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Ship and cargo causing 'a helluva stink' for farmers

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 12 February, 2018 - 17:35

Federated Farmers is calling on the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) to hold firm on a shipment which has been previously turned away from the Ports of Auckland.

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Breathe building competition failure examined

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 12 February, 2018 - 17:35

Just why the Breathe project never become a reality in the Christchurch inner-city is examined in a new paper by Lincoln University’s Dr Lin Roberts.

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Human Rights Commission risks 'no confidence vote'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 12 February, 2018 - 16:20

Businesses and the public will lack confidence in the Human Rights Commission unless it demonstrates it has policies and procedures in place to adequately deal with harassment within its own organisation, says Diversity Works New Zealand Chief Executive Bev Cassidy-Mackenzie.

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ANZ changes wardrobe policy to support diverse gender identities

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 12 February, 2018 - 16:20

ANZ has changed its Corporate Wardrobe Policy so uniformed staff can wear corporate clothes that best fits their gender identity.

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ISPS Handa Premiership - Favourites lead the way

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 12 February, 2018 - 16:20

The four semi-finalists for the ISPS Handa Premiership in the 2017-18 season are all but confirmed after an entertaining round was completed around New Zealand in wet conditions.

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Business as usual for the defending champion

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 12 February, 2018 - 16:20

By Andy McGechan, www.BikesportNZ.com

It could be regarded as "business as usual" after defending national champion Brad Groombridge convincingly won the opening round of the 2018 New Zealand Cross-country Championships near Huntly on Saturday.

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Champion pair marching towards the Golden Shears

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 12 February, 2018 - 16:20

Reigning Golden Shears champions Rowland Smith and Joel Henare loom as possibly the hottest favourites to win again this year after dominating the major events at the 58th Otago Shearing and woolhandling championships.

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Breakers miss chance at top two with loss to Melbourne

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 12 February, 2018 - 16:20

The SKYCITY Breakers went back to back in defeats at the hands of Melbourne United, beaten 100-82 at Spark Arena today in their second last regular season home game ahead of the playoffs.

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A cooler drier start to the week gives way to rain

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 12 February, 2018 - 16:20

With the country under a humid blanket of cloud and rain it’s hard to believe the week started off relatively cool when a series of weak cold fronts moved north over the South Island and lower North Island during Monday and Tuesday.

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Groping is not Kiwi for "You look nice."

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 12 February, 2018 - 16:20

Two weeks ago today, I was groped.

This is not a particularly earth-shattering revelation. One in five New Zealand women experience sexual assault as an adult; one in three girls will be subjected to an unwanted sexual experience by the age of sixteen.

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Gender questions a priority for stats minister

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 12 February, 2018 - 13:50

The Minister of Statistics has written to the Chief Statistician making clear his expectation that work to include census questions on, not just biological sex, but also sexual identity and sexual orientation will be a priority for the next national census in 2023.

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Labour's health promises have no sign of delivery - Coleman

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 12 February, 2018 - 10:05

Despite all the rhetoric, there’s no indication that the Government is planning to make any changes to the health system, National Party Health Spokesperson Dr Jonathan Coleman says.

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Carlos Garcia Knight fifth in Men's Slopestyle

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 12 February, 2018 - 10:05

New Zealand snowboarder Carlos Garcia Knight has finished fifth in the men’s Slopestyle at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

Garcia Knight is the first New Zealand snowboarder to qualify for an Olympic final and says he has mixed emotions about the result.

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Decade of data addiction to be written out of Act - NZPF

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 12 February, 2018 - 08:50

''The Minister's launch of the Education Amendment Bill will formally herald the end of a decade of addiction to national standards data," said Whetu Cormick, President of the New Zealand Principals' Federation (NZPF).

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Police name Marsden Point crash victim

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 12 February, 2018 - 02:35

Police can now name the two people who were killed in a crash at Marsden Point, Northland on Friday 9 February.

They were Porsche Nepia (31) and Tyrhys Hita (11), both from Ruakaka.

Police extend our sympathies to the whānau of Porsche and Tyrhys.

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Wellington Blaze claims NZC Women's Twenty20 title

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 12 February, 2018 - 01:20

Wellington Blaze has claimed the NZC Women's Twenty20 crown for the third time in the space of six seasons after rain prevented play on the final day of the women's national domestic season in Lincoln, Canterbury, this morning.

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Charter schools score exit stamp

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 11 February, 2018 - 22:50

''The scrapping of legislation that enabled the establishment of charter schools in New Zealand is welcomed by principals, " said Whetu Cormick, President of the New Zealand Principals' Federation (NZPF).

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Police name release Otira Highway crash victim

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

Police can now release the name of the person who died on Thursday 10 February following a crash on the Otira Highway, Westland.

She was 56-year-old Jenny Lau of Christchurch.

The investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash is ongoing.

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Severe Cyclone Gita to track over southern Tonga

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 11 February, 2018 - 19:05

Severe Tropical Cyclone Gita is a Category 3 storm as it starts to curve towards southern Tonga today and Monday. The powerful storm is likely to become a Category 4 cyclone as it turns and tracks westwards over the next 24 to 48 hours.

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Auckland joy at NZRL Awards

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 11 February, 2018 - 19:05

Auckland players claimed the major prizes at the annual New Zealand Rugby League Awards held on Saturday, February 10.

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