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Aucklanders buying up new Mt Maunganui development

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 March, 2017 - 16:05

Aucklanders make up almost half of the buyers of a 71-dwelling development in Mount Maunganui that has just been granted resource consent.

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Dairy Industry Restructuring Amendment Bill introduced

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 March, 2017 - 16:05

The Government has today introduced the Dairy Industry Restructuring Amendment Bill.

The Bill makes changes to the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act 2001 (DIRA), which supports the efficiency and contestability of New Zealand’s dairy industry.

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Action and collaboration 'critical for future of Not-For-Profits'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 March, 2017 - 16:05

Concerns have been raised about the future of New Zealand’s not-for-profit sector following a report from JBWere that reveals how many organisations are operating in the area.

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Refugee play wins international award

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 March, 2017 - 16:05

A play about the global refugee crisis penned by Massey University theatre lecturer and playwright Associate Professor Angie Farrow has won second place in the International New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest.

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Scholarship winner aspires to special needs teaching

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 March, 2017 - 16:05

Margaret Hetley Scholarship winner Jasmine James has a very particular reason for wanting to pursue a career in special education.

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Vanuatu International Visitor survey results today

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 March, 2017 - 16:05

An International Visitor Survey (IVS) led by IFC, in partnership with the Vanuatu Government, shows tourists spent $145 million in the Pacific island nation in 2016, an increase of 9 percent over 2015.

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Sky Tower lights for St Patrick’s Day

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 March, 2017 - 16:05

For the ninth year, Auckland’s Sky Tower will glow green with the luck of the Irish to see in and see out St Patrick’s Day.

The Sky Tower will be lit green from Thursday 16 March to Saturday 18 March.

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Ideas for the Easter holidays

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 March, 2017 - 16:05

The Easter Bunny has planned a trip to Waitomo this year, so put it in your diary and tell the kids you can leave town these school holidays because the chocolate eggs will still show up.

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NZRL World Cup Festivals kick off this week

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 March, 2017 - 16:05

New Zealand Rugby League (NZRL) and Rugby League World Cup 2017 (RLWC2017) are launching their national Festivals programme in Dunedin this week.

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Weak GDP growth not helping working people - CTU

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 March, 2017 - 20:05

"The weak growth in economic activity, coupled with more people not in work, in the three months to December, have a significantly negative impact on the incomes of working people," says CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg. "The growth in spending by households in real terms was also weak.

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Vintage Karters to help club celebrate 50 years in style

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 March, 2017 - 18:50

New Zealand's fast-growing vintage kart movement will contribute at least 80 drivers and over 100 karts to help the KartSport Hawke's Bay club celebrate its 50th anniversary this weekend.

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Horowhenua District Council publishes Local Governance Statement

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 March, 2017 - 17:35

Horowhenua District Council has adopted and published its revised Local Governance Statement.

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PM announces appointments to APEC council

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 March, 2017 - 17:35

Prime Minister Bill English today announced the appointments of Phil O’Reilly and Tenby Powell to the APEC Business Advisory Council, through to December 2019.

The Prime Minister also confirmed the extension of Katherine Rich’s appointment through till March 2019.

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Oily Rag tips - from mice to holidays in Europe

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 March, 2017 - 17:35

By Frank and Muriel Newman

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New lookout for Frying pan corner

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 March, 2017 - 16:20

It will be a bit quiet when the lookout on Frying Pan Corner closes for a month, but things will be cooking behind the scenes.

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Android Pay launches in NZ

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 March, 2017 - 16:20

After much speculation, Android Pay has today launched in New Zealand, just in time for Christmas. BNZ has launched the contactless payment solution with GoogleTM, offering BNZ Flexi Debit Visa cardholders the first chance to use Android Pay in New Zealand for their everyday banking.

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Govt has an opportunity to rebuild NZ's carbon market - Greens

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 March, 2017 - 16:20

The Green Party is welcoming the recent rise in the price on carbon, and is calling on the National Government to commit to serious reforms of the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) so that New Zealand can start to reduce domestic pollution, the Green Party said today.

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Chch inventor and local plastics firm finalist in Innovators Awards

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 March, 2017 - 16:20

A Christchurch inventor and a local plastics firm, with support from the city’s business support agencies, have developed a product that keeps a house not just warm, but also safe - and the product’s potential has been recognised at the New Zealand Innovators Awards.

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Special visit to acclaimed father's alma mater

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 March, 2017 - 16:20

Mingma Norbu Sherpa received his Diploma in Parks and Recreation from Lincoln in 1980 and went on to become a leader in conservation in his home country of Nepal.

Today his daughter, Dawa Sherpa, got to see for the first time where her late father studied.

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Competition to win free tickets to DJ Martin Garrix gig

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 March, 2017 - 15:05

Justin Bieber’s top pick for a support act - superstar international DJ Martin Garrix - is set to rock Auckland’s Studio this Friday in a fantastic mates-only pre-party for Vodafone customers.

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