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NH90 helicopters 'prove their worth in Fiji'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 5 April 2016 - 9:15pm

The New Zealand Defence Force’s (NZDF) NH90 helicopters have confirmed their ability to support a humanitarian aid operation on their first overseas mission in Fiji.

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Research reveals new 'rules of engagment' for ad industry

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 5 April 2016 - 9:15pm

Ads are everywhere and appearing in new and different forms - but it doesn’t mean people like them.

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Tax on solar and batteries 'shocks industry, green and consumer groups'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 5 April 2016 - 9:15pm

A group of organisations today expressed shock at the fact that a New Zealand energy company is introducing a tax of up to 26% on solar power and batteries from today, April 1.

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NZ tax rules strong - Woodhouse

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 5 April 2016 - 7:05pm

Revenue Minister Michael Woodhouse says New Zealand has a very sound tax system with world-class tax rules.

"We tax people who live, work and do business here. We don’t tax foreign income earned by foreigners," says Mr Woodhouse.

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Search begins for NZ's top carpentry apprentice

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 5 April 2016 - 3:50pm

Carpentry apprentices from around the country are being called to show off their talent and passion for the trades by competing in the Registered Master Builders Carters 2016 Apprentice of the Year.

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Motorsport: Taupo man has stranglehold on cross-country champs

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 5 April 2016 - 10:25am

By Andy McGechan, www.BikesportNZ.com

It's turning into quite a season for Bay of Plenty dirt bike ace Brad Groombridge.

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New suicide prevention guidelines for EDs

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 5 April 2016 - 4:10am

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new suicide prevention guidelines for hospital emergency departments will help to further improve care for those at risk.

"Suicide is a serious issue for our communities. Around 500 New Zealanders take their own lives every year," says Dr Coleman.

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NZ's role in tax avoidance 'shameful', says academic

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 5 April 2016 - 12:55am

A Massey University taxation specialist says the loopholes in New Zealand’s trust law, highlighted by the so-called ‘Panama Papers’, makes this country "complicit in schemes to avoid tax".

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'One-strike' call for doped up state house tenants gets support

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 5 April 2016 - 12:55am

Sensible Sentencing Trust’s Manawatu spokesperson Scott Guthrie is backing N Z First call of "one strike and you’re out" for State house tenants who choose to smoke or make methamphetamine on the premises.

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Spark launches new wireless broadband service

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 4 April 2016 - 11:50pm

Spark has launched today a wireless broadband service for New Zealanders living in cities and towns who are frustrated with slow or unreliable copper broadband.

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Harvey Norman to fundraise in support of the NZ Paralympic team

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 4 April 2016 - 11:50pm

Harvey Norman, Australasia’s largest retailers of Furniture, Bedding, Computer and Electrical goods today announced a nationwide fundraising campaign in support of the New Zealand Paralympic Team heading to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in September.

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Maori TV mourns the death of distinguished broadcaster Whai Ngata

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 4 April 2016 - 11:50pm

Distinguished broadcaster and master communicator Whai Ngata, who reported on and witnessed many landmark events in New Zealand’s social history for more 30 years, died this morning at Auckland Hospital, after a long illness. He was 74.

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War stories recorded lest we forget

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 4 April 2016 - 10:45pm

With Anzac Day approaching, kiwis are reflecting on war-time memories, and our #wellynextdoor caravan wants to record those memories over the next week for posterity.

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Commonweath Games countdown clock strikes two years to go

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 4 April 2016 - 10:45pm

Today sees the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games(GC2018) countdown clock strike just two years to go until Queensland’s Gold Coast transforms into the stage for the XXI Commonwealth Games - the largest in the event’s history.

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Engaging New Zealand sports fans

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 4 April 2016 - 10:45pm

New Zealanders have moved away from some traditional team and individual sports towards a personal focus on health and wellbeing. New data from Nielsen and BrandAdvantage shows that walking now occupies the number one sports and active recreation spot having seen +29% growth since 2010.

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Coal protests planned at Fonterra offices tomorrow

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 4 April 2016 - 9:40pm

Tomorrow, as Fonterra begins arguing its case for a massive coal-fired expansion of its Studholme milk powder plant near Waimate, South Canterbury, its offices and plants in other parts of the country will see protests calling on the company to quit coal.

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11Ants Analytics tipped as Kiwi export success

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 4 April 2016 - 9:40pm

11Ants Analytics is being touted as New Zealand’s next potential global software player.

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New health and safety journey starts tomorrow

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 4 April 2016 - 9:40pm

The journey towards better health and safety practices in the workplace starts tomorrow with the new Health and Safety at Work Act coming into force, says Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse.

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Bowls: New winners crowned in arduous final

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 4 April 2016 - 9:40pm

Howick Bowling Club was in high spirits today for the final round of the National Intercentre for 2016. Dodging the weather the spectators were treated to some tight heads and inspirational bowling.

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Businesses urged to check new legislation

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 4 April 2016 - 9:40pm

Local businesses should make sure they are across changes to health and safety, employment and parental leave legislation that will affect every office, factory, shop and workplace in the country says leading online accountancy software provider MYOB.

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