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'Clear data needed' on impact of benefit sanctions on children

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 September, 2014 - 23:50

A lack of data on benefit sanctions means there is no way of knowing whether welfare reform is helping or harming children, says Child Poverty Action Group.

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Independent Maori seats 'still needed in Parliament'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 September, 2014 - 21:20

"He’s got to be joking!" is the reaction of the president of the Maori Party, Rangimarie Naida Glavish to a call by a former Labour Minister of Maori Affairs, Dover Samuels, for debate by Maori on whether the Maori electorates are needed in a Parliament in which the total number of MPs who iden

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Peter Biggs Takes Up Chair Of New Zealand Book Council

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 September, 2014 - 12:35

Former Creative New Zealand chair Peter Biggs is the new chair of the New Zealand Book Council.

He replaces Maggie Barry, who stood down from the council's board in July following her move to Auckland.

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Golf: Tiger's Helping Hand Through Hypnosis

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 September, 2014 - 11:20

"Brandel and everyone else on the planet seems to forget that Tiger was under hypnosis during his dominant era. It's well documented that Earl [Tiger's father] and Dr. Jay Brunza used mind control on Tiger as a Jr golfer."

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Good weather great news for winegrowers - MPI

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 September, 2014 - 10:05

Warmer than usual weather in Marlborough and Hawke’s Bay this year has resulted in some vineyards seeing record profits.

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Sigmund calls time on All Whites career

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 September, 2014 - 10:05

After playing 32 times for his country over a period of 14 years, All Whites defender Ben Sigmund called time on his international career on Tuesday.

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NZ observers join Fiji Election Mission

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 September, 2014 - 07:35

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today announced that New Zealand will contribute a five person team to the Multinational Observer Group for the Fiji election.

"New Zealand is strongly supportive of Fiji’s election preparations and return to democratic rule," Mr McCully says.

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Fonterra rolling out Farm Source

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 September, 2014 - 07:35

Fonterra has signalled a significant step-up in its relationship with farmers, rolling out Farm Source which will support farmers and their farming businesses and bolster the Co-operative’s connection with rural communities in New Zealand.

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Group calls citizens to action

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 September, 2014 - 07:35

A group of New Zealanders have launched a campaign to maximise the impact of objections to anti-democratic privileges built into Auckland Council’s Unitary Plan ("PAUP").

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David Cunliffe on Campbell Live tonight

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 September, 2014 - 07:35

David Cunliffe resigned as leader of the Labour party on Saturday; but he still wants the top job.

He confirmed he will seek a fresh mandate by throwing his hat in the ring for a leadership primary and he hopes to take on Prime Minister John Key in the 2017 election.

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Concerns for man missing from Mt Maunganui

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 September, 2014 - 07:35

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 37-year-old man missing from Mount Maunganui.

Stephen Michael Tracey was last seen by family in Mount Maunganui at approximately 5pm on Saturday, 27 September.

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Mental Health Foundation opens 'wellbeing bank'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 September, 2014 - 07:35

As a nation we’re living longer than ever before. With the tail end of the ‘baby boomer’ generation now turning 50, the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) has opened a ‘wellbeing bank’ at www.boomers.org.nz

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Suspected meth lab in Te Atatu

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 September, 2014 - 07:35

Waitemata Police found a suspected clandestine methamphetamine lab this morning situated in a rear garage in the suburb of Te Atatu, Auckland.

Police were called to the address in relation to an unrelated matter and discovered the lab along with several occupants.

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Will John Key stop delaying the Auckland City Rail Link?

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 September, 2014 - 06:20

Another steep rise in Auckland public transport patronage in August demonstrates the need for the Government to start investing in rail and busway infrastructure now, not in the 2020s, the Green Party said today.

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Successful social enterprise teams announced

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 September, 2014 - 06:20

Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Jo Goodhew has welcomed the announcement of the teams who will take part in a pilot programme to support new social enterprise start-ups.

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Hamilton capital value rating hearings begin today

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 September, 2014 - 06:20

Hearings on the proposal to change to a capital value rating system begin today in Hamilton.

Following a one month submission period, a total of 666 submissions were received, with 68 submitters requesting to speak at a hearing.

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Halt 1080 drops to restore confidence in trout fishery - NZ First

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 September, 2014 - 06:20

The Government’s steadfast refusal to put a moratorium on 1080 needs a rethink for the sake of New Zealand’s world renowned reputation as a trout fishery, says New Zealand First.

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BNZ fills glass-walled house with shredded cash

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 September, 2014 - 06:20

Bank of New Zealand has today installed a glass-walled house filled with $6 million of shredded bank notes in Auckland’s Aotea Square to highlight the amount of avoidable home loan interest being paid by New Zealand homeowners.

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UCI World Champs: NZ riders off pace in road race

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 September, 2014 - 06:20

There proved no fairytale reign in Spain for Kiwi cyclists on the final day of the UCI World Championships in Spain today.

The New Zealand men’s trio did not have the legs in the demanding 255km test comprising 14 laps with two climbs on each circuit at Ponferrado.

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Huka Lodge not sold, sorry April Fool’s joke says councillor

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 September, 2014 - 06:20

Auckland Councillor Cameron Brewer has unreservedly apologised for posting an April Fool’s Day joke on his Facebook page claiming he’d met this morning (April 1) with some new owners of the exclusive Taupo lodge which was completely untrue and based on no substance whatsoever.

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