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Two men killed in crash on remote gravel road

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 10 min 44 sec ago

Two Opotiki men have died this afternoon after the tow truck they were in left a narrow gravel road and rolled down a 30 metre bank.

Categories: New Zealand News

Quartet return to Ferns side for Japan

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 10 min 44 sec ago

The Football Ferns will get a true sense of where they stand in the world game next month when they tackle world number three side Japan in Osaka on May 8.

Categories: New Zealand News

Power prices soar on the eve of winter - Shearer

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 10 min 44 sec ago

On the eve of winter as New Zealanders are turning on their heaters, power prices have soared sky high, Labour’s Energy spokesperson David Shearer says.

Categories: New Zealand News

Businesses need to respect workers this Easter - Greens

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 10 min 44 sec ago

Businesses intent on flouting Easter shopping laws should face stiff penalties, Green Party industrial relations spokesperson Denise Roche said today.

This Easter, at least one major garden centre chain intends to open on Good Friday despite this being in breach of Easter trading laws.

Categories: New Zealand News

Workers can kiss goodbye to Easter Sunday off - Fenton

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 10 min 44 sec ago

The Government’s decision to "reprioritise" scarce labour inspector resources by abandoning the enforcement of Easter Sunday Shop Trading laws means workers can kiss goodbye to a guaranteed day off, says Labour’s Associate Labour Issues spokesperson Darien Fenton.

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Most power outages now restored in Hawke's Bay

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 10 min 44 sec ago

Power has now been restored to the all but a few small pockets of customers, the largest being 30 customers on Kahuranaki Road, where our crews are finishing the last of 30 repairs to restore supply.

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Boil water notice issued for Acheron water supply

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 10 min 44 sec ago

Residents who are on the Acheron water supply are advised to begin boiling water.

Adverse weather conditions have increased the turbidity of this water supply.

Categories: New Zealand News

Police name men killed in tow truck crash

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 10 min 44 sec ago

Two men who died when the tow truck they were in rolled down a bank in a remote area east of Opotiki yesterday have been identified as Gordon Douglas Nelson, aged 67 and Frederick Michael Ruff, aged 70.

Both men were from Opotiki and Mr Nelson was the driver of the vehicle.

Categories: New Zealand News

Name released in South Canterbury fatality

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 10 min 44 sec ago

Police have released the name of the motorist killed in a fatal crash on the Fairlie-Tekapo Road (SH8) in South Canterbury yesterday [Thursday 17 April].

She was Yulane Margaret Cadigan, aged 44, from Twizel.

Categories: New Zealand News

Ning the Bell - Free is Dying

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 10 min 44 sec ago

Ning, the network of social networks that boasted 20 million visitors a month, has announced massive staff cutbacks and a complete end to free services for its users.  So the bell tolls once again for the end of free Web 2.0 services.

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Port worker killed in workplace incident

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 1 hour 25 min ago

At approximately 00:30am this morning, Emergency services were called to a workplace incident on the wharf at Wellington.

A 47yr old male, was killed when he was caught between a forklift and cargo during a warehouse packing operation.

Categories: New Zealand News

Hawke’s Bay Airport Business Park powered for future

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 18 April, 2014 - 19:04

Hawke’s Bay Airport Business Park is powered for the future, with local electricity company Unison Networks completing construction of a new, dedicated power supply and ultra-fast fibre broadband network for the Park.

Categories: New Zealand News

Easter training camp for up-and-coming baseball players

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 18 April, 2014 - 17:49

More than sixty of New Zealand’s up-and-coming young baseball players will converge on Lloyd Elsmore Park in Auckland this weekend to prepare for their respective world championship baseball tournaments in the U.S.A.

Categories: New Zealand News

Auckland outages: Total without power now under 1000

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 18 April, 2014 - 16:35

Vector is pleased to advise that customers in the Mahurangi/Puhoi area have been fully restored as have customers in the Mangawhai and Titirangi areas.

The total number of customers remaining out is now down to under 1000.

Categories: New Zealand News

Power restored in Rotorua

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 18 April, 2014 - 16:35

Power has now been restored to the all but a few small pockets of customers.

Categories: New Zealand News

Deep low bringing unsettled weather to many parts of NZ

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 18 April, 2014 - 16:35

The deep low currently west of New Zealand which has been bringing unsettled weather to many parts of the country (refer to latest Warnings and Watches for more details) should weaken and move across the lower South Island Saturday night.

Categories: New Zealand News

The Attic release Strange Harvest single

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 18 April, 2014 - 16:35

Every month The Attic will release a new exclusive single by one of our favourite local artists. The A-side comprises an original recording of the band's output and to make things interesting, the B-side is a cover nominated by The Attic residents.

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'Minister reverses his position' over Gisborne-Napier rail link

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 18 April, 2014 - 15:20

Answers given in Parliament today suggest Minister for Transport Gerry Brownlee has reversed his decision on the mothballed Gisborne-Napier railway, says New Zealand First.

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