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Chiefs re-sign halfback

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 July, 2015 - 09:20

The Chiefs have re-signed halfback and All Black Tawera Kerr-Barlow for the next two years.

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie said the 24 year-old has displayed an amazing work ethic recovering from his horrific injury during an All Blacks match late in 2014.

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Memo Nick Smith: your housing policy isn’t working - Twyford

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 July, 2015 - 09:20

New TradeMe figures showing average asking prices for houses have gone up by more than $1000 a week over the past year adds to the pile of evidence proving the Government cannot control the housing crisis, Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford says.

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Spark launches Huawei P8 in-store and online

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 July, 2015 - 22:05

Spark announced today that the new Huawei P8 is now available in-store and online at www.spark.co.nz, and the first 1000 customers who sign up to a $59 Open Term plan with interest free repayments will get the phone for under $25 per month, an effective $200 discount.

Categories: New Zealand News

FINA World Swimming Champs: Open Water day 2 wrap

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 July, 2015 - 22:05

Taranaki swimmer Charlotte Webby has finished 45th in the women’s 10km Open Water Swim at the FINA World Swimming Championships in Russia.

The 27 year old clocked 2:12.41.7 in fine conditions on the Kazanka River in Kazan.

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Ecstasy Use Up As Methamphetamine Levels Off

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 July, 2015 - 14:35

11 June 2009 - An increase in the use of ecstasy may be due to the outlawing of the party pill drug BZP and the bad reputation of P, according to the latest findings of the illicit drugs monitoring work done by Massey University researchers.

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 July, 2015 - 13:20

The message the National Council of Women of New Zealand (NCWNZ) is sending this International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum (FASD) Disorder Awareness Day, is that drinking even a small amount of alcohol during pregnancy is not worth the risk.

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RBNZ's failings hurting businesses and households - Greens

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 July, 2015 - 12:05

New information released by the Green Party today shows that the Reserve Bank has failed to forecast inflation accurately over the last four years meaning interest rates have been kept higher than necessary, hurting businesses and households.

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Olive Ridley Sea Turtle ready to move

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 July, 2015 - 12:05

The endangered Olive Ridley Sea Turtle receiving care at Wellington Zoo’s The Nest Te Kōhanga has gone from strength to strength over the last two weeks.

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Ovum Comment: Launch of Amazon tablet

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 July, 2015 - 10:50

By Adam Leach, Ovum Practice Leader

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Overseas experience sends warning on euthanasia - Family First

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 July, 2015 - 10:50

A report just released by the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada says that international evidence shows that deaths by assisted suicide and euthanasia have been increasing wherever the practices have been legalised, and that the door is opened to a world of abuse.

Categories: New Zealand News

Freeski and snowboard athletes compete at Cardrona

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 July, 2015 - 10:50

Cardrona Alpine Resort’s world-class slopestyle course provided a testing ground for New Zealand’s up and coming freeski and snowboard athletes today as they competed in the International Ski Federation (FIS) Australia New Zealand Cup.

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Auckland man fined $4500 for illegal plumbing advertising

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 July, 2015 - 09:35

An Auckland man has been convicted and fined $4500 for illegally advertising his services as a plumber and has been ordered to pay solicitor’s costs of $226.00 and court costs of $260.

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Alexandra Park launches first part of its urban village

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 July, 2015 - 09:35

With Auckland Cup Week upon us, Alexandra Park chief executive Dominque Dowding says talk on course this year is not just about the horses, but stylish new homes with genuine excitement around Alexandra Park’s ‘223 Green Lane West’ urban village development.

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Victim of fatal crash near Tinwald named

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 July, 2015 - 09:35

Canterbury Police are able to name the victim of a fatal single-vehicle crash that occurred on Grahams Road near Tinwald at around 11pm on Friday 24 July 2015. The driver and sole occupant was confirmed as deceased at the scene. He was 63 year old Terry Henry Munday from Ashburton.

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A heritage of NZ musical composition available online

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 July, 2015 - 09:35

A collection of New Zealand musical scores and CDs are now available globally thanks to the launch of Wai-te-ata Music Press’ online store.

The Press is an initiative of Victoria University of Wellington’s Te KōkÄ« New Zealand School of Music (NZSM).

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League: Strong NZ sides for Anzac encounter

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 July, 2015 - 09:35

Four players have forced their way back into NZ Kiwis contention for this week’s Anzac Test in Brisbane, after missing last year’s Four Nations triumph.

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Labour and National leaders 'should just give up and join NZ First'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 July, 2015 - 08:20

The leaders of both Labour and National will receive membership forms from New Zealand First, along with a message of encouragement to join the party.

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Is the GCSB 'trade team' spying on TPPA partners?

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 July, 2015 - 08:20

‘The latest revelations about the GCSB pose a stark question: is the GCSB’s "trade team" spying on governments with whom New Zealand is negotiating international deals, especially the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA)?’, asked University of Auckland law professor Jane Kelsey.

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NZMA calls again for independent health assessment of TPPA

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 July, 2015 - 08:20

The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) is extremely disappointed Trade Minister Hon Tim Groser has rejected the call for an independent assessment of the impact of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement (TPPA) on our health system.

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TPPA a low trust model - Hone Harawira

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 July, 2015 - 08:20

"I’m glad we took the TPPA to the Tribunal" says MANA leader Hone Harawira and former MP for Tai Tokerau, in regards to the claim before the Waitangi Tribunal that the government’s negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement are in breach of the Treaty of Waitangi.

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