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Heavy rain for the west of the South Island

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 1 August, 2015 - 15:05

Unsettled weather is expected over New Zealand for the next week, with a series of troughs moving across the country. Over the next few days there is the potential for many areas to be placed on Watch or Warning for severe weather.

Categories: New Zealand News

Fatal crash in Queenstown

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 1 August, 2015 - 12:35

A 74 year old woman has died as a result of the motor vehicle crash this afternoon on SH6, Frankton-Ladies Mile Highway in Queenstown.

The crash occurred at about 3.50pm today and involved two cars colliding head-on.

Categories: New Zealand News

Another close loss for Tall Blacks

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 1 August, 2015 - 12:35

For the second time in 24 hours the Tall Blacks came up just short against powerhouse European opposition, this time losing a game they led throughout against world number 13 ranked Slovenia, losing 68-73.

Categories: New Zealand News

Support for data mining social media depends on its purpose

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 1 August, 2015 - 12:35

New research from Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) reveals that the majority of New Zealanders support monitoring social media such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to detect possible terrorist activity and to identify public issues and concerns.

Categories: New Zealand News

Cameron Mander appointed High Court Judge

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 1 August, 2015 - 11:20

Deputy Solicitor-General (Criminal Group) Cameron Mander has been appointed a Judge of the High Court, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today.

Categories: New Zealand News

FMG granted naming rights for Waikato Stadium

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 1 August, 2015 - 11:20

Hamilton Mayor Julie Hardaker has welcomed a new naming rights sponsorship agreement for Waikato Stadium.

Categories: New Zealand News

Osborne denies claims he's scared to debate his main rival

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 1 August, 2015 - 11:20

National’s Mark Osborne denied claims that he's too scared to debate his main rival Winston Peters in person.

Speaking from Mangawhai Mr Osborne told TV One’s Q+A programme, "Oh, not at all. Not scared at all. Not one bit. We’re out here talking to voters in the electorate."

Categories: New Zealand News

Shearing curtain call, in France

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 1 August, 2015 - 11:20

The competition career of New Zealand shearing great David Fagan is going one more round after he bowed to pressure to compete in the French championships this weekend.

Categories: New Zealand News

Taumarunui crash victim dies

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 1 August, 2015 - 11:20

A 34-year-old woman, who was a passenger in a speeding vehicle that crashed in the township of Manunui on Friday 24 July, 2015 died yesterday evening (30 July, 2015) in the Waikato Hospital.

She was Sunnie Hughes of Taumarunui.

Categories: New Zealand News

Flu arrives on the Coast

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 1 August, 2015 - 11:20

Health officials are urging West Coasters to get their flu vaccination after a recent sharp rise in cases of influenza-like illness.

Categories: New Zealand News

UAV forum at Canterbury Uni this week

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 1 August, 2015 - 11:20

Civil Aviation Authority and Airways traffic managers are among a growing group of key industry partners attending an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) forum to look at the future of drones at the University of Canterbury on Thursday.

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Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori announce CEO

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 1 August, 2015 - 10:05

Commissioner of Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori Dr Wayne Ngata today announced the appointment of Ngāhiwi Apanui to the role of Chief Executive.

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Bennett's legacy a test for Tolley - Ardern

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 1 August, 2015 - 10:05

Former Social Development Minister Paula Bennett has been thrown under the bus by her successor after its been suggested that Ms Bennet gave the green light to an ‘unethical’ observational study of high-risk children, Labour Children’s spokesperson Jacinda Ardern says.

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Report reveals Manawatu-Whanganui opportunities

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 1 August, 2015 - 10:05

The Manawatū-Whanganui region has strong growth potential and could become a much more prosperous region if new investment can be attracted into a number of significant opportunities, a new report on the region has found.

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Wellington region's Proposed Natural Resources Plan notified

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 1 August, 2015 - 10:05

The Proposed Natural Resources Plan for the Wellington Region was today notified and made available for formal submissions.

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Govt must do more to fix state of our housing stock - Greens

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 1 August, 2015 - 10:05

This morning’s story about Lamar Aspinall contracting rheumatic fever from living in a cold, mouldy rental home is yet another reminder of why we urgently need a Government-regulated rental housing Warrant of Fitness, the Green Party said today.

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Extra NZ talent to join global Youth Ag-Summit

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 1 August, 2015 - 10:05

New Zealand’s delegation attending the Global Youth Ag Summit in Canberra next month will be even stronger thanks to a late call from organisers of the forum.

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Cost of scandal reason Mayor won’t reject raise - Brewer

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 1 August, 2015 - 10:05

The main reason Auckland Mayor Len Brown won’t reject his latest pay rise is because he remains angry his fortnightly pay continues to get docked thanks to his past indiscretions, says Auckland Councillor for Orakei, Cameron Brewer.

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Micaela Cocks outstanding, but Tall Ferns lose

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 1 August, 2015 - 10:05

The Tall Ferns played the final game of the fourth day at 37th William Jones Cup against Chinese Taipei. There was a lot to like about this display as the Tall Ferns kept the hosts in check for the bulk of the encounter but lost the final quarter 25-10 and with it the game 70-50.

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Ballance signals CEO’s retirement plans

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 1 August, 2015 - 10:05

Ballance Agri-Nutrients Chairman David Peacocke has announced that Larry Bilodeau will be retiring as Chief Executive of the co-operative at the end of September. His retirement will end 17 years with the co-operative, 14 of them as Chief Executive.

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