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Tamariki Maori wellbeing report 'largely supported'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 5 April 2014 - 2:15pm

A report by the Maori Affairs Committee following its Inquiry into the Determinants of Wellbeing for Tamariki Māori has been largely supported by Government as it generally reflects current priorities within agencies’ work programmes, said Maori Affairs Minister Hon Dr Pita Sharples.

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NZ responds to Solomons flooding

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 5 April 2014 - 2:15pm

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced an initial contribution of $300,000 to support the immediate response to severe flooding in Solomon Islands.

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Maori Party celebrates honours for Maori researchers

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 5 April 2014 - 2:15pm

The Māori Party congratulates the two Māori recipients of prestigious AERA Fellowships that are being presented in Philadelphia today to Professor Linda Tuhiwai Smith of Ngāti Awa and Ngāti Porou, and Distinguished Professor Graham Hingangaroa Smith of Ngāti Apa, Ngāti Porou, Ng

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Woodhouse to attend veterans' summit in US

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 5 April 2014 - 2:15pm

Veterans’ Affairs Minister Michael Woodhouse will travel to the United States next week to attend an international summit aimed at improving the lives of war veterans and their families.

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Waimakariri Zone Committee to meet

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 5 April 2014 - 2:15pm

The Waimakariri Zone Committee will meet in Rangiora on Monday (7 April) for its regular monthly meeting to address local water management issues.

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Conservative Party announce first candidates

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 5 April 2014 - 2:15pm

In response to the publicity stunt National pulled at the Manurewa flea market last weekend, the Conservative Party is announcing its first two candidates, both Pacific Islanders with extensive networks in the South Auckland community.

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Govt actions for greyhounds 'a good start, but not enough'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 5 April 2014 - 2:15pm

The response from Racing Minister Nathan Guy to the Government Administrations Select Committee's recommendations for the greyhound racing industry, offer a mixed bag of positive results and "wait and see" for animal welfare advocates seeking a ban on greyhound racing.

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Lymphoedema sufferers deserve better - King

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 5 April 2014 - 10:00am

Treatment and services for those suffering from Lymphoedema are inconsistent, inequitable and depend on where you live in New Zealand, Labour’s Health spokesperson Annette King has told the opening of the 10th Australasian Lymphology Association Conference in Auckland today.

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Bankers doubts over LVRs 'another nail in the housing coffin'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 5 April 2014 - 3:35am

Thousands of first home buyers around New Zealand will be asking the Government what all the pain has been for after departing BNZ CEO Andrew Thorburn said that the jury is still out on whether LVRs have worked, says Labour’s housing spokesperson Phil Twyford.

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Minister responds to 'outrageous claims' by Mana Party

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 5 April 2014 - 3:35am

The Minister of Māori Affairs Hon Dr Pita Sharples says he is concerned by the mischievous rumours being promoted by the Mana Party, who have falsely alleged that Te Taura Whiri and Te Māngai Pāho are to be disestablished.

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