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Increase in achievement levels hailed

Politics Media Statements - 29 May 2015 - 11:03am

A further increase in the proportion of students achieving NCEA has been hailed by Education Minister Hekia Parata.

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More time to submit on loopy rules

Politics Media Statements - 29 May 2015 - 11:01am

New Zealanders frustrated with loopy rules and regulations will have more time to submit to the Rules Reduction Taskforce, Local Government Minister Paula Bennett says.

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Minister marks World Smokefree Day

Politics Media Statements - 29 May 2015 - 10:50am

Associate Health Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga is urging smokers to make this Sunday the day they quit for good.

The theme of World Smokefree Day 2015 on Sunday is "It’s about whānau".

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Slovakian Deputy Prime Minister in NZ

Politics Media Statements - 29 May 2015 - 10:30am

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed a visit to New Zealand by the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of the Slovak Republic , Miroslav Lajčák.

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NZ film The Dead Lands top at the box office

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 May 2015 - 9:35am

New Zealand film THE DEAD LANDS has opened to number one place at the New Zealand box office, ahead of block-buster Brad Pitt film Fury, placing this film in the record books as the first Te Reo Māori feature film to reach number one at the NZ Box Office on opening day.

Categories: New Zealand News

Closer ties with Greece through new agreement

Politics Media Statements - 29 May 2015 - 7:00am

An agreement signed by Transport Minister Simon Bridges at an international conference paves the way for easier and more affordable travel between New Zealand and Greece.

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Judith Collins puts workers' lives at risk - Greens

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 May 2015 - 2:05am

Judith Collins’ backbench machinations in "her" caucus are putting workers’ lives at risk, the Green Party said.

Categories: New Zealand News

Education Council a step closer

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 May 2015 - 10:50pm

"Today’s gazetting of the official start date for the Education Council (EDUCANZ) is another step along the path towards the creation of a trailblazing professional leadership body," Education Minister Hekia Parata says.

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Funding for more Chch youth events

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 May 2015 - 10:50pm

Christchurch youth councils will be creating fun and exciting events this winter as a result of a funding boost from the 2014 Winter Chill programme, Associate Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Nicky Wagner says.

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Busy weekend for country's karters

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 May 2015 - 10:50pm

The Queen's Birthday long weekend is set to be a busy one for the country's karters with major regional events in Hamilton, Wellington and Nelson and Blenheim.

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Graffiti attacks on trains 'stupid and dangerous'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 May 2015 - 10:50pm

Auckland Transport is warning that someone will be seriously injured or killed if foolish young people continue to graffiti trains. The warning comes after an incident yesterday.

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Oi Auckland Transport: fare's fair - Twyford

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 May 2015 - 10:50pm

Auckland Transport should go back to the drawing board on its proposal to charge commuters for its park-and-rides, Labour’s Transport spokesperson Phil Twyford says.

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PSA welcomes HB DHB's decision on food services

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 May 2015 - 9:45pm

The PSA welcomes Hawke’s Bay District Health Board’s decision to reject Health Benefits Limited’s proposal to outsource food services to multi-national company Compass Group.

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Football: U-17s learn from Doha defeats

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 May 2015 - 9:45pm

The Men’s U-17 side continued their build-up to the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Doha this week with two defeats against Qatar and Croatia.

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Spark delivers 4G to 150 sites over 700MHz

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 May 2015 - 9:45pm

Spark New Zealand announced today it has deployed 4G to its 150th mobile site over the 700MHz radio spectrum on its Hangatiki site, marking a key milestone for customers in the Waikato region where trials of the 700MHz spectrum began just over 12-months ago.

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Egotistical politicians pursue award - Berry

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 May 2015 - 9:45pm

Affordable Auckland Mayoral candidate Stephen Berry reckons it isn’t hard to discover a constant stream of projects wasting Auckland ratepayer’s money. The most recent one is the attempt to be awarded the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize.

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Med student crisis a wake-up call - NZUSA

Politics Media Statements - 28 May 2015 - 7:21pm

New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations The national student NZUSA is putting its full weight behind the growing calls by the New Zealand Medical Students’ Association, political parties, youth wings and professional associations for the Government to immediately reinstate access to the l

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Organised Crime Bill passes second reading

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 May 2015 - 6:30pm

A Bill that cracks down on organised crime and corruption has passed its second reading in Parliament today.

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ANZ 'has moral obligation' to fully compensate farmers

Politics Media Statements - 28 May 2015 - 6:14pm

The ANZ Bank has a moral obligation to fully compensate farmers after the High Court today declared it breached the Fair Trading Act by misleadingly representing interest rate swap loans, Labour’s Primary Industries spokesperson Damien O’Connor says.

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Fairfax 'can't use restructure to cut terms and conditions'

Politics Media Statements - 28 May 2015 - 6:08pm

The restructure and upheavals at Fairfax should not be used as an opportunity to cut journalists’ terms and conditions, Labour spokesperson for Labour Issues Iain Lees-Galloway says.

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