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Waikato Mayoral Forum has 'good process for future'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 April, 2014 - 11:35

The Waikato Mayoral Forum says it has established a very robust process for making efficiency improvements in the way councils operate and for gathering information to help inform discussions on local government in the region.

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Waikato District invited to give feedback on new water bylaw

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 April, 2014 - 06:50

Wanted - your feedback on a new Waikato District Council Water Supply Bylaw which will combine the former Franklin County and existing Waikato district water supply bylaws.

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The Coffee Club opening in Mission Bay

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 April, 2014 - 03:05

Aucklanders looking for quality, good value food and coffee now have more options than ever before. On Thursday 17 April, The Coffee Club New Zealand will open the doors to The Coffee Club Mission Bay.

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Smokefreerockquest calling for entrants

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 April, 2014 - 22:05

Out of the classroom and onto the stage - it’s the big motivational promise that Smokefreerockquest has been offering to young Kiwi musos for the last 26 years, matched for the last decade by its ‘sister’ event Smokefree Pacifica Beats.

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Duke and Duchess 'enjoy adrenalin thrills'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 April, 2014 - 19:35

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge enjoyed adrenalin thrills and breathtaking spins on Queenstown’s Shotover Jet today (Sunday April 13) on a trip renowned as ‘The world’s most exciting jet boat ride’.

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Missing American tourist located

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 April, 2014 - 18:19

Police have located American tourist Bob Kuhmann who had sparked a missing persons investigation after failing to arrive at booked accommodation on the West Coast.

Mr Kuhmann is safe and well in Queenstown, having changed his intentions without informing others.

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Greens dam Tukituki decision

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 April, 2014 - 17:05

With the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council actively promoting the Ruataniwha dam scheme and the Government suppressing important information on its potential impacts, it is not surprising that the Ministerially appointed panel has agreed to it the scheme, the Green Party said today.

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Many home computer users 'too lazy' to protect online security

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 April, 2014 - 17:05

Around 80 percent of home computer users who admit that they don’t take measures to protect their online security cite laziness as the reason, a PhD study from Victoria University of Wellington has found.

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Board of Inquiry conditions will save NZ rivers - Dyson

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 April, 2014 - 15:50

The Ruataniwha dam decision released today has protected the Tukituki River and dashed the Government’s hope of the "one nutrient model" (TRIM) being adopted nationwide, says Labour’s Conservation spokesperson Ruth Dyson.

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New campaign to put the spotlight on measles

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 April, 2014 - 15:50

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew has welcomed the launch of a new campaign which encourages people to check if they have been immunised against measles.

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English's promise of jam tomorrow takes the cake - Little

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 April, 2014 - 15:50

A claim by Minister of Finance Bill English that average wages will climb by $7,500 over the next four years is a cynical promise of jam tomorrow by a government whose record on wage growth is atrocious, Labour spokesperson on labour issues Andrew Little says.

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Canoe Racing High Performance Centre set for Karapiro

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 April, 2014 - 15:50

Canoe Racing New Zealand (CRNZ) is poised to join the growing high performance hub in the Waikato’s Waipa district by establishing a new High Performance Training Centre (HPTC) on the shores of Lake Karapiro, near Cambridge.

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$9.9m in funding for new sustainable farming projects

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 April, 2014 - 14:34

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed the latest round of projects receiving funding from the Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF), covering a range of issues from water quality to climate change.

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IPCC report 'shows no excuses for failing to act'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 April, 2014 - 14:34

Youth climate organisation Generation Zero is calling for strong action to reduce New Zealand’s carbon emissions in response to the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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Need for improved water service delivery by councils - report

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 April, 2014 - 14:34

"The recent release of the Ministry of Health’s Annual Report on Drinking Water Quality and a stormwater report commissioned by the Auckland Council provide two further reminders of the need for better scrutiny and accountability in meeting drinking water, wastewater and stormwater standards in

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Hospitality sector tactics 'mar Local Alcohol Policy process'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 April, 2014 - 14:34

An analysis of submissions on the Draft Local Alcohol Policy for Hasting and Napier District Councils shows only about a third of the 260 submissions presented by Hospitality New Zealand could be considered "genuine".

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Resourcing 'essential for bowel screening programme'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 April, 2014 - 14:34

The Labour Party’s announcement of an extended national bowel screening programme is good news for patients and front line clinical staff, says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS).

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Nominations closing for Hapu Kaikorero to Tuhoronuku IMA

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 April, 2014 - 14:34

Ngāpuhi iwi members seeking election as Hapū Kaikōrero to the Tūhoronuku IMA have 4 days left to submit their nominations. The close of nominations has been extended to 5pm on Thursday 17 April 2014.

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Palmerston North sewerage outage investigated

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 April, 2014 - 14:34

A power surge is thought to be responsible for an outage at Palmerston North City Council’s Totara Road

Waste Water Treatment Plant which led to sewage backing up into a city street yesterday afternoon.

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Patient safety campaign to focus on surgery

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 April, 2014 - 14:34

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew has launched the next phase of the national patient safety campaign Open for better care, which focuses on reducing harm associated with surgery.

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