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Rural SMEs say growth has peaked - survey

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 October, 2014 - 14:05

Tightening conditions on global commodity markets have not come out of the blue for New Zealand’s SME agribusiness sector, as the majority believe growth has peaked, according to a survey of business owners and managers throughout the country.

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National Selects Ian Mckelvie As Rangitikei Candidate

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 October, 2014 - 12:50

National Party Rangitikei Electorate Chair Bruce Mills is pleased to announce Ian McKelvie will be the Party's Rangitikei candidate for the General Election on 26 November.

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Jimmy Cliff confirms two NZ shows

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 October, 2014 - 11:35

Jimmy Cliff, the international icon best known for taking reggae to the world, has confirmed two exclusive New Zealand shows, playing ASB Arena at Baypark, Mt Maunganui on Fri 27 March and Auckland's Powerstation on Sat 28 March.

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Harlem Globetrotters returning to NZ in 2015

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 October, 2014 - 11:35

Following on from last year’s hugely successful tour of New Zealand, the world’s most famous basketball team is returning here for a six-city tour in 2015.

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Vodafone launches new text donation service

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 October, 2014 - 10:20

Kiwis are some of the most generous people in the world, and now, making donations to their favourite New Zealand charities via a simple text is easier, thanks to a service launched today by the Vodafone New Zealand Foundation in partnership with FundraiseOnline - TXT2Give.

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Kia 'climbs quality ladder'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 October, 2014 - 10:20

Kia Motors is one of the big winners in two recent surveys of vehicle quality.

The Kia brand has been one of the big movers in the J.D Power 2014 Initial Quality Study (IQS) rankings in the United States, as a focus on improving the quality and appeal of vehicles pays off.

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Bunnies offered protection with new technology - SAFE

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 October, 2014 - 09:05

SAFE is announcing the spring launch of its "bunny protector" - a new mobile phone app that will help shoppers on the go avoid animal-tested cosmetics products.

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Waikato businessman honoured for inclusive attitude

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 October, 2014 - 09:05

Waikato businessman honoured for inclusive attitude Selwyn Cook is committed to employing people with disabilities. The Waikato businessman believes everyone has a disability of some kind, whether it’s physical, intellectual or confidence related.

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Record high returns for NZ meat exports

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 October, 2014 - 07:50

Despite the strong dollar, New Zealand meat exports reached a record high of $5.3 billion in 2013-14, driven by high average values.

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Kiwis fight with partners over messy house - survey

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 October, 2014 - 07:50

Kiwis feel flat or depressed if their house is untidy, hide things under cushions before guests arrive, and usually fight with their partner over cleaning their house according to a new study.

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Computer security response team options investigated

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 October, 2014 - 07:50

InternetNZ has today released a report looking into options for the creation of a New Zealand Computer Security Incident Response Team (NZ CSIRT), prepared by independent consultant Chris Horsley of CSIRT Foundry.

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Entrepreneurs aim to inspire in Dunedin

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 October, 2014 - 07:50

A high-powered gathering of international, national and local entrepreneurs in Dunedin next week aims to encourage even more interest in start-up businesses.

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Flavell call for review is 'bollocks' - McVicar

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 October, 2014 - 07:50

The Justice Spokesman for Conservative Party, Garth McVicar, says it is time Maori stopped blaming others for the fact that more young Maori are committing crime.

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Joint hearings committee grants Opua marina extension

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 October, 2014 - 07:50

Three independent commissioners have granted consents for a multimillion dollar expansion of the Opua marina, including an almost one-hectare reclamation, extensive dredging and room for 170 new berth spaces.

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Paul Henry to host breakfast on TV3 and RadioLive in 2015

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 October, 2014 - 07:50

MediaWorks is planning the first truly cross-platform programme in New Zealand, a new breakfast show that will broadcast simultaneously on TV3 and RadioLIVE in 2015, and have a significant digital component.

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Motorsport: 20 year milestone for two Targa drivers

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 October, 2014 - 07:50

Starting this year's 20th anniversary Targa South Island tarmac motor rally event in Christchurch later this month will hold special significance for two drivers, Mike Lowe from Rotorua and Barry Kirk-Burnnand from Auckland.

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Strategy to address labour needs in Horowhenua

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 October, 2014 - 05:20

A Horowhenua Workforce Development Strategy is planned in efforts to address the lack of suitably-skilled staff available locally - a major constraint to continued business growth in the district.

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Kiwi NZ SuperTourer duo prove themselves at Bathurst

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 October, 2014 - 03:05

Frustration followed fun as young Kiwis Ant Pedersen and Andre Heimgartner proved their speed in the Bathurst 1000km V8 Supercar race on Sunday.

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NZers prefer lower risk investment options - research

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 October, 2014 - 01:50

Research conducted for the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) shows Kiwis are switched-on about straightforward, low-risk investment options. But when responding to questions about investments with more risk, people are far less confident.

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Prisons expert Ron Nikkel to speak in Auckland 15th Oct

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 14 October, 2014 - 15:50

Prison Fellowship NZ and JustSpeak have the privilege of hosting the former president of Prison Fellowship International, Ron Nikkel.

This is a rare opportunity to hear from a leader that has decades of engagement with prisoners, prison officials and all those affected by crime.

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