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Breast Cancer Foundation Pink Caravan hits the road

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 10 September 2014 - 7:15am

The NZ Breast Cancer Foundation will mark its 20th anniversary - the 20th anniversary of breast cancer awareness in New Zealand - by going on the road.

Categories: New Zealand News

Nat's fiscals reveal big cuts to health and education - Greens

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 10 September 2014 - 5:10am

National’s own fiscals confirm it plans big cuts to health and education, the Green Party said today.

Categories: New Zealand News

Mayors urge Top of the South to get behind Gigatown Nelson

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 10 September 2014 - 5:10am

As the race to be the Gigatown comes to a head, the Nelson, Marlborough and Tasman Mayors are urging everyone with a connection to the Top of the South to get behind Nelson.

Nelson Mayor Rachel Reese says that the benefits of winning the Gigatown competition would be far-reaching.

Categories: New Zealand News

Super moon may produce post-quake flooding

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 10 September 2014 - 5:10am

A super large moon tonight may produce some post-quake flooding in low lying parts of Christchurch.

The big moon will combine to produce some super high tidal water levels, University of Canterbury Geography researcher and flooding expert Dr Deirdre Hart says.

Categories: New Zealand News

Coffee bean poll has National in the lead

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 10 September 2014 - 5:10am

Forget reading tea leaves, if you want an indication of who is likely to win this year’s highly controversial election then the answer could in fact be in the coffee beans.

Categories: New Zealand News

Financial Transaction Tax offers viable solution - DSC

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 10 September 2014 - 5:10am

The 2014 election campaign has nudged the need for a Financial Transaction Tax into the spotlight, with several parties promoting the tax which has been Democrats for Social Credit policy since the late 1980s.

Categories: New Zealand News

Maori Party candidate to pull ads if 'Cunliffe comes clean'

Politics Media Statements - 9 September 2014 - 11:56pm

Maori Party Te Tai Tokerau candidate Te Hira Paenga today said that he would be prepared to pull or change his campaign advertisements as soon as Labour Party leader David Cunliffe takes an unequivocal stand on not working with the Maori Party, but not until then.

Categories: Politics

Pakeha voters 'keen to vote Maori Party'

Politics Media Statements - 9 September 2014 - 11:11pm

The Māori Party is fielding daily enquiries from Pākeha voters wanting to know if they can vote for the Māori Party.

Categories: Politics

Ending family violence should be a key issue - Maori Party

Politics Media Statements - 9 September 2014 - 11:10pm

Mâori Party Co-leaders Te Ururoa Flavell and Tariana Turia have spoken out today to remind parties of the real issues facing Mâori communities that are not being addressed in the election debates across our screens.

Categories: Politics

Parties challenged to declare commitment to Feed the Kids Bill

Politics Media Statements - 9 September 2014 - 8:47pm

MANA Movement leader Hone Harawira has challenged other political parties to declare their commitment to his Feed the Kids Bill before the polls close on September 20.

Categories: Politics

Structural Changes Cast Cloud Over New Zealand's Power Generator-retailers, Report Says

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 9 September 2014 - 8:40pm

Changes to the structure of New Zealand's electricity sector and intensifying competition are likely to drive mixed credit trends for the country's integrated generators-retailers (gentailers) in the next 12-to-24 months, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said in a report published today.

Categories: New Zealand News

New Consul-General to Shanghai announced

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 9 September 2014 - 5:30pm

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced diplomat Guergana Guermanoff as New Zealand’s new Consul-General to Shanghai.

Categories: New Zealand News

MediaWorks announces election day coverage

Politics Media Statements - 9 September 2014 - 5:28pm

John Campbell, Patrick Gower, Paul Henry, Duncan Garner and Sean Plunket will lead MediaWorks’ comprehensive coverage of the 2014 General Election on TV3, RadioLIVE and online.

Categories: Politics

Major parties respond positively to disarmament issues

Politics Media Statements - 9 September 2014 - 5:05pm

As in previous general elections, the New Zealand Peace Foundation has conducted a survey of the main political parties regarding their disarmament policies.

Categories: Politics

$3m upgrade for Ngaio School

Politics Media Statements - 9 September 2014 - 4:58pm

Ngaio Primary School will receive a major property upgrade worth almost $3.3 million, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye says.

"I am very pleased that an agreement has been reached with the Ngaio School Board to undertake several much-needed upgrades concurrently.

Categories: Politics

Politicians planning peoples lives - Whyte

Politics Media Statements - 9 September 2014 - 4:50pm

Anyone who fears having their future planned by a politician should keep well away from the likes of Mr Cunliffe and his allies "On TV3 News on Sunday, David Cunliffe said that "the idea of Colin Craig, Jamie Whyte and John Key planning our future together is terrifying".

Categories: Politics

Minister welcomes All Blacks announcement

Politics Media Statements - 9 September 2014 - 4:49pm

Sport and Recreation Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the announcement that the All Blacks have set a date to play Manu Samoa in Apia in 2015.

"Our shared passion for the game of rugby binds New Zealanders and Pacific people together," Mr McCully says.

Categories: Politics

All Black-Samoa game a win for fans - Sio

Politics Media Statements - 9 September 2014 - 4:29pm

Confirmation that the All Blacks will play in Samoa next year is a win for the thousands of rugby fans who have been pressing for it to happen, Labour’s Pacific Affairs spokesperson Su’a William Sio says.

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John Key's tax cut turns into a facts cut - Parker

Politics Media Statements - 9 September 2014 - 4:18pm

John Key is being hauled over the coals for his hypocrisy by announcing tax cuts without the facts yesterday and rightly so, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson David Parker.

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Hora Hora welcomed into partnership school fold - Whyte

Politics Media Statements - 9 September 2014 - 4:05pm

"Pat Newman of Tai Tokerau Principals' Federation claimed today on Radio New Zealand that he wanted the same funding model and freedoms as apply to Partnership Schools. I totally support him although I am surprised a former Labour Candidate would say this", said ACT Leader Dr Jamie Whyte

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