said University of Auckland law professor Jane Kelsey.

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MPI dragging the chain over causes of food bug - O’Connor

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 18 October, 2014 - 07:20

The Ministry of Primary Industries’ release of Environmental Science and Research’s initial reports regarding the sources of a nasty stomach bug will be little comfort to the 127 people affected by it, Labour’s Food Safety spokesperson Damien O’Connor says.

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Minister and Ministry 'should be complimented'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 18 October, 2014 - 03:35

Foreign Minister Murray McCully and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs should be complimented for New Zealand’s successful campaign in securing a temporary seat on the United Nations Security Council, says New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters.

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Minister urges safety first on the water

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 October, 2014 - 20:05

Transport Minister Simon Bridges wants boat users to make safety the top priority, as New Zealand’s first Safer Boating Week begins today.

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Oxfam welcomes NZ's election to UN Security Council

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 October, 2014 - 11:20

International aid agency Oxfam New Zealand welcomes New Zealand’s election to the United Nations Security Council, saying it gives an extraordinary opportunity to make a lasting contribution to international peace and security and improve the lives of millions.

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Taskforce end storm recovery work in Northland

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 October, 2014 - 11:20

Fifteen Enhanced Taskforce Green (ETFG) members hired to help clean up storm-affected Northland farms, horticultural operations and orchards officially ended their three month stint today.

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Safer Boating Week puts spotlight on boaties' behaviour

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 October, 2014 - 10:19

The first ever Safer Boating Week (17-24 October) puts the spotlight firmly on ensuring boaties walk the safety talk when they’re out on the water this summer, Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) says.

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NZ Home Loans 'saves Kiwis millions'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 October, 2014 - 09:05

New Zealand Home Loans saved its clients nearly $24 million in the last year, compared with how they would have fared getting their mortgages directly from a bank.

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Chorus' regulator rort fails: broadband bills should fall - Curran

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 October, 2014 - 07:50

Kiwi families will be better off now that Chorus’ standover tactics on copper broadband have failed, so long as retailers pass on the drop in wholesale prices, Labour’s ICT spokesperson Clare Curran said today.

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Community group to set Porirua water quality standards

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 October, 2014 - 07:50

Here’s a chance to help make a difference to the future of water quality standards across the catchment of Porirua Harbour, but be quick; applications close this month.

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Treasury officials challenged to go without breakfast

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 October, 2014 - 07:50

The principal of May Road School in Auckland, Lynda Stuart, has challenged Treasury officials to go without breakfast for one month in order to share the experience of thousands of New Zealand children.

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Primitive microbes stole bacterial genes on surprising scale

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 October, 2014 - 07:50

A University of Otago researcher is part of an international team that has discovered that horizontal gene transfer (HGT) played a surprisingly large role in the evolution of primitive microbes known as archaea.

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Rotorua workshop on improving employee engagement

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 October, 2014 - 07:50

A two hour workshop is being held in Rotorua on Friday 24 October at 8.30am to help business owners and managers create workplaces with engaged employees.

Rotorua X Charitable Trust is hosting Dale Carnegie Training to run the two hour session on improving employee engagement.

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Family Business Survey: Heads winning over hearts

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 October, 2014 - 07:50

New Zealand’s family businesses must innovate, attract the right skills and differentiate themselves if they are to remain successful, according to the findings from the latest PwC Family Business Survey, one of the most comprehensive of its kind relating to families and their businesses.

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