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Farmers advised to plan and take care with burn-offs

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 December, 2014 - 19:20

Ruapehu Principal Rural Fire Officer Nick Watson is appealing to rural workers undertaking burn-offs to take all possible precautions following two fire fatalities on farms this year.

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Heavy rain for Coromandel, BoP and Gisborne

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 December, 2014 - 19:20

A front associated with a low over the north Tasman Sea approaches northern New Zealand tonight, then moves slowly southeast over the North Island during Wednesday. Strong to gale northeasterlies precede this front, bringing a period of heavy rain to many northern areas.

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Mangere Stream north's most improved in NZ River Awards

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 December, 2014 - 19:20

The improving health of Northland’s Mangere Stream - and the benefits of improved farm dairy effluent treatment - has been highlighted at the annual New Zealand River Awards in Wellington.

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Robots being taught to see at Victoria

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 December, 2014 - 19:20

Robots may soon see the world differently thanks to work being done at Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Engineering and Computer Science.

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NZ's largest earthquake claim settlement lead by Vero

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 December, 2014 - 18:05

Vero Insurance today announced the historic $550 million settlement of the University of Canterbury’s earthquake claims. Five New Zealand based co-insurers join Vero in making the largest private insurer-lead settlement in NZ.

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Car importer/distributor to get behind new airline

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 December, 2014 - 18:05

New Zealand’s largest used imported car dealership has announced it’s joining a consortium to set up a regional airline to service routes to be discarded by Air New Zealand.

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Minister closes down dissent on climate change - Woods

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 December, 2014 - 18:05

In a threatening letter to Maori leaders, Minister for Climate Change Tim Groser says he will be requiring future international delegations to toe the party line, Labour’s Climate Change spokesperson Megan Woods says.

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Motorsport: Yamaha's Summers steps it up a notch

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 December, 2014 - 18:05

By Andy McGechan, www.BikesportNZ.com

The Toby Summers show continued at Manfeild at the weekend.

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Pools confirmed for Sevens Wellington

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 December, 2014 - 18:05

The All Blacks Sevens will face England, Canada and Papua New Guinea in their pool games at the 2015 Sevens Wellington tournament.

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Amethyst geode brings purple hue to geology gallery

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 December, 2014 - 18:05

A 660 kg, one-metre high geode containing amethyst crystals and sourced from solidified volcanic ash in Minas Gerais state of Brazil, was today officially welcomed to Canterbury Museum.

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Government monitoring Sydney siege

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 December, 2014 - 18:05

Prime Minister John Key says the New Zealand Government is currently monitoring the situation in Sydney as events continue to unfold.

"Our hearts go out to those involved and our thoughts are very much with them and their families," says Mr Key.

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Napier Port NPAT up 13.5%

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 December, 2014 - 18:05

Napier Port has today reported another record annual result with Net Profit after Tax up 13.5% to $13.433 million for the 30 September 2014 year. Revenue increased 8% to $67.016 million ($62.097 million).

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Oamaru becomes South Island’s first fully-fibred town

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 December, 2014 - 18:05

More than 6200 households, schools, businesses and health facilities in Oamaru can now connect to Ultra-fast Broadband, Communications Minister Amy Adams has announced.

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Wellington events to bolster summer season - TIA

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 December, 2014 - 19:35

Wellington city hoteliers say an exciting programme of events is going to make Wellington a vibrant place to be this summer - and visitors need to book early to avoid missing out.

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Hamilton parade cancelled, 'but City will still sing'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 December, 2014 - 19:35

The Hamilton Christmas Parade may have been cancelled on Sunday (14 December), but the Trust behind the event is urging the city not to lose its festive cheer.

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Patient implants in Parkinson’s trial completed

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 December, 2014 - 18:20

Living Cell Technologies Limited today announced that the final patient has been successfully implanted in its Phase I/IIa clinical trial of regenerative cell therapy NTCELL for Parkinson’s disease. The operation took place at Auckland City Hospital last week.

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Wellington kids’ bike track wins top recreation award

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 December, 2014 - 18:20

Wellington’s first mountain bike track for the city’s children has won the New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA) award for an outstanding recreation project.

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Lima's call for climate action is exactly what it is - Greens

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 December, 2014 - 18:20

The Lima Call for Climate Action just adopted is simply that - a call for future action, the Green party said tonight.

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Mayor and CE disgusted over threats to staff over dog

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 December, 2014 - 18:20

Kapiti Coast District Mayor Ross Church says he is sickened by threats targeted at Council staff relating to a court-ordered destruction of a dog.

Council has had to increase security around facilities and staff over the weekend after threatening comments were posted on social media.

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Auckland City FC 'in football dream land'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 December, 2014 - 18:20

Auckland City FC are in football dream land after beating African champions ES Setif 1-0 to seal a FIFA Club World Cup semi-final showdown with San Lorenzo of Argentina in Marrakesh.

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