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MPI 'must test for GE in shipments'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 August, 2015 - 19:35

The two large spillages of corn [1] imported from the USA are not only a biosecurity threat but if they contain viable genetically engineered (GE) seeds then this is also an illegal shipment and poses a direct threat to our GE Free status.

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Original waiata wins Supreme Award

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 August, 2015 - 19:35

A Year 8 student who composed and sung his own waiata has won the Supreme Award for a school competition honouring the 28th (Māori) Battalion, Education Minister Hekia Parata announced today.

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James Culleton and Glynn Rudolph leave MasterChef NZ

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 August, 2015 - 19:35

James Culleton and Glynn Rudolph became the tenth duo to leave the MasterChef New Zealand kitchen on Monday 31st March (7.30pm - 8.30pm) on TV ONE.

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SSPA 'encouraged' by the State of Care 2015 report

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 August, 2015 - 19:35

SSPA is encouraged by the State of Care 2015 report released today by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner which has brought the voice of children and their expectations from state care into the public domain.

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Sir Anand Satyanand joins Transparency International's council

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 August, 2015 - 18:20

Former Governor General and respected jurist Sir Anand Satyanand has been appointed as a member of Transparency International's global Advisory Council.

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Short high speed pursuit in Hawera

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 August, 2015 - 18:20

A 28 year old Hawera woman will be appearing in the Hawera District Court on the 1st September 2015 facing a number of charges after failing to stop for Police at an Alcohol Checkpoint.

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Football: Suburbs book final berth

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 August, 2015 - 18:20

Auckland’s Eastern Suburbs AFC will get a chance at a sixth ASB Chatham Cup title after claiming a comprehensive 4-0 semi-final victory over Mangere United at Madills Farm on Saturday.

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Avsec 'demonstrates commitment to Pacific neighbours'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 August, 2015 - 18:20

New Zealand’s Aviation Security Service (‘Avsec’) has been funded by the government for a further 3 years from 1 July 2015 to continue the intensive capability-building work it has undertaken in the Pacific.

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National drug policy 'fails to address harm from drinking'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 August, 2015 - 18:20

The National drug policy released several days ago purports to address harms secondary to drugs that are "both proportionate to the harms and evidence based".

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150 years since Chinese were invited to NZ

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 August, 2015 - 18:20

This year, the New Zealand Chinese Association (NZCA) celebrates and commemorates the 150th anniversary of the first main group of Chinese businessmen to visit New Zealand at the invitation of the Otago Provincial Council and the Otago Chamber of Commerce.

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Busy evening programme ahead for Fa'amausili

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 August, 2015 - 18:20

Auckland swimmer Gabrielle Fa’amausili is in for a busy programme in the penultimate day of competition at the FINA World Junior Championships in Singapore.

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On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Helen Clark

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 August, 2015 - 18:20

On The Nation:

Lisa Owen interviews Helen Clark

Global commitments to greenhouse gas reductions ahead of Paris are not enough to tackle climate change and developed countries, including New Zealand, need "to do more"

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Auckland weather update: Fine tuning the forecasts

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 August, 2015 - 18:20

As WeatherWatch.co.nz alluded to earlier this week we have a series of low pressure systems crossing the country within the next 14 days - and now we're in a position to clarify more details for you, from an Auckland perspective.

6PM SATURDAY to 12 NOON SUNDAY

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ATM machines set to dry up as security guards strike

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 August, 2015 - 22:50

Many ATM machines in Auckland won’t be replenished today as security guards strike over stalled pay negotiations.

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Marie Davis Murderer Seeks Retrial

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 August, 2015 - 21:35

Wellington, May 25 NZPA - The man convicted of the 2008 rape and murder of Christchurch schoolgirl Marie Davis is seeking a retrial, saying it could not be proved he murdered her.

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Strong start for Auckland Heritage Festival

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 August, 2015 - 20:20

It has been a great start to the Auckland Heritage Festival 2013 with nearly 10,000 Aucklanders checking out the launch and many more participating in events during the Festival’s first week.

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Air NZ 777-300 Visits Wellington Airport

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 August, 2015 - 20:20

The largest new addition to Air New Zealand's fleet made a flying visit to the Capital on Wednesday when the airline gave the Wellingtonians a preview of their new 777-300.

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One Night in Paris

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 August, 2015 - 19:05

Searching through gumtree.com one day I found somebody giving free one way Eurostar tickets away to Paris. Surely there had to be a catch?

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Mint Asset Management appoints Anthony Halls

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 August, 2015 - 19:05

Funds management company Mint Asset Management (Mint) is pleased to announce the appointment of Anthony Halls as a Portfolio Manager.

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World record comes and goes For Fa'amausili

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 August, 2015 - 17:50

Fifteen-year-old Gabrielle Fa’amausili may have set a record for the shortest standing world record on the fourth day of heats at the FINA World Junior Championships in Singapore.

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