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Govt responds to Auckland transport report

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

Auckland Council are welcome to have a debate about future transport infrastructure investment plans, but the Government remains sceptical about the options being presented, Transport Minister Simon Bridges said today in response to the release of ‘Funding Auckland’s Transport Future’, a re

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Media freedom in West Papua: Protest at Indonesian embassy

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

Today, Wednesday 29 October, there will be a peaceful protest at the Indonesian Embassy in Wellington to call on new Indonesian President Joko Widodo to honour his election promise to ensure greater media freedom in West Papua.

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All Auckland transport options should be considered - Greens

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

All options for meeting Auckland’s transport needs should be considered, including reprioritising the transport budget away from wasteful spending on motorways, the Green Party said today.

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First steps taken towards flag referendum

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

Cabinet has agreed on the details of the flag referendum process and every political party represented in Parliament has been invited to take part, say Prime Minister John Key and Deputy Prime Minister Bill English.

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Motorsport: Kiwi riders fifth and sixth in the USA

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

By Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ

Two New Zealand riders finished inside the top 10 when the Grand National Cross-country Championships wrapped up in the United States at the weekend.

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Tolls 'should be for new roads, not old ones'

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

The Taxpayers’ Union is slamming Auckland Council for wanting to introduce a motorist tax under the guise of ‘tolls’. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says:

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Children of the Recession: NZ's shame - Bradford

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

"It is to New Zealand’s deepest shame that the latest Unicef report on children living in poverty ranks us 16th out of 41 developed countries.

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Sharples’ new appointments are out of order - Labour

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

The new appointments to the Waitangi Tribunal announced by Dr Pita Sharples this morning are completely out of order given the election is just five days away, says Labour's State Services spokesperson, Maryan Street.

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FIFA Club World Cup Welcome Tour visits Auckland

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 October, 2014 - 03:50

On 1 and 2 November, the FIFA Club World Cup Welcome Tour presented by TOYOTA is set to visit Auckland, New Zealand, home of OFC Champions League winner Auckland City FC.

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Survivor's guide to Auckland's Marathon weekend

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 October, 2014 - 01:20

On Sunday morning (2 November) the ASB Auckland Marathon will be run and will cause significant disruptions to city roads and to some bus services.

There will be closures affecting the lower North Shore, the city centre and Tamaki Drive.

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Report shows too many Kiwi kids live in poverty - Plunket

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 October, 2014 - 13:05

Plunket today expressed its concern over a new UNICEF report which finds the child poverty rate in New Zealand has reduced by just 0.4 per cent since 2008.

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Child poverty: No more wake-up calls - King

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 October, 2014 - 10:35

A new report which shows the National Government has made no inroads whatsoever into child poverty should do more than just set alarm bells ringing, Labour’s Acting Deputy Leader Annette King says.

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Gales for much of NZ through to early Thursday

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 October, 2014 - 10:35

Several fast moving fronts are expected to cross New Zealand today, bringing strong to gale westerlies at times to much of the country.

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Restrictions in place at Greville Rd next weekend

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 October, 2014 - 10:35

The NZ Transport Agency advises drivers to plan for a weekend closure of the Greville Road interchange on Auckland’s Northern Motorway (State Highway 1), starting next Friday (7 November).

The closure starts from 9pm on the Friday and will continue until 5am Monday (9 November).

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James Shaw's Maiden Speech - Green Party

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 October, 2014 - 09:20

Tena Koe, Mr Speaker.

I would like to take this opportunity to speak a little of the past, the present and the future.

The privilege to serve in this Parliament was given to me by all those who gave their Party Vote to the Green Party at this year’s election.

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Urban design panel boosts reputation of Auckland

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 October, 2014 - 09:20

The success of Auckland Council’s urban design panel and its influence on the internationally acclaimed design quality of many recent major developments in the city is celebrated in a stunning new book to be launched tonight.

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New Ambassador to France appointed

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 October, 2014 - 09:20

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has appointed diplomat James Kember as New Zealand’s next Ambassador to France.

"New Zealand’s relationship with France is one of our most long-standing and vibrant, and it remains an important partner within the European Union," Mr McCully says.

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NZMA supports call for TPPA assessment

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 October, 2014 - 09:20

The NZMA supports the call by a number of other health sector organisations for an independent assessment of the impact of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement (TPPA) on our health system and our ability to achieve legitimate public policy objectives, such as the protection of p

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Legal victory a boost for all working women - Moroney

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 October, 2014 - 09:20

Today’s legal victory for equal pay is a much-needed boost for working women at a time when the Government is pushing through reforms which will make it harder for them to get pay rises, Labour’s Women’s Affairs spokesperson Sue Moroney says.

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Second rate deal a no go - Goff

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 October, 2014 - 09:20

A second rate deal on dairy in the TPP would totally contradict the agreed purpose of the Pacific trade agreement, Labour’s Trade spokesperson, Phil Goff says.

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