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$114,000 in funding announced for Dunedin community

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 May, 2016 - 10:05

Four Dunedin community groups and two startup businesses are receiving funding with the announcement of two grant rounds: GigCity Community Fund and the GigStart Fund.

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Southern quality to fore in print awards

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 May, 2016 - 13:05

Dunedin-based Southern Colour Print has fully illustrated the pride, initiative and quality of workmanship in the South by earning this year’s prestigious Pride In Print Supreme Award.

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Apprenticeship funding good for growth - BusinessNZ

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 May, 2016 - 13:05

Funding for apprenticeships is excellent Budget spending, says BusinessNZ.

Funding for an additional 5,000 apprenticeships has been announced for this year’s Budget.

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Last chance to nominate an amazing volunteer

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 May, 2016 - 11:50

Nominations close 5pm on Friday 27 May for this year’s Hutt City Council Civic Awards.

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Minister weighs in on World Metrology Day

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 May, 2016 - 11:50

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith today acknowledged World Metrology Day, which celebrates the 1875 signing of the Metre Convention, and the integral role the science of measurement plays in both trade and science.

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Lightbox brings you the dark, cruel and twisted this winter

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 May, 2016 - 11:50

Coming exclusively to Lightbox on 23 May is Preacher, a new series which Forbes Magazine calls "darkly hilarious in ways that will make you feel twisted".

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Golf: Sam Neill – Captain of the R&A

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 May, 2016 - 11:50

“Nigel John Dermot "Sam" Neill (born 14 September 1947) is a New Zealand actor. He is perhaps best known for his starring role as palaeontologist Dr Alan Grant in Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III.”

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Plenty to do for Matariki in Tauranga

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 May, 2016 - 10:34

Each year the winter stars of Matariki signal the end of one year and the beginning of the next. Traditionally, the rise of Matariki was a sign to ensure food crops had been harvested and the storehouses would be well stocked for the coming New Year.

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Better access to fast data services for Lake Okareka locals

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 May, 2016 - 10:34

Lake Okareka and Tarawera residents and visitors to the area will soon be able to do even more with their mobile phones, as Spark switches on its service on the Government’s new Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI) cell tower.

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'Sex work' is inherently high-risk and harmful - Family First

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 May, 2016 - 10:34

Family First NZ says that the police are right to highlight the activity and concerns around the death of Christchurch 22-year-old Renee Duckmanton, and that statistics and testimonies show that ‘sex workers’ are involved in a high-risk and harmful work and the law has failed them.

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Local council candidates urged to come forward early

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 May, 2016 - 10:34

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) is encouraging passionate leaders to get ahead of the game and start thinking about running for their upcoming local council elections now.

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Labour calls for independent inquiry into illegal fish dumping

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 May, 2016 - 10:34

The Labour Party is reiterating its call for an independent inquiry into New Zealand’s fishing industry after two reports revealed the Ministry for Primary Industries turned a blind eye to widespread fish dumping in New Zealand waters, says Labour’s Fisheries spokesperson Rino Tirikatene.

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Canstar Blue Survey shows fewer Kiwis are sticking to a budget

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 May, 2016 - 10:34

Fewer New Zealanders are using a budget to help them manage their finances according to the latest survey by consumer satisfaction company, Canstar Blue.

Canstar Blue recently surveyed more than 2,000 Kiwis to learn about their financial habits and how they rated their bank.

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Human rights implications in Substance Addiction Bill - HRC

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 May, 2016 - 10:34

The Human Rights Commission supports the broad intent of the Substance Addiction (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Bill but says changes are needed to address significant human rights implications.

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Job advertisements: Help wanted

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 May, 2016 - 10:34

Job advertising lifted for a third consecutive month in April and growth appears to be accelerating, according to the latest ANZ job advertising data.

The data points to labour market strength that should eventually feed into wage rises.

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FIFA U20 World Cup delivers economic and social boost to NZ

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 May, 2016 - 10:34

A report was released today showing that the FIFA U-20 World Cup was a success for New Zealand, delivering a positive impact to the country’s economy and a significant boost for football profile, infrastructure and participation.

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Global Vine superstar films with All Blacks Sevens players

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 May, 2016 - 10:34

ASB is celebrating its sponsorship of New Zealand Sevens with the creation of a series of ‘magic’ videos by American Vine megastar Zach King.

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Man found dead in Goulding Reserve, Chch

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 19 May, 2016 - 13:34

Police have been notified of the death of a 27-year-old man in this morning in Christchurch.

The deceased was found by a member of the public in Goulding Reserve.

There are no suspicious circumstances and Police are not looking for anyone else in relation to the death.

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Hollard Gardens workshops plant practical ideas

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 19 May, 2016 - 13:34

A series of free workshops promises to bury the gung-ho gardening approach and prune hours off your gardening time.

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Telecom to give away up to $5m in Samsung Galaxy data

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 19 May, 2016 - 11:05

Telecom is celebrating the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S4 on its Smartphone Network by giving away up to $5 million worth of Samsung Galaxy data to New Zealanders.

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