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Fonterra and Nestle realign decade long Latin American JV

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 May 2014 - 7:40pm

Fonterra and Nestlé have realigned their 10-year old Dairy Partners Americas (DPA) 50/50 joint venture and signed binding agreements covering the revised scope of the alliance.

Under the agreements:

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Feed the Kids Bill debate to start tonight

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 May 2014 - 7:40pm

"MANA’s flagship policy, our Feed the Kids Bill to introduce government-funded breakfast and lunch programmes in decile 1-2 schools, will finally debut in Parliament tonight" said Hone Harawira, MANA Leader and MP for Te Tai Tokerau.

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Professionalism and growth top of mind for new PR president

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 May 2014 - 7:40pm

Continuing to move the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ) in a modern and professional direction will be the hallmark of incoming president Bruce Fraser’s tenure.

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East Taupō Arterial Now Open To Traffic

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 May 2014 - 7:40pm

The East Taupō Arterial, a 16km highway that runs along the eastern outskirts of Taupō town, was officially opened by Hon. Steven Joyce and Sir Tumu te Heuheu today and is now open to traffic.

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New primary school rail safety programme launched

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 May 2014 - 7:40pm

Rail safety education in schools received a major push today with a nationwide launch of new curriculum based online rail safety resources.

The resources were launched by the Hon Michael Woodhouse, Associate Transport Minister, at Newmarket Primary School in Auckland.

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Maori voters in the North 'can stop the Dotcom strategy'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 May 2014 - 7:40pm

"Maori voters in the electorate of Te Tai Tokerau will not appreciate their seat being used as a springboard to get Kim Dotcom's minions into Parliament," said the president of the Maori Party, Rangimarie Naida Glavish.

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Establishment of NZ Sign Language Board underway

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 May 2014 - 3:25pm

The establishment of the New Zealand Sign Language Board is underway with Minister for Disability Issues Tariana Turia announcing further details today. The Government has committed $6 million over four years to promote and maintain New Zealand Sign Language in Budget 2014.

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MTG exhibition tells stories of Havelock North Forerunners

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 May 2014 - 7:00am

MTG Hawke’s Bay’s new regional history exhibition Dr Felkin and the Forerunners: visions of utopia, 1900-1930 opens on Saturday 17 May. This exhibition tells the fascinating story of the Havelock North Forerunners and their enigmatic leader, Dr Robert Felkin.

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Normal train services to resume at Melling

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 May 2014 - 2:50am

Normal train services on the Melling Line will resume tomorrow morning (Thursday 29 May) following yesterday’s incident at the Melling station.

The train involved in the incident was removed from the site last night and all track and infrastructure repair work has now been completed.

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Selwyn heritage funding available

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 May 2014 - 11:35pm

Groups and individuals interested in preserving Selwyn’s heritage are being encouraged to apply for funding for their next project as Selwyn Heritage funding applications are now open.

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Half immigrants not in skilled category - NZ First

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 May 2014 - 8:20pm

Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse is unable to explain to unemployed Kiwi workers why the government is allowing so many permanent migrants into New Zealand who are not in the skilled category, says New Zealand First.

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Mayor Len Brown to attend World Cities Summit in Singapore

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 May 2014 - 8:20pm

Mayor Len Brown is travelling next week to the World Cities Summit in Singapore to promote Auckland’s growth agenda and discuss development issues with other Mayors.

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Survey of Selwyn residents underway

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 May 2014 - 7:15pm

Selwyn residents are being asked to share their views on the delivery of Council’s services as part of the 2014 Resident’s Survey.

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Council to rate rural landowners for national TB programme

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 May 2014 - 7:15pm

Waikato Regional Council has today agreed to fund the national bovine tuberculosis (TB) eradication programme for one more year at the existing level of $650,000.

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NZ honey industry to benefit from new manuka test

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 May 2014 - 7:15pm

New Zealand’s honey industry can now test manuka honey faster and more cost effectively than ever before thanks to a new three-in-one test introduced by the country’s leading analytical testing laboratory, Hill Laboratories.

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Virtual Learning Awards winners announced

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 May 2014 - 7:15pm

Some of New Zealand's top eLearning contributors and participants have been acknowledged in the inaugural Virtual Learning Awards in Wellington on the 15th April 2014.

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New service to strengthen sign language development

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 May 2014 - 7:15pm

Education Minister Hekia Parata today launched a new Family Whānau Sign Language Facilitator service to support deaf children to develop a strong first language.

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All-new BMW i3 electric car revealed in Auckland

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 May 2014 - 7:15pm

BMW New Zealand revealed the future of sustainable personal mobility in Auckland today, with the national premiere of the all-new BMW i3 electric car.

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Two new business majors at NorthTec

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 May 2014 - 7:15pm

Project management and transformation and change, are exciting and demanding aspects of business that span most industries. New study options at NorthTec offer the opportunity to specialize in either of these applied management aspects.

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Survey of Selvyn residents underway

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 May 2014 - 6:10pm

Selwyn residents are being asked to share their views on the delivery of Council’s services as part of the 2014 Resident’s Survey.

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