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Anti-dam billboards go up around Hawke’s Bay

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 September 2016 - 8:40am

Greenpeace is erecting anti-Ruataniwha billboards around Hawke’s Bay this morning, two weeks out from the close of voting in regional council elections.

The signs feature a large cow with a tap attached to its behind, along with the text: "Dam Wrong, stop Ruataniwha".

Categories: New Zealand News

New connections with Dubai Chamber welcomed

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 September 2016 - 8:40am

Minister of Trade Todd McClay today welcomed the rapidly widening commercial engagement between New Zealand and the United Arab Emirates and said the two governments were committed to growing the trade relationship further.

Categories: New Zealand News

Student debt cracks the billion mark - Labour

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 September 2016 - 8:40am

New figures showing that student loan defaulters have now clocked over $1 billion in debt highlights National's failure to combat spiralling student loan debt, Labour's Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.

Categories: New Zealand News

Golf: Arnold Palmer - The Triumph of a Life Well-Lived

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 September 2016 - 8:40am

“Palmer was James Dean in golf spikes back then. He had that rebel spirit over the ball, a go-for-broke style that made viewers lean into their TV sets.”
That’s from Randell Mell reporting on the death of the "King,” aka Arnold Palmer.

Categories: New Zealand News

Young scientist graduates to join war on pests

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 September 2016 - 8:40am

The latest recruit to New Zealand’s war on pests is well qualified for the job - her Masters research resulted in a mouse population explosion on a previously pest-free island that surprised almost everyone.

Categories: New Zealand News

First stage of Auckland’s East-West Link underway

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 September 2016 - 8:40am

Prime Minister John Key and Transport Minister Simon Bridges today marked the start of work on the East-West Link roading project, one of the Government’s top priorities in Auckland.

Categories: New Zealand News

Cancer researcher named as Young Bioscientist of the Year

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 September 2016 - 8:40am

World class oncology researcher, Dr Francis Hunter, from the University of Auckland, was named "Young Bioscientist of the Year" at the NZBIO Excellence Awards Dinner in Auckland last week.

Categories: New Zealand News

Karting: Hamilton repeats California street success

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 September 2016 - 8:40am

Christchurch kart ace Matthew Hamilton has successfully defended his S1 stock moto class title at this year's big Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix kart street race meeting in California over the weekend.

Categories: New Zealand News

Road to Russia confirmed for All Whites

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 September 2016 - 8:40am

It’s the news that every All Whites fan has been waiting to hear - the home fixtures on the team’s Road to Russia in 2016/17 have been confirmed.

Categories: New Zealand News

Palmerston North tertiary students to battle it out

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 September 2016 - 8:40am

Palmerston North’s inaugural inter-tertiary student competition to be held in The Square will be launched next month.

Categories: New Zealand News

More cracks appear in health funding - Clark

Politics Media Statements - 28 September 2016 - 8:34am

News that the Waikato District Health Board could lose $2.7 million from its budget because it failed to make an elective target is downright disturbing, says Labour’s Acting Health spokesperson Dr David Clark.

Categories: Politics

On Social Workers' Day, politicians need to listen - PSA

Politics Media Statements - 28 September 2016 - 8:05am

Social workers across New Zealand are writing to MPs with their concerns about Oranga Tamariki, the new children’s ministry - and politicians should listen, the PSA says.

Categories: Politics

Rural votes can go in the letter box

Politics Media Statements - 28 September 2016 - 5:45am

"Just leave your pre-paid voting envelope in your letter box which becomes a post box when the flag is raised," says Whangarei District Council Governance Manager, Jason Marris.

Categories: Politics

Northland Transportation Alliance Manager appointed

Politics Media Statements - 28 September 2016 - 5:45am

Peter Thomson has been appointed as the inaugural manager and will be joining the organisation early in the New Year.

Categories: Politics

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