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Auckland Powerball player scoops top prize of $9m

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 March, 2015 - 18:20

The winning continues for Kiwis tonight as a Powerball player from Auckland has just won $9.1 million with Powerball First Division.

This win caps off a spectacular innings of winning for Powerball players as the seventh major Powerball prize won so far in 2015.

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Central Otago REAP's Sticks N' Stones runner-up at community awards

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 March, 2015 - 18:20

Central Otago REAP’S Sticks N’ Stones, representing Central Otago District, has been named Runner-Up at the prestigious Trustpower National Community Awards.

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Bursts of heavy rain for parts of NZ

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 March, 2015 - 18:20

A broad complex trough over the Tasman Sea is expected to move slowly east over New Zealand during the weekend bringing periods of heavy rain to exposed areas in the west. Rainfall accumulations may approach warning criteria, for example 70mm in 12 hours, especially about the ranges.

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New Zealand First is still irrelevant - Dunne

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 March, 2015 - 17:05

"I note with interest the result of the Northland by-election", says UnitedFuture Leader, Hon Peter Dunne.

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Tragedy must be impetus for better Police training - Davis

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 March, 2015 - 17:05

The Police Minister needs to explain why unsworn and inadequately trained custody officers were put in a situation of caring for a medically unwell prisoner on a busy Saturday night, Labour’s Police spokesperson Kelvin Davis says.

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Kiwifruit industry 'set for strong growth in 2015 season'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 March, 2015 - 17:05

The first kiwifruit charter ship for 2015 is set to sail from the Port of Tauranga tomorrow (Sunday 28 March), marking the start of a season promising strong growth with volumes back to pre-Psa levels this season, Zespri’s Chief Executive Lain Jager says.

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Chris Ford: The Man Ban, the Labour Party and the New Social Movements - no wonder the Right did a wedgie!

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 March, 2015 - 17:05

 This week blogger Whale Oil got a scoop from what appeared to be an internal Labour Party source. This source revealed that sections of the Labour Party were promoting a potential women only shortlist idea used in other political parties around the world.

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Mayoral Forum backs Wellington Airport runway extension plan

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 March, 2015 - 17:05

The Wellington region Mayoral Forum has given a significant boost to planning for a 350-metre extension to Wellington Airport’s runway.

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Conference aims to promote use and learning of languages

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 March, 2015 - 09:50

Expressing ourselves through language will be the focus of a gathering of academics, policymakers and speakers of different languages this week, Ethnic Communities Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga says.

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TV3 and RadioLive announce Northland by-election coverage

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 29 March, 2015 - 02:35

Patrick Gower, Duncan Garner and Lisa Owen will lead 3News’ comprehensive coverage of the 2015 Northland By-Election on TV3, RadioLIVE and online.

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Select Committee 'provides Kiwis chance to break silence on ISDS'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 March, 2015 - 20:20

The Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade committee is now accepting public submissions on the NZ-Korea Free Trade Agreement, providing Kiwis with a rare chance to break the silence on the controversial investor-state dispute settlement provisions in that agreement and in the Trans-Pacific Partnershi

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Crankworx Rotorua Pump Track delivers a double Dutch win

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 March, 2015 - 19:05

It was a double Dutch win in the Rotorua Pump Track Challenge presented by RockShox as Joost Wichman and Anneke Beerten took out crowd favourites.

Paired with Keegan Wright (NZ), Wichman (NED) admitted it was a pretty cool feat to beat the younger Wright, a Rotorua local half his age.

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Burst of heavy rain for the South Island West Coast

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 March, 2015 - 17:50

A low over the Tasman Sea is expected to approach the South Island on Saturday, then move east over the country on Sunday.

Periods of heavy northerly rain and thunderstorms are expected on the West Coast during Saturday and Sunday.

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Tuesday Cricket: Will it rain at Eden Park?

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 March, 2015 - 17:50

- By Philip Duncan, WeatherWatch

Back in January hardly a drop of rain fell in the Auckland region - that was, of course, until a cricket match appeared- bringing the first downpour in sometime.

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Official search for Dutch tourist suspended

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 March, 2015 - 17:50

The search for 26 year old Dutch tourist Ken Boogers has now gone into "continuous limited search mode" which means no official search teams will be put into the field until new information comes to light to direct a search.

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Low to move off to the east of the country on Monday

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 March, 2015 - 17:50

A large low should move off to the east of the country on Monday. Unsettled conditions are likely during Monday but it is unlikely there will be any areas of sustained heavy rain.

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Successful day in the sun at Everyday Heroes 2015

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 March, 2015 - 17:50

Counties Manukau Police would like to thank their community following a successful Everyday Heroes event today.

The event was held at Botany Town Centre between 10am and 2pm and showcased a number of Police and emergency services.

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It doesn’t take guts; you've got to use your common sense - Goff

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 March, 2015 - 17:50

"That was an insult. It doesn’t take guts; you've got to use your common sense" - Phil Goff

Labour’s Defence spokesperson Phil Goff told TV One’s Q+A programme that going to Iraq is a high-risk venture that is probably the least effective thing that we could do to stop ISIS.

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Significant problems in Police custody practices - IPCA review

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 28 March, 2015 - 17:49

In releasing two reports today, the Independent Police Conduct Authority has highlighted a number of significant problems with the way in which Police deal with people who are detained in Police cells.

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