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Poverty and domestic violence 'not taken seriously enough'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 12 February 2014 - 12:25pm

Child poverty and domestic violence are still not being taken seriously enough by ordinary New Zealanders, says The Salvation Army.

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SummerGlow Apiaries sets up base in Taranaki

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 12 February 2014 - 11:20am

A large quantity of quality manuka plants and an ideal landscape to produce pure manuka honey are the reasons why Te Kowhai-based SummerGlow Apiaries has decided to expand its operation into the Taranaki region.

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Retail card spending down in January

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 12 February 2014 - 11:20am

Retail spending using debit and credit cards in New Zealand decreased during January 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. This followed three months of increases.

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Air NZ reveals Safety in Paradise video

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 12 February 2014 - 11:20am

Air New Zealand has taken the wraps off the world’s most beautiful safety video - a collaboration with Sports Illustrated’s iconic Swimsuit franchise on the eve of its 50th anniversary.

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Pharmac tender 'reveals vibrant market for pharmaceuticals'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 12 February 2014 - 11:20am

The number of companies bidding to be suppliers through the PHARMAC tender has grown to its largest size ever.

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Changes to university councils 'will harm academic freedom'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 12 February 2014 - 10:20am

Who governs our universities is of crucial importance to all New Zealanders, because it affects the ability of academics to speak up on controversial issues, says Academic Freedom Aotearoa.

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Countdown on for Eminem's Auckland concert

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 12 February 2014 - 10:20am

In just five days’ time EMINEM will headline Rapture 2014 - the biggest outdoor hip-hop concert New Zealand has ever seen.

EMINEM will be joined by fellow American rappers J COLE, ODD FUTURE and ACTION BRONSON,

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Plain packaging legislation 'sends clear message to industry'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 12 February 2014 - 10:20am

Associate Minister for Health Tariana Turia says that the Smoke-free Environments (Tobacco Plain Packaging) Amendment Bill which had its first reading in the house today is sending a clear message to tobacco companies that the Government is serious about ending unnecessary deaths related to tobac

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NZ built 'Solar Station' to power Vanuatu fresh water

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 12 February 2014 - 10:20am

This week, SolarCity NZ’s first containerised ‘Solar Station’ arrives in Vanuatu, as the first of a series designed to power fresh water production for 11,000 people on the islands.

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'Children need to be wise owls' when it comes to the internet

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 12 February 2014 - 10:20am

A new resource to help teachers teach internet privacy issues to primary and intermediate school students was launched today to coincide with Safer Internet Day and the start of the 2014 school year.

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Zhik to supply clothing for NZL Sailing team

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 12 February 2014 - 10:20am

Yachting New Zealand and Zhik have formally teamed up to give New Zealand’s best sailors access to world class technical wet gear and clothing.

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Consultation starts on Wellington City's Draft Annual Plan

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 12 February 2014 - 10:20am

Changes to encourage the development of better quality buildings, earthquake-strengthening assistance and more money for cycling improvements are among the proposals Wellingtonians can comment on over the next month.

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Govt to establish Smart Grid Forum

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 12 February 2014 - 10:20am

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges today announced the establishment of a New Zealand Smart Grid Forum to advance the development of smart electricity networks in New Zealand.

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MYOB announces new products

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 12 February 2014 - 10:20am

At its first partner roadshow event for 2014, held in Auckland today, New Zealand’s leading accounting software provider announced it will soon launch its mobile payments solution MYOB PayDirect.

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Racy start to Investec Super Rugby 2014

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 12 February 2014 - 10:20am

New Zealand’s five Investec Super Rugby teams fired up their engines and headed for the starting line of this year’s Investec Super Rugby season at the official competition launch in Auckland today.

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Plain packaging 'forces more costs onto retailers'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 12 February 2014 - 7:15am

Today’s introduction to Parliament of the Smokefree Environments (Tobacco Plain Packaging) Amendment Bill will achieve little aside from forcing more costs onto the retail sector says a leading retail organisation.

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Countdown to CWC to be celebrated in Dunedin

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 12 February 2014 - 5:10am

Cricket and the community are coming together in the heart of Dunedin on Thursday morning.

An event to celebrate the countdown to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 is being held in Dunedin’s Upper Octagon, starting at 10.30am, and everyone is welcome.

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DVD Review – Ugly Americans, Season 1

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 11 February 2014 - 5:25pm

I’m a big believer that things happen for a reason, no matter how small. So 6 weeks ago I was at a friend’s house and just happened to catch my first ever 5 minutes of the show ‘Ugly Americans’, and it hooked me instantly!

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Lower Kapiti rates increase possible for 2015/15

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 11 February 2014 - 1:10pm

Councillors have heard that the average rates increase for 2014/15 could be reduced to 4.81% compared to 6.8% identified in the Long Term Plan last year.

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New PlaceMakers store 'good news for Whangarei builders'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 11 February 2014 - 12:05pm

It’s good news for the local building trade with PlaceMakers set to open the doors on a newly built store in Whangarei by spring.

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