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Privately-owned ECE 'delivers similar quality to community-owned'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 April 2015 - 11:05pm

The Early Childhood Council has expressed anger at ‘untrue’ NZEI news releases ‘taking lame little pot shots’ at private providers of quality early childhood education.

Categories: New Zealand News

Humates are handy, but save your money - Ballance

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 April 2015 - 10:00pm

International research shows they can improve soil stability, help retain water and contribute to plant health. But spending money on commercial preparations of humates for agricultural soil and plant health is like investing in the latest anti-wrinkle cream.

Categories: New Zealand News

Affordable Auckland 'will abolish corporate welfare'

Politics Media Statements - 21 April 2015 - 9:07pm

"The handing out of ratepayer’s dollars to business lobby groups is an insidious form of corporate welfare," says Affordable Auckland Leader Stephen Berry. "It is the buying off of opponents by Auckland Council and reeks of corruption.

Categories: Politics

Emirates offers lower Europe Earlybird fares

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 April 2015 - 8:55pm

Emirates has introduced a full range of lower Earlybird economy and business fares to Europe for immediate sales, starting from $1919 return.

Categories: New Zealand News

MYOB opens second Chch office

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 April 2015 - 8:55pm

Australia and New Zealand’s leading accounting software solutions provider MYOB continues to invest in the local market, opening its second Christchurch office this week.

Categories: New Zealand News

Ministry must protect organic food industry - O'Connor

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 April 2015 - 7:50pm

The Ministry for Primary Industries must take urgent action to protect New Zealand’s $150 million organic food and beverage industry by establishing a certification regime, Labour’s Primary Industries spokesperson Damien O’Connor says.

Categories: New Zealand News

Joyce to strengthen links in Latin America

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 April 2015 - 7:50pm

Strengthening education and trade links will be the focus of Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce’s first visit to Latin America.

Categories: New Zealand News

Dairy industry's next 'All Blacks' selected

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 April 2015 - 7:50pm

In what’s arguably the equivalent of making it into the All Blacks squad for a bull, a rigorous four-year selection process has resulted in CRV Ambreed’s latest group of proven sires that are set to become household names.

Categories: New Zealand News

Minister releases positive ageing strategy at conference

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 April 2015 - 7:50pm

The Honourable Maggie Barry, Minister for Senior Citizens, today released the 2014 Report on the Positive Ageing Strategy at the Age Concern New Zealand annual conference, "Celebrating Age: Act locally, think globally".

Categories: New Zealand News

Startup Weekend NZ rising to challenge

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 April 2015 - 6:45pm

Startup Weekend New Zealand ends the year on a high note proud to announce that Auckland Startup Weekend November winners Garden Genie (http://GardenGenie.co) have won first prize in the first ever e-commerce circle of the 4th annual Global Startup Battle.

Categories: New Zealand News

Bankrupt with KiwiSaver? Official assignee 'can't access'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 April 2015 - 6:45pm

A murky and significant area of law regarding KiwiSaver and bankruptcy has been clarified following the decision of the Court of Appeal handed down on 17 April.

Categories: New Zealand News

Kapiti Sportsperson of the Year finalists announced

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 April 2015 - 6:45pm

34 finalists in the PAK’n SAVE Kapiti Sportsperson of the Year Awards were announced this week.

Categories: New Zealand News

NZF launch key coach programme

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 April 2015 - 6:45pm

New Zealand Football’s drive to achieve on the world stage took another step forward on Monday as the Recognition of Prior Learning programme was launched for the country’s coaches.

Categories: New Zealand News

Consultation sought on tobacco control protocol

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 April 2015 - 6:45pm

Public feedback is being sought on whether New Zealand should sign up to an international agreement aimed at getting rid of the illicit trade in tobacco products.

Categories: New Zealand News

NZDF commitment in Afghanistan extended

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 April 2015 - 6:45pm

The New Zealand Defence Force’s commitment of mentors and support staff to the Afghan National Army Officer Academy in Afghanistan has been extended out to December 2016, Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says.

Categories: New Zealand News

PM's housing outburst bizarre - Twyford

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 April 2015 - 6:45pm

Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford has described the Prime Minister’s latest comments on the Auckland housing crisis as bizarre.

Categories: New Zealand News

HotelQuickly launching in NZ

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 April 2015 - 6:45pm

HotelQuickly Asia's leading last-minute hotel booking app, is launching in New Zealand giving Kiwis a better deal when it comes to hotel room rates.

Categories: New Zealand News

A new take on Sunday brunch at MASU

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 April 2015 - 5:40pm

Sunday brunch in Auckland is about to get a lot more cosmopolitan with Nic Watt introducing MASU’s new Nichiyo menu on May 3.

Categories: New Zealand News

Joyce to strengthen links in Latin America

Politics Media Statements - 21 April 2015 - 4:42pm

Strengthening education and trade links will be the focus of Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce’s first visit to Latin America.

Categories: Politics

Whanau Ora provides X-factor in new initiatives

Politics Media Statements - 21 April 2015 - 4:27pm

The Whānau Ora Minister is thrilled to see the South Island’s Whānau Ora commissioning agency support education and employment programmes.

Categories: Politics