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Record breach for Invercargill air quality

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 July, 2014 - 00:05

Air quality in Invercargill over the weekend reached a new high, which is a new low when it comes to meeting the government’s National Environmental Standard for Air Quality.

Categories: New Zealand News

Dairy 'cash cow' for regional economies

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 July, 2014 - 00:05

New Zealand’s regional economies are milking the dairy industry, taking $14.3 billion in total in 2013-14 - a 40 percent increase in earnings - DairyNZ figures show.

Categories: New Zealand News

Give all low-income children equal support - CPAG

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 July, 2014 - 00:05

Child Poverty Action Group says the government should disentangle support for children from work incentives for parents, and treat all low income children equally.

Categories: New Zealand News

Wairarapa toddler benefits from cochlear funding increase

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 July, 2014 - 00:05

Three-and-a-half-year-old Lily Hooper from Greytown, in the Wairarapa, has become one of the first children in New Zealand to receive a second cochlear implant under the Government’s new funding regime for the devices.

Categories: New Zealand News

Māori and Pasifika trades training launched in Rotorua

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 July, 2014 - 19:05

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today launched the Government’s new Māori and Pasifika Trades Training initiative for Rotorua.

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Aoraki Foundation scoops Timaru community awards

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

Aoraki Foundation has won the Supreme Award at the 2014 Trustpower Timaru District Community Awards.

The Awards were announced and presented tonight (Monday 14 July) at a function at the Timaru District Council Chambers.

Categories: New Zealand News

Junior Black Sox thrash opposition at World Champs

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

The Temperzone Junior Black Sox softball team have destroyed their latest opponents at the Junior Men's World Championships title in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada beating Denmark 18-0 in just three innings.

Categories: New Zealand News

Women's Refuge launches #BringBackKate campaign

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 July, 2014 - 00:35

Women’s Refuge is launching a national campaign today to bring back suffragette and iconic New Zealand campaigner, Kate Sheppard to call for action on domestic violence.

Categories: New Zealand News

NZ top rowing nation after World Cup series concludes

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 July, 2014 - 00:35

The final world rowing cup event for 2014 was held at Lucerne and New Zealand rowing crews again bagged an impressive medal total earning nine medals - six gold, one silver and two bronze.

Categories: New Zealand News

Study shows HPV vaccination for boys not yet cost-effective

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 July, 2014 - 00:35

HPV vaccination of New Zealand school boys is not yet a value-for-money option, according to a study just published by the University of Otago, Wellington.

Categories: New Zealand News

NetHui discusses potential for online voting

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 July, 2014 - 00:35

Debating the potential for online voting in New Zealand saw a room divided at day two of NetHui, with some calling it an essential and inevitable next step for democracy, and others concerned it was unworkable due to problems with keeping the ballot secure.

Categories: New Zealand News

Archaeological open day at Athenree

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 July, 2014 - 00:35

An archaeological excavation in the grounds of one of the Western Bay of Plenty’s landmark historic buildings will take place at the end of this month.

Categories: New Zealand News

Community involvement in Catlins Lake project

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 July, 2014 - 00:35

Catlins Coast Incorporated in conjunction with Catlins Promotions is currently working with the community in developing interpretation for The Catlins Lake, 4km south of Owaka overlooking the old wharf piles.

Categories: New Zealand News

Housing Accord plan to create up to 3000 Hobsonville homes

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 July, 2014 - 00:35

A group of landowners in Hobsonville have become the first to lodge a plan variation application in an Auckland Special Housing Area (SHA), bringing plans to create up to 3000 new homes a step closer.

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Compulsory te reo: 'Good idea but must go further'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 14 July, 2014 - 23:20

Māori Party Tai Tokerau candidate Te Hira Paenga today welcomed the Labour Party endorsement of the Māori Party policy for te reo to be taught as a core subject in schools.

Categories: New Zealand News

Rain for northern Gisborne overnight

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 14 July, 2014 - 23:20

A front lies slow-moving near East Cape, bringing rain with heavy falls to the northern ranges of Gisborne. There remains a risk that accumulations may reach short term warning criteria (more than 70mm in 12 hours) overnight, and MetService forecasters will maintain a watch.

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New opening dates for summer pools

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 14 July, 2014 - 23:20

Two of Christchurch's popular outdoor swimming pools, located at Jellie Park and Halswell, have had their summer opening dates pushed back.

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Cricket: South Africa moves up ICC rankings

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 14 July, 2014 - 23:20

South Africa’s maiden ODI series win in Sri Lanka has helped it, as well as its players, to make upward movements in the latest Reliance ICC ODI Rankings, which were released on Sunday. South Africa won the third and final ODI by 82 runs and claimed the series 2-1.

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Greens 'twist facts in pursuit of their anti-jobs agenda'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 14 July, 2014 - 23:20

Environment Minister Amy Adams says the Greens announcement today is just the latest step in their anti-jobs, anti-growth, stop everything manifesto.

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Cricket: Senanayake suspended from bowling

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 14 July, 2014 - 23:20

The International Cricket Council today confirmed that an independent test had found the bowling action of Sri Lanka off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake to be illegal and, as such, the player has been suspended from bowling in international cricket.

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