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New cell site boost signal at Reporoa

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 February 2014 - 11:20am

Vodafone has switched on its newly built cell site at Reporoa in the Rotorua District - part of the Government’s Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI) - providing improved mobile coverage and broadband options for residents and visitors to the area.

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Export Education Co-ordinator starting at DCC

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 February 2014 - 10:15am

Recognising the importance of Dunedin’s education sector, a specialist role has been created to implement the Export Education Strategy, that was developed as an outcome of the new city-wide economic development strategy.

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Auckland Transport reviewing berms policy

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 February 2014 - 10:15am

Auckland Transport is reviewing its policy and guidelines for planting of vegetation on grass berms.

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Ministers recognise mandate for Ngāpuhi negotiations

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 February 2014 - 10:15am

All Ngāpuhi members will be entitled to vote in elections for representatives to the independent mandated authority that will negotiate the iwi’s historical Treaty settlement with the Crown, Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Minister Christopher Finlayson and Minister of Māori Affairs Dr Pi

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'Culture No Excuse for Abuse' family violence resource launched

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 February 2014 - 10:15am

Social Development Minister Paula Bennett has launched a new resource to help address family violence in ethnic communities.

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Little's false claims irresponsible - Collins

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 February 2014 - 10:15am

Claims the Government will scrap the EasyVote card are wrong and irresponsible, Justice Minister Judith Collins says.

Labour’s Justice spokesperson Andrew Little made a number of misleading assertions during the second reading of the Electoral Amendment Bill in Parliament last night.

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Tax on fizzy drinks 'a failed experiment that hurts the poor'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 February 2014 - 10:15am

Responding to recent media coverage of a group of academics calling for a 20% tax on fizzy drink, Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union says:

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Corporate welfare needs means testing - Cosgrove

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 February 2014 - 10:15am

The subsidy paid to Rio Tinto by Bill English has been shown up to be corporate welfare at its worst, says Labour’s SOEs spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove.

The multi-national company, gifted $30 million of taxpayer money by National last year, has announced a profit of $US3.7 billion.

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Wild Bean Cafe tops customer satisfaction survey

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 February 2014 - 10:15am

BP’s Wild Bean Café has bested major national coffee chains, such as Robert Harris, Starbucks and Columbus Coffee, in a new coffee shop chain customer satisfaction survey from Canstar Blue, released today.

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Three All Blacks re-sign with New Zealand Rugby

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 February 2014 - 7:00am

Three All Blacks and Investec Super Rugby stars have re-signed with New Zealand Rugby (NZR), with outside backs and good mates Cory Jane and Israel Dagg inking deals with NZR and their respective Hurricanes and Crusaders franchises through to 2017, and Crusaders lock Luke Romano re-signing throug

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Lydia Ko scoops top honours at Halberg Awards

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 14 February 2014 - 11:30pm

Golf prodigy Lydia Ko has taken the supreme honours at the 51st Westpac Halberg Awards at Vector Arena in Auckland tonight.

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Appointment to External Reporting Board

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 14 February 2014 - 11:30pm

Commerce Minister Craig Foss today announced the appointment of Graeme Mitchell as Chair of the External Reporting Board (XRB) for a five year term.

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Seminar targets better road and traffic incident mgmt

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 14 February 2014 - 7:12pm

A national seminar focusing on better road and traffic incident management will be held in Rotorua on March 17-18 with some international experts on this subject expected to attend.

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Juvenile tuatara to come of age at Zealandia

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 14 February 2014 - 5:05pm

It's Tuatara February at Zealandia. To celebrate, five juvenile tuatara will be released into the sanctuary this Thursday when they are returned from Victoria University of Wellington’s captive incubation programme.

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Connecting with China by degrees

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 14 February 2014 - 12:45pm

A new initiative to encourage Chinese computer science students to study in New Zealand has won funding from the International Education Growth Fund held by Education New Zealand.

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Food prices rise 1.2 percent in January

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 14 February 2014 - 11:40am

Food prices rose 1.2 percent in January 2014, and were up 0.9 percent on a year earlier, Statistics New Zealand said today.

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Blackcaps to bat first, Latham and Neesham to make debuts

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 14 February 2014 - 11:40am

The BLACKCAPS have lost the toss and will bat first in the second ANZ Test against India at the Hawkins Basin Reserve in Wellington starting today.

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Road resurfacing work starting Wed on SH2 north of Katikati

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 14 February 2014 - 11:40am

The NZ Transport Agency says road resurfacing maintenance work will start next Wednesday (19 February) and continue for about a week at seven separate sites on State Highway 2 north of Katikati.

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TVNZ announces new Breakfast host

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 14 February 2014 - 11:40am

TVNZ has today announced that Alison Pugh will be the new co-host of TV ONE’s Breakfast, alongside current host Rawdon Christie.

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Govt gets behind social enterprises

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 14 February 2014 - 11:40am

Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Jo Goodhew has today announced $1.27 million investment in the development of a solid support infrastructure for emerging social enterprises.

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