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Extra Jetstar destination welcomed, says Chamber

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 18 December, 2014 - 19:35

Wellingtons new air connection with Melbourne will provide a further welcome boost to the regions economy, says Wellington Employers Chamber of Commerce President John Milford.

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Heavy rain for the northeast of the North Island

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 18 December, 2014 - 19:35

A moist northeasterly flow over the North Island today is bringing a period of heavy rain to the northeast of the North Island.

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City acknowledges former Councillor, Leonie Gill

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 18 December, 2014 - 19:35

Today’s decision by Wellington City Council to name a local pathway in Kilbirnie after the late Leonie Gill, the long serving Labour Wellington City Councillor for the eastern suburbs, gets the thumbs up from Labour’s Rongotai MP, Annette King, and Wellington City Councillor, Paul Eagle.

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Farm safety isn't helped by punitive fines - Fed Farmers

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 18 December, 2014 - 19:35

Federated Farmers Health and Safety spokesperson, Katie Milne says she is concerned about the impact of the $40,000 fine for a Marlborough farm couple, who weren’t wearing helmets and carrying children as passengers.

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Joyce on dairy: Don’t have a cow, man - Clark

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 18 December, 2014 - 19:35

Another plunge in the price of milk powder overnight will be part of a $6 billion blow to the economy - showing the risk of putting all New Zealand's eggs in the dairy basket, Labour's Economic Development Spokesperson, David Clark.

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Future vision for the Rangitāiki River

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 18 December, 2014 - 08:20

Today the Rangitāiki River Forum approved "Te Ara Whanui ō Rangitāiki - Pathways of the Rangitāiki", the document that sets out the communities’ vision, desired outcomes and objectives for the Rangitāiki catchment.

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Bursary offered for Bluff students

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 December, 2014 - 21:05

The Bluff Community Board is reminding residents that applications for the Community Board Bursary are due in January.

Community Board Chair Ray Fife said the $2000 bursary per annum for three years was offered for full time students studying in New Zealand.

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Sesame Street and World Vision partner

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 December, 2014 - 21:05

Elmo and new Sesame Muppet Raya will teach children about Clean Water, Sanitation and Hygiene across World Vision's global programmes in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

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NZ Blood Service urged to change criteria even further

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 December, 2014 - 21:05

This week the New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) announced the implementation of the agreed changes to blood donor deferral. For men who have sex with men (MSM) this primarily involves a reduction of the deferral period from five years to one year.

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Northland Health Consumer Council boosts partnership

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 December, 2014 - 19:50

Communication between Northland DHB and the public is about to run smoother courtesy of the region’s first Northland Health Consumer Council.

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Act Congratulates Hon Hugh Templeton On Order Of Australia

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 December, 2014 - 19:50

ACT New Zealand Foreign Affairs Spokesman Heather Roy today congratulated Hon Hugh Templeton QSO on being presented with the Order of Australia by the Prime Minister of Australia The Hon Julia Gillard at the Australian High Commission.

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Jetstar adds Melbourne to its Wellington network

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 December, 2014 - 19:50

Jetstar will more than double its international Wellington services when it begins new flights to the capital from Melbourne in March 2015.

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Jetstar announce Wellington to Melbourne route

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 December, 2014 - 19:50

Jetstar has launched a new direct service from Wellington to Melbourne commencing in March 2015.

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Sight loss studied at school

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 December, 2014 - 19:50

Monique Pursglove and Kate Thompson are delighted that their fellow students at Aotea College in Porirua will be learning about blindness in the lead up to Blind Week (October 29 - November 4).

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Unauthorised electrical workers fined for unsafe work

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 December, 2014 - 19:50

The Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB) has successfully taken action against another eight individuals or companies for undertaking unauthorised electrical work in contravention of the Electricity Act 1992.

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Fiber Fresh Feeds celebrating 30 years

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 December, 2014 - 19:50

New Zealand’s largest animal feed exporter and world-leading fibre nutrition company, Fiber Fresh Feeds, is celebrating 30 years in business by giving away nearly ten tonne of feed to horse riders at one of the country’s biggest equine events.

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Green MP to launch a 'Fair Go for Solar' petition

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 December, 2014 - 18:35

Green Party MP Gareth Hughes will be launching a petition calling on the Government to empower the Electricity Authority to act as an independent umpire to set fair, reasonable buy-back rates for solar power generation.

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US baseball manager to visit NZ to assist in programme growth

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 December, 2014 - 18:35

Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke is excited at the prospect of visiting New Zealand in January, adding to the growing list of the game’s superstars to visit the country’s shores.

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Bush calls for bird-counting students

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 December, 2014 - 18:35

Two NorthTec science students will be spending January in the bush, working on a project which could have national significance.

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Dental plaque reveals key plant in prehistoric Easter Island diet

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 December, 2014 - 18:35

A University of Otago PhD student analysing dental calculus (hardened plaque) from ancient teeth is helping resolve the question of what plant foods Easter Islanders relied on before European contact.

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