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2017 Special Education study awards open

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 24 September, 2016 - 20:35

Education Minister Hekia Parata is urging New Zealand teachers to put their names forward for the Special Education study awards for 2017.

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Whakatane becomes 20th fully-fibred community

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 24 September, 2016 - 11:50

The Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) rollout in Whakatane has finished, bringing the number of fully-fibred towns and cities to twenty, Communications Minister Amy Adams has announced.

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$11,000 prize pool for Pitch Night

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 24 September, 2016 - 09:20

More than $11,000 of support services have been donated by local businesses to use as prizes for the 2016 EMA BoP Pitch Night in October.

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Farmers must 'lock in the gains' as milk price lifts - DairyNZ

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 24 September, 2016 - 09:20

DairyNZ is encouraging farmers to lock in the gains achieved in the past two seasons, as a pasture-first farm system will continue to provide payback as the milk price rises.

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Video monitoring 'not a proper substitute' for fisheries inspectors

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 24 September, 2016 - 08:05

The Ministry for Primary Industries needs to rethink its strategy around using video monitoring to protect against fish dumping, the Public Service Association Te PÅ«kenga Here Tikanga Mahi says.

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Fine wools ease, coarse wools firm

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 24 September, 2016 - 08:05

New Zealand Wool Services International Ltd’s Marketing Executive, Mr Malcolm Ching reports that the South Island auction comprising a wide range of types saw the fine wool sector ease slightly with coarser wools in steady demand.

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Trustpower fined $390k over misleading broadband offer

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 24 September, 2016 - 08:05

Trustpower Limited has been fined $390,000 in the Auckland District Court after pleading guilty to misleading consumers over the price and terms of its bundled electricity and unlimited data broadband offer.

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NZEI to fight 'unjust' Ministry of Education decision

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 24 September, 2016 - 08:05

NZEI Te Riu Roa yesterday filed in the Employment Court for a review of the Ministry of Education's unilateral decision to impose a fortnight with no pay in February for annualised support staff.

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IrrigationNZ 'dams' Ruataniwha myths in full page advts

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 24 September, 2016 - 06:50

IrrigationNZ has taken the unprecedented step of taking out full page adverts in Hawke’s Bay and Wellington newspapers to illustrate how the Ruataniwha Dam could bring similar benefits to the Hawke’s Bay as the Opuha Dam has delivered for the South Canterbury region.

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MoU to give Landcorp's environmental efforts a boost

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 24 September, 2016 - 06:50

Landcorp has strengthened its ties with Conservation Volunteers New Zealand (CVNZ) by signing a Memorandum of Understanding today.

The MoU allows CVNZ to work together on a range of planting and conservation projects on Landcorp farms across the country.

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Low pressure to affect parts of NZ from Saturday to next Thursday

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 24 September, 2016 - 06:50

It's a battle of the air pressure systems this weekend, although "battle" may not be the best word as it conjures up stormy weather - instead we have two big air pressure systems sluggishly both trying to takeover New Zealand.

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Targets might be met but need is clearly not - Arthritis NZ

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 24 September, 2016 - 06:50

"There are more people needing hip and knee joint replacements than can be managed by District Health Boards (DHBs) but it seems that access to life changing surgery does depend on your address." Sandra Kirby, Arthritis New Zealand Chief Executive said today.

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Dart River Jet to plant over 1,000 seedlings for Conservation Week

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 24 September, 2016 - 06:50

New Zealanders young and old have been encouraged to celebrate our natural environment and get ‘out into nature’ thanks to Conservation Week.

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Albert Riera back for Melbourne City showdowns

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 24 September, 2016 - 06:50

When Auckland City FC run out at the City Football Academy for their prestigious friendly against Melbourne City on Sunday, some of the players be motivated by a sense of Trans-Tasman rivalry.

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Cigna appoints Mary-Jane Daly to its NZ Board

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 24 September, 2016 - 06:50

Cigna New Zealand has announced the appointment of Mary-Jane Daly to its New Zealand Board as an Independent Director.

Ms Daly brings a wealth of industry experience having held numerous directorships and senior leadership roles across the insurance and finance sectors.

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NZDF Invictus team members prep with wheelchair basketball game

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 24 September, 2016 - 06:50

The New Zealand Defence Force Invictus Games (NZDF) Team will battle it out in a friendly game of wheelchair basketball on Wednesday 27 April at Devonport Naval Base.

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NZOC to launch Women's Sport Leadership Academy

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 23 September, 2016 - 12:20

The New Zealand Olympic Committee is set to launch the Women’s Sport Leadership Academy at a function in Auckland tonight following an impressive Rio 2016 campaign for our female Olympians.

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Names released following fatal crash in Huntly

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 23 September, 2016 - 11:05

Police can now release the names of the three people who died following the tragic crash in Huntly earlier this week.

The coroner has completed the identification process and overseas family have been notified.

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Bay Venues performance up despite tough year

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 23 September, 2016 - 11:05

In a year that has included aggressive growth targets and completion of significant projects, Bay Venues has again built on its operational and financial performance.

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McClay says prospects for Indonesia trade good

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 23 September, 2016 - 09:50

Minister of Trade Todd McClay says he is encouraged by prospects for New Zealand’s beef and horticultural exports to Indonesia following a meeting with his counterpart in Jakarta today.

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