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Innovation award for Palmerston North Lido Aquatic Centre

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 August, 2016 - 20:50

Community Leisure Management (CLM) has won an innovation award for the outdoor hydroslides and aqua play area at the Lido Aquatic Centre in Palmerston North.

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Police rescue solo hiker from Mount Tongariro

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 August, 2016 - 20:50

A woman was rescued from Mount Tongariro this afternoon and Police are reminding hikers to take precautions in these testing conditions.

The 26-year-old was walking alone through the Tongariro Alpine Crossing before her crampon became loose and she slipped on ice.

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Ivan Vicelich launches Playmaker Sports

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 August, 2016 - 19:35

New Zealand All White and Auckland City FC skipper Ivan Vicelich launches Playmaker Sports at Mount Eden tomorrow.

Playmaker Sports is a new sports apparel outlet owned and operated by the 84-cap All Whites international that specialises in the youth sports market.

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Unique volcanic phenomenon begins in Hawai'i

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 August, 2016 - 19:35

Hawaiian Airlines says it is expecting an increase in volcanic tourism numbers as word of a unique natural event spreads.

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Nelson Hospital midwife service must remain - NZ First

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 August, 2016 - 19:35

Local hospital support for expectant mothers in Nelson and Marlborough must be retained, says New Zealand First.

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Downer awarded Chch Southern Motorway contract

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 August, 2016 - 19:35

Downer EDI Limited (Downer) today announced that its joint venture with McConnell Dowell had been awarded the contract to deliver the NZ$195million second stage of the Christchurch Southern Motorway (CSM2).

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Free rides on Friday as Cable Car returns

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 August, 2016 - 18:20

The scheduled return to service of Wellington’s Cable Car will be at 7am this Friday 19 August - not tomorrow (Wednesday) morning as notified earlier this week.

And to celebrate the return, all trips up and down the hill from Lambton Quay to Kelburn will be free on Friday.

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Plan to address FASD 'a milestone worth celebrating'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 August, 2016 - 18:20

Alcohol Healthwatch is pleased to celebrate the launch of the Government’s three-year action Plan addressing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in New Zealand, but says wider issues must still be addressed.

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Plans for SH3 safety improvements up for discussion at open day

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 August, 2016 - 18:20

The NZ Transport Agency says changes have been made to safety improvements planned for State Highway 3 (SH3), between Ohaupo to Te Awamutu, following suggestions made by the public.

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Govt should face the facts not skew the facts - Labour

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 August, 2016 - 18:20

National appears to be actively massaging official unemployment statistics by changing the measure for joblessness to exclude those looking online, says Labour’s Employment spokesperson Grant Robertson.

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Auckland’s affordable homes 'plummet 72% under National'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 August, 2016 - 18:20

Comprehensive new data from CoreLogic has found the number of homes in Auckland valued at under $600,000 has plummeted by 72 per cent since National took office, Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little says.

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Families relieved at plan to address Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 August, 2016 - 18:20

FASD-CAN, a charitable organisation set up to unite and support families living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is pleased the Government has launched a cross-ministry Action Plan, to address the neglected and pressing problems families living with FASD experience daily.

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PM attempts to avoid questions on govt's poor visa scrutiny - NZ First

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 August, 2016 - 18:20

Prime Minister John Key deliberately made up statements in Parliament today to avoid evidence that scrutiny of visas is poor under his government, says New Zealand First Leader and Member of Parliament for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters.

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Defence signals $1.7 billion infrastructure programme

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 August, 2016 - 18:20

"The 15 year regeneration of the defence estate announced today provides an example of effective investment management that other public agencies should replicate," says Stephen Selwood CEO of the New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development.

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Actors join forces to stand up against human trafficking

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 August, 2016 - 18:20

Some of New Zealand’s best known television characters are joining forces to stand up against human trafficking.

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Hamilton flooring company fined after employee suffers burns

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 August, 2016 - 18:20

A commercial and residential flooring company has been fined $33,125 and ordered to pay reparations totalling $24,482.88 after an employee was left with serious burns in an incident involving the ignition of flammable solvent adhesive while installing vinyl flooring.

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Wellington mayoral candidates support the Living Wage

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 August, 2016 - 00:50

Three Wellington mayoral hopefuls say they will ensure Wellington City Council fully adopts the Living Wage at the first candidates’ forum of this election campaign.

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Warriors lineup for match against North Queensland Cowboys

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 August, 2016 - 21:20

David Fusitu’a switches to fullback, Blake Ayshford returns to the centres and James Gavet comes onto the interchange for the Vodafone Warriors’ 24th-round NRL match against North Queensland at 1300SMILES Stadium in Townsville on Saturday (7.30pm kick-off local time; 9.30pm NZT).

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Dunne launches Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder action plan

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 August, 2016 - 21:20

Associate Health Minister Hon Peter Dunne has launched an action plan today aimed at better supporting those affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), and reducing the numbers of babies born with this preventable condition.

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Leading Australian Winemakers in Queenstown for a dinner

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 August, 2016 - 20:05

Enjoy an evening tasting some of Australia’s finest wines matched with food from Botswana Butchery.

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