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Council acknowledges passing of former Libraries Director

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 July, 2017 - 07:50

Former Hamilton City Libraries Director Su Scott has passed away.

Su was 59, and passed away at her Hamilton home following an illness.

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Massey student's bravery awarded

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 July, 2017 - 07:50

A Massey University PhD candidate has been recognised for saving a woman from a blazing house during a ceremony at Government House last month.

Chris Muller was presented with a Royal Humane Society of New Zealand silver medal for bravery for his heroic actions in September 2014.

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Subsidised broadband Spark Jump bridges digital divide in Waitaki

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 July, 2017 - 07:50

Today Spark and 20/20 Trust has announced that subsidised broadband is now available in Waitaki through Oamaru Library so more students can keep up with the digital skills necessary for today.

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NZTech expansion another sign of rampant tech sector growth

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 July, 2017 - 07:50

The substantial growth of the country’s umbrella tech organisation NZTech is indicative of the rapid expansion of the nation’s fastest growing industry, says its chief executive Graeme Muller.

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Bariatric Surgery Registry launches in NZ

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 July, 2017 - 07:50

New Zealand’s first Bariatric Surgery Registry launches nation-wide this week, an initiative that will allow surgeons to accurately compare outcomes for patients who have undergone an operation for obesity across public and private hospitals in New Zealand and Australia.

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94% of internet users say they recognise phishing emails

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 July, 2017 - 07:50

94% of NordVPN’s National Privacy Test respondents said they would ignore an email request from a bank asking for personal information. Yet the statistics show that up to 45% of Internet users keep clicking on dangerous links or providing personal information where they shouldn’t.

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PGC Board considers impact of Wilaci fee decision

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 July, 2017 - 05:20

Pyne Gould Corporation ("PGC") said today that while it is yet to be determined whether any payment will be required, it will recognise a potential contingent liability in its full year accounts for 2016-17 as a result of the Wilaci appeal judgement.

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Gold for Queenstown company in House of the Year Awards

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 July, 2017 - 04:05

An "outstanding" result at this week’s Southern Region Registered Master Builders Awards has capped off years of success for one Queenstown company.

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TEDxRuakura has a Waikato flavour

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 July, 2017 - 23:05

The third TEDxRuakura event is set to take place in Hamilton on Saturday 20 August 2017 and the University of Waikato has once again confirmed support as the major sponsor.

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Bulletin article reviews IMF's Financial Sector Assessment Programme

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 July, 2017 - 21:50

The Reserve Bank has released a Bulletin article reviewing the outcomes of the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) latest Financial Sector Assessment Programme (FSAP) for New Zealand.

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$7000 fine imposed after three-year immigration advice case

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 July, 2017 - 20:35

An Auckland woman must pay a fine of $7,000 after an Immigration Advisers Authority (IAA) investigation into her history of providing immigration advice through a radio broadcast programme without a licence.

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Snafu at Princess Margaret - Clark

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 July, 2017 - 19:20

Jonathan Coleman has to stop the stalling over a new building for mental health services in Christchurch to replace the quake damaged Princess Margaret Hospital, says Labour’s Health spokesperson David Clark.

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All Whites tickets go on sale for Solomon Islands

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 July, 2017 - 15:35

New Zealand Football is encouraging All Whites fans to get behind the team on their Road to Russia.

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Movie Review – Life Of Pi

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 July, 2017 - 15:35

What can I say, Ang Lee, or Al to his peps back in the hood, sure knows how to make a film look beautiful, and I wouldn't be surprised to see 'Life Of Pi' walk away with best Cinematography at the Oscars next year.

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Powerball and Strike roll over

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 July, 2017 - 14:20

Powerball and Strike have both rolled over tonight, meaning there is a combined prize pool of $8.4 million up for grabs on Saturday night.

Powerball was not struck this evening and has rolled over to Saturday night, where the jackpot will be $7 million.

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Edifier Exclaim Connect taking PC speakers to the next level

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 July, 2017 - 13:05

A great set of PC speakers could be the difference between creative work flow and uninspired ramblings. They could be the difference between an epic gaming session and an epic fail. They could even be the difference between feeling the music and feeling...meh. Introducing the Exclaim Connect!

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Auckland to transform bars into lecture theatres

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 July, 2017 - 13:05

Auckland is the latest city to join a worldwide initiative to transform bars into lecture theatres.

The University of Auckland is hosting a Raising the Bar event on August 29, when leading academics will give 20 free talks at 10 inner-city Auckland bars on one night.

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Scholarship boost for farming women

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 July, 2017 - 13:05

Two farming women from opposite ends of New Zealand are making the most of scholarships received for a national leadership and governance programme for women in primary industries.

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Bowel-cancer screening 'cost-effective but does't reduce inequalities'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 July, 2017 - 11:50

Bowel-cancer screening in New Zealand will improve health cost effectively, according to University of Otago research just published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.

However, it will not improve ethnic inequalities in health.

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Communities 'win and lose against the alcohol industry'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 July, 2017 - 11:50

Community and public health groups working to reduce alcohol-related harm are thrilled that community calls to halt the proliferation of alcohol outlets in Auckland have been heard.

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