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Facial scrubs 'threaten health and environment'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 July, 2015 - 10:50

Dr Sally Gaw will discuss the impact of microplastics on the environment at a free public lecture at the University of Canterbury (UC) at 7pm on Wednesday 22 July.

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Palmerston North residents asked about multi-unit housing

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 July, 2015 - 09:35

Whether you rent or own property, everyone has something to say about housing design and the neighbourhoods they live in. Palmerston North City Council would like your feedback when they review Plan Change 20: Residential Zone and Subdivision.

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Local Government NZ recommendations 'much needed'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 July, 2015 - 08:20

Property Council is encouraged by Local Government New Zealand’s (LGNZ) Funding Review Plan on funding local authorities around the country.

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Life Flight transports injured horse rider

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 July, 2015 - 08:20

At approximately 11:00am this this morning the Life Flight Trust was responded to the Wairarapa Coast to a horse rider who had fallen off her horse.

Life Flight responded in the Westpac Rescue Helicopter with a Wellington Free Ambulance Paramedic on board.

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Reserve Bank consults on Regulatory Stocktake

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 July, 2015 - 08:20

The Reserve Bank today began public consultation on changes to its regulatory requirements that it expects will improve the efficiency of bank supervision and reduce banks’ costs.

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WooHoo rugby scholarship offers leg-up for a talented player

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 July, 2015 - 07:05

WooHoo NZ Tax Refunds, official partner to The Crusaders, is offering a talented young rugby player the opportunity to attend the Crusaders Academy while undertaking tertiary study.

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Local govt celebrates outstanding performance

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 July, 2015 - 07:05

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) is pleased to announce the winners of the LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards, designed to recognise and celebrate the leadership role local government plays within communities.

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Kapiti Horowhenua business in 'good heart'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 July, 2015 - 07:05

With entries in the 2015 Electra Kapiti Horowhenua Business Awards now closed and the assessment process underway, Assessor Graham Smellie says the overall quality of this year’s entrants is the best he’s ever seen.

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New TomTom Bandit Action Camera available in NZ

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 July, 2015 - 07:05

TomTom (TOM2) has today released pricing and availability for the new TomTom Bandit Action Camera. The TomTom Bandit is the first ever camera to come with a built-in media server, eliminating the need to download footage before being able to edit it.

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Schalk Burger back in Springbok starting line-up

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 July, 2015 - 07:05

Schalk Burger is back in the Springboks’ starting line-up for Saturday’s Castle Lager Rugby Championship opener against Australia at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.

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Prisoner fight video 'another failure of prison privatisation'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 July, 2015 - 07:05

Footage of prison fight clubs is yet another example of major flaws in National’s prison privatisation plan, said the Green Party today.

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GCSB legislation could prevent a Boston Bombing

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 July, 2015 - 07:05

By Aaron Lim

The recent bombings at the Boston Marathon are a vivid example of the fragmented nature of modern warfare, and changes to the GCSB legislation are a necessary safeguard against a similar incident in New Zealand.

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Task force to keep Christchurch roads safe

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 July, 2015 - 07:05

A major multi-agency road safety operation starts today as authorities step up efforts to keep Christchurch roads safe in the lead-up to Christmas.

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Countdown’s $1 bread drives $9 million in savings

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 July, 2015 - 07:05

Kiwi shoppers have saved $9 million one year after Countdown dropped the price of its Homebrand bread to just $1 a loaf.

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Otago flooding cost insurers $28m

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 July, 2015 - 05:49

The June storm that caused extensive flooding in Dunedin cost insurers over $28 million, the Insurance Council of New Zealand reported today.

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Sainthood

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 July, 2015 - 10:05

This week I am starting a new weekly Artist Spotlight Blog. The first review for the new series will be Tegan & Sara who are supporting Jack Johnson in a tour of New Zealand & Australia!

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Simple Minds - 30 Years Live Tour New Zealand

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 July, 2015 - 10:05

New Zealand has a long-standing love affair with the music of Simple Minds. Their albums have sold multi-platinum copies here and they've toured to these shores three times.

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Several changes to Warriors squad

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 July, 2015 - 08:50

Manu Vatuvei, Ryan Hoffman and Konrad Hurrell are all out of the Vodafone Warriors’ 18th-round NRL clash against Melbourne at Mount Smart Stadium today (4.00pm kick-off; match day sponsor: Suzuki; game day theme: #EverydayHeroes).

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Boy injured in accident at Taradale Primary School

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 July, 2015 - 07:35

Police are treating an incident at a Hawke’s Bay primary school today where a pupil was injured as an accident.

Emergency services were called to Taradale Primary School at 1.15pm today after a pupil was found unconscious and having difficulty breathing.

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Winston Peters - Budget in reply

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 July, 2015 - 07:35

Rt Hon Winston Peters

New Zealand First Leader

15 May 2014

Budget in Reply Speech

Thursday 15 May, 4pm

Speaking on behalf of the fastest rising political party in New Zealand, New Zealand First says that in this National Party Budget -

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