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Minister and Ministry 'should be complimented'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 18 October, 2014 - 03:35

Foreign Minister Murray McCully and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs should be complimented for New Zealand’s successful campaign in securing a temporary seat on the United Nations Security Council, says New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters.

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Minister urges safety first on the water

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 October, 2014 - 20:05

Transport Minister Simon Bridges wants boat users to make safety the top priority, as New Zealand’s first Safer Boating Week begins today.

Categories: New Zealand News

Oxfam welcomes NZ's election to UN Security Council

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 October, 2014 - 11:20

International aid agency Oxfam New Zealand welcomes New Zealand’s election to the United Nations Security Council, saying it gives an extraordinary opportunity to make a lasting contribution to international peace and security and improve the lives of millions.

Categories: New Zealand News

Taskforce end storm recovery work in Northland

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 October, 2014 - 11:20

Fifteen Enhanced Taskforce Green (ETFG) members hired to help clean up storm-affected Northland farms, horticultural operations and orchards officially ended their three month stint today.

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Safer Boating Week puts spotlight on boaties' behaviour

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 October, 2014 - 10:19

The first ever Safer Boating Week (17-24 October) puts the spotlight firmly on ensuring boaties walk the safety talk when they’re out on the water this summer, Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) says.

Categories: New Zealand News

NZ Home Loans 'saves Kiwis millions'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 October, 2014 - 09:05

New Zealand Home Loans saved its clients nearly $24 million in the last year, compared with how they would have fared getting their mortgages directly from a bank.

Categories: New Zealand News

Chorus' regulator rort fails: broadband bills should fall - Curran

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 October, 2014 - 07:50

Kiwi families will be better off now that Chorus’ standover tactics on copper broadband have failed, so long as retailers pass on the drop in wholesale prices, Labour’s ICT spokesperson Clare Curran said today.

Categories: New Zealand News

Community group to set Porirua water quality standards

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 October, 2014 - 07:50

Here’s a chance to help make a difference to the future of water quality standards across the catchment of Porirua Harbour, but be quick; applications close this month.

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Treasury officials challenged to go without breakfast

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 October, 2014 - 07:50

The principal of May Road School in Auckland, Lynda Stuart, has challenged Treasury officials to go without breakfast for one month in order to share the experience of thousands of New Zealand children.

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Primitive microbes stole bacterial genes on surprising scale

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 October, 2014 - 07:50

A University of Otago researcher is part of an international team that has discovered that horizontal gene transfer (HGT) played a surprisingly large role in the evolution of primitive microbes known as archaea.

Categories: New Zealand News

Rotorua workshop on improving employee engagement

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 October, 2014 - 07:50

A two hour workshop is being held in Rotorua on Friday 24 October at 8.30am to help business owners and managers create workplaces with engaged employees.

Rotorua X Charitable Trust is hosting Dale Carnegie Training to run the two hour session on improving employee engagement.

Categories: New Zealand News

Family Business Survey: Heads winning over hearts

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 October, 2014 - 07:50

New Zealand’s family businesses must innovate, attract the right skills and differentiate themselves if they are to remain successful, according to the findings from the latest PwC Family Business Survey, one of the most comprehensive of its kind relating to families and their businesses.

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Investigation into complaint about Chorus suspended

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 October, 2014 - 07:50

The Commerce Commission’s investigation into Chorus’ proposed changes to the regulated unbundled bitstream access (UBA) service have been put on hold. This decision follows an announcement from Chorus that it has put its proposals to constrain the service on hold.

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Please explain Minister… yet again - O'Connor

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 October, 2014 - 07:50

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy needs to explain what is going on with our export of sheep casings to China, Labour’s Primary Industries spokesperson Damien O’Connor says.

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Mobile data usage sees big boost at All Blacks match

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 October, 2014 - 01:50

New statistics from Spark New Zealand show mobile data use soared during the Bledisloe Cup match on Saturday night. An increase in mobile data usage of 110-percent was seen in comparison with an All Blacks versus South Africa test match that took place at Eden Park in September last year.

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Body confirmed to be one of missing fishermen

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 October, 2014 - 22:20

After a formal identification overnight Waitemata Police are now in a position to confirm the body located in the water yesterday is that of one of the missing fishermen.

The search for the missing fisherman will continue today.

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Death by drowning 'a horrible way to go'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 October, 2014 - 16:04

There’s a bit of a myth that drowning is a "gentle" way to die.

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Mud Rookies Super Sprint to Spartan success

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 October, 2014 - 11:05

Four members of Nelson’s first Obstacle Racing Club, "Wairua Mud Rookies", have once again returned triumphant from Australia, following the successful completion of not one, but two "Spartan" obstacle races in Sydney on Saturday 11th October.

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'Action needed' to keep disabled adults safe

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 October, 2014 - 11:05

Keeping disabled adults safe is the focus of a meeting being held in Auckland this week.

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Chiefs add more players to squad

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 October, 2014 - 09:50

The Chiefs have added two more to their squad with the signing of Tasman winger Bryce Heem and Auckland loose forward Sean Polwart.

All Blacks seven’s player Bryce Heem will join several of his Tasman team mates at the Chiefs for the 2015 season.

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