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Record bank profitability nothing to celebrate - Green Party

Politics Media Statements - 24 February 2016 - 10:46am

Record, excessive profits in the banking industry and the high level of foreign ownership of the banking sector is causing long-term damage to the economy, the Green Party said today.

Categories: Politics

Asset sales cost hits $1 billion - Green Party

Politics Media Statements - 24 February 2016 - 10:32am

The cost to New Zealanders of National’s asset sales has today hit $1 billion, according to figures released by the partially privatised power companies.

Categories: Politics

Awaroa a victory for our grandchildren - Little

Politics Media Statements - 24 February 2016 - 10:19am

The news that beautiful Awaroa beach will stay in New Zealand ownership and be open to all for generations shows how fiercely Kiwis want their country to remain in their hands, Opposition Leader Andrew Little says.

Categories: Politics

Education key priority for Pasifika in Future of Work - Robertson

Politics Media Statements - 24 February 2016 - 9:48am

Education, re-training and entrepreneurship must be key priorities if Pacific Islanders are to be winners in the changing nature of work Labour’s latest Future of Work paper has found.

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Sub-contractors pay price for home builder collapse - Twyford

Politics Media Statements - 24 February 2016 - 9:44am

Sub-contractors may be the biggest victims of the collapse of one of the biggest home construction companies, says Labour’s Building and Construction spokesperson Phil Twyford.

Categories: Politics

Pressure building on Govt to include rentals WoF in RTA Bill - Greens

Politics Media Statements - 24 February 2016 - 9:41am

Pressure is building on the Government to rewrite its Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill as almost everyone who has submitted on the Bill has called for minimum standards to be set that keep people warm, dry and safe in their homes, the Green Party said today.

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Cooperation the key to bee industry success - NZ First

Politics Media Statements - 24 February 2016 - 9:37am

The announcement that the National Beekeepers’ Association has voted in favour of unification is great news for the industry, says New Zealand First.

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Plan for the future of Frankton approved

Politics Media Statements - 24 February 2016 - 9:07am

A strategic plan for Frankton, which will guide its development over the next two decades, was adopted yesterday by Hamilton City Council’s Strategy and Policy Committee.

Categories: Politics

Couple has success with unique tourism App

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 23 February 2016 - 9:20pm

Like many couples, Aucklanders Gordon and Cathy Duncan came up with a bright idea a few years back while travelling overseas.

Categories: New Zealand News

National's help for Buller just a sop - NZ First

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 23 February 2016 - 8:15pm

Offering $300,000 to help fund Buller people into work is a sop from the government to obscure the fact they have no regional development plan, says New Zealand First.

Categories: New Zealand News

Extra ACC hearing loss support well received

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 23 February 2016 - 7:15pm

ACC Minister Nikki Kaye says she’s pleased with the positive uptake of the enhanced support for hearing loss that ACC introduced just over twelve months ago.

Categories: New Zealand News

Good progress under Bay of Plenty Housing Accords

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 23 February 2016 - 7:15pm

Good progress has been achieved under the Housing Accords between the Government and the Tauranga and Western Bay of Plenty councils, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith said today after meeting with both councils.

Categories: New Zealand News

Taumarunui locals tell MPs to 'give something back'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 23 February 2016 - 6:15pm

Around 35 Taumarunui residents have attended a provincial priorities meeting hosted by MP for Rangitikei Ian McKelvie and Barbara Kuriger MP for Taranaki-King Country whose electorates cover the Ruapehu district.

Categories: New Zealand News

Art of high tech and history in 4 Plinths sculptures

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 23 February 2016 - 6:15pm

A high impact sculpture portraying a potted history of New Zealand along with an electronic gaming component is being installed on the 4 Plinths on Wellington’s Waterfront between Te Papa and Circa Theatre. It is expected to be completed and ready for viewing on Tuesday 23 February.

Categories: New Zealand News

Mayoral candidate questions legality of secret UP meeting

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 23 February 2016 - 6:15pm

Mayoral candidate David Hay has today questioned the legality of Auckland Council’s decision to hold a controversial planning meeting in secret. He wants the reports presented by council officers to that meeting to be made public.

Categories: New Zealand News

Auckland Council's handling of 'out of scope' Unitary Plan submission

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 23 February 2016 - 6:15pm

The simple fact that an extraordinary meeting of Auckland Council’s governing body has had to be called for this Wednesday to discuss its handling of a late zoning change submission to the Unitary Plan Hearings Panel is revealing in itself, says Michael Barnett, Auckland Chamber of Commerce CEO

Categories: New Zealand News

Aucklanders flock to Lantern Festival in Auckland Domain

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 23 February 2016 - 6:15pm

Tens of thousands of people visited the Auckland Lantern Festival in its new location of Auckland Domain this weekend.

Categories: New Zealand News

Littlest of little blue penguins at greatest risk: WWF report

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 23 February 2016 - 6:15pm

There is no 'good' time for an oil spill to happen. But for the little blue penguins of Mount Maunganui this is breeding season, and the timing of the Rena oil spill in the Bay of Plenty could not have been much worse.

Categories: New Zealand News

New culinary serving in Christchurch

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 23 February 2016 - 6:15pm

Two well-known hospitality brands have teamed up in what might be termed ‘a meeting of minds’ to launch a cuisine ethos that benefits both diners and planet, in a re-opening Christchurch restaurant.

Categories: New Zealand News

Auckland Uni student wins Emerging Talent

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 23 February 2016 - 6:15pm

University of Auckland science student and champion pole vaulter, Eliza McCartney won the Emerging Talent award at last week’s Halberg Awards for her sporting achievements in 2015.

Categories: New Zealand News

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