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New York professors to teach geology, tectonics at Canterbury

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 30 January, 2016 - 16:19

Syracuse University (SU) has a long-time relationship with the University of Canterbury (UC), including scientists from each institution making trips across the globe for research visits, as well as working in Antarctica together.

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Provinces to prosper from record export apple forecast

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 January, 2016 - 18:20

New Zealand’s apple growing regions will reap the rewards of a record $700 million export apple crop forecast for 2016.

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Lessons in Wishart retraction - Police Association

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 January, 2016 - 18:20

"The essence of detective work is to never allow the evidence to fit the theory of what occurred. Every new piece of evidence should be interrogated and its impact on the reconstruction of the crime evaluated," Police Association President Greg O’Connor said today.

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Kiwis welcome Syrian refugees to NZ

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 January, 2016 - 18:20

Kiwis have come together to welcome Syrian refugees to New Zealand in a heart-warming video released by World Vision.

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Family violence prevention a 'must for all organisations'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 January, 2016 - 17:05

The Human Rights Commission is calling on more private and public organisations to support people in their organisations who are affected by family violence.

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Help wanted to identify vandals in Brooklands Park

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 January, 2016 - 17:05

The public is being asked to help identify four young people who vandalised more than 10 saplings in Brooklands Park last night (Thursday).

The damage occurred on the track that runs from the bottom of Brooklands Park Drive through Kauri Grove and up to Brooklands Lawn.

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Kiwi men finish fourth in ATL competition at Australian Open

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 January, 2016 - 15:50

The New Zealand Kauris men’s team in the 2016 Asia-Pacific Tennis League (ATL) held on the outside courts at the Australian Open has finished fourth in the eight-team short-format competition.

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Harvey Norman Community Warriors launched

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 January, 2016 - 15:50

Harvey Norman and the Vodafone Warriors have marked their new three-year partnership today by launching the Harvey Norman Community Warriors.

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Firefighters head to Tasmania to battle bushfires

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 January, 2016 - 15:50

Forty-three firefighters will leave for Australia tomorrow to help combat fires burning in Tasmania.

National Rural Fire Officer Kevin O'Connor said the firefighters would fly out from Auckland and Christchurch tomorrow afternoon to start the three-week deployment.

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White Ferns look to bring home intensity from WBBL

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 January, 2016 - 15:50

New Zealand’s top women cricket stars are back in action tomorrow, Friday 29 January, in round four of New Zealand’s domestic Women’s Twenty20 Competition - followed by the consecutive rounds seven and eight of the Women’s One-Day competition on the weekend.

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NZ swimmers receive cutting-edge adidas racewear

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 January, 2016 - 15:50

New Zealand’s leading swimmers believe the new adidas swimsuits could make a key difference in their quest for glory at the Rio Olympics.

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Nod for new Smart City technology

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 January, 2016 - 15:50

New "sensing" technologies offering real-time information about issues like traffic congestion, water quality and air pollution will get $330,000 in Council funding.

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Thunderstorms bring torrential rain for some

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 January, 2016 - 15:50

Widespread areas of thunderstorm activity in Northland and the central North Island yesterday brought periods of torrential rain for some. Over 50 mm in one hour was recorded in the hills of Northland yesterday evening, and good numbers clocked up over the Central Plateau as well.

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New Dementia Care Unit opened in Albany

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 January, 2016 - 15:50

Aria Gardens in Albany is excited to announce the opening of their newly refurbished state-of-the-art Dementia Care Unit on Thursday 28 January. The Kauri Wing, catering specifically to cognitively impaired residents, now provides specialized accommodation for 20 residents.

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Taupo District's fire manager takes on Aussie flames

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 January, 2016 - 13:20

Taupō District’s rural fire manager Roger Nelson is off to Tasmania as part of a New Zealand team being sent to help tackle bush fires.

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Entries for Trustpower Central Otago District Community Awards open

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 January, 2016 - 08:20

Alexandra, Roxburgh, Cromwell and locals from the surrounding areas should get their thinking caps on this week, to consider what’s been happening with help from volunteers in their town.

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Wool market eases slightly

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 January, 2016 - 19:50

New Zealand Wool Services International Limited’s C.E.O, Mr John Dawson reports that the combined North and South Island wool auctions saw targeted buying with some categories firm to slightly dearer and others marginally easier.

Of the 19,800 bales on offer 93.7 percent sold.

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Compass Communications to buy Ultracom's UFB business

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 January, 2016 - 17:19

New Zealand owned and operated Compass Communications Limited has reached a conditional offer to acquire the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) business of Ultracom, which provides telecommunications services to customers in the Northland region, using the Northpower Fibre network.

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ECan needs to explain if it's letting polluters off the hook - Greens

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 January, 2016 - 16:05

Stock grazing in waterways is nothing new in Canterbury, but the Regional Council seems to be letting farmers get away with it, the Green Party said today.

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Govt’s CRL announcement on the right track - Property Council

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 January, 2016 - 16:05

Property Council welcomes the Government’s announcement to fund Auckland’s proposed City Rail Link two years earlier than initially planned.

Chief Executive Connal Townsend says the announcement is a significant victory for Aucklanders.

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