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Recognising our neighbourhood - Winston Peters

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 6 July 2014 - 11:40pm

Rt. Hon Winston Peters

New Zealand First Leader

05 JULY 2014

Public Meeting

Saturday, 5 July

E.F.K.S Church Hall, 9 Vili Place, Woolston, Christchurch

‘Recognising Our Neighbourhood’

Thank you for the opportunity to be with you here today

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Banned aquatic weed 'Salvinia' found in Northland

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 6 July 2014 - 11:40pm

A banned aquatic weed that forms dense mats that can double in size in days and pose a drowning risk has been discovered in two home garden ponds in Northland, prompting a warning from biosecurity experts.

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New banknotes 'next step in NZ currency evolution'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 6 July 2014 - 11:40pm

New Zealand’s currency will take another significant evolutionary step next year when modernised banknotes with more advanced security features are introduced, Reserve Bank Deputy Governor Geoff Bascand said in a speech today.

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6,404 attend Fine Food NZ

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 6 July 2014 - 11:40pm

New Zealand’s food and hospitality industry is alive and thriving, according to results in from last week’s Fine Food NZ (FFNZ) food retail, foodservice and hospitality international trade exhibition.

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Work from Aboriginal artists to feature at Auckland Art Gallery

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 6 July 2014 - 11:40pm

Be moved by the power and beauty of My Country: Contemporary Art from Black Australia opening tomorrow at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.

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Govt 'using asset sales to plug holes in a leaky budget'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 6 July 2014 - 10:35pm

The National Government has flip-flopped on its promise to spend money from asset sales on new schools, hospitals and broadband, instead sinking it into repairing Parliament's leaky roof, helping the United States to collect tax revenue from Kiwi residents and funding regional road projects that

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Telecom Foundation recognises success of Manaiakalani

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 6 July 2014 - 9:30pm

The Innovation Partnership has welcomed the Telecom Foundation’s announcement that it is doubling its ongoing support for the Manaiakalani Education Trust, with another $1.2 million to support digital learning programmes in several new schools.

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Entirely online wound care course offered

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 6 July 2014 - 4:15pm

Registered nurses who live and work in remote areas will now have the same access to receiving nationally recognised wound care training, thanks in part to Waikato DHB nurse practitioner Julie Betts.

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Quake-prone buildings farm exemption welcomed

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 6 July 2014 - 2:10pm

Federated Farmers is delighted Government has seen the logic of exempting farm structures from the Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Bill as a first step to ensuring the viability of rural towns is not compromised.

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Young Farmer Contest Grand Final begins at Lincoln

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 6 July 2014 - 1:05pm

The 46th ANZ Young Farmer Contest Grand Final officially began today at Lincoln University.

Contest Chairman Kyle Goodwin opened the proceedings remarking that that the strength of New Zealand agriculture is inextricably linked to the success of the ANZ Young Farmer Contest.

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'Whaling must be top of agenda' for Japan PM visit

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 6 July 2014 - 4:30am

New Zealand must make protecting whales a priority during next week’s visit by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Green Party oceans spokesperson Gareth Hughes said today.

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Te Reo Maori not a political football - Mahuta

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 6 July 2014 - 3:25am

"The rushed introduction of the Maori language Bill is further evidence that the Māori Party is trying to score quick political points before the election,’’ said Maori Affairs Spokesperson Nanaia Mahuta.

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Scholarship helps talented singer find her voice

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 6 July 2014 - 12:10am

A passion for singing has landed a University of Auckland student a coveted internship with New Zealand Opera.

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JUCY leader awarded Sir Peter Blake Leadership Award

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 6 July 2014 - 12:10am

Tim Alpe, JUCY’s Chief JUCYFIER (aka CEO), has been named amongst an elite list of six Sir Peter Blake Leadership Award recipients.

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Kawarau River Station sold for $8.05m at mortgagee auction

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 6 July 2014 - 12:10am

Kawarau River Station, one of the Wakatipu Basin’s most significant freehold land blocks sold today (July 4 2014) for $8,050,000 at a high profile auction at Ray White Queenstown’s Church Street offices.

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Women, War and Peace film series comes to NZ

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 5 July 2014 - 11:05pm

As co-chair of the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict held in the UK earlier this month actor, director and humanitarian activist Angelina Jolie has put the issue of women’s suffering in war at the frontline.

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Canterbury guidance for residential retaining walls released

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 5 July 2014 - 11:05pm

Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith today released post-earthquake technical engineering guidance on the seismic design of residential retaining walls in Christchurch’s Port Hills.

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Movember’s Guide To The Most Attractive Mo's

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 5 July 2014 - 11:05pm

With the moustache phenomenon that is Movember set to return to New Zealand for 2010, men across the country are preparing their upper lips for a month of moustache growth.

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Motunui Panels returned to New Zealand

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 5 July 2014 - 11:05pm

The famed Motunui Panels - five late 18th century carved pataka panels which comprise a masterpiece of Maori art - have returned to New Zealand after more than 40 years, Treaty for Waitangi Negotiations Minister Christopher Finlayson announced today.

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TPPA secrecy scales bizarre new heights - Kelsey

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 5 July 2014 - 4:50pm

‘The government has maintained an absurd veil of secrecy over the negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and it keeps getting worse’, according to University of Auckland law professor Jane Kelsey.

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