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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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Amalgamation benefits boost council savings

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

Improved economies of scale from the amalgamation of the eight local authorities have helped Auckland Council maintain services at reduced cost, says a council report on efficiency savings.

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Over 1100 submissions received on DCC Draft Annual Plan

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

Residents have been keen to have their say on the Dunedin City Council’s 2014/15 Draft Annual Plan.

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ARROW stars in Wellington for Armageddon Expo

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

Stars from the hit TV series ARROW have confirmed they will be coming to New Zealand for the Armageddon Expo in Wellington from Saturday May 31st to Monday June 2nd following the earlier Hamilton event taking place on Saturday May 24th and Sunday May 25th.

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English confirms he has no plan to raise wages - Little

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 April, 2014 - 13:34

Finance Minister Bill English has confirmed he has absolutely no plans to lift wages, Labour’s spokesperson on Labour Issues, Andrew Little says.

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Important work for new Pacific Advisory Group - NZ First

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 April, 2014 - 00:05

New Zealand First’s Spokesperson for Pacific Island Affairs Le’aufa’amulia Asenati Lole-Taylor has congratulated new members on their election to the Wellington City Council’s Pacific Advisory Group.

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Council 'cannot ban legal highs'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 April, 2014 - 19:05

Under current law Gisborne District Council cannot ban the sale of legal highs (psychoactive substances) in our district. Council can restrict where these substances are sold.

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Additional MBIE guidance for multi-unit residential buildings

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 April, 2014 - 17:50

The release of technical guidance for multi-unit dwellings means people living in flats or units can have confidence that the rebuild and repair solutions are technically sound and meet New Zealand Building Code requirements.

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Kick-off times announced for FIFA U20 World Cup NZ

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 April, 2014 - 17:50

An array of kick-off times to suit football fans of all ages has been confirmed for the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015.

With 52 matches spread across the nation, the public will be able to enjoy a collection of day and night games, on both week days and weekends.

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de Grandhomme named Auckland Cricketer of the Year

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 April, 2014 - 16:35

Colin de Grandhomme was rewarded for an outstanding year in all competitions for the Auckland Aces when he was named Auckland Cricketer of the Year last night at the Auckland Cricket Awards Dinner.

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