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Last Supper for Easter Sunday holiday? - Green Party

Politics Media Statements - 24 March 2016 - 10:13am

This Sunday could be the last Easter Sunday holiday for many New Zealanders, if the National Government goes ahead with its plan to allow local councils to let shops open on Easter Sunday.

Categories: Politics

Taji objectives being achieved - Brownlee

Politics Media Statements - 24 March 2016 - 9:59am

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says Cabinet has received and accepted the review of the first nine months of the joint New Zealand-Australia mission to train Iraqi Defence Force personnel at Taji, in Iraq.

"So far this has been a successful mission," Mr Brownlee says.

Categories: Politics

iD Fashion Week delivers inspiring runway shows

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 24 March 2016 - 2:45am

Fashion fit for royalty, bicycles, bachelors, Air New Zealand flight crew, demi-couture collections, and the latest high-end fashion from New Zealand’s best-loved designers impressed audiences at iD Dunedin Fashion Week’s stand out shows held at the Railway Station on Friday and Saturday nigh

Categories: New Zealand News

Microsoft Student Accelerator showcase to kick start IT careers

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 24 March 2016 - 12:35am

Some of New Zealand’s most technologically innovative students will pitch their inventions to a judging panel that includes the US Ambassador to New Zealand, at the 2016 Microsoft Student Accelerator showcase event to be held in Auckland tonight.

Categories: New Zealand News

NZ votes to keep current flag

Politics Media Statements - 24 March 2016 - 12:00am

The Electoral Commission has released the preliminary result for the second referendum on the New Zealand Flag. The referendum asked the question:

"What is your choice for the New Zealand flag?"

Categories: Politics

Ten big ideas from Future of Work consultation - Robertson

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 23 March 2016 - 11:30pm

Labour’s Future of Work Commission consultation has been developed into Ten Big Ideas that will help shape Labour’s policy development, says Labour’s Future of Work Commission Chair Grant Robertson.

Categories: New Zealand News

Students protest 'corporatisation' of Auckland Uni

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 23 March 2016 - 10:25pm

Students from the University of Auckland, as a part of the National Student Day of Action on the 15th August, are protesting against the corporatisation of the University.

Categories: New Zealand News

Vehicle with two occupants falls from carpark

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 23 March 2016 - 10:25pm

At around 8.40pm a vehicle has fallen from a multi storey car park in York Street, Newmarket.

The fallen vehicle has landed on another vehicle.

There were two occupants in the fallen vehicle and it is believed no occupants in the parked vehicle.

Categories: New Zealand News

Air NZ helps 30 spotted kiwi fly to new homes

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

Air New Zealand has played a significant part in the Department of Conservation’s largest-ever translocation effort, flying 30 little spotted kiwi to new homes throughout the North Island.

Categories: New Zealand News

Wet weather for the lead-up to Easter

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

A front sitting over the southwest of the South Island has been bringing heavy rain to Fiordland and parts of Westland over the past few days, with over 450 mm of rainfall recorded at Milford Sound since midnight Friday.

Categories: New Zealand News

Library holiday hours

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

All of Tauranga City Council’s public libraries will be closed on the statutory public holidays over Easter: Good Friday and Easter Monday.

Categories: New Zealand News

Council recommends the establishment of new Special Housing Areas

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

The Tauranga City Council agreed yesterday to recommend to the Minister of Housing that two Special Housing Areas (SHAs) be established adjacent to previously approved SHAs in the Wairakei urban growth area, at Golden Sands and Palm Springs.

Categories: New Zealand News

Sticky TV presenters make a splash at Eye on Nature

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

Sticky TV fans will get a chance to meet their favorite presenters at this year’s free Eye on Nature ‘Water for Life’ Family Day.

Categories: New Zealand News

Tsunami warning test early April

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

Tsunami warning sirens on Christchurch's coastline will be tested at 11am on Sunday 3 April, 2016.

The sirens, located from Brooklands to Taylor’s Mistake, will sound for up to three minutes.

Categories: New Zealand News

Cook Islands tourism boost expected from new Jetstar flights

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

Jetstar flights from Auckland to Rarotonga begin this evening and tourism officials are predicting the new services could boost tourism earnings in the Pacific paradise by over $20 million a year.

Categories: New Zealand News

Rainey goes for Nelson mayoralty

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 23 March 2016 - 8:20pm

City Councillor and Nelson businessman Pete Rainey today announced that he will contest the Nelson mayoralty at this year’s local body elections in October.

Categories: New Zealand News

Christchurch Council 'needs to scale back asset sales to zero'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 23 March 2016 - 8:20pm

Keep Our Assets Canterbury (KOA) congratulates the Christchurch City Council for starting to come to its senses and "scale back" its proposed asset sales from $750 million to $600m.

Categories: New Zealand News

Understanding genes key to eliminating deaths from anorexia

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 23 March 2016 - 8:20pm

New Zealand scientists are calling for volunteers either living with, or having recovered from anorexia nervosa, to enrol in the world’s largest and most rigorous genetic investigation into the illness.

Categories: New Zealand News

Growing up in NZ study receives more funding

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 23 March 2016 - 8:20pm

The Government has committed $5.6 million over two years from Vote Social Development to the Growing Up in New Zealand longitudinal study, led by the University of Auckland.

Categories: New Zealand News

Wellington City Council reaffirms commitment to public poll

Politics Media Statements - 23 March 2016 - 7:33pm

Aspects of a Cabinet paper released today raised concerns with Wellington City Council about the possible removal of a public poll on amalgamation proposals.

Categories: Politics

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