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Bush calls for bird-counting students

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 5 December, 2016 - 08:35

Two NorthTec science students will be spending January in the bush, working on a project which could have national significance.

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Mt Roskill win is proof Labour can win general election - Little

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 5 December, 2016 - 07:20

Speaking to Jessica Mutch on Q+A this morning, in wake of a significant Labour victory in the Mt Roskill by-election, Labour Leader Andre little the party proved it was able to win elections, despite poor showings in national polls.

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Berlanga pleased with Kashima outcome

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 5 December, 2016 - 07:20

Auckland City FC will face Kashima Antlers in the FIFA Club World Cup playoffs on December 8.

Kashima Antlers defeated Urawa Red Diamonds in a shock upset, beating the regular season champions 2-1 to take out the J.League title on away goals.

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WW1 Memorial Forest concept gets support

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 5 December, 2016 - 07:20

A National WW1 Memorial Forest is being supported by Community Boards throughout the Coromandel.

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Ban smoking in cars to give kids chance to thrive

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 5 December, 2016 - 07:20

The Asthma Foundation supports Associate Health Minister Tariana Turia’s intention to make cars with young passengers smokefree as part of the Government’s goal of a Smokefree Aotearoa by 2025.

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WWF: Mining Proposal "Should Never Have Been Table"

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 5 December, 2016 - 07:20

WWF-New Zealand has welcomed the Government's decision to withdraw plans for mineral prospecting in national parks, but stated the proposal should never have been on the table in the first place.

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Smokefree tertiary institutions point the way

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 5 December, 2016 - 07:20

The progress public tertiary education institutions (TEIs) have made towards becoming completely smokefree should encourage other New Zealand workplaces and institutions to follow suit, new University of Otago research suggests.

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Consumer NZ's Bad Taste Food Awards 'winners' announced

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 4 December, 2016 - 14:05

Consumer NZ has announced the "winners" of its inaugural Bad Taste Food Awards.

Consumer NZ chief executive Sue Chetwin said the awards were launched to call out food marketers’ claims that represent products as being healthier choices than they really are.

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Wellington Firebirds squad for McDonalds Super Smash Round 1

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 4 December, 2016 - 12:50

The Wellington Firebirds team to play the Knights in the opening game of the McDonald's Super Smash at Hamilton’s Seddon Park on Sunday 4 December has been named.

The Wellington Firebirds squad is:

Hamish Marshall (Captain)

Brent Arnel

Hamish Bennett

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Celebrating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 4 December, 2016 - 11:35

International Day of Persons with Disabilities and is a chance to celebrate the progress we have made to improve the lives of disabled New Zealanders, says Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner.

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Evans and Williams ensure Silver Fern result goes down to the wire

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 4 December, 2016 - 10:20

In a dramatic penultimate day in North Otago and South Canterbury, Welsh pair Meirion Evans and Lestyn Williams took the lead of the 2016 New Zealand Silver Fern Rally from fellow Ford Escort Mk2 RS1800 runners Stewart Reid and Dave Neill, ensuring the final result goes down to the wire in Christ

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New Zealand A to face Thailand in Auckland

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 4 December, 2016 - 10:20

Football Ferns coach Tony Readings has named a strong New Zealand A side - which includes captain Abby Erceg and eight other players who represented New Zealand at the Rio Olympics - for two international friendlies against the World No 32 Thailand this month in Auckland.

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Central Districts Stags fired up for season opener

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 4 December, 2016 - 10:20

The Central Districts Stags head into the 2016/2017 New Zealand domestic cricket season full of confidence, as they get their Plunket Shield campaign off to a start against the Otago Volts, at the Saxton Oval in Nelson.

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Maori Party knifes own candidate to suit John Key - Harawira

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 4 December, 2016 - 09:05

"The people of Tai Tokerau want a straight answer Mr Flavell", said MANA leader and Tai Tokerau MP, Hone Harawira. "Is it true that your executive decided to tell Maori Party voters in Tai Tokerau to vote for John Key’s nominee, Kelvin Davis?"

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Golf: Bigger Balls? It’s Been Done Before

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 4 December, 2016 - 09:05

‘Greg Norman, Jack Nicklaus, and Tom Watson think that the golf ball goes too far, and they're not shy about telling people either.’ So writes Eric Barzeski at The Sand Trap in an article dated July 11 2005.

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Two dead in Christchurch crash

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 4 December, 2016 - 07:50

Christchurch Police have confirmed that the serious crash on the northern motorway near Chaney’s off ramp late this afternoon has resulted in two fatalities.

The two deceased are males who were travelling south bound in the same vehicle.

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Walker worries about job - Berry

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 4 December, 2016 - 07:50

"Albany Councillor Wayne Walker is terrified of losing is job next election following a voter backlash against the new transport levies which will see an average rates increase of 9.9%," says Affordable Auckland Albany candidate Stephen Berry.

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ComCom publishes view on backdating Chorus prices

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 4 December, 2016 - 07:50

The Commerce Commission has today published its emerging view on backdating the final prices that Chorus charges for its local copper lines and broadband service.

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Yovich fireworks leaves Cooks breathless

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 4 December, 2016 - 07:50

Northland legend and former Northern Knight Joseph Yovich showed he still has what it takes when he delivered a Twenty20 batting master class against the Cook Islands’ national team in the Cook Islands’ version of the IPL.

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World Bank asks Chch Mayor to address international forum

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 4 December, 2016 - 07:50

Mayor Lianne Dalziel is heading to London today at the invitation of the World Bank to address an international forum on "Understanding Risk - Producing Actionable Information".

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