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Helen Keller Communication Day Inspires Deafblind New Zealanders

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 9 February, 2016 - 17:20

Phil Thorn's letter to New Zealand for Helen Keller Communication Day

Dear New Zealand,

My name is Phil Thorn, and three years ago I went on a journey from being a healthy 39-year-old father of two, running a business in Queenstown, to becoming both deaf and blind.

Categories: New Zealand News

NZ businesses focusing on energy efficiency - EECA

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 9 February, 2016 - 17:20

More than 60 of New Zealand’s largest energy-using businesses are now working with the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority to save on energy use - representing around 40% of the country’s total business energy use.

Categories: New Zealand News

Wellington medical researchers invited to apply for grants

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 9 February, 2016 - 17:20

The Wellington Medical Research Foundation invites Wellington-based medical researchers to apply for research and travel grants. The closing date for the Foundation’s next round of grant applications is Tuesday, 15 March 2016.

Categories: New Zealand News

All Black Fans Letter to Graham - 5 Simple Rules To Follow

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 9 February, 2016 - 17:20

Dear Graham, It’s been a long time and we had a good thing once. I still love that ‘Crazy Frog’ thing you do when the cameras switch to the coaches box after the All Blacks score.  

Categories: New Zealand News

$33 million in savings achieved on SAP partnership

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 9 February, 2016 - 17:20

A saving of $33 million over the Long-Term Plan has been achieved after the Auckland Council Group and software supplier SAP successfully renegotiated their strategic partnership.

Categories: New Zealand News

Encouraging immunisation for older children

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 9 February, 2016 - 17:20

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a new awareness campaign starts today to remind parents and caregivers of older children about the school based immunisation programme.

Categories: New Zealand News

US based kiwi pitcher faces loss of high school baseball season

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 9 February, 2016 - 17:20

Young Kiwi baseball player Jimmy Boyce is facing a possible suspension from the entire spring High School baseball season in Seattle for playing at this month’s World Baseball Classic Qualifying tournament in Sydney.

Categories: New Zealand News

Council backs down on Blockhouse Bay Monterey pine trees

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 9 February, 2016 - 16:05

The Tree Council and the Whau Local Board are delighted to report that 9 of the 11 Monterey Pines of Gittos Domain in the centre of Blockhouse Bay will be retained.

Categories: New Zealand News

ASX: Strong US wage growth upsets last week's thinking

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 9 February, 2016 - 16:05

By Ric Spooner (Chief Market Analyst, CMC Markets)

Stronger than expected US wage growth has called into question last week’s accepted wisdom that the US Dollar would fall as moderating economic growth pressured the Fed to delay its rate hike programme.

Categories: New Zealand News

Baseball: 'Plenty of positives' after first hit out before classic

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 9 February, 2016 - 16:05

An irrelevant scoreline and a team just beginning to bond are the main takeaways for New Zealand Diamondblacks baseball manager Chris Woodward as his team took to the field for the first time in game action against South Africa leading into Thursday’s World Baseball Classic Qualifier opening ga

Categories: New Zealand News

Kiwis spending strongly during holiday season

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 9 February, 2016 - 16:05

January carried on where December’s spending left off, with an annual underlying Paymark growth rate of 6.0% - similar to the 5.9% average for 2015.

Categories: New Zealand News

2016 job prospects strong for those into making things

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 9 February, 2016 - 16:05

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today released the 2016 Occupation Outlook report and mobile app which shows job prospects continue to be very good in highly skilled, fast growing industries such as high-tech manufacturing and ICT.

Categories: New Zealand News

Mutch on the pace for a double at Goldies?

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 9 February, 2016 - 16:05

Reigning Golden Shears champion and 2012 World champion Gavin Mutch showed he is a big hope for a unique double at this year’s Golden Shears by dominating the Rangitikei Shearing Sports Open in Marton on Saturday.

Categories: New Zealand News

Large fire at Westland High School

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 9 February, 2016 - 16:05

The Fire Service and Police are currently dealing with a very large fire at Westland High School.

Local residents who are experiencing smoke entering their properties are requested to move away from the smoke.

Categories: New Zealand News

Late Australian Coast to Coast entry will make presence felt

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 9 February, 2016 - 16:05

Australian multi-sport athlete Alex Hunt is a late entry who will make his presence felt in the One Day World Championship Coast to Coast event on Saturday.

Categories: New Zealand News

Teen drowns after bridge jump

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 8 February, 2016 - 19:05

At 1215pm this afternoon Police and emergency services were called to Te kopua bridge Raglan following a report a 16 year old male swimmer had gone missing.

Categories: New Zealand News

Pedestrian seriously injured in Sandringham crash

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 8 February, 2016 - 19:05

On monday 8 February 2016 Police were advised of a motor vehicle collision at Dominion and Lambeth Roads Sandringham.

On arrival, a male pedestrian was located with serious head injuries after having been struck by a motor vehicle.

The Serious Crash Unit is now investigating.

Categories: New Zealand News

Erebus documentary sweeps industry awards

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 8 February, 2016 - 17:50

Having earned "Best New Zealand Feature" at the awards ceremony held at the Documentary Edge Festival 2014 opening night, it was a clean sweep for Charlotte Purdy and Peter Burger, as their film Erebus: Operation Overdue dominated the industry awards held at Q Theatre last night.

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Car fire investigation continues

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 8 February, 2016 - 17:50

Marlborough Police removed the body from the car found burning in a layby off State Highway 1 at Tuamarina yesterday evening.

The body will be transported to Christchurch for a post mortem examination.

The post mortem is expected to take place on Tuesday.

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Serious assault in Dunedin

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 8 February, 2016 - 17:50

Dunedin Police are investigating the serious assault of a 40 year old woman.

The incident occurred shortly before 6.00am on Sunday the 7th of February at a Cutten Street address.

Police would like to hear from anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area.

Categories: New Zealand News