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'Greenraiser- Whangarei branch to hold fundraiser

Politics Media Statements - 3 August 2017 - 10:28pm

The Whangārei Branch of the Green Party of Aotearoa will be holding a special fundraising event on Friday 11 August with MC Guy Williams, an art + experience auction, goodies from all over town, a bespoke menu by the hottest new restaurant in town, No.8, and amazing tunes from Kara Britton.

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NZ On Air board appointment

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 3 August 2017 - 7:50pm

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has appointed Dunedin chartered accountant Stuart McLauchlan to NZ On Air.

"With his skills in business advisory and governance roles I am delighted Stuart is joining the board," Ms Barry says.

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Experienced defender and rookie midcourter team up with Pulse

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 3 August 2017 - 7:50pm

Well-travelled defender Sulu Fitzpatrick and talented young homegrown midcourter Mila Reuelu-Buchanan are the latest Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse signings for next year’s ANZ Premiership netball competition.

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New transport legislation 'throws away public safety'

Politics Media Statements - 3 August 2017 - 7:17pm

Blue Bubble Taxis is extremely disappointed the Government did not listen to the industry, and has pushed through flawed legislation that reduces safety for small passenger service vehicle (taxi) drivers and passengers.

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Anti-money laundering laws pass unanimously

Politics Media Statements - 3 August 2017 - 7:08pm

Parliament has unanimously passed reforms to strengthen the existing Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009, says Justice Minister Amy Adams.

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New Land Transport Act will improve safety - Simon Bridges

Politics Media Statements - 3 August 2017 - 5:43pm

More flexibility in small passenger services, mandatory alcohol interlock sentences, and tougher penalties for fleeing drivers will all become law following the passing of the Land Transport Amendment Bill today, Transport Minister Simon Bridges says.

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Government funding belongs with the students - NZSTA

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 3 August 2017 - 5:40pm

The announcement that the government is moving to target equity funding to students instead of schools is "really exciting stuff", says NZSTA President Lorraine Kerr.

Categories: New Zealand News

Feedback wanted on electoral systems

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 3 August 2017 - 5:40pm

Hawke’s Bay residents are being asked to familiarise themselves with two electoral systems - First Past the Post (FPP) and Single Transferable Vote (STV) - before deciding which they prefer.

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Chinese favoured ahead of southland local - NZ First

Politics Media Statements - 3 August 2017 - 5:22pm

The government’s farmer Landcorp favoured a Chinese bidder ahead of a local Southland farmer to buy Jericho Station for the sake of an extra $200,000, says New Zealand First Party leader and Northland Member of Parliament, Rt Hon Winston Peters.

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The Treasury University Challenge returns for 2017

Politics Media Statements - 3 August 2017 - 4:28pm

The Treasury is pleased to announce that they will once again be holding the University Challenge in 2017.

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Michael Wood: Govt's approach to multinational tax won't wash

Politics Media Statements - 3 August 2017 - 4:25pm

It’s a case of baby steps for a Government that still allows multinational companies to avoid paying their fair share of tax, says Labour’s Revenue spokesperson Michael Wood.

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MPs right to visit prisons visits impeded by minister - NZ First

Politics Media Statements - 3 August 2017 - 4:24pm

An alarming Ombudsman’s report based on an unannounced visit to Spring Hill Corrections Facility in Waikato proves Members of Parliament should be able to visit prisons without notice as is their statutory right, says New Zealand First Party Spokesperson for Corrections and former Senior Correc

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PSA calls for transparency on Auditor-General report

Politics Media Statements - 3 August 2017 - 3:50pm

The New Zealand public have a right to understand the full context of Martin Matthews’ resignation as Auditor-General and the content of Sir Maarten Wevers’ report into Matthews’ suitability for the role, says the Public Service Association.

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Oily Rag: Frugal fashion week

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 3 August 2017 - 3:30pm

By Frank and Muriel Newman

There is a growing sense of expectation within the frugal fashionista community as New Zealand Fashion Week draws closer - the first week in September.

Categories: New Zealand News

Golf: Oakmont – Taming the Monster

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 3 August 2017 - 3:30pm

“On a day when Adam Scott shot an 82, Phil Mickelson a 77 and 154 of 156 had failed to beat par, at least one of their rank had tamed the monster.”
James Corrigan is recalling Paul Casey’s remarkable round at the Oakmont U.S. Open of 2007

Categories: New Zealand News

Marsden Fund Investment Plan released

Politics Media Statements - 3 August 2017 - 3:15pm

Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith says a new three year Investment Plan for the Marsden Fund, launched today by the Marsden Fund Council, will help guide the strategic direction of the fund and contribute to the National Statement of Science Investment.

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Waterview supporting our growing economy

Politics Media Statements - 3 August 2017 - 3:10pm

A month after the Waterview Tunnel opened to traffic, road users are benefiting from quicker, more reliable travel times and traffic flows across both local roads and Auckland’s motorway system, Transport Minister Simon Bridges says.

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Family violence emergency housing for Waikato

Politics Media Statements - 3 August 2017 - 2:47pm

Short-term housing will be provided to perpetrators of family violence in the Waikato to help ensure victims are kept safe and can stay in their own homes, says Justice and Social Housing Minister Amy Adams and Social Development Minister Anne Tolley.

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Paul Goldsmith: New Zealand welcomes first micro-credentials

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 3 August 2017 - 2:25pm

New Zealand's first micro-credential - a self-driving car engineering programme delivered online by Udacity, is now available, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith says.

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Haywards Interchange officially open

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 3 August 2017 - 2:25pm

Transport Minister Simon Bridges today cut the ribbon to mark the operational completion of the $43 million State Highway 2/58 Haywards Interchange project.

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