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Otago researchers reveal new NZ fossil dolphin

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 January 2014 - 3:55pm

A newly recognised fossil dolphin from New Zealand, dubbed Papahu taitapu, is the first of its kind ever found and may be a close relation to the ancestors of modern dolphins and toothed whales, according to University of Otago researchers.

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Minister to represent NZ in London and Geneva

Politics Media Statements - 22 January 2014 - 3:45pm

Justice Minister Judith Collins leaves today to meet with her UK justice counterparts in London. Ms Collins will then present New Zealand’s report for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on Human Rights to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Categories: Politics

Immigration failing employers over skilled workers - Prasad

Politics Media Statements - 22 January 2014 - 2:37pm

"Skilled staff recruited from overseas are getting short shrift from Immigration New Zealand," says Labour’s immigration spokesperson Dr Rajen Prasad.

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Children's caregivers use extra funds

Politics Media Statements - 22 January 2014 - 1:56pm

Social Development Minister Paula Bennett says thousands of carers have received extra cash to help meet the costs of looking after children since she announced new payments and grants last month.

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Have your say on Auckland Council's draft Annual Plan

Politics Media Statements - 22 January 2014 - 1:31pm

How Auckland Council plans to invest in projects and programmes to meet the growing needs of the region are outlined in the draft Annual Plan 2014/2015 which opens for public consultation this week.

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Christchurch rebuild anchor projects kicking on in 2014

Politics Media Statements - 22 January 2014 - 1:13pm

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says construction and development scheduled across 2014 will ensure a high level of confidence in the Christchurch rebuild.

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First sod turned on new Christchurch precinct

Politics Media Statements - 22 January 2014 - 1:03pm

Justice Minister Judith Collins, alongside Prime Minister John Key, today turned the first ground on the Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct.

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Check before doing summer DIY - Auckland Council

Politics Media Statements - 22 January 2014 - 1:01pm

Aucklanders planning to engage in DIY work this summer are being reminded to check the rules in advance to make sure their project doesn’t cause them any problems down the track.

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Labour dumps tax cut policies

Politics Media Statements - 22 January 2014 - 12:23pm

Reacting to the Labour Party’s announcement that it has dumped its policies of having the first $5,000 of earnings tax-free and of removing GST from fresh fruit and vegetables, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams says:

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NZ provides further support to cyclone-hit Tonga

Politics Media Statements - 22 January 2014 - 12:13pm

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced New Zealand is providing a further $1.4 million to help Tonga recover from Tropical Cyclone Ian.

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Labour drops tax-free zone and GST exemption policies

Politics Media Statements - 22 January 2014 - 11:52am

Labour Leader David Cunliffe is today announcing Labour will drop two tax-related policies which featured in the last election campaign to create fresh opportunities for all New Zealanders.

"As leader I have been reassessing how to give Kiwis the best bang for their hard-earned bucks.

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National Pasifika MP 'has a huge role ahead'

Politics Media Statements - 22 January 2014 - 10:43am

New Zealand First has congratulated Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga on his new role as Minister for Pacific Island Affairs, and Associate Minister for Local Government.

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Airport welcomes additional Guangzhou to Auckland flights

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 January 2014 - 10:35am

Auckland Airport has welcomed the decision by China Southern Airlines to extend its offering of 10 flights per week on the Guangzhou to Auckland route until 30 October 2014.

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Aces back into Plunket Shield action

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 January 2014 - 10:35am

The Auckland Aces head to Wellington to face the Wellington Firebirds tomorrow as the Plunket Shield starts the sixth round of the competition.

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Small talk and humour 'essential in working life'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 January 2014 - 10:35am

Small talk and humour in the workplace serve to build rapport and define hierarchy, Victoria University of Wellington researchers have found.

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Frigate to support NATO anti-piracy patrols

Politics Media Statements - 22 January 2014 - 10:23am

Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman says Navy frigate HMNZS Te Mana will participate in NATO’s anti-piracy mission, Operation Ocean Shield, for three weeks from 23 January 2014.

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Urgent action needed on animal abuse reports - Greens

Politics Media Statements - 22 January 2014 - 10:15am

The reports of animal abuse occurring on overseas farms owned by a New Zealand company are highly concerning and the owners must take immediate action to ensure these abuses stop, the Green Party said today.

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Len Brown's comments 'shows utter contempt to ratepayers'

Politics Media Statements - 22 January 2014 - 10:09am

Reacting to Auckland Mayor Len Brown’s comments in today's NZ Herald relating to paying back the cost of the EY report into his misconduct, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams says:

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Rotorua youth councillors selected for 2014 term

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 January 2014 - 9:30am

Rotorua Mayor Steve Chadwick has announced the appointment of 17 young local people as Rotorua District Youth Councillors for the 2014 term.

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Man airlifted to Nelson Hospital after vehicle rolls

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 January 2014 - 9:30am

A 49 year old male from Dunedin has been airlifted this morning (0630am) from Takaka by the Nelson Marlborough Rescue helicopter. The sole occupant driver lost control of his 4wd on open road and rolled into a paddock south east of Takaka.

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