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Toxic algal bloom discovered in Lake Pegasus

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 14 February, 2018 - 09:20

The Community and Public Health division of Canterbury District Health Board has issued a health warning after potentially toxic blue-green algae (planktonic cyanobacteria) was found in Lake Pegasus.

Categories: New Zealand News

National to support first reading of child poverty legislation

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 14 February, 2018 - 08:05

National will support the Government’s proposed child poverty legislation to its first reading but won’t guarantee any ongoing support unless it agrees to amendments that will ensure it measurably improves deprivation, National’s spokesperson for Children Paula Bennett says.

Categories: New Zealand News

Thomas Sainsbury and Hamish Russell take on Auckland Fringe

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 14 February, 2018 - 06:50

Who better to peer into the world of female friendships than two men in wigs? 

Categories: New Zealand News

Orana joins forces with ambitious rhino conservation programme

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 14 February, 2018 - 04:20

The Australian Rhino Project, in conjunction with Zoos South Australia and Taronga Conservation Society, has announced a new partnership with Orana Wildlife Park, Christchurch, to assist in the organisation’s vital mission to build an insurance population of rhinos outside of Africa.

Categories: New Zealand News

Boil water notice for Sheffield Waddington water supply

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 14 February, 2018 - 00:35

Residents who are on the Sheffield Waddington water supply are advised to begin boiling water.

A boil water notice has been issued by Selwyn District Council after test results showed that E. coli levels were above recommended levels.

Categories: New Zealand News

Silverdale poplar trees to be removed

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 13 February, 2018 - 23:20

A section of Hamilton’s Silverdale Rd will be under "stop/go" sign traffic control in coming days while two large stands of poplar trees are removed.

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Emergency relief supplies to depart for Tonga

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 13 February, 2018 - 20:50

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has announced a RNZAF C130 Hercules aircraft carrying emergency relief supplies will depart for Tonga this afternoon.

Categories: New Zealand News

Winners of Daltons Late Bloomers Awards announced

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 13 February, 2018 - 19:35

There were big blooming smiles today at two lucky kindergartens who were announced as winners in the Daltons Late Bloomers Awards, which is part of the popular Daltons Sunflowers in Kindergartens Project.

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Greenpeace amused at survey oil industry releases about itself

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 13 February, 2018 - 18:20

Greenpeace is calling oil industry efforts to put a positive spin on a just-released public perception survey "desperate and misleading".

Categories: New Zealand News

Date nights and experiences impressing Kiwis this Valentine's Day

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 13 February, 2018 - 18:20

Kiwis are continuing to invest in experiences, as new data shows sentimental spending has increased by 33% since 2015, with the number of transactions up by 47% during the Valentine’s Day period.

Categories: New Zealand News

Heavy rain brings down a slip and closes SH11 in Northland

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 13 February, 2018 - 18:20

The NZ Transport Agency advises that a slip has closed State Highway 11 just south of Opua in the Lemons Hill area in Northland.

The highway will not be opened until the slip has been cleared and geotechnical engineers have assessed that the hillside is stable and safe.

Categories: New Zealand News

Deloitte appoints 17 new leaders

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 13 February, 2018 - 17:05

Deloitte is pleased to announce the appointment of seven new equity partners and ten new directors, effective from 1 December 2017.

The new partner appointments bring the total number of equity partners across the firm’s six offices to 114.

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Outdated tenancy laws increase risks for children in poverty - CPAG

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 13 February, 2018 - 17:05

Childhood illnesses, transience and a disastrous rate of homelessness in New Zealand evidenced by the Government's Stocktake on Housing report are attributable to a desperate lack of housing required to meet the needs of a growing population, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG).

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Defence Minister visits Middle East, Afghan deployments

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 13 February, 2018 - 17:05

On his first overseas trip in the job, Defence Minister Ron Mark has completed a round of visits to Defence Force deployments in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the United Arab Emirates.

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Scrutiny over CEs' pay important step to fairer public service - PSA

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 13 February, 2018 - 17:05

The Public Service Association (PSA) support today’s announcement of stronger oversight of the pay of chief executives and the conduct of Crown Entity Board members.

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Search for CTO to be widened

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 13 February, 2018 - 17:05

The government is to widen the search for New Zealand’s first Chief Technology officer.

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Housing affordability not a single number - Dawson

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 13 February, 2018 - 17:05

Wellington City Councillor and Housing Portfolio leader Brian Dawson says a single number for housing affordability is not the right approach.

A media report today stated $650,000 as the figure for what makes a house "affordable" in Auckland city.

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Third measles case confirmed - Cantabrians warned to be vigilant

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 13 February, 2018 - 17:05

Another case of measles has been confirmed in Canterbury with public health officials urging the community to be extra vigilant, and get vaccinated.

An 18 year-old woman is the third person in a fortnight to be diagnosed with the highly contagious virus.

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Disappointment as JNL confirms job losses

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 13 February, 2018 - 17:05

E tū is extremely disappointed with the confirmation today that Juken New Zealand Ltd (JNL) intends axing the jobs of about 90 workers at its East Coast mill in Gisborne.

E tū represents production workers at the mill.

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Rankings show Victoria leading thought on major issues

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 13 February, 2018 - 17:05

Victoria University of Wellington’s Centre for Strategic Studies (CSS) has started its 25th- anniversary year being named the third best think tank in Southeast Asia, Australia and the Pacific in a prestigious global ranking.

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