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Strategy to address labour needs in Horowhenua

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 October, 2014 - 05:20

A Horowhenua Workforce Development Strategy is planned in efforts to address the lack of suitably-skilled staff available locally - a major constraint to continued business growth in the district.

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Kiwi NZ SuperTourer duo prove themselves at Bathurst

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 October, 2014 - 03:05

Frustration followed fun as young Kiwis Ant Pedersen and Andre Heimgartner proved their speed in the Bathurst 1000km V8 Supercar race on Sunday.

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NZers prefer lower risk investment options - research

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 October, 2014 - 01:50

Research conducted for the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) shows Kiwis are switched-on about straightforward, low-risk investment options. But when responding to questions about investments with more risk, people are far less confident.

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Prisons expert Ron Nikkel to speak in Auckland 15th Oct

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 14 October, 2014 - 15:50

Prison Fellowship NZ and JustSpeak have the privilege of hosting the former president of Prison Fellowship International, Ron Nikkel.

This is a rare opportunity to hear from a leader that has decades of engagement with prisoners, prison officials and all those affected by crime.

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$1800 fine for Illegal plumbing work on Thames house

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 14 October, 2014 - 10:50

A Coromandel boat builder was fined $1800 in the Thames District Court last week, following a building inspection by the local Council at a home in Thames.

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Cricket: Australia returns to the top of ICC ODI Rankings

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 14 October, 2014 - 09:35

Australia has surged to the top of the Reliance ICC One-Day International (ODI) Team Rankings after completing a 3-0 series victory over Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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HCC rating review decision date extended

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 14 October, 2014 - 08:20

Hamilton City Council originally indicated it would make a decision on 30 October regarding a possible change to the city’s rating system. Council has now decided to delay a decision to allow more time for careful consideration of the public’s views and suggestions.

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National policy informs solutions for Waikato rivers

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 14 October, 2014 - 08:20

The Collaborative Stakeholder Group (CSG), in working on ways to protect and restore the health of the Waikato and Waipa rivers, is taking into account the new National Policy Statement (NPS) for Freshwater Management 2014 which came into effect in August.

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Motorsport: Mini motocross champions crowned

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 14 October, 2014 - 08:20

By Andy McGechan, www.BikesportNZ.com

The next superstars of motocross revealed themselves at the annual New Zealand Mini Motocross Championships near Invercargill at the weekend.

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Remembering Mark Ford - Brownlee

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 14 October, 2014 - 08:20

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has today extended his deepest sympathies to the family of Mark Ford.

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Safety reminder for Carnivale

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 14 October, 2014 - 08:20

Police and organisers of Friday night’s More FM Carnivale at the top of Trafalgar Street want young people to enjoy themselves but remember to respect the alcohol ban.

The Carnivale is part of Nelson City Council’s Nelson Arts Festival.

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'Odd' for NZ not to join the fight against Islamic State - PM

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 14 October, 2014 - 08:20

Prime Minister John Key told TV One’s Q+A programme it would be "odd" for New Zealand not to join the fight against Islamic State.

He says there are a wide range of options being considered and there are "definite risks’.

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Expert on surgical robotics and innovation visiting Auckland

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 14 October, 2014 - 07:05

An expert on surgical robotics and innovation will be visiting from the United States this month.

Ex-patriot Kiwi, Dr Catherine Mohr is a University of Auckland Hood Fellow, and will be giving several lectures on campus.

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Police Association call for guns to be on officers’ hips

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 14 October, 2014 - 07:05

Yesterday’s armed offender incident at Waitakere Hospital shows that firearms locked in Police vehicles will, sooner or later, prove too far away to save a life, Police Association President Greg O’Connor said today.

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FIFA Club World Cup path mapped out for Auckland

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 14 October, 2014 - 07:05

The draw for the FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014 took place in Marrakech and paired Auckland City FC with Moroccan champions Moghreb Tetouan.

Last season Auckland City FC were knocked out 2-1 by eventual runners-up Raja Casablanca in heartbreaking circumstances at the playoff stage.

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MPI 'must name product and supermarket chain'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 14 October, 2014 - 07:05

The Ministry of Primary Industries must name the product responsible for severe gastroenteritis affecting people around the country, and the supermarket chain distributing it, Labour’s Food Safety spokesperson Damien O’Connor says.

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Major win for organic NZ wine in the European Union

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 14 October, 2014 - 07:05

New Zealand’s organic wine industry has scored a major export victory with the announcement that the European Commission (EC) has agreed to recognise New Zealand’s organic wine production methods as equivalent to its own.

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Asthma Foundation launch campaign for Asthma Awareness Week

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 14 October, 2014 - 07:05

The Asthma Foundation has launched a hard-hitting campaign for Asthma Awareness Week and Balloon Day. "We want people to realise just how serious asthma can be," said Angela Francis, chief executive of the Asthma Foundation.

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Asthma Awareness Week: Someone dies every week from asthma

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 14 October, 2014 - 07:05

Neville Coffey’s family remembers his asthma starting after he ripped up some carpet when he was about 40. He had mild asthma and his daughter cannot remember him ever having an asthma attack and he was never hospitalised for asthma.

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Bala Tikkisetty: Cultivating the right approach

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 14 October, 2014 - 07:05

By Bala Tikkisetty

Mechanical cultivation of paddocks for producing summer forage or fodder crop is a common sight on farms at this time of year. This is also a time when high intensity local storms are common, adding substantial risk to an important farming practice.

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