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Funding good start in tackling Wilding Pine 'but more money needed'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 27 May, 2016 - 13:20

Federated Farmers welcomes funding for the control of Wilding Pines but warns that more money is needed for biosecurity incursion response measures.

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142 species closer to extinction due to DOC funding cuts - Greens

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 27 May, 2016 - 13:20

New information released today shows the National Government’s erosion of Department of Conservation (DOC) funding has resulted in a major species decline and is placing significant strain on facilities, the Green Party says.

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NZTech presents the Entrepreneurs and Exporters Day at ITx 2016

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 27 May, 2016 - 12:04

This July, NZTech is collaborating with IITP and 10 other tech associations to create ITx 2016, three days of speakers and workshops for the tech sector.

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NZ hoki 'meets international best practice standard for sustainability '

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 27 May, 2016 - 12:04

Following a report from the University of British Columbia (UBC), the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has confirmed that the New Zealand hoki fisheries meet the high requirements of the MSC Fisheries Standard, widely recognised as the world’s most credible assessment of the sustainability of w

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New digital trends in insurance fraud

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 27 May, 2016 - 12:04

As technology develops and changes, it is changing the way crime is committed - including insurance fraud.

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CCC and Existing Use Rights

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 27 May, 2016 - 12:04

Has the Christchurch City Council made appropriate use of Existing Use Rights?

(Existing use rights is an exemption under the Section 10 of the Resource Management Act 1991, yet the CCC’s application of this "loophole" appears in direct contradiction to the stated purpose of the Act)

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Appeals Court revives challenge to US Govt spying program

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 27 May, 2016 - 12:04

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today blocked the government's attempt to bury the Electronic Frontier Foundation's (EFF's) lawsuit against the government's illegal mass surveillance program, returning Jewel v. NSA to the District Court for the next step.

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Bond Street set to bond the community

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 27 May, 2016 - 12:04

Bond Street has received a face-lift with repainted polka dots, plus new seats and community gardens added to provide inner-city green space - and you’re invited to the public opening Garden Party this Saturday to celebrate.

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Telco report highlights growth of mobile broadband and video streaming

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 27 May, 2016 - 12:04

The Commerce Commission has today released its latest annual telecommunications monitoring report analysing the state of New Zealand’s telecommunications markets.

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Bennett resettles homeless in jobless towns - NZ First

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 27 May, 2016 - 12:04

The Minister for Social Housing Paula Bennett wants to resettle Auckland’s homeless to jobless towns like Huntly, Ngaruawahia, Lower Hutt and Palmerston North, says New Zealand First.

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Duncan determined to rise again

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 27 May, 2016 - 12:04

By Andy McGechan, www.BikesportNZ.com

Otago sports woman Courtney Duncan is learning to take the good with the bad.

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All Whites: Prelevic looking to make mark

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 May, 2016 - 16:20

He has a silver fern tattooed on his foot and Luka Prelevic will now also be wearing one on his chest when the All Whites’ OFC Nations Cup campaign kicks off on Saturday.

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Ancient DNA study finds Phoenician from Carthage had European ancestry

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 May, 2016 - 15:05

A research team co-led by a University of Otago scientist has sequenced the first complete mitochondrial genome of a 2500-year-old Phoenician dubbed the "Young Man of Byrsa" or "Ariche", whose tomb was discovered within a hill in Carthage, Tunisia in 1994.

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Students take the NZ Justice System to the stage

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 May, 2016 - 13:50

Just weeks before Cabinet makes a decision about whether or not to raise the age of youth justice, students from Massey University in Wellington are collaborating with JustSpeak to take the New Zealand criminal justice system to the stage on June 1, 3 and 9.

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Will National's eighth budget finally show some vision today? - Greens

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 May, 2016 - 13:50

The Green Party is hoping National’s eighth budget today will address the great challenges of our time, and not just be another exercise in papering over the cracks in New Zealand society, economy and the environment.

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NZ avocados break record for NZ sales at $41 million

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 May, 2016 - 13:50

New Zealand’s love affair with avocados has produced record-breaking domestic sales of $41 million during the 2015-16 season.

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Local discovers bone washed up at a Timaru beach - update

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 May, 2016 - 12:35

Police can now confirm that the bone has been handed in to the Timaru Police Station yesterday is a human bone.

Police will now be looking to try and identify who the bone belongs to.

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Film helps to break down stigma around gambling and sport players

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 May, 2016 - 12:35

‘Gambling harm can happen to anyone’ is just one of the messages the Problem Gambling Foundation (PGF) hopes people will take away from the New Zealand premiere of Broke the movie.

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More double deckers on Auckland roads

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 May, 2016 - 12:35

More double decker buses are about to hit the roads and that means more seats on busy routes.

This Sunday 29 May, the new larger buses will start operating along Mount Eden Road on the 277 route Waikowhai to the city return and the 274 route Three Kings to the city return.

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School bus involved in incident in north Auckland

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 May, 2016 - 12:35

Emergency services attended a school bus incident near Ahuroa School in Makarau, north Auckland around 9am this morning.

School children were boarding the bus when it started to roll across the road before coming to a stop.

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