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Sentencing 'classic example of need for Conservative policy'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 August, 2014 - 03:20

The Conservative Party Justice Spokesman, Garth McVicar believes the sentencing of killer Aaron McDonald is a classic example of why an overhaul of the parole and sentencing system is required."

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Funding boost for Asian language learning welcomed

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 August, 2014 - 02:05

The Asia New Zealand Foundation welcomes increased investment in Asian language learning in schools.

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'On the road' council meetings Kaikohe-bound

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 August, 2014 - 23:35

Kaikohe will be the latest town to host a Northland Regional Council meeting as councillors continue their ongoing efforts to better engage with their local communities.

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Artery blocking tissue rushed to UC for research

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 August, 2014 - 16:20

Tissues blocking arteries to the brain are to be rushed to the University of Canterbury from Christchurch Hospital operating theatre to be kept alive in a laboratory for five days as part of a New Zealand Heart Foundation funded three-year study into heart and vascular disease.

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Naked Bus introduce Discount Travel Passes

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 August, 2014 - 10:05

Frequent commuters nationwide have something to celebrate as low-cost bus service provider, Naked Bus, unveiled a range of new Discount Travel Passes.

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Collins leads major Family Court reforms

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 August, 2014 - 07:35

Justice Minister Judith Collins says the passing of The Family Court Proceedings Reform Bill’s third reading in Parliament today marks a significant milestone for New Zealand’s justice system.

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Future secure for Nelson/Tasman tourism

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 August, 2014 - 04:04

Nelson City Council and Tasman District Council today separately resolved to alter the shareholding in Nelson Tasman Tourism (NTT).

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Mayor proposes $16.6bn of investment for Auckland

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 August, 2014 - 04:04

Auckland Mayor Len Brown today presented his proposal for Auckland’s next ten-year budget - the Long-term Plan (LTP) 2015-2025.

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Independent alcohol marketing committee questions motives

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 August, 2014 - 04:04

An Independent Expert Committee on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship (IECAAS) has been formed out of concern amongst alcohol and public health researchers about the government’s Ministerial Forum on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship (MFAAS).

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BNZ app to let you top up prepay mobile accounts

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 August, 2014 - 04:04

Vodafone and 2degrees customers will find that staying connected is about to become even easier, and most importantly; instant.

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The Warehouse launches eco-inspired design comp

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 August, 2014 - 04:04

Next week (Monday 1 September) The Warehouse launches a design competition to scout the country for aspiring artists to sketch an eco-inspired design for its reusable bags.

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Airports Association calls for action on 'monopoly routes'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 August, 2014 - 04:04

New Zealand Airports Association (NZ Airports) has welcomed Air New Zealand’s commercial success, but says regions are right to question whether provincial routes are generating excessive profits.

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Collins 'too compromised to remain Justice Minister'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 August, 2014 - 04:04

Bizarre claims by Judith Collins this morning that she had been cleared of inappropriate behaviour by the Privacy Commissioner demonstrates she is too compromised to remain Justice Minister, Labour MP Grant Robertson says.

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'1.4m renters to benefit' from Greens housing policy

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 August, 2014 - 00:20

The Green Party has announced today that its key housing policy for the election is to deliver healthy houses for our poorest children by improving the quality of rental accommodation and rights of tenants.

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Kiwis go down in three game thriller at badminton worlds

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 August, 2014 - 20:50

The final New Zealanders bowed out of the BWF World Badminton Championships in Denmark today but did so putting up an incredible fight, with Oliver Leydon-Davis and Kevin Dennerly-Minturn losing their opening round men’s doubles match in three close games.

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Wind and clouds build in north - still mostly dry

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

A developing sub-tropical low north west of the country is today pushing in against a large high over the rest of New Zealand, lifting the winds and pushing in more cloud and showers - however, it's still mostly dry.

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Internet MANA list 'embodies modern NZ'

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

An impressive mix of personal and professional skills, cultural backgrounds and ages marks the release of Internet MANA’s combined party list.

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PM will continue as Tourism Minister if National re-elected

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 August, 2014 - 09:50

The Tourism Portfolio will remain with the Prime Minister if National is re-elected.

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Greens go head to head with TVNZ leaders debate

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 August, 2014 - 07:20

The Green Party will be making sure their point of view is heard during the National vs Labour TVNZ debate by running an online accompaniment to it, called The Green Room, where the Green Party Co-leaders Metiria Turei and Russel Norman will respond to the issues raised in the debate.

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Food prices fall 0.7 percent in July

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 August, 2014 - 04:50

Food prices fell 0.7 percent in the month of July 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. This fall follows a 1.4 percent rise in June and a 0.6 percent rise in May.

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