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Hip-hop song offensive to all NZers - Family First

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 27 August, 2014 - 03:05

Family First is slamming Auckland hip-hop crew @peace for their new release containing lyrics that threaten to kill Prime Minister John Key and have sex with his daughter.

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Deep Alpine Fault sensitive to nearby earthquakes

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 27 August, 2014 - 03:05

Victoria University of Wellington researchers have discovered that seismic waves produced by earthquakes happening several hundred kilometres away trigger activity deep beneath the Alpine Fault.

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Another gold for NZ athletes at Youth Olympics

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 27 August, 2014 - 03:05

The New Zealand team saw gold again on day eight of competition at the Youth Olympic Games. Emily Fraser rode three clear rounds to boost the medal count to six.

SHOW JUMPING

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Antarctic themed exhibitions to open at Canterbury Museum

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 27 August, 2014 - 03:05

On 30 August two Antarctic themed exhibitions open at Canterbury Museum.

Hallett Station offers visitors the chance to view a genuine research station and discover what life was like down on the ice for researchers.

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Labour's animal rights policy positive for animals - SAFE

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 27 August, 2014 - 00:35

Chickens in cages and pigs in crates will be clucking and oinking for joy today, after the Labour Party’s commitment to end intensive farming. Today, SAFE received Labour’s new Animal Rights policy which aims to stop the cruel incarceration of millions of factory farmed animals.

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Labour's alternative budget confirms surplus post PREFU

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 August, 2014 - 19:49

The forecast slowdown in economic growth from last week’s PREFU requires a minor adjustment to Labour’s fiscal plan as part of our policy to be honest and upfront with Kiwis, Labour Leader David Cunliffe says.

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Contributions to the Capital recognised with awards

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 August, 2014 - 16:05

Lifelong commitments to saving lives and soaring harmonies will be recognised this Wednesday by the Wellington City Council, when community stalwart Bill Day and world-beating barbershop quartet The Musical Island Boys receive Absolutely Positive Wellingtonian Awards.

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Caltex aims to raise $100,000 for Starship

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 August, 2014 - 15:05

Kiwis across the country who visit Caltex can help save lives in the process, as Caltex today announces its market-first ‘Swipe for Starship’ initiative, which aims to raise $100,000 for the Starship Foundation over one week.

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Review 'confirms fluoridation must end'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 August, 2014 - 12:35

By Dr. Stan Litras BDS BSc FIND (Fluoride Information Network for Dentists)

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Good news for three Lotto winners

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 August, 2014 - 08:50

It'll be very good news for three players from Auckland and Waitara when they realise they've won a $333,333 share of Lotto's First Division following this evening's draw, says NZ Lotteries' Chief Executive Todd McLeay.

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Labour’s 21st century transport pledge

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 August, 2014 - 06:20

The next Labour-led Government will create a 21st century transport system for New Zealand that promotes the most efficient and sustainable combination of transport options, says Labour’s Transport spokesperson Phil Twyford.

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Minister travels to Myanmar and Indonesia

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 August, 2014 - 05:05

Minister Tim Groser travels to Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, this week to participate in a series of annual regional trade meetings. He will also attend the Sixth Global Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilisations in Bali, Indonesia.

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Major parties to front up for Climate Voter election debate

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 August, 2014 - 05:05

New Zealand’s main political parties will take part in ‘The Great Climate Voter Debate’ on September 3.

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US Embassy hosts 'Future Leaders of the Pacific' conference

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 August, 2014 - 05:05

Youth leaders from 18 Pacific nations converge in Samoa this week for the second ‘Future Leaders of the Pacific’ conference. The conference will tackle issues crucial to the Small Island Pacific States.

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Law 'failing to stop' human trafficking in NZ

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 August, 2014 - 03:50

A review of New Zealand’s laws relating to human trafficking, slavery and labour exploitation shows there are serious gaps in our laws that have made it difficult for New Zealand agencies to prosecute those who exploit workers in NZ.

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Jetstar holds lead as NZ’s most punctual domestic airline

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 August, 2014 - 03:50

Jetstar has held its lead as New Zealand’s most punctual domestic airline according to on-time performance results for the first half of this year.

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Kiwisaver Homestart Grant 'will drive prices even higher'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 August, 2014 - 03:50

"National's plan is slightly better than Labour's but both parties plans do not tackle the real problem, a shortage of land" said Dr Whyte. "Subsidising demand for houses in short supply because of the RMA and the Auckland urban limit will drive housing prices even higher.

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Kapiti locals concerned about climate change

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 August, 2014 - 03:50

A new group of Kāpiti locals is looking for ways to address climate change and recently held their third public event. On Wednesday 20 August, Keep a Cool World hosted Ashlee Gross from 350 Aotearoa to talk about divestment.

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Armed man confronts family in their home

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 August, 2014 - 03:50

Waikato Police say six people, including two young children, had a horrifying start to the day in Kihikihi this morning when a man armed with a firearm burst into their home, threatened them and stole a car.

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X Factor NZ audition dates announced

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 August, 2014 - 03:50

The X Factor NZ will hit the road this October and November travelling to 13 locations throughout the country to find contestants for the second local version of this global television phenomenon.

A new addition to the Groups category this season will be bands.

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