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Monday a moment of truth for Key on spying, says Harre

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 14 September, 2014 - 04:20

Assurances given by the Prime Minister and the GCSB that spy agencies do not conduct mass surveillance on New Zealanders look set to be tested on Monday, says Internet Party leader Laila Harre.

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Heavy rain for northern Gisborne today

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 14 September, 2014 - 04:20

A front over Bay of Plenty, preceded by moist northerlies and heavy rain, is forecast to move eastwards today and should clear the North Island this evening. A Heavy Rain Warning remains in force for Bay of Plenty.

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Mud Rookies take on the Spartan Beast

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 14 September, 2014 - 04:20

Nelson’s first Obstacle Racing Club, "Wairua Mud Rookies", have returned triumphant from Brisbane, following their encounter with the "Spartan Beast".

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Marianas Trench concert announced

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 14 September, 2014 - 04:20

Live Nation is proud to present Canadian pop-rock quartet Marianas Trench, returning to Australia - as well as visiting New Zealand for the first time - for a set of headline shows off the back of their new single ‘Pop 101’ this October - November.

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Taxpayers' Union 'wrong on cost of abolishing student debt'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 14 September, 2014 - 04:20

"The so-called ‘Taxpayers Union’ clearly thought the Internet MANA’s announcement today seeking to abolish student debt was tl:dr (‘too long didn’t read’)", said NZUSA President Daniel Haines.

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All Blacks named for Wellington Test against South Africa

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 14 September, 2014 - 04:20

The All Blacks team to play South Africa in the highly-anticipated Investec Rugby Championship match in Wellington this weekend has been named.

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NZTR and ESNZ expand TiES programme

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 14 September, 2014 - 01:50

The partnership between New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR) and Equestrian Sports New Zealand (ESNZ) to recognise Thoroughbreds in Equestrian Sport (TiES) is being expanded this coming season across the disciplines of Eventing, Jumping, Show Hunter, Dressage, and a Para-Equestrian partnership.

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'Items of interest' found in Ashburton River search

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 13 September, 2014 - 20:50

The Police team investigating last week’s shooting in Ashburton have completed an intensive underwater and riverbank search of the Ashburton River area and located a number of items of interest to the investigation.

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DSC endorse 'Stop Smart Meters' campaign

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 13 September, 2014 - 17:20

"The Democrats for Social Credit Party (DSC) wholeheartedly endorses the Stop Smart Meters campaign for a moratorium on installations of smart meters until the technology is proven not be a risk to health, and until home owners are given a choice about whether or not they are willing to admit the

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Wairarapa farms energy saving efforts recognised

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 13 September, 2014 - 07:20

Wairarapa dairy farmer Jason Christensen is a passionate advocate for sustainable farming.

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David Latta Officially Opens Bunnings Warehouse Dunedin

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 13 September, 2014 - 06:05

Bunnings Warehouse Dunedin was officially opened today by sporting icon David Latta.

The Bunnings team were joined by the former Otago captain earlier today to celebrate the launch of the Dunedin site.

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Travel funding settlement for home support workers welcomed

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 13 September, 2014 - 06:05

Rural Women New Zealand welcomes news that a proposed settlement has been agreed that will lead to home support workers being paid mileage and wages for the time they spend travelling between clients.

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Mt Ruapehu season to open this weekend

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 13 September, 2014 - 06:05

Mt Ruapehu is ready for the 2013 season with both Whakapapa and Turoa Ski Areas on track to open this Saturday (29 June).

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Boost for mineral exploration in MBIE funding round

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 13 September, 2014 - 04:50

Mineral exploration received a boost this week with the government investing $4 million in a four-year research project to improve the knowledge and understanding of New Zealand’s gold deposits.

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Greens 'to build three times more cycleways than National'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 13 September, 2014 - 04:50

"The Green Party will build three times the length of safe, separated cycleways than National over the next three years," said Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman today.

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NZ welcomes the release of Fiji peacekeepers

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 13 September, 2014 - 04:50

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the safe release of 45 United Nations peacekeepers from Fiji who had been detained in Syria.

"The safe release of the peacekeepers is an excellent outcome for the soldiers and their friends and family in Fiji," Mr McCully says.

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Over 80% of NZers want safe waters for dolphins

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 13 September, 2014 - 04:50

Today, a new revealing Voter’s Guide for Thriving Seas and Dolphins shows how prepared New Zealand political parties are to save Hector's and near extinct Māui dolphins.

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Golf in Godzone: Steve Williams You’ve Been Warned

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 13 September, 2014 - 04:50

Well you’ve gotta laugh. Suffering from an overdose of reading about Tiger’s return I was relieved to see that one reporter has managed to keep his sanity and sense of humour.

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Donoghue departs Sevens Wellington

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 13 September, 2014 - 04:50

Wellington Rugby has today announced the stepping down of Marty Donoghue as general manager of Sevens Wellington.

Chief Executive James Te Puni said Wellington Rugby wished Mr Donoghue all the best for the future.

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NZ taking lead with 3D colour scanner to reduce diseases

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 13 September, 2014 - 04:50

The University of Canterbury will build the world’s first human colour x-ray scanner, with the help of a six-year $12 million Government funding announcement made today.

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