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Travel funding settlement for home support workers welcomed

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 13 September, 2014 - 06:05

Rural Women New Zealand welcomes news that a proposed settlement has been agreed that will lead to home support workers being paid mileage and wages for the time they spend travelling between clients.

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Mt Ruapehu season to open this weekend

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 13 September, 2014 - 06:05

Mt Ruapehu is ready for the 2013 season with both Whakapapa and Turoa Ski Areas on track to open this Saturday (29 June).

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Boost for mineral exploration in MBIE funding round

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 13 September, 2014 - 04:50

Mineral exploration received a boost this week with the government investing $4 million in a four-year research project to improve the knowledge and understanding of New Zealand’s gold deposits.

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Greens 'to build three times more cycleways than National'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 13 September, 2014 - 04:50

"The Green Party will build three times the length of safe, separated cycleways than National over the next three years," said Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman today.

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NZ welcomes the release of Fiji peacekeepers

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 13 September, 2014 - 04:50

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the safe release of 45 United Nations peacekeepers from Fiji who had been detained in Syria.

"The safe release of the peacekeepers is an excellent outcome for the soldiers and their friends and family in Fiji," Mr McCully says.

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Over 80% of NZers want safe waters for dolphins

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 13 September, 2014 - 04:50

Today, a new revealing Voter’s Guide for Thriving Seas and Dolphins shows how prepared New Zealand political parties are to save Hector's and near extinct Māui dolphins.

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Golf in Godzone: Steve Williams You’ve Been Warned

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 13 September, 2014 - 04:50

Well you’ve gotta laugh. Suffering from an overdose of reading about Tiger’s return I was relieved to see that one reporter has managed to keep his sanity and sense of humour.

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Donoghue departs Sevens Wellington

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 13 September, 2014 - 04:50

Wellington Rugby has today announced the stepping down of Marty Donoghue as general manager of Sevens Wellington.

Chief Executive James Te Puni said Wellington Rugby wished Mr Donoghue all the best for the future.

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NZ taking lead with 3D colour scanner to reduce diseases

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 13 September, 2014 - 04:50

The University of Canterbury will build the world’s first human colour x-ray scanner, with the help of a six-year $12 million Government funding announcement made today.

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Hutt locals jump queue for Elton John

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 12 September, 2014 - 20:20

Hutt City residents can be some of the first to have access to Elton John concert tickets, thanks to a deal with promoters. After nine years, Elton John and his band will return to Westpac Stadium, Wellington for one spectacular concert on Saturday 21 November 2015.

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Firefighters commemorate anniversary of 9/11

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 12 September, 2014 - 17:50

Two New York City firefighters joined forces with their New Zealand counterparts today to commemorate 9/11 in a memorial stair climb in Auckland.

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Joyce spinning faster than a blackjack wheel - Peters

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 12 September, 2014 - 17:50

New Zealand First leader Rt Hon Winston Peters says Steven Joyce is spinning faster than the blackjack wheels at Sky City with respect to his recent European junket.

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Lecturer 'paints a gloomy global picture, but with a local upside'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 12 September, 2014 - 06:35

If his objective was to leave his audience feeling a little unsettled or with a sense of foreboding then Lincoln University Professor of Agricultural Systems, Tony Bywater, probably succeeded.

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Multi-million dollar boost for engineering research

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 12 September, 2014 - 05:20

University of Auckland engineering research has been awarded almost $20 million in new funding from the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) for a range of advanced technology projects and robotics.

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Veritas confirms purchase of Nosh Food Market

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 12 September, 2014 - 05:20

Veritas Investments Limited ("Veritas") has completed a deal to purchase the Nosh Food Market business and assets ("Nosh") from Nosh Management Limited.

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BNZ Daily Markets Wrap and Strategy

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 12 September, 2014 - 05:20

NZD

The NZD slipped along with most of the majors against the USD on Friday, dipping 0.3% to 0.8360. That puts NZD/USD smack in the middle of the 0.8300-0.8420 range it largely kept through late August.

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Is Your Dog NZ's Next Tux Dog?

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 12 September, 2014 - 05:20

Everyone remembers the TUX jingle so well "Tux keeps them full of life fit as a fiddle, sharp as a knife"

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Fire Service congratulates QSM recpients

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 12 September, 2014 - 05:20

Six volunteer firefighters who have each given many years of service to their communities and the public have been presented with Queens Service Medals in Wellington today.

The Royal Honours were presented by the Governor-General the Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae at Government House.

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EDS expresses real disappointment with Federated Farmers

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 12 September, 2014 - 05:20

The Election Manifesto released today by Federated Farmers contains an "extremely disappointing and self-serving policy wish-list," says EDS.

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How come the PM only pays 2.8% of his income in tax? - Harawira

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 12 September, 2014 - 05:20

"Before John Key talks about the piddling tax cuts he plans for low and middle income families today he needs to explain why he only pays 2.8% of his income on tax while a minimum wage worker pays 28% tax," says Mana Movement leader Hone Harawira.

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