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Where are the 15,000 jobs? - AAAP

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 18 April, 2014 - 15:20

"Paula Bennett is today proudly telling New Zealand that beneficiary numbers have decreased by 15,000 in the past year. There is no proud declaration that 15,000 jobs have been created in the same period," says Auckland Action Against Poverty spokesperson, Alastair Russell.

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Legal high ban worthy of wider pick-up - Lees-Galloway

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 18 April, 2014 - 15:20

Auckland Council’s ban on using legal highs in a public place is an excellent idea that should be replicated around New Zealand, says Labour’s Associate Health Spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway.

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UnisonFibre and Telecom join forces

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 18 April, 2014 - 15:20

UnisonFibre has today confirmed the signing of an agreement with Telecom New Zealand that will support the growing use of fibre for education and business benefits across the Hawkes Bay, Rotorua and Taupo regions.

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Road users urged to take caution in Auckland

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 18 April, 2014 - 15:20

Although weather conditions have improved Auckland Civil Defence is asking drivers to take extra care on the roads with localised thunderstorms and rain expected between 3pm and 7pm.

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Kapiti community groups receive creative grants

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 18 April, 2014 - 09:20

Fourteen Kāpiti groups and individuals will undertake a wide variety of creative projects this year, thanks to receiving Creative Communities Scheme grants.

The Committee considered 21 applications and granted a total of $23,451.95 to the 14 successful recipients.

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Taxpayers robbed of $130m in Genesis sale - Cosgrove

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 18 April, 2014 - 09:20

Kiwi taxpayers have been robbed of $130 million by the Government in its final failed asset sale, says Labour’s SOEs spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove.

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Work to start on Dolly Varden toilet upgrade

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 18 April, 2014 - 08:05

Paremata’s Dolly Varden beachfront toilet block is in for a modern make-over.

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Students create their own league to find legends

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 April, 2014 - 20:49

Victoria University of Wellington will play host to an e-sport tournament over the holidays, with students both co-ordinating and competing in online games.

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Work visa problems need monitoring - Fenton

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 April, 2014 - 17:05

The Government is handing out temporary work visas to migrants to work in jobs that could easily be filled by unemployed Kiwi workers in the Christchurch rebuild, says Darien Fenton, Labour’s Associate Immigration spokesperson.

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Heavy rain and strong winds for much of central NZ

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 April, 2014 - 17:05

A deep low lying west of the upper North Island is forecast to move south today to lie slow moving west of central New Zealand by Friday.

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Proactive response to Taupo erosion

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 April, 2014 - 17:05

Waikato Regional Council will be actively encouraging land owners to take an even more proactive response to managing erosion issues around Taupo.

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Scope for greater use of business coaches - Grant Thornton

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 April, 2014 - 17:05

New Zealand business owners and senior management are among the heaviest users of business coaches in the world but there is still scope for greater involvement, according to Pam Newlove, Chair of Grant Thornton New Zealand Limited.

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Joyce out of touch with his business mates - Jones

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 April, 2014 - 17:05

Steven Joyce has spent the past five years attacking Labour with his tired old screams of ‘1970s!’ but in the meantime most of his business friends have come around to our way of thinking, says Labour’s Economic Development spokesperson Shane Jones.

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Lower car insurance premiums for safe drivers

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 April, 2014 - 15:50

For the first time in New Zealand, safe drivers can benefit from lower insurance premiums based on their individual driving performance - thanks to an innovative free smartphone app offered by TOWER.

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Collins 'must admit misleading Parliament'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 April, 2014 - 15:50

ACC Minister Judith Collins must front up and admit she has misled Parliament over ACC’s policy to stop paying compensation to clients who refused to fill in its privacy form, Labour’s ACC spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway says.

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Genesis: The biggest fire sale of them all - Cosgrove

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 April, 2014 - 15:50

National has finished its asset sales with a massive bonfire of a fire sale, showing once and for all how much of a disaster this programme was, says Labour’s SOEs spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove.

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Labour and National 'join forces in new Maori confiscations'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 April, 2014 - 15:50

Chris McKenzie, former-treaty negotiator and Te Tai Hauauru maori party candidate, says that the Minister of Primary Industries’ plans to remove temporary exemptions for vessel operators derived from settlement negotiations is akin to confiscation and diminishes Treaty settlement assets and our

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Property Council calls for formal review of Chch Draft District Plan

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 April, 2014 - 15:50

Property Council has grave concerns for the future of Christchurch as Christchurch City Council reviews its District Plan.

The outcome of the District Plan review must result in a plan that encourages and enables investment into Christchurch.

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Opinion: Public lose interest in Auckland Council

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 April, 2014 - 15:50

By Cameron Brewer, Auckland Councillor

The second term Auckland Council is proving to be an interesting one and very different to the inaugural 2010 - 2013 Governing Body.

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Asia Region Funds Passport initiative progresses

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 April, 2014 - 15:49

Commerce Minister Craig Foss today released a consultation paper on the Asia Region Funds Passport initiative, which will open up opportunities for cross-border offerings of managed funds.

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