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SH1 Huntly expected to be closed for around two hours after serious crash

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 September, 2016 - 05:20

The NZ Transport Agency says State Highway 1 at Huntly is expected to be closed until at least 6.30pm after a serious crash.

The road is closed in both directions and emergency services are on site.

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Upper Hutt’s annual cycle festival about to kick off

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 September, 2016 - 05:20

The programme for Breakaway Festival of Cycling has been announced, offering something for everyone in Upper Hutt during the month of October.

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$3.1m funding for climate change projects

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 September, 2016 - 05:20

Primary Industries Ministers Nathan Guy and Jo Goodhew have welcomed $3.1 million in new funding for 13 climate change research projects in the agriculture and forestry sectors.

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Appeals closed on Unitary Plan

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 September, 2016 - 05:20

Appeals on the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan closed on Friday with approximately 100 appeals lodged with the Environment Court and the High Court.

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'Comprehensive, national, rights-based strategy for all children needed'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 September, 2016 - 05:20

The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child has followed through on recommendations made by non-profit Action for Children and Youth Aotearoa (ACYA), telling the New Zealand Government that it needs to develop "one comprehensive, national strategy in light of the provisions of the Con

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More oil drilling in Maui’s dolphin sanctuary - Green Party

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 September, 2016 - 05:20

The Government’s new Block Offer will open up another half a million square kilometres of our oceans to mining and oil drilling, including part of the critically endangered Maui’s dolphin marine sanctuary, the Green Party said today.

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Law Society seeks practical AML/CFT regime

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 September, 2016 - 05:20

The legal profession has a responsibility to co-operate in the global response to money laundering and terrorist financing and inclusion of lawyers in Phase Two of the AML/CFT legislation must be through a practical monitoring and reporting regime based on proven risks in the New Zealand context,

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Kiwi Rail leases giant shed to demolition company

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 September, 2016 - 10:35

Kiwi Rail has leased its mammoth B Shed in Cass Street, Christchurch, to a demolition company in a five-year deal.

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Wellington Airport reaches 5M domestic passengers

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 September, 2016 - 10:35

Strong market passenger growth of 5.2% over the period August 2015 to August 2016 saw Wellington become just the second New Zealand airport behind Auckland to reach the 5m mark.

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'Silver economy' in the regions should be captured - Spoonley

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 September, 2016 - 08:05

Regional New Zealand has a rapidly aging demographic profile, and while that can cause a strain on social services, it also presents an economic opportunity, according to demographer, Professor Paul Spoonley.

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EPIC co-working space opens in Westport

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 September, 2016 - 07:04

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce and Communications Minister Amy Adams have today officially opened a technology hub to support new and emerging businesses in Westport.

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DVD Review – Nitro Circus Live

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 September, 2016 - 07:04

I’m a massive fan of the ‘Jackass’ series, and when that show only started putting out movies every few years, I had to find something to fill my love of crazy awesome adventures.

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Obese children at risk of serious illness - study

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 September, 2016 - 05:50

A unique New Zealand study has found that obese children are showing signs from a young age that they are at risk of developing serious weight-related problems, such as Type 2 diabetes, heart, and liver disease.

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We can’t fix this on our own - Minister Adams on Family Violence

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 September, 2016 - 05:50

‘We cannot fix this on our own. We can’t be in every living room. We don’t want to be in every living room. It takes all of society to have an absolutely zero-tolerance approach to family violence.

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UN finds national approach to children lacking

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 September, 2016 - 05:50

The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child in Geneva has asked tough questions of the New Zealand Government and found the answers lacking, the Green Party said today.

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Movie Review – Safe House

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 September, 2016 - 05:50

I’ve gotta say I love me a bit of Denzel Washington, but I’m also very aware that it depends which one shows up for filming. Sometimes the directors give him too much freedom, and he can often go over the top.

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DVD Review – Kevin Smith, Too Fat For 40

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 September, 2016 - 05:50

I love Kevin Smith films, but what I may love even more than his films, are his Q & A specials he puts out every couple years!

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Movie Review – A Dangerous Method

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 September, 2016 - 05:50

David Cronenberg is one of those few directors that you can just say his name and it makes people instantly have their minds skewed about what his next film will be like. Not about, but like.

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Ruapehu District Plan to be fully operational from 24 Dec

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 September, 2016 - 05:50

The day before Christmas will see all sections of Ruapehu’s District Plan fully operational following council’s adoption of the final sections at its meeting last week (25 Nov 14).

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Mayoral candidates 'fail housing scorecard test'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 19 September, 2016 - 09:50

Auckland’s Housing Call to Action group has chosen to highlight the issues affecting housing that can be influenced by Auckland Council during Spotlight on Housing week from 19 - 24 September 2016.

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