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Forest safety council underway

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 February, 2015 - 16:20

The forest industry has established a safety council to make forests safer places to work. This was a key recommendation of the Independent Forestry Safety Review Panel that reviewed forest workplace safety in 2014.

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Minimum wage to increase to $14.75

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 February, 2015 - 13:50

Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse today announced the adult minimum wage will increase from $14.25 to $14.75 an hour from 1 April.

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Orcon enables gigabit speed internet in Dunedin

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 February, 2015 - 13:50

Orcon has been the first ISP to connect Gigatown customers to the fastest internet in the country as Chorus enabled gigabit speed internet in the winning Gigatown, Dunedin.

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Mayor hails historic City Rail Link development

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 February, 2015 - 12:35

An agreement between Auckland Council and Precinct Properties announced this morning will enable the construction of the City Rail Link (CRL) to get underway through the company’s Downtown Development project at the bottom of Queen Street.

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Fluoridation 'increases tooth decay' in the Wairarapa

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 February, 2015 - 12:35

The New push for fluoride in water by the District Health Board (Wairarapa Times-Age 6 November) is as predictable as it is absurd, says Mary Byrne, National Co-ordinator of the health activist group Fluoride Action Network, and newly resident in South Wairarapa.

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Robotics and automation take off for farmers - research

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 February, 2015 - 12:35

New research released last week by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is predicting that advanced robotics will boost productivity by up to 30% in many industries by 2025. Robotics will also lower total labour costs by 18% or more in countries like USA, Japan, China, South Korea and Germany.

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PM welcomes Australian Prime Minister

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 February, 2015 - 12:35

Prime Minister John Key welcomes this week’s first official visit to New Zealand by Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

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Research uses hair to link diet and pregnancy complications

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 February, 2015 - 11:20

Can you eat a better diet to avoid complications in pregnancy? There is increasing evidence that the diet of pregnant women is associated with the health of both mother and baby, and some pregnancy complications.

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Symposium on e-cigarettes for Auckland

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 February, 2015 - 11:20

A visiting expert on the effects of stimulant drugs will be the key speaker at a symposium on e-cigarettes next month.

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Zoomy seeks additional capital

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 February, 2015 - 11:20

Founders of smartphone taxi app Zoomy have enjoyed significant growth with their New Zealand-owned business since it launched just 16 months ago. Now they’re seeking capital from new investors to ensure Zoomy can respond to growing demand here and abroad.

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Manuka Health to launch bioactive supplement

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 February, 2015 - 11:20

Manuka Health, one of New Zealand’s most successful and fastest growing honey brands, is preparing to unveil MGO Manuka Honey with CycloPower, an advanced natural bioactive supplement, at Expo West in California, the world’s largest tradeshow for the natural, organic and health products indus

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History of revolutionary adult education movement revealed

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 February, 2015 - 11:20

A book celebrating 100 years of the iconic Canterbury Workers’ Educational Association (CWEA) has been released by Canterbury University Press.

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Minister 'must take action on death trap slides'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 February, 2015 - 11:20

Workplace Relations Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse must take urgent action to ensure inflatable amusement rides don’t become death traps for children, Labour’s spokesperson on Labour Relations Iain Lees-Galloway says.

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LeaderBrand launches ready-to-serve pouch produce

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 February, 2015 - 11:20

LeaderBrand, one of New Zealand’s largest and most innovative producers of fresh fruit and vegetables, is making meal preparation easier for at home chefs with their new range of ready-to-serve pouch produce.

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Canstar releases Term Deposit Award report

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 February, 2015 - 11:20

CANSTAR releases its 2015 Term Deposit Award report today, researching and rating nine banks to determine which offer outstanding value for consumers through their suite of term deposits.

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Police appeal for information on pink paint-bombings

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 February, 2015 - 10:05

Two Police stations in Auckland City District and three ANZ ATM machines were damaged overnight by members of a protest group who claim they threw pink paint at the building entrances and the bank machines.

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Coffee Club opens in Orewa

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 February, 2015 - 08:50

The seaside community of Orewa, 30 minutes north of Auckland’s CBD, has welcomed the opening of The Coffee Club Orewa, the 54th The Coffee Club in New Zealand

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Resounding 'no' to Wellington uber-council - survey

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 24 February, 2015 - 14:05

There is strong opposition to the Local Government Commission’s proposed ‘two-tier’ amalgamated local authority across the Wellington region, a survey commissioned by Wellington City Council has found.

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Young change-makers take to the sea on plastic bottle kayaks

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 24 February, 2015 - 14:05

Young change-makers take to the sea on plastic bottle kayaks in a bid to educate kiwi kids about sustainability.

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Volkswagen group chooses TomTom Traffic

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 24 February, 2015 - 12:50

TomTom (TOM2) has announced a multi-year agreement with Volkswagen Group, one of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers and the largest car maker in Europe, to bring its traffic service to Volkswagen Group cars across Europe, beginning with Audi and Volkswagen.

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