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Tertiary provider sentenced after tutor seriously injured

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 June, 2015 - 05:05

Waiariki Institute of Technology was sentenced today and ordered to pay reparation of $40,000 after a tutor was seriously injured during a forest operations course.

Categories: New Zealand News

We'll tackle obesity but no tax legislation - Health Minister

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 June, 2015 - 05:05

Speaking to Q+A’s Corin Dann this morning, health minister Jonathan Coleman said tackling obesity was at the top of the Government’s priority list, but there was "no evidence" a sugar tax worked, and further regulation was unnecessary.

Categories: New Zealand News

Activist academic fudges tax figures - Taxpayers' Union

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 June, 2015 - 03:50

The Taxpayers’ Union is calling out the anti-sugar activist academic, Gerhard Sundborn, for a second time, for misleading comments on Radio New Zealand this morning that Mexico’s implementation of a ten percent tax on sodas resulted in a twelve percent reduction in consumption.

Categories: New Zealand News

NZ leading the world into the sixth extinction - EDS

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 June, 2015 - 03:50

EDS is concerned that New Zealand is leading the world into the sixth extinction.

"Our precious biodiversity is under extreme pressure, from a whole range of threats," said EDS’s Senior Policy Analyst, Dr Marie Brown.

Categories: New Zealand News

It’s not too late to be immunised against the flu

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 June, 2015 - 02:35

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says there is still time for people to get vaccinated before the worst of the flu season arrives.

"It takes up to two weeks to develop immunity, so it is best to be vaccinated before influenza spreads," says Dr Coleman.

Categories: New Zealand News

Children’s cooking competition aims to tackle obesity

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 June, 2015 - 02:35

New Zealand is raising a generation of kitchen strangers, a trend that concerns the NZ Nutrition Foundation.

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Lincoln Uni's Vice-Chancellor resigns

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 June, 2015 - 02:35

Dr Andrew West today resigned as Vice-Chancellor of Lincoln University.

"I am proud of what the University has achieved under my leadership. It has been a fabulous three years and Lincoln is on track to become one of the world’s truly great land-based universities", said Dr West.

Categories: New Zealand News

Football: Phoenix beat Fiji national side

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 June, 2015 - 02:35

The Phoenix beat the Fiji national side 2-1 Saturday in the first match day of the Fiji Airways Phoenix Tour of Fiji.

As part of the Sinopec pre-season, the Wellington Phoenix travelled to Fiji courtesy of Fiji Airways to play two matches against the national side.

Categories: New Zealand News

Jump in MoBIE staff earning more than $150,000 - Labour

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 June, 2015 - 02:35

The number of MoBIE staff earning more than $150,000 has risen 23 per cent in just a year, Labour’s Economic Development Spokesperson David Clark says.

Categories: New Zealand News

Youth exchange students raise over $6,000 for charity

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 June, 2015 - 02:35

Rotary’s Emergency Response Kit programme got an unexpected gift of generosity during New Zealand’s National Volunteer Week. 

Categories: New Zealand News

Three survive Westland helicopter crash

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 June, 2015 - 15:20

Three people have survived a helicopter crash on Poerua Glacier in Westland National Park this morning.

Police were alerted at about 10.35am that he helicopter that had left Franz Josef to uplift two hunters from the Poerua Glacier area was overdue.

Categories: New Zealand News

English wants to flog state houses to Aussies - Twyford

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 June, 2015 - 14:05

Bill English’s admission that he would sell hundreds of New Zealand’s state houses to the Australians is the latest lurch in the Government’s stumbling, half-baked housing policy, Labour’s housing spokesperson Phil Twyford says.

Categories: New Zealand News

Shortage of paediatric surgeons - ASMS

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 June, 2015 - 14:05

"Paediatric surgeons are struggling to keep up with the level of need in New Zealand’s communities, and are working short-handed," says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS).

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'Shameless desperation' in state house selloff to Aust

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 June, 2015 - 11:49

SHAN network is outraged that the government is lining up an Australian social housing provider to buy hundreds of state houses in New Zealand.

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Don’t sell our state houses to the Aussies - Greens

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 June, 2015 - 06:50

The Green Party is calling on the Government to immediately rule out selling off state houses to Australian interests, after Bill English conceded it was on the cards on The Nation this morning.

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Govt inaction leads to blurring of roles - Robertson

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 June, 2015 - 05:35

The Treasury wouldn’t have had to warn the Reserve Bank to stick to its core functions if the Government had taken prompt and substantial measures to rein in skyrocketing Auckland house prices, Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson says.

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Police happy with zero arrests at Wellington Stadium

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 June, 2015 - 04:20

Wellington police are happy to report on a successful event at the Super 15 rugby semi final held at the Westpac Stadium tonight

Police found a good atmosphere with a lot of families present and a well behaved crowd with zero arrests at the event

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Rotorua Lotto Powerball player banks $24.3 million

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 June, 2015 - 04:20

A Powerball player from Rotorua has hit the big time after winning $24.3 million with Powerball First Division tonight.

The total Lotto Powerball prize of $24.3 million is made up of $23,800,822 from Powerball First Division and $500,000 from Lotto First Division.

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On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Matt Vickers

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 June, 2015 - 03:05

On The Nation:

Lisa Owen interviews Matt Vickers

Vickers says scope of select committee inquiry into assisted dying needs to be "quite tight", focusing on adults with terminal illness

Categories: New Zealand News

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Foreign Minister Murray McCully

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 June, 2015 - 01:50

On The Nation:

Lisa Owen interviews Foreign Minister Murray McCully

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