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NZ First calls for a freeze on foreigners buying land

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 September, 2014 - 05:19

As yet another farm is sold to a foreigner, it is time for Prime Minister John Key to freeze foreign purchases and fully investigate the impact of land sales, says New Zealand First.

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NZMA encouraged by PM's focus on child poverty

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 September, 2014 - 05:19

"The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) is encouraged by Prime Minister John Key’s comments yesterday that he was ordering Treasury and the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet officials to start presenting new ideas for tackling child poverty," says NZMA Chair Dr Mark Peterson.

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Rugby: Suspensions for James McGougan and Tino Nemani

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 September, 2014 - 05:19

Waikato prop James McGougan has been suspended from playing rugby for one week, and Bay of Plenty wing Tino Nemani suspended for two weeks, after separate Judicial Hearings for foul play during Week 6 of the ITM Cup.

Both cases were heard by Judicial Officer Nigel Hampton QC this week.

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PM needs to disown Act's dangerous education agenda - NZEI

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 September, 2014 - 05:19

The Prime Minister needs to make it clear that the government is not planning to introduce bulk funding of schools through the back door by doing a coalition deal with Act.

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UC student wins scholarship for humanitarian engineering

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 September, 2014 - 05:19

A University of Canterbury student is the only New Zealander to be awarded a scholarship that will utilise her engineering skills for humanitarian projects.

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Cycling: Sergent impressive in demanding time trial

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 September, 2014 - 05:19

Jesse Sergent during the elite men’s time trial at the UCI Road World Championships. Pic: Graham Watson.

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APN NZ, TRN and GrabOne re-brand as NZME.

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 September, 2014 - 01:35

From today the businesses formerly known as APN NZ, TRN and GrabOne are unifying their print, radio, digital and e-commerce brands under one new, overarching brand, NZME.

Categories: New Zealand News

Wellington getting fired up for WOW

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 September, 2014 - 18:05

Wellington is getting fired up for WOW this week - and looking forward to welcoming more than 35,000 visitors to the city over the next three weeks.

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Kiwi eye health app wins award

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 September, 2014 - 16:50

An app designed to help New Zealand GPs and optometrists confidently diagnose eye disorders has won a prestigious health award.

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Finalists for NZ's best places to work announced

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 September, 2014 - 16:50

IBM Kenexa (NYSE: IBM) a global provider of business solutions for human resources today announced the finalists of its annual Best Workplaces Survey and Awards.

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Girl missing in Hamilton

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 September, 2014 - 15:35

At about 7:00 pm (17/09/2014) a thirteen year old girl was found to be missing from her home in Silkwood Lane, Melville, Hamilton. Although tall for her age she has an intellectual age of 8 years.

She has dark brown curly hair.

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Closures on Auckland's SH16 this weekend

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 September, 2014 - 13:05

The NZ Transport Agency reminds drivers of significant closures on Auckland’s Northwestern motorway (State Highway 16) citybound this weekend, 27 to 29 September.

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Maori Party ECE policy welcomed - NZEI

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 September, 2014 - 11:50

NZEI Te Riu Roa welcomes the Maori Party’s policy to increase free hours for early childhood education from 20 to 30 hours a week, but warns that quality must not be sacrificed for quantity.

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Body found in Waihou River

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 September, 2014 - 08:19

At approximately 12.30pm today Waikato Police Search and Rescue teams located the body of a man where the Puriri Stream meets the Waihou River.

The man is yet to be formally identified.

There is no further information available at this time.

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Social Workers Day a time to celebrate - PSA

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 September, 2014 - 07:05

The Public Service Association (PSA) is celebrating Social Workers Day today, and congratulates the Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) on 50 years of being the voice of the profession.

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REANNZ deploys 100Gbps research network across the Pacific

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 September, 2014 - 05:50

Distance is being eliminated with a demonstration of the world’s longest distance 100Gbps research network connection, showcasing New Zealand’s future capacity on the Southern Cross cable, at the REANNZ-hosted GLIF 2014 conference in Queenstown.

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Maori Ward coming to New Plymouth District

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 September, 2014 - 05:50

The establishment of a Maori Ward has been approved by New Plymouth District Council tonight (Tuesday).

Mayor Andrew Judd says the Maori Ward will enable a greater partnership between Maori and the Council at the highest level of governance in New Plymouth District.

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Applications closing for Horizons community grants

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 September, 2014 - 05:50

Don’t miss out on this round of Horizons Regional Council’s community grants programme and get your application in by 5pm Friday 3 October.

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Some students 'sexist and racist' at Roundie 500 - UC

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 September, 2014 - 05:50

Statement from the University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury strongly disapproves of the actions of a number of individuals involved in the recent ENSOC Roundie 500 event.

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Singapore Airlines and Air NZ alliance to launch 6 Jan

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 September, 2014 - 05:50

Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand have confirmed 6 January 2015 as the launch date for their alliance, with codeshare flights going on sale on both airlines’ services between Singapore and New Zealand on 25 September.

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