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Good news for three Lotto winners

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 August, 2014 - 08:50

It'll be very good news for three players from Auckland and Waitara when they realise they've won a $333,333 share of Lotto's First Division following this evening's draw, says NZ Lotteries' Chief Executive Todd McLeay.

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Labour’s 21st century transport pledge

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 August, 2014 - 06:20

The next Labour-led Government will create a 21st century transport system for New Zealand that promotes the most efficient and sustainable combination of transport options, says Labour’s Transport spokesperson Phil Twyford.

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Minister travels to Myanmar and Indonesia

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 August, 2014 - 05:05

Minister Tim Groser travels to Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, this week to participate in a series of annual regional trade meetings. He will also attend the Sixth Global Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilisations in Bali, Indonesia.

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Major parties to front up for Climate Voter election debate

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 August, 2014 - 05:05

New Zealand’s main political parties will take part in ‘The Great Climate Voter Debate’ on September 3.

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US Embassy hosts 'Future Leaders of the Pacific' conference

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 August, 2014 - 05:05

Youth leaders from 18 Pacific nations converge in Samoa this week for the second ‘Future Leaders of the Pacific’ conference. The conference will tackle issues crucial to the Small Island Pacific States.

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Law 'failing to stop' human trafficking in NZ

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 August, 2014 - 03:50

A review of New Zealand’s laws relating to human trafficking, slavery and labour exploitation shows there are serious gaps in our laws that have made it difficult for New Zealand agencies to prosecute those who exploit workers in NZ.

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Jetstar holds lead as NZ’s most punctual domestic airline

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 August, 2014 - 03:50

Jetstar has held its lead as New Zealand’s most punctual domestic airline according to on-time performance results for the first half of this year.

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Kiwisaver Homestart Grant 'will drive prices even higher'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 August, 2014 - 03:50

"National's plan is slightly better than Labour's but both parties plans do not tackle the real problem, a shortage of land" said Dr Whyte. "Subsidising demand for houses in short supply because of the RMA and the Auckland urban limit will drive housing prices even higher.

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Kapiti locals concerned about climate change

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 August, 2014 - 03:50

A new group of Kāpiti locals is looking for ways to address climate change and recently held their third public event. On Wednesday 20 August, Keep a Cool World hosted Ashlee Gross from 350 Aotearoa to talk about divestment.

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Armed man confronts family in their home

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 August, 2014 - 03:50

Waikato Police say six people, including two young children, had a horrifying start to the day in Kihikihi this morning when a man armed with a firearm burst into their home, threatened them and stole a car.

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X Factor NZ audition dates announced

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 August, 2014 - 03:50

The X Factor NZ will hit the road this October and November travelling to 13 locations throughout the country to find contestants for the second local version of this global television phenomenon.

A new addition to the Groups category this season will be bands.

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'Secret courts' shouldn't be defended - Whyte

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 August, 2014 - 22:49

"I am surprised that NewsTalk ZB is defending the secrecy of the Youth court by pointing out that reporters can apply for permission to report what the judge allows" said ACT Leader Dr Jamie Whyte. "Even in police states judges do occasionally allow reporting when it suits them.

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Police name victim of Porirua house fire

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 August, 2014 - 22:49

Police have named the victim of the fatal overnight house fire in Dimock Street, Titahi Bay, Porirua.

He was Kamira Rangimoeakau, 57 year old male from Titahi Bay (known as Kam Rangi).

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Desperate Cunliffe tricky on secondary tax - McClay

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 August, 2014 - 15:20

David Cunliffe is being tricky by suggesting that Labour has a new plan to do away with secondary tax, National Party Revenue spokesman Todd McClay says.

"What Labour has announced today is being dressed up to look like a tax cut, but in reality it isn't," Mr McClay says.

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Maritime Union backs Green Party call for shipping lanes

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 August, 2014 - 12:50

The Maritime Union is backing the Green Party’s policy to implement compulsory shipping lanes for coastal shipping, announced today.

Compulsory shipping lanes are designated channels in the ocean in which ships are allowed to sail.

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Black Rock Home Brew Competition winners announced

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 August, 2014 - 11:35

Dallas Miller and Mark Morrison created the winning beer in the 2014 Black Rock Home Brew Competition held at Beervana today, with their Death Valley Pilsner.

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Animal groups unite for campaign to ban animal testing

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 August, 2014 - 06:35

The Be Cruelty-Free campaign to ban animal testing of cosmetics in New Zealand just got bigger and stronger, as two leading animal protection groups come on board.

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Growing job market 'requires upskilling'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 August, 2014 - 05:20

Demand for skilled staff is growing so those wanting a better life should up-skill to meet employer requirements, according to the creators of New Zealand’s new career development tool.

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Copycat election campaign - NZ First

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 August, 2014 - 05:20

New Zealand First supports the removal of secondary tax, because it has already been announced in our policy, New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters said today.

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League: Mt Wellington progress to grand final

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 August, 2014 - 05:20

The Mt Wellington Warriors have progressed through to their second-consecutive Mandron Masonry Phelan Shield grand final after winning their major semi-final against Hibiscus Coast 30-12.

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