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Thermo Fisher cleared to acquire Life Technologies

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 2 February 2017 - 1:45am

The Commerce Commission has cleared Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (Thermo Fisher) to acquire Life Technologies Corporation (Life Technologies). The clearance is conditional on Thermo Fisher selling its foetal bovine serum (FBS) business to a third party.

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Firebirds named for Round Six of the Ford Trophy

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 2 February 2017 - 1:45am

The Wellington Firebirds team to play the Central Stags at Wellington’s Basin Reserve on Wednesday 1st of February has been named.

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Appeal for information following SH2 crash

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 2 February 2017 - 1:45am

Police are seeking the public’s help to locate the driver of a vehicle involved in a crash on State Highway Two, Upper Hutt on Sunday 29th January 2017.

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Harcourts announced as new Major Sponsor of the Chiefs

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 1 February 2017 - 11:50am

The coming together of two innovative, high performing New Zealand brands marks the beginning of an exciting partnership, with Harcourts signing on as a Major Sponsor of the Gallagher Chiefs.

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Top cardiologist sounds alarm over heart disease

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 1 February 2017 - 10:45am

On the eve of the Heart Foundation’s February Annual Appeal, the charity’s Medical Director Gerry Devlin has sounded a grim warning that heart disease could be on the rise.

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Coastal grazing block offers farming and fishing potential

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 1 February 2017 - 7:35am

A harbourfront drystock grazing farm, which has been owned by the same family for more than 125 years, has been placed on the market for sale.

The 227 hectare property, in three titles, is located on Summer Road, Matakohe and shares a 2.03 kilometre coastline with the Kaipara Harbour.

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Experts warn of impact of UV exposure on children’s eye health

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 1 February 2017 - 4:20am

As the beginning of the school year approaches, the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) is warning parents and schools to ensure that children’s eyes are properly protected.

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NZ First would block UDC's sale to China

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 1 February 2017 - 4:20am

New Zealand must draw a line in the sand and New Zealand First would block the sale of ANZ-owned UDC to China’s HNA Group.

"We have outsourced our financial sovereignty at great harm to the economy," says Mr Peters.

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Lake Waihola health warning lifted

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 1 February 2017 - 4:20am

The health warning which has been in place at Lake Waihola where levels of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) have been cause for concern has now been lifted, and the lake is now safe for public use.

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'Trumped' up Rooster takes centre stage

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 1 February 2017 - 3:15am

Elegance plus humour will soon be on show in Parnell to welcome in the Year of the Rooster, as a flock of preened and ready to party roosters fly into Auckland’s largest ‘coop’ for its Chinese New Year festivities.

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Reading NZ poetry around the world

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 1 February 2017 - 3:15am

One of the world’s leading literary critics and poets Harvard Professor Stephen Burt, who has a particular interest in New Zealand poet James K Baxter, will discuss New Zealand poetry in an event hosted by the University of Canterbury’s English department, next week.

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OIA statistics show public servants doing their bit - PSA

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 1 February 2017 - 3:15am

Public servants are doing a great job in applying the Official Information Act - but more change is needed to ensure a fully open and transparent public service, the PSA says.

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New year, new funding required for District Health Boards - NZ First

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 1 February 2017 - 3:15am

The Health system needs a dose of New Year cheer in the form of funding from the government, says New Zealand First.

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Saudi sheep farm deal didn’t help exports - Peters

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 1 February 2017 - 2:10am

The shonky nature of foreign corporate welfarism has been laid bare evidenced by new trade figures, which reveal our country’s trade imbalance with the world.

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Balancing act for Navy Blues in final

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 1 February 2017 - 2:10am

Auckland City coach Ramon Tribulietx will balance competitive and development considerations as they attempt to win the Nike Lunar New Year Cup on Tuesday night against a Kitchee SC invitational side in Hong Kong.

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New trustees for Destination Marlborough

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 1 February 2017 - 2:10am

Gavin Rutherford, Kiwirail’s Head of Customer Engagement and Scenic Journeys has been appointed a Trustee on the Destination Marlborough Board. Gavin has been participating in Destination Marlborough Inc. Trust meetings since February 2016 when he was co-opted to join the Board.

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Man dies after water rescue off Ruakaka Beach, Northland

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 1 February 2017 - 2:10am

An Auckland man has died after getting into difficulty in the water off Ruakaka Beach in Northland.

Police responded to reports of three people being swept out to sea shortly before 6pm on Monday 30 January, 2017. It is believed they were going out to check a crab pot.

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New role for Business HB to aid regional growth

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 1 February 2017 - 2:10am

Carolyn Neville

Carolyn Neville

Carolyn Neville

Carolyn Neville

Carolyn Neville is Business Hawke’s Bay’s new marketing and operations manager.

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ACC signs on to free under 13s doctor visits

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 1 February 2017 - 2:10am

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and ACC Minister Nikki Kaye have confirmed ACC’s commitment to free under 13s doctor visits.

"Free doctors’ visits and prescriptions for children aged under six will be extended to children aged under 13 from 1 July 2015," says Dr Coleman.

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Salas mourned

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 31 January 2017 - 5:35am

Labour mourns the passing of Dame Laurie Salas, a tireless advocate for peace issues, for social justice and human rights for all, says Ruth Dyson.

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