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Auckland Mayor proposes 'balanced rates policy'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 31 October, 2014 - 09:50

Mayor Len Brown has today proposed a change to Auckland Council’s rating policy for its upcoming Long-term Plan 2015-2025, in light of recent changes in property values across Auckland.

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PM to attend WW1 commemorations in Australia

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 31 October, 2014 - 09:50

Prime Minister John Key will join Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott in Albany, Western Australia this weekend to mark the 100th anniversary of ANZAC troops departing for World War One.

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Defence Minister heading to Australia

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 31 October, 2014 - 09:50

The Minister of Defence Gerry Brownlee leaves for Australia today for the annual Australia-New Zealand Defence Ministers’ Meeting, and to participate in the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event.

Categories: New Zealand News

Foss to attend Albany WWI commemorations

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 31 October, 2014 - 09:50

Veterans’ Affairs Minister Craig Foss will travel to Western Australia today to attend the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event (ACCE), marking 100 years since the first wave of Anzac troops set sail for the battlefields of World War One.

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Emirates welcomes its 100th Boeing 777-300ER

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 31 October, 2014 - 09:50

Emirates has celebrated another milestone with the delivery of the airline’s 100th Boeing 777-300ER, the world’s largest, long-range twin engine commercial aircraft.

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Chch prepares for Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 31 October, 2014 - 09:50

Preparations for the country’s pre-eminent Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival 2015 are now in full swing with the organisers and hosts confirming accommodation arrangements in Christchurch.

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Attitude Awards finalist is making a difference

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 31 October, 2014 - 09:50

When Petronella Spicer (57) was diagnosed with an eye condition resulting in blindness, she was supported by the Blind Foundation. For more than a decade she has dedicated her time and energy into giving back to the foundation that assisted her.

Categories: New Zealand News

John Key biography revised following election victory

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 31 October, 2014 - 09:50

On September 20, John Key swept to victory to become one of New Zealand’s most successful and popular Prime Ministers. Rocked by scandal, the 2014 election campaign was one of the most brutal - and riveting - in recent history.

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Taboo Topic – Real Estate Agent Commissions

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 31 October, 2014 - 07:20

Little wonder when you have some Real Estate agents charging 1% commission whilst others are changing 4%.

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Aucklanders asked to help shape downtown public spaces

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 31 October, 2014 - 03:35

Aucklanders are being asked to help plan a network of high-quality public spaces set for Downtown Auckland.

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Companion healthbots to be deployed

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

One of the world’s most acclaimed robot developers, Dr Takanori Shibata, together with retirement village and aged care operator - The Selwyn Foundation - will welcome companion healthbots to Auckland on Friday, 31 October, when the Foundation becomes the first provider of services for elderly

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Yealands named NZ's most sustainable large business

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

Yealands Estate Wines has been named as the Overall Large Business winner at the Fairfax Sustainable 60 Awards, held in Auckland last night. Yealands also claimed the top prize in the environment category, as recognition for its range of innovative solutions to common industry issues.

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Report forecasts $100b construction boom

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

Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today welcomed the findings of the second National Construction Pipeline report, which confirms building and construction activity in New Zealand is expected to reach unprecedented levels by 2017.

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New business networking site launching in NZ

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

As social media becomes increasing important to the New Zealand economy a new online business networking site is being launched this week to help business executives substantially increase their face-to-face business contacts.

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Westerly gales over North Island have eased

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

Westerly gales over the North Island have eased and the watch is now lifted for Auckland, Waikato, Coromandel Peninsula, Waitomo, Bay of Plenty, Taupo, Taihape, Taumarunui, Gisborne, Taranaki, Wanganui and Manawatu.

A front is expected to cross much of New Zealand tomorrow, Friday.

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Canterbury students making most of recreation facilities

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

Most University of Canterbury students are making the most of opportunities to connect with campus life, through involvement in clubs and the use of health and recreation facilities, according to a major survey of students’ health and well-being.

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Unitec signs agreement with Shanghai Theatre Academy

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

Unitec has signed an agreement with Shanghai Theatre Academy to commence a one-year foundation course for selected Chinese students from 2015.

The course will prepare students for Unitec's undergraduate courses at its Department of Performing and Screen Arts.

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Selwyn-Waihora Zone Committee to meet

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

The Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee will meet for its monthly water management meeting at 2pm on Tuesday, 4 November, at the Selwyn District Council office.

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Nearly 400 already enrolled in Canterbury Uni summer courses

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

Almost 400 students have already enrolled at the University of Canterbury summer courses.

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Blues name strong squad for 2015 Super Rugby

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 October, 2014 - 08:50

In their second year as a stand-alone organisation, the Blues believe their 2015 season will provide the platform for sustained success in the Super Rugby competition.

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