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Auckland’s affordable homes 'plummet 72% under National'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 August, 2016 - 18:20

Comprehensive new data from CoreLogic has found the number of homes in Auckland valued at under $600,000 has plummeted by 72 per cent since National took office, Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little says.

Categories: New Zealand News

Families relieved at plan to address Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 August, 2016 - 18:20

FASD-CAN, a charitable organisation set up to unite and support families living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is pleased the Government has launched a cross-ministry Action Plan, to address the neglected and pressing problems families living with FASD experience daily.

Categories: New Zealand News

PM attempts to avoid questions on govt's poor visa scrutiny - NZ First

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 August, 2016 - 18:20

Prime Minister John Key deliberately made up statements in Parliament today to avoid evidence that scrutiny of visas is poor under his government, says New Zealand First Leader and Member of Parliament for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters.

Categories: New Zealand News

Defence signals $1.7 billion infrastructure programme

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 August, 2016 - 18:20

"The 15 year regeneration of the defence estate announced today provides an example of effective investment management that other public agencies should replicate," says Stephen Selwood CEO of the New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development.

Categories: New Zealand News

Actors join forces to stand up against human trafficking

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 August, 2016 - 18:20

Some of New Zealand’s best known television characters are joining forces to stand up against human trafficking.

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Hamilton flooring company fined after employee suffers burns

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 August, 2016 - 18:20

A commercial and residential flooring company has been fined $33,125 and ordered to pay reparations totalling $24,482.88 after an employee was left with serious burns in an incident involving the ignition of flammable solvent adhesive while installing vinyl flooring.

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Wellington mayoral candidates support the Living Wage

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 August, 2016 - 00:50

Three Wellington mayoral hopefuls say they will ensure Wellington City Council fully adopts the Living Wage at the first candidates’ forum of this election campaign.

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Warriors lineup for match against North Queensland Cowboys

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 August, 2016 - 21:20

David Fusitu’a switches to fullback, Blake Ayshford returns to the centres and James Gavet comes onto the interchange for the Vodafone Warriors’ 24th-round NRL match against North Queensland at 1300SMILES Stadium in Townsville on Saturday (7.30pm kick-off local time; 9.30pm NZT).

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Dunne launches Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder action plan

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 August, 2016 - 21:20

Associate Health Minister Hon Peter Dunne has launched an action plan today aimed at better supporting those affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), and reducing the numbers of babies born with this preventable condition.

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Leading Australian Winemakers in Queenstown for a dinner

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 August, 2016 - 20:05

Enjoy an evening tasting some of Australia’s finest wines matched with food from Botswana Butchery.

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Ultra violet treatment for Havelock North water

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 August, 2016 - 20:05

An ultra violet light filter that will treat the Havelock North water is being loaned to Hastings District Council while decisions on future treatment of the supply are made.

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NZ moves to top of the per capita medals table at Rio

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 August, 2016 - 20:05

On a medals per capita basis, New Zealand now ranks at the top of the table with two gold medals and six silver at the Rio Olympics, Statistics NZ said today.

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Pink Star Walk for Breast Cancer in October

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 August, 2016 - 18:50

Pink Star Walkers are getting ready to line the streets pink for breast cancer at the 2016 NZ Breast Cancer Foundation Pink Star Walks in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

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Better balance needed in Intelligence Bill - Little

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 August, 2016 - 18:50

Labour will support the NZ Intelligence and Security Bill to select committee so the issues can be debated nationwide and important amendments can be made, says Opposition Leader Andrew Little.

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Horowhenua Youth Health and Wellbeing Expo on Friday

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 August, 2016 - 18:50

The Horowhenua Youth and Wellbeing Expo will be held in Levin this Friday.

The free expo promotes youth wellbeing by showcasing activities and services that focus on good health, fun and support for youth locally.

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Auckland Unitary Plan decided

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 August, 2016 - 18:50

Auckland Council completed decisions on the Independent Hearings Panel recommendations on the Auckland Unitary Plan today.

The Governing Body decisions are summarised below.

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Unitary Plan means no more excuses for Government - Greens

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 August, 2016 - 18:50

The National Government has no more excuses for the Auckland housing crisis now that Auckland Council has passed the Unitary Plan, the Green Party said today.

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Intelligence and Security legislation introduced

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 August, 2016 - 18:50

Prime Minister John Key today introduced a bill to update the legislative framework and improve the transparency of New Zealand’s intelligence and security agencies.

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Man dies after being hit by car in Avondale

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 August, 2016 - 18:50

A man has died after being hit by a car in Ash Street, Avondale, early this morning.

He was taken to hospital with serious injuries following the collision at about 5.45am on 14 August 2016, and later died.

The crash is being investigated by the Serious Crash Unit.

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How to capture the perfect photos of your children

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 August, 2016 - 13:50

The children of today are having their lives documented on camera like no generation before them. We are photographing every moment of their little journey and while some lucky people have the knack for taking photos, some of us struggle to figure out which way around the camera goes.

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