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Councils shouldn’t rush into Easter trading - Su’a William Sio

Politics Media Statements - 29 August 2016 - 1:10pm

City and district councils must ensure they don’t rush into trading on Easter Sunday ahead of local body elections next month, Labour’s Pacific Islands Affairs spokesperson Su’a William Sio says.

Categories: Politics

Govt squandered chance to stick up for environment - Greens

Politics Media Statements - 29 August 2016 - 1:01pm

Taking action to phase out single-use plastic shopping bags would have been an easy way for the National Government to show it is serious about the environment, but it has chosen to do nothing instead, the Green Party said today.

Categories: Politics

Courts need to do more about keeping sex offenders from the public - Collins

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 August 2016 - 12:05pm

The Minister of Corrections , Judith Collins, says Public Protection Orders should be used more by the courts to keep sex offenders away from potential victims in the community.

Categories: New Zealand News

Govt caught acting unethically over cluster bomb investments - Greens

Politics Media Statements - 29 August 2016 - 11:14am

Information uncovered by the Green Party showing the Government’s $31 billion ACC Investment Fund has been illegally investing New Zealanders’ money into cluster munitions companies is further evidence of National’s disregard for the laws and ethics of investment.

Categories: Politics

Women's Knockout Cup: All-northern final in store

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 August 2016 - 5:40am

It will be an all-northern affair in the final of the Women’s Knockout Cup after defending champions Glenfield Rovers and fellow North Shore side Forrest Hill-Milford United both posted wins in the semi-finals this afternoon.

Categories: New Zealand News

Kordia and Thinxtra Internet of Things network passes half-way mark

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 August 2016 - 5:40am

Business-focused service provider Kordia together with partner Thinxtra, says the deployment of a dedicated new Internet of Things (IoT) network, being established nationwide, has officially passed the halfway mark.

Categories: New Zealand News

Labour calls for state of emergency on homelessness

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 August 2016 - 2:25am

Labour’s housing spokesperson Phil Twyford is calling on the Government to declare a state of emergency over the nation’s homelessness crisis.

Categories: New Zealand News

'Food crawl' supports Havelock North restaurants

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 August 2016 - 12:20am

Napier Hospitality New Zealand members have rallied together to support their fellow operators in Havelock North, following the campylobacter outbreak, with a ‘food crawl’ to Havelock North member’s eateries and local establishments.

Categories: New Zealand News

Restorative justice will cover the country - Collins

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 August 2016 - 12:20am

Justice Minister Judith Collins has today announced restorative justice services will be expanded and rolled out to all courts in New Zealand.

Categories: New Zealand News

Nominations open for 2016 Whanganui Sports Awards

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 August 2016 - 12:20am

It’s time to recognise our region’s sports achievers with nominations now open for this year’s Ray White 2016 Whanganui Sports Awards, being held on Friday, 18 November.

Categories: New Zealand News

Freeride World Qualifier 'a proving ground for world's best'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 August 2016 - 11:15pm

Queenstown, New Zealand (27 August 2016) -The North Face Frontier Freeride World Qualifier took place at Queenstown’s The Remarkables ski area today with 50 of the world’s best freeride skiers and snowboarders throwing down in the Alta Chutes.

Categories: New Zealand News

North Shore swimmer earns A Final at Junior Pan Pacs

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 August 2016 - 11:15pm

North Shore swimmer Kelsi Boocock added to the A Final haul for New Zealand swimmers at the Junior Pan Pacific Championships in Hawaii.

Categories: New Zealand News

Pt Chevalier set up fourth-consecutive grand final spot

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 August 2016 - 11:15pm

The Pt Chevalier Pirates have secured their fourth-consecutive SAS Fox Memorial grand final spot after winning their major semi-final against Mt Albert 26-18.

Categories: New Zealand News

Four medals for NZ at Under-23 World Rowing Championships

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 August 2016 - 11:15pm

The New Zealand under-23 rowing team have concluded their 2016 World Rowing Championship campaign with one world title, two silver medals and one bronze in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Categories: New Zealand News

Name release - Rolleston fatal

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 August 2016 - 11:15pm

Police can now release the name of the pedestrian who was killed after being struck by a car in Rolleston yesterday morning.

He was 48 year-old Todd Jackson, a New Zealander who was currently living in Queensland.

Categories: New Zealand News

'Inquiry essential into massive payments to minister's constituents'

Politics Media Statements - 28 August 2016 - 8:29pm

Christchurch mayoral candidate John Minto is calling for an independent investigation into last week’s revelations that the National government paid out four of National MP Gerry Brownlee’s wealthy constituents $595,000 each when they were entitled to just $20,000 each from EQC.

Categories: Politics

Labour calls for state of emergency on homelessness

Politics Media Statements - 28 August 2016 - 5:01pm

Labour’s housing spokesperson Phil Twyford is calling on the Government to declare a state of emergency over the nation’s homelessness crisis.

Categories: Politics

Phil Goff out of ideas - Vic Crone

Politics Media Statements - 28 August 2016 - 4:26pm

Auckland Mayoral Candidate, Vic Crone, says Phil Goff's housing policy announcement today shows he's out of ideas and is taking from others.

Categories: Politics

State of emergency in housing should be declared - Twyford

Politics Media Statements - 28 August 2016 - 12:51pm

The Government should declare a state of emergency to deal immediately with the housing crisis, according to Labour’s housing spokesperson Phil Twyford.

Categories: Politics

Courts need to do more about keeping sex offenders from the public - Collins

Politics Media Statements - 28 August 2016 - 12:37pm

The Minister of Corrections , Judith Collins, says Public Protection Orders should be used more by the courts to keep sex offenders away from potential victims in the community.

Categories: Politics

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