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BMW finishes April as leader of premium segment

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 9 May 2014 - 8:25am

The month of April was a good one for the incumbent leader of the premium automotive segment, with BMW finishing the month as Number One and extending their lead as the most popular supplier of new models in the segment.

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KidsCan determined to beat head lice

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 9 May 2014 - 7:20am

KidsCan is calling in the NitBusters to help schools and parents beat the scourge of head lice harming our children.

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Auckland Mayor rules any UAGC vote 'out of order'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 9 May 2014 - 7:20am

Auckland Councillors Cameron Brewer and Dick Quax’s attempts to have a vote on the Uniform Annual General Charge were ruled "out of order" by Mayor Len Brown today before councillors passed the Mayor’s 2014/15 budget by 17/4 votes.

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Kapiti council working on psychoactive substances policy

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 9 May 2014 - 6:15am

Despite it being illegal to sell psychoactive substances from today, the Kapiti Coast District Council will continue to work with Police, Ministry of Health and the community on a policy to reduce their harm.

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Christchurch needs a John A Lee - DSC

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 9 May 2014 - 6:15am

The funding crisis being faced by the Christchurch City Council would be solved in a heartbeat if John A Lee was still in parliament, Chris Leitch, Democrats for Social Credit finance spokesman said today.

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The Warehouse celebrates 32nd birthday

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 9 May 2014 - 5:10am

Next week The Warehouse celebrates 32 years of operation and its growth from a single discount store in Auckland’s Wairau Road, Glenfield to having a network of 91 Wi-fi enabled stores nationwide and playing a leading role in New Zealand’s retail industry.

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Wellington paramedics help out in the Solomon's

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 9 May 2014 - 5:10am

Two Wellington Free Ambulance paramedics are heading to the Solomon Islands, to train medics and provide much needed equipment.

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Next stage of Auckland Housing Accord a 'license for urban sprawl'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 9 May 2014 - 5:10am

Youth organisation, Generation Zero, believe the next stage of the Auckland Housing Accord, released today, is a mixed blessing, allowing for some forward looking development around existing town centres, but altogether too much urban sprawl.

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Minimum wage statement 'provides clarity to dairy farmers'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 9 May 2014 - 4:05am

DairyNZ welcomed today’s release of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) revised position statement on the minimum wage and employment agreements in the agricultural sector.

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Quake strengthening costs 'too much for building owners'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 9 May 2014 - 4:05am

New Zealand First is calling for some relief for building owners and farmers who face massive costs under the proposed new law for earthquake strengthening.

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NZ’s Got Talent judges reveal new finalists

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 9 May 2014 - 4:05am

Tonight, the top three acts from last week’s show were announced. The performers with the most public votes were Brian and Sarah, young Latin/Ballroom dancers from Christchurch. They now proceed to the Grand Final.

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Community problems lead to deaths on roads - NZ First

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 9 May 2014 - 3:05am

New Zealand First says the Government is not doing enough to sell the message that attitudes must change in order to reduce the road toll.

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Maori unemployment soars under National - Mahuta

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 9 May 2014 - 2:00am

New figures show Māori unemployment has soared to more than double that of the overall rate since National took office, Labour’s Māori Affairs spokesperson Nanaia Mahuta says.

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Some good news at last for aged care workers - SFWU

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 9 May 2014 - 2:00am

"Labour’s aged care policy contains good news at last for the undervalued aged care workforce," said Alastair Duncan, Aged Care Sector Leader for the Service and Food Workers Union today.

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Duty-free tobacco limits to be cut from November

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 9 May 2014 - 12:55am

Duty-free tobacco allowances will be cut as a further step towards reducing the harm caused by smoking, Associate Minister of Health Tariana Turia says.

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Breakers preseason tour confirmed for South Island

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 8 May 2014 - 11:50pm

The SKYCITY Breakers have today confirmed they will once again tour the South Island in the pre-season build-up to the 2014/15 Australian National Basketball League and will bring their full stable of current stars and new signings on the two match tour to Christchurch and Dunedin up against one

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Potential for aquaculture investigated in Southland

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 8 May 2014 - 10:50pm

Initial phases of a joint aquaculture zoning project for the Southland region have just been completed. The project, involving Environment Southland and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), is aimed at providing strategic direction for future aquaculture development.

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Police visit all legal high retailers

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 8 May 2014 - 6:35pm

Police began Operation Recall at 12.01am Thursday with the immediate focus to work with retailers to ensure they have taken appropriate steps to remove all products from sale.

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‘Houdini’ sea cucumbers a potentially lucrative industry

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 8 May 2014 - 6:35pm

They may not be the prettiest of sea creatures but University of Auckland researcher Leo Zamora says sea cucumbers are not only fascinating but a potential major export earner for New Zealand.

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'Less competition in insurance industry' with IAG buy out

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 8 May 2014 - 5:30pm

IAG’s final approval to buy New Zealand’s Wesfarmer Insurance arm means the insurance industry has become even less competitive, showing the need for a KiwiBank-style company in the sector, says Labour’s Commerce spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove.

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