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Palino promises to restore power to local boards in Auckland

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 July, 2016 - 09:05

Auckland mayoral candidate John Palino today promised to restore local government in Auckland by restoring rating powers to local authorities.

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Olympic Athletes Village ready for NZ athletes

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 July, 2016 - 09:05

New Zealand Olympic Committee Chef de Mission Rob Waddell has confirmed the New Zealand team are moving into the Rio 2016 Olympic Athletes Village from today.

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Future proofing project launched at LGNZ conference

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 July, 2016 - 09:05

How New Zealand faces up to dramatic changes over the next 30 years is the focus of a major programme of work launched by Local Government New Zealand at its 2016 Conference today.

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NZOC supports IOC decision on Russia

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 July, 2016 - 09:05

The New Zealand Olympic Committee has confirmed its support for the IOC's decision not accept the entry of any Russian athlete to the Rio Olympic Games, unless they can prove without doubt to be clean.

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What's in a Name?

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 July, 2016 - 09:05

In Coke Australia's latest marketing ploy they have decided to personalise their product by putting names on the labels. Not just the Coke name, no, but YOUR name. Whatever your name is, I'm pretty darn sure it's on a Coke bottle. You lucky son of a gun, you!

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Back to the future with bottle deposit scheme

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 July, 2016 - 01:35

Palmerston North City Council’s call for a ‘cash for drinking containers’ recycling scheme has received the backing of other New Zealand local authorities.

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Four new NZTech board members appointed

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 July, 2016 - 15:35

SparkTank chief executive Rachel Kelly and Augen Software group director Mitchell Pham are among four new board members who have been voted on to the board at NZTech.

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July could end with big polar blast

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 July, 2016 - 13:05

It's still a bit windy for some areas today but compared to the weekend Monday is a much calmer day across the country as gales finally blow out to our east for the most part, and showers ease.

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Social media biggest change in local elections, says electoral officer

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 July, 2016 - 13:05

Warwick Lampp has presided over 11 council elections nationally and five in Rotorua and is adamant this year's local elections are more challenging because of social media.

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Search for Mary Berrington continuing

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 July, 2016 - 13:05

The search for missing Upper Hutt woman Mary Berrington is continuing this morning.

Search and rescue teams will be undertaking an intensive search of properties and out buildings in the immediate vicinity of Mary’s home in Upper Hutt.

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Shearing: Kiwis in charge at Corwen

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 July, 2016 - 11:50

New Zealand shearers John Kirkpatrick and Rowland Smith have had a dramatic and triumphant end to their CP Wool UK tour by winning the final test against Wales and finishing first and second in a hectic-paced Corwen Shears Open final.

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IOC not protecting the integrity of sport - Drug Free Sport NZ

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 July, 2016 - 11:50

Drug Free Sport New Zealand (DFSNZ) is not holding back in its criticism of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) decision not to ban Russia from the Rio Olympics despite overwhelming evidence of state-sponsored doping.

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Silver Fern Farms board 'misleads shareholders again'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 July, 2016 - 10:35

New Zealand First says the Board of Silver Fern Farms is telling industrial sized porkies designed to scare its shareholders into again backing a Chinese takeover of their co-op.

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Reserve Bank’s mandate is broken - Labour

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 July, 2016 - 10:35

Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson told TV One’s Q+A programme that the Reserve Bank’s mandate is broken.

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45,000 Kiwis sent back to their GPs - Labour

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 July, 2016 - 10:35

Last year nearly 45,000 Kiwis were sent back to their GPs without getting to see specialists they were referred to, says Labour’s Health spokesperson Annette King.

"This is a shocking figure and underlines how far the cut of $1.7 billion dollars has hurt health.

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130km/h winds clocked in lower North Island, snow in lower South Island

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 July, 2016 - 10:35

Westerly quarter winds are howling across parts of the country with gales spreading as far north as Auckland City and hurricane force winds slamming parts of the lower North Island.

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Professors 'propagating biased claims' about climate change

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 July, 2016 - 09:20

Disgust that two Victoria University professors, James Renwick and Tim Naish are using the names of their university and the Royal Society of New Zealand to propagate biased and unjustified claims about climate change, has been expressed by the New Zealand Climate Science Coalition.

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U15 and U19 national basketball champions crowned

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 July, 2016 - 09:20

The finals of Basketball New Zealand Under 15 and Under 19 National Championships were played today, with Wellington, Harbour and Auckland Counties Manukau adding championships to their trophy cabinets.

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NZDF-led project boost drought resilience of Tongan communities

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 July, 2016 - 09:20

Community projects undertaken by a multi-national task group led by the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) are expected to reduce the vulnerability of remote communities to the impact of drought, Tongan officlals say.

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Minister visiting US Pacific Command and RIMPAC

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 July, 2016 - 09:20

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee leaves Washington today to visit Honolulu, where he will meet with Admiral Harry Harris, Commander United States Pacific Command.

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