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Closures on Auckland's SH16 this weekend

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 September, 2014 - 13:05

The NZ Transport Agency reminds drivers of significant closures on Auckland’s Northwestern motorway (State Highway 16) citybound this weekend, 27 to 29 September.

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Maori Party ECE policy welcomed - NZEI

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 September, 2014 - 11:50

NZEI Te Riu Roa welcomes the Maori Party’s policy to increase free hours for early childhood education from 20 to 30 hours a week, but warns that quality must not be sacrificed for quantity.

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Body found in Waihou River

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 September, 2014 - 08:19

At approximately 12.30pm today Waikato Police Search and Rescue teams located the body of a man where the Puriri Stream meets the Waihou River.

The man is yet to be formally identified.

There is no further information available at this time.

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Social Workers Day a time to celebrate - PSA

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 September, 2014 - 07:05

The Public Service Association (PSA) is celebrating Social Workers Day today, and congratulates the Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) on 50 years of being the voice of the profession.

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REANNZ deploys 100Gbps research network across the Pacific

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 September, 2014 - 05:50

Distance is being eliminated with a demonstration of the world’s longest distance 100Gbps research network connection, showcasing New Zealand’s future capacity on the Southern Cross cable, at the REANNZ-hosted GLIF 2014 conference in Queenstown.

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Maori Ward coming to New Plymouth District

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 September, 2014 - 05:50

The establishment of a Maori Ward has been approved by New Plymouth District Council tonight (Tuesday).

Mayor Andrew Judd says the Maori Ward will enable a greater partnership between Maori and the Council at the highest level of governance in New Plymouth District.

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Were Fonterra and the Govt in collusion? - NZ First

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 September, 2014 - 05:50

Just four days after the General Election the true state of the dairy industry is revealed - returns for milk that the New Zealand economy is reliant on have slumped.

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Applications closing for Horizons community grants

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 September, 2014 - 05:50

Don’t miss out on this round of Horizons Regional Council’s community grants programme and get your application in by 5pm Friday 3 October.

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Some students 'sexist and racist' at Roundie 500 - UC

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 September, 2014 - 05:50

Statement from the University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury strongly disapproves of the actions of a number of individuals involved in the recent ENSOC Roundie 500 event.

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Singapore Airlines and Air NZ alliance to launch 6 Jan

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 September, 2014 - 05:50

Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand have confirmed 6 January 2015 as the launch date for their alliance, with codeshare flights going on sale on both airlines’ services between Singapore and New Zealand on 25 September.

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Fashion icons look for specs appeal

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 24 September, 2014 - 20:05

If you wear your glasses with style, pride and confidence you could find yourself rubbing shoulders with New Zealand's fashion elite and living the high life!

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Ice Age mini golf hits Hamilton

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 24 September, 2014 - 16:20

A new concept in family entertainment launches in Hamilton today showcasing revolutionary technology not seen anywhere else in the mini golf space within Australasia.

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Low-cost home modifications prevent falls - study

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 24 September, 2014 - 13:50

Falls in the home could be reduced by a quarter according to the results of a new study just published online in top international medical journal The Lancet.

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Steer clear of new vehicles with poor safety ratings - AA

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 24 September, 2014 - 10:05

Consumers need to be aware that they could be missing out on life saving technology if they opt for the cheapest, brand-new vehicles in some classes.

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Chris Ford: Lessons for the Left in election result

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 24 September, 2014 - 07:35

I'm back again blogging after what has been a long election campaign. I chose to stop blogging as I had campaign related duties to fulfil for the Green Party. I can say, having been a list candidate for the party in last weekend's poll, there is much to digest.

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Le Race to start again in Cathedral Square

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 24 September, 2014 - 07:35

The iconic 100 kilometre Christchurch to Akaroa Coffee Culture Le Race will provide another boost to Christchurch’s rebuild in the central city, when it will start again in Cathedral Square on 21 March next year for the first time since the regions devastating earthquakes.

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International schools rugby clash at Porirua Park

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 24 September, 2014 - 06:20

Top schoolboy rugby talent will be on display at Porirua Park next week for a clash between school teams representing New Zealand, Australian and Fiji. Porirua City Council is partnering with College Sport Wellington to bring the action to Porirua Park.

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Cycling: Oram grabs top 10 finish in U23 time trial

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 24 September, 2014 - 06:20

US-based professional James Oram has claimed a top-10 finish in the under-23 men’s time trial at the UCI Road Cycling World Championships in Spain today.

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Travellers warned for Bee Aware Month

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 24 September, 2014 - 06:20

September is Bee Aware Month and the National Beekeepers Association is reminding all travellers that it is illegal to bring honey or honey and bee-related products into New Zealand.

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Wildlife Farewells Handsome Hairy Boys

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 24 September, 2014 - 06:20

This week, Orana Wildlife Park staff and volunteers will farewell Malik and Zulu, two six year old male lions affectionately nick-named the 'hairy boys'.

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