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New initiative to create soundtracks for e-books in the classroom

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 12 November 2014 - 11:50am

The New Zealand Book Council and Booktrack have teamed up with top Kiwi author Brian Falkner to pilot a new initiative for young authors to create soundtracks to e-books in the classroom.

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When times are tough, cultures turn to moralising gods - study

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 12 November 2014 - 11:50am

A new study involving researchers from New Zealand and the United States has shown that when life is tough or uncertain, people are more likely to believe in moralising high gods.

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Motorsport: Vets and women chase national motocross titles

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 12 November 2014 - 11:50am

By Andy McGechan, www.BikesportNZ.com

A vast amount of experience will be on show when the New Zealand Veterans' and Women's Motocross Championships blast off in Canterbury in just over a week’s time.

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Applications open for $10m fund for teachers' ideas

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 12 November 2014 - 11:50am

Education Minister Hekia Parata has announced that applications have opened for the new $10 million Teacher-led Innovation Fund.

The fund is part of the Government’s $359 million Investing in Educational Success (IES) initiative to help raise students’ educational achievement.

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Peace vigils to mark Armistice Day 2014

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 12 November 2014 - 11:50am

On Armistice Day 2014, the second in the series of peace vigils that will take place three times each year during the World War One centenary will be held in Hokianga, Whangarei, Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Otaki, Lower Hutt, Wellington, Takaka and Dunedin.

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Auckland Council website still experiencing problems

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 12 November 2014 - 9:45am

Auckland Council’s website is continuing to experience intermittent technical issues as people try to access the new 2014 property valuations published yesterday.

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Golf: Five Before You Die

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 11 November 2014 - 2:30pm

"It's not cheap to play this spectacular place—the greens fee is $495 and that includes the cart."

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Tony Ryall joins Simpson Grierson

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 11 November 2014 - 1:30pm

Simpson Grierson announced today that Tony Ryall will be joining the firm as Head of the Public Policy practice, starting at the end of January next year.

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Missing Sudanese man found

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 11 November 2014 - 12:25pm

Police have recovered a body in the sea near Central Hawke’s Bay that they believe is missing Sudanese man Dau Atem.

Mr Atem went missing from Shoal Bay on 1 November when he was staying with friends at a house there. He has not been seen since.

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BMW leads premium automotive segment into final quarter

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 11 November 2014 - 11:20am

According to monthly sales data released by the Motor Industry Association, BMW New Zealand almost achieved 200 registrations for the month of October, falling one unit shy of the impressive result.

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Trophies dominated by Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 11 November 2014 - 11:20am

Trophies from the recent judging of the Marlborough Wine Show were announced to 150 people at a celebration dinner held in Blenheim on Saturday night. A total of 16 trophies were presented together with the Marlborough Museum Legacy Award.

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Veda launches electronic passport ID verification service

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 11 November 2014 - 11:20am

Veda, has extended its extensive suite of electronic identity verification products to include a real-time Passport Verification Service via the Department of Internal Affairs.

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LVRs a failed experiment from Bill English - Twyford

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 11 November 2014 - 11:20am

Loan to value mortgage restrictions are a failed experiment from Bill English to tame Auckland house prices, that have caused collateral damage to first home buyers and other regions, says Labour's Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford.

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Maori Sports Awards finalists announced

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 11 November 2014 - 11:20am

A total of 26 world champions - as individuals or team members - are among the recipients and finalists who will vie for top honours at the 2014 Māori Sports Awards later this month (November).

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Football: Leading Youth League pair keep rolling

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 11 November 2014 - 11:20am

The Nelson Marlborough Falcons and Waitakere United continued to match each other stride for strike atop the ASB Youth League over the weekend in fifth round action around the country.

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New trail marathon sees Te Puia staff dust off their shoes

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 11 November 2014 - 11:20am

The excitement is building and the running shoes are being dusted off for some Te Puia staff members in the lead up to the inaugural Tarawera Trail Marathon on Saturday November 15, 2014.

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Family First rejects street prostitution report

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 11 November 2014 - 11:20am

Family First NZ is rejecting a report from the Justice and Electoral Select committee which has rejected a petition on street prostitution, labelling the report naïve and oblivious to the concerns of communities.

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Massive UNICEF shipments of supplies to fight Ebola

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 11 November 2014 - 11:20am

UNICEF has sent almost 3,000 metric tonnes of life-saving supplies including protective equipment and essential medicine in the past three months to fight the spread of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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Family safety paramount, then urgent review - Ardern

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 11 November 2014 - 8:05am

Corrections Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has some serious questions to answer over why a dangerous prison escapee, convicted of further crimes while in jail, managed to abscond while he was on approved temporary release, Labour’s Corrections spokesperson Jacinda Ardern says.

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Call for independent elective surgery waiting list monitor

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 11 November 2014 - 4:55am

In the wake of yet another study critical of access to public surgery, health insurers are calling for regular independent monitoring of elective surgery need.

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