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Countdown to CWC to be celebrated in Dunedin

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 18 October, 2014 - 18:35

Cricket and the community are coming together in the heart of Dunedin on Thursday morning.

An event to celebrate the countdown to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 is being held in Dunedin’s Upper Octagon, starting at 10.30am, and everyone is welcome.

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Travel smart to The Block NZ open homes - Auckland Transport

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 18 October, 2014 - 11:05

Auckland Transport is encouraging visitors to the one-day The Block NZ Open Homes 2014 on Labour Weekend to get smart and think about travelling without the car. Thousands of viewers flocked to last year’s event to see the four houses up close.

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New Health Minister asked for moratorium on fluoridation

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 18 October, 2014 - 11:05

Dentists from the group FIND (Fluoride Information Network for Dentists) have asked new health minister, Dr. Jonathan Coleman, that water fluoridation be stopped immediately pending further research into the health risks associated with the practice.

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Seminar: Biochemical causes of mental health disorders

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 18 October, 2014 - 09:50

"What are the Biochemical Causes of Mental Health Disorders?"

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SKYCITY scoops two World Travel Awards

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 18 October, 2014 - 09:50

SKYCITY Auckland continues its success at the 2014 World Travel Awards, winning both the Leading Hotel Suite (Grand Hotel Presidential Suite) and Australasia’s Leading Casino Resort.

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Mazda gets Canon zooming along

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 18 October, 2014 - 08:35

Canon and Mazda New have partnered to support the 300 plus local and international photojournalists and videographers looking to capture rugby's showcase event for millions of rugby fans around the world.

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NZ has opportunity on UN Security Council - Greens

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 18 October, 2014 - 08:35

New Zealand has an opportunity to make a major contribution to the strengthening of international law and institutional capacity through its upcoming two-year tenure on the United Nations Security Council, Green Party spokesperson on global affairs, Dr Kennedy Graham said today.

Categories: New Zealand News

Labour backs urban development plans

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 18 October, 2014 - 08:35

Auckland Council’s plan to set up an urban development agency is to be applauded and central government should get behind it to make it a success, Labour’s Auckland Issues spokesperson Phil Twyford says.

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NZ can be rightly proud of seat on Security Council - Shearer

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 18 October, 2014 - 07:20

Gaining a seat on the United Nation’s Security Council shows the sort of standing that New Zealand has in the world and the quality of the long campaign that we ran over nearly a decade, says Foreign Affairs spokesperson David Shearer.

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New milestone in heavy vehicle fuel efficiency

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 18 October, 2014 - 07:20

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges says an agreement signed between the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) and one of New Zealand’s largest trucking companies is a significant milestone for the Heavy Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Programme.

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Sole parents lead the way in benefit drop - Tolley

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 18 October, 2014 - 07:20

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley welcomes the latest release of benefit figures showing the number of people on welfare for the September quarter is the lowest since 2008, with sole parents leading the impressive results.

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Cultural impact assessments: balance needed - Council

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 18 October, 2014 - 07:20

"Protecting Auckland’s cultural heritage is a key part of Auckland Council’s job but so is making sure consent applicants don’t find themselves tied up in unnecessary red tape,"says Roger Blakeley, Auckland Council’s Chief Planning Officer.

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Tickets for Black Sox World Champs qualifying battle on sale

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 18 October, 2014 - 07:20

Can the Golden Homes Black Sox softball team beat Australia and Samoa and qualify for next world champs and defend their title?

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Buddy Holly Story touring NZ in 2015

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 18 October, 2014 - 07:20

Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story is today announced to tour New Zealand in March and April 2015, taking in 21 venues around the country.

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Latest leak of TPPA IP text confirms risks for NZ - Kelsey

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 18 October, 2014 - 07:20

On the eve of the latest (non)round of negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) yet another version of the intellectual property has found its way to Wikileaks.

‘Several issues stand out for New Zealand’, said University of Auckland law professor Jane Kelsey.

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MPI dragging the chain over causes of food bug - O’Connor

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 18 October, 2014 - 07:20

The Ministry of Primary Industries’ release of Environmental Science and Research’s initial reports regarding the sources of a nasty stomach bug will be little comfort to the 127 people affected by it, Labour’s Food Safety spokesperson Damien O’Connor says.

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Minister and Ministry 'should be complimented'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 18 October, 2014 - 03:35

Foreign Minister Murray McCully and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs should be complimented for New Zealand’s successful campaign in securing a temporary seat on the United Nations Security Council, says New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters.

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Minister urges safety first on the water

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 October, 2014 - 20:05

Transport Minister Simon Bridges wants boat users to make safety the top priority, as New Zealand’s first Safer Boating Week begins today.

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Oxfam welcomes NZ's election to UN Security Council

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 October, 2014 - 11:20

International aid agency Oxfam New Zealand welcomes New Zealand’s election to the United Nations Security Council, saying it gives an extraordinary opportunity to make a lasting contribution to international peace and security and improve the lives of millions.

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Taskforce end storm recovery work in Northland

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 October, 2014 - 11:20

Fifteen Enhanced Taskforce Green (ETFG) members hired to help clean up storm-affected Northland farms, horticultural operations and orchards officially ended their three month stint today.

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