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My Chocolate Box launches as Cadbury closes NZ operation

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 February, 2017 - 10:05

Cadbury’s announcement that it was abandoning New Zealand manufacturing turned out to be great timing for the launch of My Chocolate Box, New Zealand’s first monthly chocolate subscription service.

Categories: New Zealand News

WINZ breaching privacy laws with WINZ vetting rules - E tu

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 February, 2017 - 10:05

E tū, the union for security guards, says WINZ may be breaching privacy laws with its new screening process for people visiting WINZ offices.

The vetting requires WINZ security guards to check photo ID and whether visitors to WINZ offices have an appointment.

Categories: New Zealand News

Union gobsmacked by Air NZ's brazenness

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 February, 2017 - 10:05

It defies belief that Air New Zealand is applying to employ aircraft engineers from overseas, only a week after its subsidiary Safe Air announced that it has to let 69 workers go and it proposes to lay another 190 off in Auckland due to a lack of work, says the Engineering, Printing and Manufactu

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Short-term pause sought if Sky-Vodafone merger gets go ahead

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 February, 2017 - 08:50

Spark New Zealand (Spark), one of the interested parties opposing the clearance application for the proposed merger between Sky Network Television (Sky) and Vodafone NZ (Vodafone) said today it is seeking a Court ruling for a short-term pause in the event the New Zealand Commerce Commission (Comm

Categories: New Zealand News

Summer only just getting started for some New Zealanders

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 February, 2017 - 08:50

Summer so far this year has seen a huge variety of changeable weather - but the forecast over the next week or two is seeing summer weather truly settling in to more places.

Categories: New Zealand News

David Flacks chairs Upside Biotechnologies

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 February, 2017 - 08:50

Regenerative medicine company, Upside Biotechnologies, has appointed lawyer and experienced director David Flacks as Board chair.

The Auckland-based company is developing an advanced, world-class skin replacement treatment for patients suffering major burns.

Categories: New Zealand News

CEO transition and new director

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 February, 2017 - 08:50

Kate McKenzie, Chorus’ new CEO, formally steps into the role today. Ms McKenzie has also been appointed as a Chorus director from today. Ms McKenzie will not be an independent director.

Categories: New Zealand News

KGH and Kiwibank half-yearly results

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 February, 2017 - 08:50

Kiwi Group Holdings (KGH) which includes Kiwibank, Kiwi Wealth, Kiwi Insurance and New Zealand Home Loans, has made a profit after tax of $65 million for the six months ending 31 December 2016, compared with $73 million for the same 6 month period in 20151.

Categories: New Zealand News

Shearing: A true champion - 100 times over

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 February, 2017 - 08:50

Northland-raised Hawke’s Bay shearing champion Rowland Smith became possibly only the fourth person to win 100 Open-class shearing titles with three victories about 24hours and 1700km apart during the weekend.

Categories: New Zealand News

Workers urge public not to boycott Cadbury's chocolate - E tu

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 February, 2017 - 08:50

E tÅ« says Cadbury’s Dunedin workers are asking the public not to boycott Cadbury’s chocolate, as this could hasten the loss of their jobs.

E tÅ« has spoken with workers following Thursday’s shock announcement the Dunedin factory will close.

Categories: New Zealand News

Mayoral Housing Taskforce meets to tackle housing supply

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 February, 2017 - 17:50

Mayor Phil Goff today convened the first meeting of the Auckland Mayoral Taskforce on Auckland Housing Supply.

The Mayoral Taskforce will comprise of Auckland Council, central government officials and the private sector. The objectives of the Mayoral Taskforce are to:

Categories: New Zealand News

Air ambulance services centralised

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 February, 2017 - 12:50

A two-year long trial to centralise the co-ordination and dispatch of national air ambulance helicopter services will get underway today.

Categories: New Zealand News

Body of missing woman located in Woodridge

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 February, 2017 - 11:35

Wellington Police and Search and Rescue located a body in the bush area in Woodridge at approximately 7:00pm this evening.

The body has been confirmed as that of Kebai Liu, 76 years-old, who had been missing since Friday morning.

Categories: New Zealand News

Living Wage rate to be announced

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 February, 2017 - 11:35

The official 2017 New Zealand Living Wage will be announced next Tuesday 21 February at 12:01am.

The Living Wage is defined as:

Categories: New Zealand News

Serious crash on SH1, north of Auckland

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 February, 2017 - 10:20

Police are attending a serious crash on State Highway 1, between Warkworth and Puhoi, north of Auckland.

Four vehicles were involved in the incident which occurred at approximately 5:50am, Monday 20 February, 2017.

Categories: New Zealand News

Shearing record bid today in Southland

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 February, 2017 - 10:20

Another World shearing record attempt has been given the all-clear to go ahead in Southand today (Monday) with Leon Samuels tackling a record of 603 strongwool ewes in eight hours.

Categories: New Zealand News

ALRANZ poll shows NZ is pro-choice

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 February, 2017 - 10:20

A majority of New Zealanders support abortion on request, proving our outdated laws need urgent reform, ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa says.

Categories: New Zealand News

Cooling house market appears to have cooled price expectations

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 February, 2017 - 10:20

Buyer sentiment has improved in the ASB Housing Confidence Survey, but ultimately, New Zealanders still think it’s a bad time to buy a house.

Categories: New Zealand News

Stirling Sports Premiership - Auckland City go top

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 February, 2017 - 07:50

Six-time champions Auckland City FC are coming into form right in time for the business end of the Stirling Sport Premiership.

Categories: New Zealand News

Auckland’s busiest ever cruise ship week

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 February, 2017 - 07:50

Auckland’s busiest ever cruise ship week includes a record four ships in port in one day

Auckland has enjoyed its busiest-ever week for cruise ship arrivals, including having four cruise ships docked on the same day for the first time ever on Saturday, 18 February.

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