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Another kick in teeth for kiwi home buyers - NZ First

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 27 July, 2016 - 11:05

Real estate company Ray White’s decision to market homes to 260 million Chinese is another kick in the teeth to New Zealanders trying to buy their first homes, says New Zealand First.

Categories: New Zealand News

Hamilton project scoops national Excellence award

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 27 July, 2016 - 11:05

A project which has led a transformation in Hamilton’s central city has been honoured as a category winner at the Local Government New Zealand Excellence Awards in Dunedin last night.

Categories: New Zealand News

Storm damage highlights need for Govt action on rising seas - Green Party

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 27 July, 2016 - 09:50

Massive coastal inundation in Kapiti and Waitara this weekend is yet another reminder to the Government that it has a responsibility to address the problem of rising sea levels caused by climate change, the Green Party said today.

Categories: New Zealand News

Skills training to keep mothers and babies safe

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 27 July, 2016 - 09:50

Thirty-five doctors and midwives from eleven Pacific Island countries are arriving in Auckland this weekend for five days to undergo training in how to train other health workers in their countries to keep mothers and babies safe in pregnancy and childbirth.

Categories: New Zealand News

Business student first ever trampolinist to represent NZ at Olympic Games

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 27 July, 2016 - 09:50

While other kids were shivering on netball courts and rugby fields, Dylan Schmidt and his brother and sister were perfecting their tuck jumps and straddles on a trampoline.

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Minister can take big step to save babies' lives - Green Party

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 27 July, 2016 - 09:50

Minister of Health Jonathan Coleman needs to save babies’ lives by directly funding pepi-pods for at-risk families across the country, the Green Party said today.

Categories: New Zealand News

Designing a future-focused resource management system

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 27 July, 2016 - 09:50

A proposed resource management system with an emphasis on early decision-making and placing greater value on natural eco-systems was launched at the Local Government New Zealand 2016 Conference today.

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Auckland pest management project wins EXCELLENCE Award

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 27 July, 2016 - 09:50

Local Government New Zealand is delighted to announce Auckland Council’s Hunua Ranges Pest Management Programme as the winner of a local government EXCELLENCE Award for environmental impact.

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All go for NZ shearer Smith's record in the UK

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 27 July, 2016 - 09:50

New Zealand shearer Matt Smith will today step-out where no one else has before him to tackle the supreme sheep shearing record of 721 strongwool ewes in nine hours - in England.

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Oil and gas a potential game changer for NZ - PEPANZ

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 27 July, 2016 - 09:50

Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) Chief Executive Cameron Madgwick told Dunedin business representatives today that a significant oil or gas discovery could be a game changer for the New Zealand economy.

Categories: New Zealand News

Predator-free NZ could be Pandora's box

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 27 July, 2016 - 09:50

New Zealand First says the government’s plan for a 100% predator-free New Zealand by 2050 may be commendably motivated, but has the potential to derail into the worst unintentional ecological blunder of modern times.

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Golf: Royal Troon – A Tale of Two Nines

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 July, 2016 - 14:05

“Like two different golf courses,” is how two-time major winner Martin Kaymer describes playing Royal Troon.

The short and long of it

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BizTech Enterprise Solutions wins digital marketing partner award

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 July, 2016 - 12:50

Adobe today presented BizTech Enterprise Solutions with the 2016 ANZ Adobe Digital Marketing Partner of the Year Award, recognizing the company as the top performing digital marketing partner for Australia and New Zealand. Adobe also recognized Deloitte Digital as runner-up for the award.

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History, a capella chorus, and new talk show for Anika Moa

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 July, 2016 - 11:35

There’s more diversity than you can shake a stick at, in the latest television funding decisions from NZ On Air.

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Unfunded CYF a ticking time bomb - Ardern

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 July, 2016 - 11:35

The Ministry of Social Development is sitting on a ticking time bomb with Child, Youth and Family out of pocket by $56 million despite increased demand for its services, Labour’s Children’s spokesperson Jacinda Ardern says.

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Avalanche near miss prompts fresh warnings

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 July, 2016 - 11:35

Recent events in the Remarkables Range have highlighted the risks of winter backcountry use. The Mountain Safety Council is keen to remind those going into unpatrolled terrain to check the conditions carefully.

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Electricity Industry requires gameplan as Solar PV drives change

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 July, 2016 - 10:19

The results of the annual survey of electricity industry participants shows that the industry requires leadership on how to integrate new technologies such as solar, battery storage and electric vehicles.

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A Generation Of Kids Will Be Lost - New Zealand Must Do More

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 July, 2016 - 10:19

16,000 children are dying from hunger every day because food aid is now at its lowest level in twenty years, but the National government remains determined not to use our aid for 'poverty reduction," says Progressive leader and MP Jim Anderton.

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Madeline Stewart one of the top qualifiers at Kart champs meeting

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 July, 2016 - 10:19

One of the country's top female karters, Madeline Stewart from Wellington, has qualified quickest in the Rotax Max Junior class at the Giltrap Group 2016 KartSport New Zealand National Sprint Championship meeting in Hamilton today.

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Truck rolls and collides with car

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 July, 2016 - 10:19

Police and other emergency services are at the scene of a crash on Kahikatea Flat Rd, Kaukapakapa. The crash was reported at 7.15 pm tonight after a light truck rolled onto its side and then had a head-on collision with a car.

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