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Warehouse Stationery opens its 64th store in Auckland CBD

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 6 August 2014 - 12:40am

Warehouse Stationery celebrates the opening of its 64th store on the vibrant and bustling Victoria Street West in Auckland’s CBD, which is the first in its nationwide network with a dedicated fashionery (that’s fashion stationery) area.

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‘World first’ pedestrian system launched in Invercargill

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 5 August 2014 - 11:35pm

The trial of a ‘world first’ crossing system for Invercargill that promises to help slower pedestrians while increasing safety and improving traffic flow begins at 1pm today.

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Pacifica Beats East Coast final on next Tue

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 5 August 2014 - 10:30pm

The Lawson Field Theatre in Gisborne will be pumping next Tuesday (5 August) as the East Coast entrants play off in the regional final of Smokefree Pacifica Beats 2014.

Producer Elena Lome says the regional finals provide a really professional environment for young musicians.

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Helicopter-assisted residential demolition underway

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 5 August 2014 - 4:00pm

The first helicopter-assisted residential demolition will get underway this week after months of planning and evaluation of potential options.

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Proposed child sex offender register 'won't change anything'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 5 August 2014 - 11:45am

The SST has today reconfirmed its disappointment in the proposed Child Sex Offender register announced by Minister Tolley this morning.

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'Dunne's shameful attitude the real nuisance' says ALCP

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 5 August 2014 - 7:25am

Peter Dunne's attitude towards cannabis is the "real nuisance" to New Zealanders seeking legitimate medicine, says the leader of the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party, Julian Crawford.

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Marking the announcement of war

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 5 August 2014 - 5:20am

"War has broken out with Germany." This 1914 telegram message from George V King of England was read out today on Parliament Grounds by actor Hewett Humphrey. He repeated the 5 August 1914 speech by Lord Liverpool, Governor of New Zealand.

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Stan Walker to star in hip-hop film 'Born To Dance'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 5 August 2014 - 3:10am

Australasian superstar Stan Walker was today announced as the first lead casting of the multi-million dollar international hip-hop film ‘Born To Dance’ set to shoot in New Zealand in October 2014.

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Labrador retrievers the most popular dog breed

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 5 August 2014 - 3:10am

The Labrador retriever was once again the most popular dog breed in the country with over 41 thousand registered in the 2013/14 registration year. On the top five list are the Huntaway (31,385); Border collie (23,190); and Jack Russell Terrier (18,658).

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Festival’s inclusion recognised in Arts Access Awards

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 5 August 2014 - 3:10am

"There’s nothing to stop us - festivals, events, big organisations - seamlessly integrating people perceived to be living with a disability," says Adam Hayward, Artistic Director of the Body Festival, Christchurch’s annual festival of dance and physical theatre.

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We'd like to see the National Party disestablished - Harre

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 5 August 2014 - 2:05am

At 1pm Friday Lalia Harre, Internet Party Leader, joined the University of Otago pre-election show - Vote Chat.

Among the highlights:

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Celebrating NZ music’s top talent live on TV

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 5 August 2014 - 2:05am

The biggest night of the year for the New Zealand music industry will be broadcast live later this year, with the funding support of NZ On Air.

The Vodafone NZ Music Awards will this year screen live-to-air for two hours on FOUR.

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NZ Govt must respond to Israel’s Gaza onslaught - Greens

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 5 August 2014 - 2:05am

The Green Party is calling for new measures in response to the latest round of violence inflicted on Palestine by Israel, including divestment by the New Zealand Government and the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador.

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NZers being 'gouged' by electricity and liquid fuels industry

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 5 August 2014 - 2:05am

New Zealand consumers of electricity are being price gouged to the tune of about $1.388 million while the companies pocket the profits, a new economic analysis released today by the Iwi Leaders Forum reveals.

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Softball: White Sox ready for world champs

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 5 August 2014 - 2:05am

The New Zealand White Sox softball team leave for the world championships in Haarlem, The Netherlands tomorrow (Monday) with a team which has players based in three different nations and realistic goals.

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Heavy rain for the northeast of the North Island

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 4 August 2014 - 8:40pm

A front over the central North Island is expected to move slowly east today and away from the country late this evening. A strong moist northwest flow with and ahead of the front is likely to bring a burst of heavy rain to parts of the central and upper North Island.

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Accused Malaysian diplomat will be back in NZ 'sometime soon'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 4 August 2014 - 7:35pm

Foreign Minister Murray McCully told TVNZ’s Q+A programme that the Malaysian diplomat accused of sexually assaulting a Wellington woman will be back in New Zealand ‘sometime soon’.

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Homicide investigation underway following death in Massey

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 4 August 2014 - 3:15pm

At around midnight last night Police were called to Don Buck Road in Massey, following reports that a group of people were fighting.

Police and Ambulance arrived and found a 26 year-old seriously injured man.

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Fair Tax for Savers could 'boost household incomes by $400m'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 4 August 2014 - 1:05pm

Expert advice received to date on a package of Fair Tax for Savers Campaign proposals could increase Government tax revenue overall - and deliver a $400 million income boost to savers.

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Joyce's 'bluster distraction from land sale double-speak'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 4 August 2014 - 1:05pm

Steven Joyce’s accusation that Labour is xenophobic is a blatant attempt to hide National’s broken promise over land sales, Labour’s Finance spokesperson David Parker says.

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