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Quake rules force decision on Ohakune Railway Station

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 23 June, 2018 - 08:35

The future of the earthquake prone Ohakune Railway Station building will be considered by the Waimarino-Waiouru Community Board (WWCB) at their next meeting on Thursday 5 July.

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Hastings Mayor welcomes government funding for youth council

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 23 June, 2018 - 08:35

A grant of $460,000 from central Government to expand a very successful Hastings District Council youth employment programme has been announced today, to the delight of Hastings Mayor Sandra Hazlehurst.

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Funds for next stage of Food Innovation Hub very welcome - HDC

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 23 June, 2018 - 08:35

The creation of the Hawke’s Bay Food Innovation Hub is a step closer after a $215,000 grant from central government’s Provincial Growth Fund was announced today.

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Sensible Sentencing Trust: Departure of Scott Guthrie

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 23 June, 2018 - 08:35

Mr Scott Guthrie has been quoted in various media today, 22 June, claiming that his departure from the Sensible Sentencing Trust some weeks ago was "amicable". This is quite untrue.

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Major research grant awarded to assess effectiveness of primary health care

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 23 June, 2018 - 08:35

A Victoria University of Wellington-led team of researchers has received a $4.78 million Health Research Council grant to assess the effectiveness of New Zealand’s primary health care system.

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Fulton Hogan opens doors to students

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 23 June, 2018 - 08:35

An enthusiastic group of Canterbury students enjoyed a 'hands on' day at Fulton Hogan in Christchurch this week - and it's inspired the young women for a career in the Infrastructure Industry.

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Legalising cannabis in Canada is good for public health - Drug Foundation

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 23 June, 2018 - 08:35

AnchorCanada’s landmark decision to introduce a strictly regulated legal cannabis market is a public health win, and something the New Zealand government should look to emulate.

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MotorSport New Zealand Championship calendar confirmed

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 June, 2018 - 22:35

MotorSport New Zealand Championship promoter Speed Works Events has today announced the full 2018-2019 calendar for the country's top categories, with a new venue to kick off the Toyota Racing Series and the cementing of summer season dates for the next four years.

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Falling global supply growth sets tone for strong 18/19 dairy season

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 June, 2018 - 21:20

Supply growth across the big seven dairy exporting regions has stalled in recent months and set the tone for a more bullish market, with a New Zealand milk price of NZD 6.80/kgMS now within reach for 2018/19, according to Rabobank’s latest Dairy Quarterly report.

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Government to reduce reliance on consultants

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 June, 2018 - 21:20

The Government will reduce the reliance on expensive consultants and contractors, saving taxpayers many millions of dollars a year, State Services Minister Chris Hipkins said today.

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Minister opens SH20A shared cycling and pedestrian path

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 June, 2018 - 21:20

The Associate Minister of Transport, Julie Anne Genter, says the opening of a new shared cycling and pedestrian path alongside State Highway 20A creates new, safe transport choices for people in South Auckland.

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Government called on to define law on embryo research

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 June, 2018 - 21:20

University of Auckland academics are calling on the Government to investigate the lack of guidelines around the use of embryos in research which they say is restricting progress in fertility research.

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Resignation triggers Kaikohe-Hokianga Community Board by-election

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 June, 2018 - 21:20

South Hokianga residents will elect a new representative for the Kaikohe-Hokianga Community Board following the resignation of Robert Cassidy last week.

Mr Cassidy resigned due to a change in circumstances and new opportunities overseas.

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177 tonnes of plastic no longer imported to NZ - Countdown

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 June, 2018 - 21:20

More than 177 tonnes of virgin plastic will no longer be imported into New Zealand each year, with Countdown moving dozens of its bakery and delicatessen items to locally sourced recycled PET (rPET) packaging.

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Teachers to get more support for digital tech curriculum - Hipkins

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 June, 2018 - 16:20

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has today launched a $12 million professional support programme today to help schools implement the new digital curriculum.

Mr Hipkins visited Northland School in Wellington to make the announcement this morning.

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Successive parliaments have 'stifled' student voice - NZUSA

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 June, 2018 - 15:05

Students have told MPs that they have an opportunity to turn the tide on previous laws which have stifled the student voice in tertiary education.

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Seeds through at pro squash event In Invercargill

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 June, 2018 - 13:50

All eight seeds have progressed with relative ease in to the quarter-finals of the US$10,000 2018 PSA Southern Squash Open tournament held at Squash City, Invercargill

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Crash in Goodwood Heights

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 June, 2018 - 13:50

Counties Manukau Police are advising motorists to expect delays after a crash in Goodwood Heights near Redoubt Road.

Diversions are currently being put in place and motorists should avoid the area.

Further information will be released as it becomes available.

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All five Kiwis qualify for Rotax Grand Challenge Finals

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 June, 2018 - 12:35

Masters class competitor Ryan Urban has spearheaded a successful Kiwi qualifying run at the 16th annual Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals meeting at Portimao in Portugal overnight.

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Unprecedented abuse of power by Government - Brownlee

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 June, 2018 - 11:20

In an extraordinary and potentially unprecedented abuse of power, the Government is attempting to impose new taxes on New Zealanders without proper debate, late at night and under cover of Urgency, National’s Shadow Leader of the House Gerry Brownlee says.

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