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NZ Rugby mourns passing of Kevin Skinner

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 23 July, 2014 - 00:50

New Zealand Rugby is mourning the death of former All Blacks Captain Kevin Skinner, who passed away early this morning in Auckland, aged 86.

"It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of Kevin Skinner," said New Zealand Rugby Chairman Brent Impey.

Categories: New Zealand News

Massey research on effect of near-death experiences

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 23 July, 2014 - 00:50

How does a close brush with death lead to a better life? It is known that nudging extinction can bring about dramatic life changes, and a Massey psychology student is researching the near-death experience phenomenon.

Categories: New Zealand News

Wynyard Group expands with crime analytics operations centre

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 23 July, 2014 - 00:50

Wynyard Group, a market leader in advanced crime analytics software and services, announces the opening of its Asia Pacific Operation Centre in Sydney.

Categories: New Zealand News

Heavy snow for parts of both islands

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 July, 2014 - 22:20

Snow is expected to 300 metres over eastern parts of the South Island, including the lower and central North Island tonight and Tuesday morning.

Categories: New Zealand News

Young NZers call for parties to act on children's rights - UNICEF

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 July, 2014 - 06:05

Fifty young people (aged 15-18 years) who attended the UNICEF NZ Youth Congress in Christchurch at the weekend, have called on political parties to address six priority issues including youth unemployment, poverty and mental health.

Categories: New Zealand News

Sound risk management key to innovation - Bascand

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 July, 2014 - 06:05

Smart risk management provides an environment for considered risk taking and innovation, the Reserve Bank’s Deputy Governor Geoff Bascand said in a speech today.

Categories: New Zealand News

Waikato DHB's new CEO part of the family

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 July, 2014 - 03:35

Nigel Murray is now a member of a very "special family" of dedicated health professionals at Waikato District Health Board (DHB), board chair Bob Simcock told more than 100 guests at a welcoming powhiri at Te Wananga o Aotearoa Mangakotukutuku Campus in Glenview, Hamilton for the DHB’s new chie

Categories: New Zealand News

Concussion 'can have effect on spines of young athletes'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 July, 2014 - 03:35

The New Zealand public is largely unaware that concussion injuries can also affect the spine and this is especially of concern in young athletes, according to the New Zealand Chiropractors’ Association.

Categories: New Zealand News

Ultrafast Fibre CEO to leave

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 July, 2014 - 02:20

After 3 years at the helm Ultrafast Fibre CEO Maxine Elliott announced today that she is moving on.

Ultrafast Fibre chairman Rodger Fisher today said "Maxine has decided this is an opportune time for her to take up a new challenge."

Categories: New Zealand News

Waikato winter lecture series to look to the future

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 July, 2014 - 02:20

In just over two weeks’ time, the University of Waikato’s Winter Lecture Series will look at some of the big questions likely to concern us in the years to come. How will we be doing business in the future? What will Hamilton look like in 20 years’ time?

Categories: New Zealand News

A bitterly cold week with some snow - MetService

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 July, 2014 - 02:20

An Antarctic southerly flow of air spills over New Zealand, and is expected to remain firmly in place through the rest of the week. The nature of this air moving across Aotearoa means there will be some frigid days and very chilly nights.

Categories: New Zealand News

Power restored to all but 73 customers in Auckland

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 July, 2014 - 01:05

Vector crews have managed to get all but 73 customers restored post Tuesday night's storm. There are a couple of smaller outages in the Auckland area that have happened overnight due to continuing high winds.

Categories: New Zealand News

Growing Hawke's Bay: Beyond agriculture

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 July, 2014 - 23:50

Hawke’s Bay residents may not be ones to toot their own horn - but this is getting ridiculous.

Job growth is stagnant and household income is below average.

Categories: New Zealand News

Downing of MH17 shows Ukraine crisis a global issue - expert

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 July, 2014 - 23:50

The downing of Malaysian airlines’ flight MH17 clearly shows the Ukraine crisis is not a local or regional affair, it is a global issue and the world community needs to help the Ukraine, University of Canterbury Ukrainian expert Associate Professor Natalia Chaban says.

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Junior rowers ready to line up for racing

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 July, 2014 - 23:50

The New Zealand junior rowers have just completed their eight week training block at Lake Karapiro, and the 21-strong squad is departing New Zealand for the Junior World Rowing Championships next Monday. The junior team will compete from 6 - 10 August at Hamburg, Germany.

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Economic growth and jobs 'key priorities for local govt'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 July, 2014 - 23:50

A report, based on the findings of a recent survey, identifies what Mayors and Chairs of local authorities think are the major issues facing their communities and organisations.

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Local Govt New Zealand welcomes new Vice President

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 July, 2014 - 23:50

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) members have today voted Mayor Brendan Duffy as the new Vice President of LGNZ at its 2014 Annual General Meeting held at Nelson.

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Shotover Jet says ‘welcome’ to visitors for Chinese New Year

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 July, 2014 - 23:50

Queenstown’s tourism leader Shotover Jet is going the extra mile to say ‘huān yíng’ (welcome) to Chinese visitors in the resort town celebrating the Year of the Snake.

Categories: New Zealand News

Having it out with Gout

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 July, 2014 - 23:50

For gout sufferers, the inflammatory affliction can cause feelings of embarrassment, denial, guilt and a lot of pain.

Categories: New Zealand News

Will a South Island company win the NZ Food Awards?

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 July, 2014 - 23:50

Will a South Island company finally take home the Supreme Award at this year’s NZ Food Awards?

Categories: New Zealand News