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Oily Rag column: The winter garden

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 24 June, 2016 - 20:50

By Frank and Muriel Newman

To celebrate the passing of the shortest day, this week we head off into the garden.

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Global Warming Fears Seen In Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Patients

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 24 June, 2016 - 20:50

The Royal Australian and New Zealand Collage of Psychiatrists' Congress at SkyCity Convention Centre in Auckland brings together mental health experts in a diverse range of areas; from children and adolescents to old age, mental health across the lifespan will be discussed.

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$10m glass processing plant opening in Chch

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 24 June, 2016 - 06:05

A new $10 million purpose-built glass processing plant being officially opened tomorrow is a strong vote of faith and confidence in the future of the city.

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Another Queenstown hotel sells

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 23 June, 2016 - 23:50

Queenstown’s Tanoa Aspen Hotel and associated property holdings have been sold as part of a wave of recent hotel sales related to New Zealand’s booming tourism sector.

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Police minister welcomes new constables

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 23 June, 2016 - 22:35

Police Minister Judith Collins today welcomed 53 new Police Officers in the Dr Helen Anderson QSO recruit Wing 297.

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True cost of public sector cuts shown in report - Greens

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 23 June, 2016 - 22:35

The Ombudsman’s report into Paula Rebstock’s inquiry shows that the Government spent taxpayer money on a politically motivated attacks to distract attention from drastic public sector cuts, the Green Party said today.

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Samoan Language Week focuses on cultural treasures

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 23 June, 2016 - 22:35

Samoan Language Week events are taking place across New Zealand beginning this Sunday with church services across the country says Race Relations Commissioner Susan Devoy.

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Latest Virtual Reality demonstration at Noel Leeming

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 23 June, 2016 - 22:35

Noel Leeming will be transporting New Zealanders to a new virtual world at their Queen Street store from today with the country’s first demonstrations of HTC Vive - the most advanced Virtual Reality yet.

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Police Association supports undercover technique

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 23 June, 2016 - 22:35

"The fact that the bodies of two homicide victims were recovered and their killer was convicted is vindication of the innovative and legal method used by police to obtain a confession from the offender," Police Association President Greg O’Connor said today.

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Govt to tackle high risk South Island roads

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 23 June, 2016 - 21:20

The Government will invest more than $21 million on improving the South Island’s most dangerous roads as part of its commitment to reducing New Zealand’s road roll, Transport Minister Simon Bridges announced today.

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Photography students shoot the Army

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 23 June, 2016 - 21:20

Credit - Tara Kairau

Credit - Tara Kairau

Credit - Tara Kairau

UCOL photography student Tara Kairau fired 600 shots of a different sort when she took part in an Army exercise in the Central North Island in May.

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Boxing: The 'Butcher' is back

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 23 June, 2016 - 21:20

Redemption comes in many forms and at times can be hard to define.

But for New Zealand light-heavyweight Robbie Berridge redemption could be defined in just two words - ‘Kerry Foley’.

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Community sector 'under huge strain after eight-year funding freeze'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 23 June, 2016 - 21:20

The Government needs to urgently increase funding for community sector groups which are struggling to cope with the growing number of people who need their help, the Green Party said today.

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Police attestation parade for Wing 297

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 23 June, 2016 - 21:20

Fifty three new constables from Wing 297 have completed their studies and will parade at the Royal New Zealand Police College (RNZPC) tomorrow, Thursday 23 June 2016.

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Coenie Oosthuizen to join Springboks in PE

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 23 June, 2016 - 21:20

Cell C Sharks prop Coenie Oosthuizen will join the Springboks on Wednesday in Port Elizabeth as an extra front row cover following the withdrawal of Trevor Nyakane, who is struggling with an ankle injury.

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Ice Age characters experience winter at Scott Base

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 23 June, 2016 - 21:20

Antarctica New Zealand and 20th Centry Fox NZ are collaborating to create a video series to help 5-12 year olds understand Antarctica and its relationship to climate change.

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Victim named in fatal crash SH23 at Whatawhata

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 23 June, 2016 - 12:35

The name of the person who died in a crash in Waikato has been named as 49-year-old Darren Merito of Raglan.

Police continue to investigate the cause of the incident on SH23 at Whatawhata.

Our thoughts are with the family of the deceased at this distressing time.

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ORC adopts 2016-17 Annual Plan

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 June, 2016 - 22:50

Otago regional councillors today adopted the council’s Annual Plan for 2016-17, concluding a consultative process in which the Otago community actively engaged.

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Successful NH90 trial onboard Canterbury

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 June, 2016 - 21:35

The Air Force's newest helicopter, the NH90, has successfully completed its first landing on the Navy's multi-role vessel, HMNZS CANTERBURY.

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Police looking for help to locate weapon from Cromwell stabbing

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 June, 2016 - 21:35

Police are looking for help from the public in locating the weapon used in a stabbing at a Cromwell address over the weekend.

It is believed a hunting style knife was used in the attack with a blade measuring 150mm long and 25mm wide.

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