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Road use surge 'reflects economic recovery'

Politics Media Statements - 30 July 2014 - 1:26pm

Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee says increases in vehicle travel and vehicle registrations reflect New Zealand’s economic recovery and growing population.

Categories: Politics

Taxpayer to fork out millions for Novopay rescue - Hipkins

Politics Media Statements - 30 July 2014 - 1:13pm

It will be cold comfort to teachers and school staff still struggling with Novopay that the National Government has finally stepped in to rescue the failed payroll system two years after it was introduced, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.

Categories: Politics

Auckland consents down second month in a row

Politics Media Statements - 30 July 2014 - 1:10pm

National’s housing policy is in disarray with building consents in Auckland falling two months in a row, says Labour’s housing spokesperson Phil Twyford.

Categories: Politics

Govt-owned company to take over school payroll

Politics Media Statements - 30 July 2014 - 12:58pm

New Zealand's school payroll service will come under Government management in October of this year.

Categories: Politics

Greens launches plan to protect Maui's dolphins

Politics Media Statements - 30 July 2014 - 12:31pm

The Green Party today launched its plan to protect the world’s smallest and most endangered dolphin, the Maui’s dolphin.

The plan is the third component of the Party’s environmental priority this election: clean rivers and beaches.

Categories: Politics

Democrats for Social Credit Party celebrates 60 years

Politics Media Statements - 30 July 2014 - 12:16pm

Monetary reformers from across New Zealand will celebrate the Democrats for Social Credit Party’s (DSC) 60th anniversary at its annual conference at Quality Hotel Elms in Christchurch this weekend.

Categories: Politics

Politicians challenged to take lead from Comm Games heroes

Politics Media Statements - 30 July 2014 - 12:07pm

The Internet Party is challenging other political parties not to turn back the clock to the old election campaigns where Kiwis are played off against other Kiwis.

Categories: Politics

Cantabrians team to play Tasman named

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 July 2014 - 3:40am

Canterbury Head Coach Scott Roberston has named a squad of twenty nine to play Tasman in a warm-up match tomorrow (Wednesday 30 July).

The players come from rugby clubs around the province and have been involved in the wider training group that makes up the Cantabrians.

Categories: New Zealand News

National's desperate oil drilling agenda exposed - Greens

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 July 2014 - 2:40am

A Wall Street Journal article exposing the Government’s attempts to lure deep sea oil drillers to New Zealand shows National will stop at nothing to open up our coastlines to deep sea oil, the Green Party said today.

Categories: New Zealand News

86% of critical infrastructure providers breached - research

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 July 2014 - 2:40am

New global research from Unisys finds alarming gaps in the security of critical infrastructure organisations.

Categories: New Zealand News

Race has no place in the law - ACT leader

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 July 2014 - 1:35am

By Jamie Whyte, ACT Party Leader

David Cunliffe recently apologised to a Women’s Refuge symposium:

"I don't often say it - I'm sorry for being a man … because family and sexual violence is overwhelmingly perpetrated by men."

Categories: New Zealand News

Loss and Grief Awareness Week starts

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 July 2014 - 1:35am

This week marks the start of Skylight’s inaugural Loss and Grief Awareness Week. It is being held from today Monday 28 July and continues until Sunday 3 August.

Categories: New Zealand News

Internet issues paper released for election

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 July 2014 - 1:35am

InternetNZ has today released to the public a paper setting out seven important issues facing the Internet, to help public discussion of Internet issues as the 2014 General Election approaches.

Categories: New Zealand News

TEDxAuckland speakers confirmed

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 July 2014 - 1:35am

She can speak seven languages, has published two books, her autobiography is part of a high school curriculum and she is the youngest column writer in New Zealand.

Categories: New Zealand News

Golf: Loch Lomond’s Memorable Midges

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 July 2014 - 1:35am

Loch Lomond Golf Club is truly blessed with beautiful views of yon bonnie banks and yon bonnie braes mentioned in the traditional Scottish song.  It’s a sad song about a lad and a lassie who’ll never meet again on the shores of the world famous loch.

Categories: New Zealand News

Using synthetic biology to make new antibiotics

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 July 2014 - 1:35am

Research at Victoria University of Wellington could lead to a new generation of antibiotics, helping tackle the global issue of ‘superbugs’ that are resistant to modern medicine.

Categories: New Zealand News

Rhoda Read nurses defibrillator training saves Berkeley’s life

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 July 2014 - 1:35am

Retired Pateronga farmer Berkeley Clark, 83, is living proof training for saving lives is just as important as actually saving them.

He was visiting his now late mother-in-law Lois Hart at Rhoda Read Continuing Care in Morrinsville on 21 June when he collapsed and fell at the doorway.

Categories: New Zealand News

Maori Party dismisses Act Party claims of race-based privilege

Politics Media Statements - 30 July 2014 - 12:48am

Māori Party Co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell says the Act leader’s speech on race-based favouritism is divisive and designed to whip up anti-Māori sentiment.

Categories: Politics

NZ First joins Act and Conservatives in 'race-based' politicking

Politics Media Statements - 30 July 2014 - 12:11am

The Māori Party says that Winston Peters comments about ‘race-based’ parties is laughable considering Winston Peters’ own courtship of the Māori vote, and history in the Māori seats.

Categories: Politics

Burst of heavy rain for the west coast of the South Island

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 July 2014 - 11:30pm

A front over the Tasman Sea is expected to cross the South Island overnight Monday to Tuesday. A moist northerly flow precedes this front, with a period of heavy rain expected about and west of the Southern Alps from Monday evening through to Tuesday morning.

Categories: New Zealand News