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Govt books confirm National can’t post surplus - Robertson

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 12 May, 2015 - 21:05

The last publication of the Government’s books before the budget shows National will break its promise of seven years and two election campaigns and fail to get the books in order, says Labour’s Finance Spokesperson Grant Robertson.

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UNICEF calls on Govt to create real change on child poverty

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 12 May, 2015 - 18:49

In the lead up to the Budget on 21 May, UNICEF New Zealand and partners have joined with ActionStation to launch a petition calling on the government to end child poverty in New Zealand - www.actionstation.org.nz/endpovertynz

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NZ Holden dealers named GM International Grandmasters

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 12 May, 2015 - 00:05

GM is pleased to announce that seven Holden and/or Isuzu truck dealers from New Zealand officially became 2015 GM International Grandmasters in San Francisco, California, this weekend. They were among the 167 dealers in the region that received GM’s highest honor for its dealerships.

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ACC levy cuts about right - EMA

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 11 May, 2015 - 22:50

The EMA welcomes reductions to ACC levies announced as part of the 2015 Budget as timely and about right.

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Electricity distributors seek views on improved pricing models

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 11 May, 2015 - 21:35

New technologies and customers’ changing energy needs are testing the long-established method for sending electricity along power lines, and raising questions about how to fund a high-reliability network in future.

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Spike in insurance and superannuation jobs - Seek

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 11 May, 2015 - 21:35

The latest data from SEEK has revealed a 40% increase in the number of job opportunities in New Zealand’s Insurance and Superannuation industry from February to March 2015, putting the spotlight back on an industry that’s undergone significant change in the past five years.

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New version of Tower's SmartDriver app

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 11 May, 2015 - 21:35

TOWER Insurance is encouraging family, friends, couples and co-workers to compete for the title of ‘safest driver’ with the latest release of its SmartDriver app to cap off Road Safety Week.

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Motorsport: Kiwi kid celebrates breakthrough in Europe

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 11 May, 2015 - 21:35

By Andy McGechan, www.BikesportNZ.com

Waikato teenager Josiah Natzke has broken through to claim his first major win in Europe.

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Football: Holders survive Rd 1 scare

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

Cashmere Technical's hopes of an ASB Chatham Cup threepeat are alive after they fended off a spirited Western 4-2 after extra-time in Christchurch on Saturday.

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Football: Former champions advance

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

The 2013 ASB Women's Knockout Cup champions Coastal Spirit were among the teams to reach the second round in the 2015 edition of the competition after eight first round matches around the country over the weekend.

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Ask the NZ Government to end Child Poverty in 2015 Budget

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

New Zealand has a shit OECD ranking for child well-being. We're ranked above Mexico and Turkey. That's it. Out of all the developed countries in the world, we're the most deeply affected by growing income inequality.

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Earthquake strengthening announcement 'a victory'

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

Property Council strongly supports the Government’s announcement on overhauling the country’s crippling earthquake strengthening rules.

Today Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith reduced the number of buildings requiring assessment from an estimated 500,000 to 30,000.

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Football: Men's U-20s fall to Qatar

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

The New Zealand Men’s U-20 side finished up their Five Nations Series campaign on Sunday with a 2-0 loss to Qatar at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton.

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Wellington welcomes earthquake building changes

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

Wellington City Council has welcomed proposed changes to the way earthquake-prone buildings are treated by the Government today.

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Govt's TPPA secrecy 'put to the test'

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

‘The time has come for the extreme secrecy of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) negotiations to be put to the test’, says University of Auckland law professor Jane Kelsey.

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Serious crash closes Christchurch motorway

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 11 May, 2015 - 14:05

Canterbury Police are warning the public to expect delays travelling into south into the region following a serious crash on the Northern motorway near Chaney’s off ramp about 5.18pm today..

The Northern Motorway is closed southbound and traffic is backed up.

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Netball: Swifts go back-to-back at home

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 11 May, 2015 - 00:49

The NSW Swifts have notched back-to-back wins over Australian opposition after downing the Adelaide Thunderbirds, 65-54, in Round 11 of the 2015 ANZ Championship at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre, today Sunday 10 May.

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Support from Medical Workers and Students Needed

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 10 May, 2015 - 23:35

Working as a medic in a warzone could be considered “pushing shit uphill” when your own government is actively trying to kill you, along with everyone else*.

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Local community turns out at Fonterra Lichfield info day

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 10 May, 2015 - 22:20

Hundreds of people from South Waikato attended Fonterra Lichfield’s community information day to hear about progress with the site’s new dryer today.

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2015 West Coast business awards winners announced

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 10 May, 2015 - 21:05

Holcim Cement’s Westport Works has been named the supreme winner of the 2015 West Coast Leading Light Business Excellence Awards.

The winners of the 4th West Coast business awards were announced last night at a formal gala dinner at Shantytown and are;

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