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Busy year ahead for Youth Council

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 2 March 2018 - 8:55pm

The Selwyn Youth Council has three fresh faces in 2018 with Chloe Duff, Ethan Richards-White and Taylin Smith joining the group.

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Warning after tutu berry poisoning

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 2 March 2018 - 8:55pm

A 51 year-old hunter has survived a severe case of tutu berry poisoning.

The man was hunting in the South Island and consumed a significant amount of tutu berries, unaware they are highly toxic.

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Government 're-set' for the Pacific and signals for an aid increase welcomed

Politics Media Statements - 2 March 2018 - 7:56pm

The Government’s commitment to increase the aid budget and improve economic and social performance in the Pacific is welcomed by the Council for International Development, the umbrella organisation of New Zealand’s international Non-Government-Organisations (NGOs).

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Books as Art new feature for The Regent 24 Hour Book Sale

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 2 March 2018 - 7:50pm

Artists and crafters are being invited to upcycle used unsalable books into artworks to support operation of Dunedin’s Regent Theatre.

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Aces off to Ford Trophy big dance at Puke Park

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 2 March 2018 - 7:50pm

The Auckland Aces’ and Central Stags’ 2017/18 One-Day campaigns come to a head tomorrow when they face off in the Ford Trophy Final at Pukekura Park, New Plymouth.

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Delays on the Wainuiomata Hill Road due to road works

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 2 March 2018 - 7:50pm

Traffic will find it slow going on the Wainuiomata Hill tonight as commuters head home for the evening.

Roadworks on the Wainuiomata side means there are signifcant traffic delays, since it's now peak hour traffic.

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New Cable Car terminus opens

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 2 March 2018 - 7:50pm

More than 1 million passengers a year are expected to pass through - and enjoy - the new terminus at the top of Wellington’s famous and iconic Cable Car. The $1.9 million building will be officially opened on 27 February at 3pm.

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Quin’s Toyota 86 racing campaign gathers speed

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 2 March 2018 - 7:50pm

Auckland driver Callum Quin says he is aiming to close the gap on leader Ash Blewett as the 2015- 2016 Toyota Finance 86 Championship heads for its final round at Taupo next month.

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ANZ Consumer Confidence: Walking on sunshine

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 2 March 2018 - 6:45pm

"Consumers are feeling positive," said ANZ Chief Economist Sharon Zollner.

The ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Index lifted from 126.9 to 127.7 in February. This is still 2 points off the September high, but it is a solid level.

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MFAT doubles financial contribution to Fulbright NZ Awards programme

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 2 March 2018 - 6:45pm

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is doubling its annual contribution to Fulbright New Zealand to $1.35 million, Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters says.

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Surf patrols winding down in the Northern Region

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 2 March 2018 - 6:45pm

Monday-to-Friday visitors to Auckland, Waikato and Northland beaches over the last 30-plus summers have been able to swim and recreate under the watchful eye of Surf Life Saving Northern Region- (SLSNR) lifeguards, supported predominantly by local authority funding.

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Kiwis Abroad - All Whites pair near full fitness as Ferns warm up

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 2 March 2018 - 6:45pm

Some good news for Kiwi football fans has come out of England in recent days while several of the Football Ferns warmed up for their forthcoming matches against Scotland with eye-catching performances for their respective clubs.

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Auckland i-SITEs sold to New Zealand-based tourism consortia

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 2 March 2018 - 6:45pm

The three Auckland i-SITEs managed by Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) - located at Auckland Airport, SKYCITY and Princes Wharf - have been sold to AIS Tourism Limited (AIS).

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Wellington's report card - 'same numbers, but a different story'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 2 March 2018 - 6:45pm

Independent data on the state of the city’s economic health is a far cry from Wellington City Council’s PR spin, says the Wellington Chamber of Commerce.

The quarterly data, prepared by Infometrics, provides key information on the major economic indicators for the city and region.

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Architects chosen for new specialist mental health facilities

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 2 March 2018 - 6:45pm

Klein Ltd, architects who specialise in health projects and recently completed the health planning on the new Burwood Hospital, have been awarded the contract for designing new facilities for Canterbury DHB’s specialist mental health services currently based at The Princess Margaret Hospital.

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Newshub Nation: this weekend

Politics Media Statements - 2 March 2018 - 5:45pm

On Newshub Nation this weekend:

Lisa Owen talks to Simon Bridges about the close-fought battle for the National leadership, his plans to refresh the party and why we need "generational change".

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'Gizzie hard' it is as prize goes east again

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 2 March 2018 - 3:30pm

The Gisborne area again dominated the opening day of the Golden Shears with two wins in the three events decided in Masterton today.

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Variety's campaign for public and political support

Politics Media Statements - 2 March 2018 - 2:46pm

Variety - the Children’s Charity has chosen New Zealand’s Children’s Day, this Sunday March 4, to launch a one-month campaign to rally support for the Child Poverty Reduction Bill.

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Joint project to boost trans-Tasman exports

Politics Media Statements - 2 March 2018 - 2:35pm

The Prime Ministers of New Zealand and Australia have agreed to investigate ways to boost the flow of business and exports, from Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs), across the Tasman.

Categories: Politics

Four train strikes in four months of a Labour Govt - Collins

Politics Media Statements - 2 March 2018 - 1:14pm

After nine years without a single train strike, unions are clearly feeling emboldened by the new Government with their fourth major train strike in the four months since Labour took office, National’s Transport spokesperson Judith Collins says.

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