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Queen legend supports NZ ban on cosmetics animal testing

7 September, 2014 - 08:50

Rock guitar legend and founder of the Save Me Trust, Brian May, took time out from his Queen tour in Auckland, to urge New Zealand to help end the suffering of animals used to test cosmetics such as shampoo and mascara.

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Take a hike and explore Queenstown this summer

7 September, 2014 - 07:35

With its world renowned multi-day hiking tracks and walking trails now open for summer, Queenstown is buzzing with visitors keen to explore the magnificent scenery.

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SH2 closed west of Opotiki, light traffic detour

7 September, 2014 - 05:05

The NZ Transport Agency wishes to advise that there is a detour in place on State Highway 2 between Waiotahi and Opotiki, in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. This is due to a truck crash earlier this morning.

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Auckland restaurant lets diners use social media to pay for dessert

7 September, 2014 - 05:05

Instagram is currently the fastest growing social network with over 150 million active users. Instagrams of food are the second most popular posts, and dessert takes out the number one type of food post.

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Dyson launches intelligent robot vacuum

7 September, 2014 - 05:05

After 16 years of intensive research and development, James Dyson unveiled Dyson’s cyclonic robot vacuum cleaner in Tokyo today.

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Stephen Town appointed CEO of Auckland Council

7 September, 2014 - 05:05

Auckland Mayor Len Brown today announced the appointment of Stephen Town as Chief Executive of Auckland Council.

Stephen Town will take up the role on 15 January 2014, following the departure of outgoing Chief Executive Doug McKay on 31 December 2013.

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King Tuheitia recuperating at home

7 September, 2014 - 05:05

King Tuheitia was discharged from Waikato Hospital yesterday (Sunday 31 August) and is now resting at home, Tukoroirangi Morgan said today.

"He is under strict instructions from his doctors to rest and get well."

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PM opens new Auckland cycleway

7 September, 2014 - 05:05

The latest section of Auckland’s expanding cycling and walking network - the Upper Queen Street Grafton Gully and Beach Road link - was officially opened today by the Prime Minister John Key.

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Labour recommits to Pike River families

7 September, 2014 - 03:50

An incoming Labour-led government will do everything possible to recover the bodies of the Pike River Miners and return them to their families, says Labour Leader David Cunliffe.

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All Blacks team named for Argentina Test

7 September, 2014 - 03:50

The All Blacks team to play Argentina in the Investec Rugby Championship match in Napier this weekend has been named.

The All Blacks will play Argentina for the first time this year at McLean Park on Saturday 6 September (kick-off: 7.35PM NZT live on SKY TV).

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Golf: Ryder Cup - A Rare Act of Sportsmanship

7 September, 2014 - 03:50

"All tied up after three days and 31 matches, the 1969 Ryder Cup came down to the last two men in the last match putting out on the last green. The matter would be decided by Jacklin and Nicklaus.

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Top 10 for Cooper at Mountain Bike World Champs

7 September, 2014 - 03:50

Commonwealth Games champion Anton Cooper finished sixth in the Under-23 cross country at the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Norway today.

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NZ Transport Agency works at Hill Street to begin later

7 September, 2014 - 03:50

The NZ Transport Agency confirms that work on the next stage of upgrades to State Highway 1 in Warkworth - construction of new intersections at Hill Street and Hudson Road - will be delayed at least 12 months.

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Vodafone expands 'Daily Roaming' option to more countries

7 September, 2014 - 03:50

Vodafone is expanding its horizons so Kiwis can enjoy worry-free roaming in even more places. From 18 September Fiji, Vanuatu, Samoa, Tonga, Papua New Guinea and Nauru will be included in Vodafone’s Daily Roaming service, boosting the eligible destinations to 23 countries.

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NSW Swifts set to sizzle on Sundays

6 September, 2014 - 21:35

The NSW Swifts will open their 2015 ANZ Championship campaign with back-to-back trips to regional New Zealand, firstly to Invercargill on Sunday 1 March to take on the Southern Steel, and then to Tauranga in Round 2 to face the side that defeated them in last season’s Minor Semi-Final, the Waik

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Big turn-out to Alliancing workshop

6 September, 2014 - 20:20

More than 80 representatives from rural general practices New Zealand-wide, DHBs, PHOs and other allied rural sector organisations attended a workshop in Wellington on September 4 to hear about and discuss the new Alliancing era and its impact on rural communities.

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Follow Salisbury's lead says NZ First

6 September, 2014 - 17:50

New Zealand First says Salisbury School and its supporters are an inspiration to all Kiwis fighting for decent treatment for young people less fortunate than themselves.

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Hot Topics

6 September, 2014 - 07:50

Voxy's Hot Topic index is regularly updated to provide an easy way to follow the events and issues important to New Zealanders.

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Armed robbery in Merrivale

6 September, 2014 - 05:35

Shortly before 11.30am this morning a lone man entered a TAB store in Merrivale armed with a firearm.

The man and an accomplice parked a late 80’s red Ford Falcon flatbed ute outside the TAB on Saint Albans Street and put on a balaclava before entering the building.

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Sarah Adams wins $2k Carlton Gore Road shopping spree

6 September, 2014 - 05:35

When entering the Carlton Gore Road Shopping Spree competition online, Sarah Adams did not expect that with only a few easy clicks she would then be announced as the lucky winner of $2000 to spend in the Carlton Gore Road area.

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