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EQC confirms shape of smaller organisation for 2017

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 September, 2016 - 08:50

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) today confirmed the shape of the organisation for 2017 as its work in Canterbury enters its final phase, EQC Chief Executive Ian Simpson says.

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Care and protection for Pasifika young people

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 September, 2016 - 08:50

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has told a Pacific Leaders Fono that the new Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki will respond to the needs of Pacific children and young people in care or at risk of going into care.

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Mayor's taskforce 'to lift housing affordability'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 September, 2016 - 08:50

Auckland mayoral candidate, Vic Crone, says she will establish a Mayor’s Taskforce for Housing and champion New Zealand’s first Social Impact Investment Market to boost housing affordability.

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Chris Ford: The Greek debt crisis: why Syriza must exit the euro and not give into the Troika's 'economy scream' strategy

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 September, 2016 - 07:35

In 1970, after the election in Chile of Salvador Allende, the first Marxist to be democratically elected to the leadership of any Western nation, then US president Richard Nixon wrote an infamous note which outlined the US's plans to eliminate what it saw as a new Cu

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Nathan Guy needs to sort out fisheries management - Greens

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 September, 2016 - 07:35

The Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy must step up and investigate failures in his ministry and fisheries management, which are allowing widespread fish dumping to threaten the sustainability of fish stocks, the Green Party said today.

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Queenstown scoops honour at NZ Airports Conference

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 September, 2016 - 07:35

Queenstown Airport’s successful runway widening and overlay to allow after-dark flights has won the Beca Project of the Year Award at the New Zealand Airports Conference in Nelson.

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NZ tech scene ‘buzzing’ after Canterbury summit

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 September, 2016 - 07:35

Prime Minister John Key welcomed hundreds of Christchurch’s tech savvy businesses to the Canterbury Tech Summit 2016 last week.

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Technology to play big part in NZ agriculture - PAANZ

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 September, 2016 - 06:20

Ultimately, for New Zealand to diversify its export base, technology will play a critical role in improving value-add in agricultural exports, a leading New Zealand agri-tech expert says.

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Internet Party wades in to fix sick waterways

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 September, 2016 - 06:20

New Zealand’s waterways will be cleaned up and much higher standards set on water quality in a 10-year plan to be introduced by the Internet Party by 2016.

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Poor quality locomotives 'will cripple KiwiRail in future'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 September, 2016 - 06:20

New Zealand First is opposed to KiwiRail replacing its North Island electric-powered trains with diesel locomotives from China - it’s a dinosaur decision.

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Two new board members join Fidelity Life

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 September, 2016 - 06:20

New Zealand owned insurance company Fidelity Life has expanded its board with the appointment of two new directors - Simon Botherway and Alan Gourdie.

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Call for action plan for children forced to flee on eve of Summits

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 September, 2016 - 06:20

On the eve of two major global Summits to address the growing refugee crisis - the UN Summit on Refuges and Migrants, and President Obama’s Refugee Leaders’ Summit - leading global children’s charity War Child gathered leaders and experts across government, the private sector and civil soci

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ComCom releases decision on Transpower’s price-quality path

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 September, 2016 - 06:20

The Commerce Commission has issued its final decisions on the individual price-quality path for Transpower for the period 2015-2020.

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Movie Review – The Women On The 6th Floor

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 September, 2016 - 06:20

Well if you took ‘The Help’, mixed it with the flair of the French, and the spice of the Spanish, then what you’ll get is this film!

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Make the right choices to stay safe on the road - NZTA

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 September, 2016 - 10:20

With the holidays just around the corner the New Zealand Transport Agency is urging drivers to make the right choices to keep safe on the road and avoid delays.

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Heads should roll over disgraceful KiwiRail decision - NZ First

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 September, 2016 - 10:20

KiwiRail’s drastic reduction in the Whangarei-Auckland train service from next week is a disgrace and being done under subterfuge, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Rt Hon Winston Peters.

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Witnesses Sought For Wairakei Road Crash In Christchurch

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 September, 2016 - 09:05

Papanui Police are appealing to get in touch with two doctors who stopped to help at the scene of an overnight car crash in Bryndwr, Christchurch in which a 19-year-old woman died.

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Bronze medallist to throw first pitch at major league baseball game

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 September, 2016 - 09:05

Being on the other side of the glass is going to be a completely new experience for New Zealand runner Nick Willis when he throws out the ceremonial first pitch on Thursday (NZT) for the Detroit Tigers home game against the Minnesota Twins.

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Commemorate National Suffrage Day with 'That Bloody Woman'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 September, 2016 - 07:50

Commemorate "that bloody woman" and honour the achievements of women on Monday in Christchurch for New Zealand Suffrage Day.

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Educators overwhelmingly reject Govt funding proposals - NZEI

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 September, 2016 - 07:50

The members of NZEI Te Riu Roa and PPTA have delivered a resounding rejection of the Government’s latest funding proposal, with more than 99% voting against it in meetings around the country, and calling for further action.

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