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NZ likely to face a skilled labour crisis

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 February, 2017 - 11:35

In 2017 by all accounts business in New Zealand is booming. HSBC bank’s chief economist Paul Bloxham says our economy is currently "firing on all cylinders" and expects it to expand 3 percent in 2017, following 3.2 percent growth in 2016.

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Police charge man with attack on woman in Eden Terrace

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 February, 2017 - 10:20

A 30 year-old man has been arrested and charged tonight with the abduction and attack on a woman in Eden Terrace yesterday afternoon.

The man was located by Police and taken into custody in the suburb of Mt Albert, just after 8pm this evening.

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Police search for 5-year-old girl, missing from Fairfield

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 February, 2017 - 09:05

Waikato Police are searching for a 5-year-old girl, who has been missing from a Fairfield address for approximately four hours.

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New plan for disposal of dead whales

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 February, 2017 - 07:50

DOC has reconsidered its plans for disposal of the dead whales from the strandings on Farewell Spit. The dead whales will now be moved with a digger further up Farewell Spit to the area of the nature reserve that is not open to the public.

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Norton survey reveals common online dating pitfalls

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 February, 2017 - 07:50

Nearly 70 percent of New Zealand online daters have had a negative online dating experience, putting their safety and personal information at risk, according to new research from Norton by Symantec.

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Crayfish mismanagement needs to be urgently addressed - LegaSea

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 February, 2017 - 07:50

LegaSea and the New Zealand Sport Fishing Council have responded strongly to proposals from the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) relating to the future management of three rock lobster fisheries around the coast from East Cape to Wellington and up to Foxton, and Otago in the south.

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State of Emergency declared in Hastings district

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 February, 2017 - 07:50

A State of Emergency was declared in the Hastings district this afternoon, in the wake of a number of dangerous rural fires. The main concern is a fire on Waimarama Road. The fire has destroyed one home and is threatening others. Several homes have been evacuated.

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Research reveals LGBTI community less comfortable holding hands

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 February, 2017 - 07:50

The simple act of holding hands in public has been explored in new research commissioned by ANZ and launched today in the lead-up to the Auckland and Wellington Pride Festivals.

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Don’t buy NZ fish to save Maui's dolphin - NABU International

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 February, 2017 - 07:50

German conservation foundation, NABU International is launching an international consumer campaign to persuade McDonald’s and fish consumers worldwide to source their fish from countries other than New Zealand.

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Dairy should do what it does best, not join the laboratory race - Feds

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 February, 2017 - 06:35

Volatility is likely to be a constant companion for the New Zealand dairy farmer in the foreseeable future, and that has to be factored into their budgets, Andrew Hoggard says.

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Supporting people in Kaikoura and Marlborough

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 February, 2017 - 06:35

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says there’s been good uptake of the $3.76 million support package for Kaikōura and Marlborough families.

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Slice of Swedish summer set for Auckland's waterfront

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 February, 2017 - 06:35

Rekorderlig is set to bring a taste of the Scandinavian summer to Auckland’s social scene this March with a pop-up retreat from the summer heat - the Rekorderlig Swedish Summerhouse.

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CentrePort staff mourn loss of colleague

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 February, 2017 - 06:35

CentrePort staff are mourning the loss of a fellow worker who died in Wellington Hospital yesterday.

"Our primary concern is to support the man’s family who are grieving the loss of their much loved husband, father and brother," CentrePort Chief Executive Derek Nind said.

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UC Pacific academic wins Fulbright award

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 February, 2017 - 06:35

University of Canterbury Professor Steven Ratuva has won a prestigious Fulbright Senior Scholar Fellowship to carry out research as a visiting professor in the United States next year.

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Port Hills fires - no evacuations necessary in Governors Bay

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 February, 2017 - 06:35

Christchurch Police would like to reassure residents in Governors Bay that there is no risk to their properties due to the fires in the Port Hills.

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Adobe stock reveals Australia tops search for romantic dinners

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 February, 2017 - 06:35

With February 14th fast approaching, new data from Adobe Stock reveals where hearts are set to be racing this Valentine’s Day.

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ICE providing conveyor belt of government jobs

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 February, 2017 - 05:20

A leading New Zealand early in careers consultancy company, ICE, is providing a conveyor belt of government department jobs for graduates who previously had not considered working for government agencies.

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Enduro nationals again kick off in the south

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 February, 2017 - 05:20

The real hard men and women of off-road motorcycle racing get their season underway in the South Island this weekend with the opening round of the New Zealand Enduro Championships near Nelson.

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Chinese New Year ball to benefit research into premature birth test

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 February, 2017 - 05:20

A glamorous Chinese New Year ball at SkyCity this week will raise funds for New Zealand researchers working to develop a mid-pregnancy blood test to predict premature birth that could help millions of mothers and babies worldwide.

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Israel Dagg is here to stay

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 February, 2017 - 05:20

28-year-old Dagg has today confirmed that he has re-signed with New Zealand Rugby, the BNZ Crusaders and Hawke's Bay Magpies through to 2019, spurning offers from overseas to continue playing for the teams he loves.

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