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Mixed veges: the fresh variety

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 February, 2015 - 12:20

By Tod Palenski, Awapuni Nurseries

Think mixed veges, and you'll probably conjure up an image of a frozen plastic bag brimming with peas, beans, carrots and corn a favourite for many kids.

Categories: New Zealand News

Create colour with cornflowers

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 February, 2015 - 12:20

By Tod Palenski, Awapuni Nurseries

Summer is officially over. And what a great summer the country had this year. But now the weather is starting to cool off, which

means its time to think about planting for the colder months.

Categories: New Zealand News

Movie Review – Snow White And The Huntsman

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 February, 2015 - 12:20

With two Snow White films this year, including ‘Mirror Mirror’, one would think it might be overkill. Luckily both seemed to take very different routes, as despite being based on the same story, they play out very differently.

Categories: New Zealand News

Gerry stonewalling on Iraq deployment - NZ First

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 February, 2015 - 11:05

After New Zealand First revealed the true facts about New Zealand’s deployment to Iraq months ago, it seems the Defence Minister’s office may have taken exception.

Categories: New Zealand News

Hastings amalgamation opponents organise

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 February, 2015 - 11:05

There is now organised opposition in Hastings to the proposed amalgamation of the five councils in Hawke's Bay, Hastings Against Amalgamation spokesman Mike Butler said today.

Categories: New Zealand News

Coleman no longer wanted

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 February, 2015 - 11:05

Auckland City Police today arrested 18 year-old Conor Coleman who was wanted for breaching bail and for interview in relation to a series of recent property crime offences across the city.

Categories: New Zealand News

Golf: Lydia Ko’s Staggering Statistic

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 February, 2015 - 11:05

“Lydia Ko hit more greens in regulation than any other player in the field, 64 of 72, which tells you a lot about her method.”
Over at Geoff Shackelford’s blog they’re recalling Lydia Ko’s remarkable victory at Royal Melbourne
 

Categories: New Zealand News

More one on one time for mental health patients

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 February, 2015 - 11:05

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says patients in mental health wards are the latest to benefit from an innovative programme that frees up staff to spend more time looking after patients.

Categories: New Zealand News

Time for Govt to get on board City Rail Link - Greens

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 February, 2015 - 11:05

Today’s announcement that construction work on the City Rail Link will begin this year is a further sign that the Government needs to get on board with immediate funding, the Green Party said today.

Categories: New Zealand News

Violin star Janine Jansen debuts in New Zealand

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 February, 2015 - 11:05

Dutch violin star Janine Jansen teams up with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in her debut New Zealand performance of Tchaikovsky’s famous Violin Concerto.

Categories: New Zealand News

44 The Terrace scores 'excellent' NABERSNZ rating

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 February, 2015 - 11:05

A 1980s Wellington office building owned by Kiwi Property Group has been awarded a 4.5 star ‘excellent’ NABERSNZ energy rating, reflecting a 10-year focus on energy efficiency.

Categories: New Zealand News

New appointments to Marsden Fund Council

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 February, 2015 - 11:05

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced the appointment of three new members to the Marsden Fund Council.

Professor Gillian Dobbie, Professor David Bilkey and Professor Roger Nokes will join the Council for three years from 1 March.

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Choices needed to deepen trans-Tasman relationship - NZIER

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 February, 2015 - 18:50

Ahead of the 10th Australia-New Zealand Leadership Forum in Auckland this week, a new Insight from the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) says our neighbourly relationship with Australia is close but could be closer.

Categories: New Zealand News

Forest safety council underway

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 February, 2015 - 16:20

The forest industry has established a safety council to make forests safer places to work. This was a key recommendation of the Independent Forestry Safety Review Panel that reviewed forest workplace safety in 2014.

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Minimum wage to increase to $14.75

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 February, 2015 - 13:50

Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse today announced the adult minimum wage will increase from $14.25 to $14.75 an hour from 1 April.

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Orcon enables gigabit speed internet in Dunedin

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 February, 2015 - 13:50

Orcon has been the first ISP to connect Gigatown customers to the fastest internet in the country as Chorus enabled gigabit speed internet in the winning Gigatown, Dunedin.

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Mayor hails historic City Rail Link development

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 February, 2015 - 12:35

An agreement between Auckland Council and Precinct Properties announced this morning will enable the construction of the City Rail Link (CRL) to get underway through the company’s Downtown Development project at the bottom of Queen Street.

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Fluoridation 'increases tooth decay' in the Wairarapa

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 February, 2015 - 12:35

The New push for fluoride in water by the District Health Board (Wairarapa Times-Age 6 November) is as predictable as it is absurd, says Mary Byrne, National Co-ordinator of the health activist group Fluoride Action Network, and newly resident in South Wairarapa.

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Robotics and automation take off for farmers - research

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 February, 2015 - 12:35

New research released last week by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is predicting that advanced robotics will boost productivity by up to 30% in many industries by 2025. Robotics will also lower total labour costs by 18% or more in countries like USA, Japan, China, South Korea and Germany.

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PM welcomes Australian Prime Minister

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 February, 2015 - 12:35

Prime Minister John Key welcomes this week’s first official visit to New Zealand by Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

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