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Trade Minister to visit Indonesia and the Gulf

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 13 January, 2017 - 23:20

Trade Minister Todd McClay travels to Indonesia and the Gulf this week.

In Indonesia, Mr McClay will meet with new Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita, as well as deliver a keynote speech at the World Renewable Energy Congress.

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Strong building growth continues in Taupo District

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 13 January, 2017 - 22:05

A steady increase in new homes being built in the Taupō District in the past 12 months has seen over $150 million of building work taking place - almost $40 million more than in 2015.

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Rivalry for Nines captaincy heats up at the Cowboys

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 13 January, 2017 - 22:05

He’s rated by many as the greatest NRL player of all time and he has led his club for the best part of a decade, however playmaker Johnathan Thurston won’t necessarily have a ‘C’ beside his name when he lines up for the Cowboys at the Downer NRL Auckland Nines in February.

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Ickx recalls Amon as one of the fastest

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 13 January, 2017 - 20:50

"His personality was amazing. He was an extremely good and human person - and also an extremely talented racing driver. One of the fastest."

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Mangere welcomes home Joseph Parker

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 13 January, 2017 - 20:50

The people of Māngere are holding a "Welcome Home Champ" event for newly crowned WBO Heavyweight Boxing Champ Lupesoliai Laauli Joseph Parker this Saturday 14 January 10am at the Māngere Town Centre.

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Halberg Awards finalists announced

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 13 January, 2017 - 20:50

The Halberg Disability Sport Foundation has today announced 24 finalists for six categories at the 54th Halberg Awards - the nation’s pre-eminent event to honour and celebrate sporting achievements by New Zealand teams and athletes in 2016.

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Marine life tribute helps light up Wellington

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 13 January, 2017 - 19:35

UV lit marine life created from aluminium tubing is part of summer night displays at Wellington Botanic Garden till January 29.

Geometric shapes set within the bush and stream environment are also part of the light displays.

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ANZ Truckometer: Approaching a variable speed zone

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 13 January, 2017 - 19:35

There was virtually no change in the two Truckometer indexes in December. The Heavy Traffic Index fell 0.1%, while the Light Traffic Index rose 0.1%.

The Heavy Traffic Index rose 2.9% in the December quarter, suggesting another solid GDP outturn is on the cards.

Categories: New Zealand News

Provincial property market heats up while Auckland cools

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 13 January, 2017 - 19:35

The Auckland property market is cooling off while the rest of the country heats up according to the latest Trade Me Property Price Index.

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Vehicles of interest identified in Lois Tolley murder investigation

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 13 January, 2017 - 19:35

Statement from Detective Senior Sergeant Glenn Barnett:

Police investigating the murder of Lois Tolley have identified CCTV images of two vehicles of interest.

The first vehicle is a blue Subaru; and the second is a silver, lowered, sedan-type car with black wheels.

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Lotto player from Auckland scoops $1 million

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 13 January, 2017 - 19:35

A Lotto player in Auckland will be popping open the champagne after winning $1 million with Lotto First Division in tonight’s live Lotto draw.

The winning ticket was sold at Patumahoe Four Square in Franklin, Auckland.

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Parents want control of sex education - poll

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 13 January, 2017 - 19:35

Almost 4 out of 5 parents are confident of their ability to teach their own children about sex and sexuality issues, and 2/3’rds believe that parents should be dictating any school-based teaching, not the government or groups such as Family Planning and Rainbow Youth.

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Auckland Rugby League announces new general manager

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 13 January, 2017 - 19:35

Auckland Rugby League's (ARL) board of directors are pleased to announce the appointment of Greg Whaiapu as the new general manager of Auckland Rugby League, effective from Monday 9 January 2017.

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Back to school safety tips

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 13 January, 2017 - 15:50

Thousands of students are marching back to school next month. Safekids Aotearoa has valuable safety tips to keep children safe.

For children

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North and South Island wool auctions receive varied support

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 13 January, 2017 - 10:50

New Zealand Wool Services International ltd’s CEO Mr John Dawson reports that the wool auctions in the North and South Islands this week produced considerable price variations for comparative types with the North Island levels well below the South’s.

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Fire permits on hold after spate of blazes

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 13 January, 2017 - 09:35

Four fires in the Taupō District over the past two days have prompted Taupō District Council to temporarily stop issuing fire permits.

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Otago tourist spending continues to grow - Waitaki MP

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 13 January, 2017 - 02:05

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says as tourists continue to flood into the Central Otago and Wanaka areas this summer, the on-going growth in visitor spending in Otago will be giving local tourist operators renewed confidence.

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Golf gadget cuts scores at a stroke by calming brain

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 12 January, 2017 - 23:35

Alas The Times newspapers with the above headline insists that I must be a subscriber before I can view the article and so thanks to Ariana Eunjung at the more liberally-minded Washington Post dated March 29, 2016 I’m checking out if Thync could help improve my go

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Alan Langdon and daughter located in Australia

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 12 January, 2017 - 23:35

Missing yachtsman Alan Langdon and his six-year-old daughter have been located in Ulladulla, New South Wales.

Although Australian authorities are yet to officially confirm their identities, they believe this is Mr Langdon and his daughter.

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Welsh help break shearing record in New Zealand

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 12 January, 2017 - 22:20

Two Welshmen have today become the first from their country break a World shearing record in New Zealand.

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