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Spotify cranks up the metal, with new apps

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 6 February 2015 - 7:15am

Today Spotify puts the pedal to the metal by launching apps from two of the rock genre’s biggest names.

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Canterbury Uni students helping NZ athletes for Olympics

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 6 February 2015 - 7:15am

New Zealand athletes’ Olympic participation is benefitting from a world first power meter developed by University of Canterbury graduates.

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Motorsport: Clean-sweep rewarded with special event title

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 6 February 2015 - 7:15am

Kiwi super-vet Ken Smith (Lola T332) has earned yet another motor racing accolade, winning the twin Gulf Oil Howden Ganley F5000 Festival historic motor racing meetings' 'Formula 5000 World Series' title with a six-race clean-sweep.

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NZ Breast Cancer Foundation announce research winners

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 6 February 2015 - 7:15am

Today, World Cancer Day, the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation has announced the winners of its research funding contest for studies based on New Zealand’s breast cancer patient registers, awarding five grants for pilot studies to researchers from Auckland, Waikato, Christchurch and Dunedin.

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Heavy rain for Mt Taranaki, Tararua Range and parts of SI

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 6 February 2015 - 7:15am

A humid northeasterly flow covering the country turns northwesterly tomorrow as a front moves onto the South Island from the Tasman Sea.

Periods of rain are expected in the west of the South Island and over the lower North Island for much of Sunday and Monday.

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Govt 'must protect Maui's dolphins'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 6 February 2015 - 6:10am

The Government must listen to the Auckland Council who today voted to call on the Government to protect the habitat of our critically endangered Maui’s dolphin from oil and gas exploration, the Green Party said today.

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Productivity Commission report 'underlines need green innovation'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 6 February 2015 - 6:10am

A report released today by the Productivity Commission underlines the need for New Zealand to change its economic direction and invest in smart green innovation, to improve New Zealand’s economic performance, create well paid sustainable jobs, and protect the environment, the Green Party said.<

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Motorsport: Ross has chance to stretch his lead this weekend

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 6 February 2015 - 6:10am

Dunedin driver Steve Ross (McRae GM1) has a chance to stretch his already impressive 2014/15 MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series points lead at the annual Skope Classic motor racing meeting at Christchurch's Mike Pero Motorsport Park this weekend.

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Napier City Council supporting Art Deco Weekend

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 6 February 2015 - 6:10am

The Napier City Council’s support of this year’s Tremains Art Deco Weekend includes backing the Art Deco Powhiri and Waka Experience, led by Te Matau a Maui Voyaging Trust.

The Trust received a Community Development grant from the Council towards these events.

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Low ISP satisfaction - Consumer survey

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 6 February 2015 - 6:10am

Vodafone and Spark have a long way to go before their customers feel satisfied with their service, according to Consumer NZ’s latest internet service provider (ISP) survey - both rated below average in nearly every category.

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People likely to be healthier living near parks - research

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 6 February 2015 - 6:10am

New Zealanders who live close to parks or green spaces are less likely to be overweight or suffer from obesity, a University of Canterbury research project has found.

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An avocado a day 'keeps the doctor away'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 5 February 2015 - 7:25pm

One of the United States’ leading nutrition experts says everyone should eat an avocado a day after proving the super fruit can reduce bad cholesterol which causes heart disease.

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Upgrade closes Northern Gateway road tunnels overnight

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 5 February 2015 - 4:10pm

Motorists are being advised to allow extra travel time for their journey between Auckland and Puhoi/Warkworth later this month with the closure of the Northern Gateway’s Johnstones Hill road tunnels for a major systems upgrade.

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Waitangi Day seen by most as a day to commemorate the Treaty

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 5 February 2015 - 3:05pm

Waitangi Day is now perceived by most New Zealanders as a day to commemorate the Treaty of Waitangi, a University of Canterbury expert says.

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Local govt funding review short on new ideas - EMA

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 5 February 2015 - 11:50am

The Funding Review report issued by Local Government New Zealand today offers few new insights on how councils should pay for the infrastructure needs of the communities they represent and exist for, the Employers and Manufacturers Association.

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Leaked TISA text exposes US threat to privacy - Kelsey

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 5 February 2015 - 10:45am

‘The US is demanding that New Zealand and other countries accept sweeping rules that would override privacy protections for digitised personal and other data’, according to Professor Jane Kelsey from the University of Auckland.

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Choice Hotels teeing off 2015 with NZ Golf

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 5 February 2015 - 9:45am

With Golf holding the mantle as the highest participation sport in the country with over 482,000 Kiwis playing the game, Choice Hotels Australasia (Choice) is driving into 2015 as the official accommodation provider of New Zealand Golf (NZ Golf).

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Productivity crucial for higher wages in NZ - study

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 5 February 2015 - 9:45am

A new working paper released today by the Productivity Commission shows that when productivity goes up, wages follow.

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Truck and trailer rollover causing delays on SH27

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 5 February 2015 - 8:40am

Waikato Police would like to advise of delays on SH27 between Patetonga and Tahuna this morning, caused by a truck and trailer. The driver has been transported to Waikato Hospital with moderate injuries.

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Strong start to 2015 new vehicle registrations - MIA

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 5 February 2015 - 7:35am

David Crawford, Chief Executive Officer of the Motor Industry Association says "Businesses and consumers continued to loosen their purse strings in January 2015, with 11,667 new vehicle registrations resulting in the strongest January monthly sales on record.

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