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Auckland Police investigate assault and robbery

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 January, 2017 - 21:35

Auckland Police are investigating the assault and robbery of a 34-year-old man in Epsom this morning.

Police were called to a motel in Epsom just after 9.30am.

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Webby dominates, Boles wins on debut at NZ Open Water Swim Champs

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 January, 2017 - 20:20

Rotorua swimmer David Boles claimed his debut win on the second day of the New Zealand Open Water Championships in Taupo.

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Webby retains title, debut win for Scott in open water swimming

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 January, 2017 - 20:20

Taranaki swimmer Charlotte Webby retained her honours in the New Zealand Open Water Championships in Taupo.

Webby claimed victory in the women’s 10km championship while Swimming New Zealand High Performance squad member Matthew Scott (Enterprise, Gisborne) took out the men’s title.

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Fire in Wither Hills, Blenheim

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 January, 2017 - 20:20

Police are asking residents of Wither Hills, Blenheim, to prepare for possible evacuations due to a vegetation fire near the river that runs parallel to Taylor Pass Road.

Police have set up the following cordons:

Woodmor Road,

Wither and Taylor Pass Road intersection,

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Evans wins opener at Ruapuna

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 January, 2017 - 20:20

Simon Evans has won the opening race of the weekend at round three of the BNT NZ Touring Cars at Ruapuna this afternoon.

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Police investigating missing St John medical supplies bag

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 January, 2017 - 20:20

Statement from Counties Manukau South Area Prevention Manager acting Inspector Matt Hoyes:

St John staff were called to an address in Cross Street, Papakura yesterday evening at around 8pm to treat a 13-year-old boy who was in a serious condition after he came off a bicycle.

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Property Institute makes housing predictions for 2017

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 January, 2017 - 20:20

Residential property - particularly in Auckland - is in for another year of strong growth according to Property Institute of New Zealand Chief Executive, Ashley Church.

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Friday the 13th could bring Lotto luck

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 January, 2017 - 20:20

While Friday the 13th has a reputation for being unlucky, the number 13 may not be as unlucky as it seems - last year’s 13 Powerball winners certainly don’t think so.

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Kiwiana a focus for visiting French artist

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 January, 2017 - 06:35

A French visual artist who has a penchant for Kiwiana, and whose work specialises in internet art, has been selected as the first recipient of Te Whare Hēra Wellington International Artist Residency for 2017.

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Ruud Kleinpaste to host BOP Young Fruit Grower Gala Dinner

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 14 January, 2017 - 23:05

New Zealand’s advocate for 'creepy crawlies', "the Bug Man" aka Ruud Kleinpaste has been confirmed as MC for the Bay of Plenty Young Fruit Grower gala dinner at the ASB Arena on Wednesday the 15th of February.

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Eyes turn to The Ford Trophy this weekend

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 14 January, 2017 - 23:05

It’s been done only twice before - a Ford Trophy three-peat. For back-to-back defending champions the Central Stags the challenge has been lit - and on Sunday they will start their campaign against the only team ever to have done it previously.

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Two bodies found in a Waipukurau home

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 14 January, 2017 - 21:50

Statement from Detective Inspector Rob Jones, Eastern District

Police have commenced an investigation into the deaths of two occupants of a residential address in Waipukurau as a result of information provided to them by family members shortly before 9am this morning.

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Smiles for kids in Suzuki race cars

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 14 January, 2017 - 20:35

Health challenges were put on hold for a couple of young Wellington Children's Hospital patients as they took up an offer to join the Suzuki Swift Sport Cup race car series prior to their running at a meeting near Feilding recently.

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Resident doctors set to strike again

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 14 January, 2017 - 20:35

Despite discussions between the DHBs and NZRDA over safer hours for resident doctors progressing during the last week, the strike planned for next week appears set to proceed.

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Jeremy Mita located

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 14 January, 2017 - 20:35

Hawke's Bay Police located wanted gang member, Jeremy Daniel Mita in Napier this afternoon following a short pursuit.

Detective Sergeant Darren Pritchard said Mr Mita had been sought by Police after breaching his bail conditions.

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Wood: Time for a New Year's good turn - drop gift card expiry dates

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 14 January, 2017 - 20:35

Labour is calling for major retailers to do the right thing and put an end to the rort of gift card expiry dates, says Labour’s Consumer Affairs spokesperson Michael Wood.

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Sexual health advice still available on Coast

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 14 January, 2017 - 19:20

The West Coast District Health Boards wants to reassure patients that the Grey and Westport sexual health clinics continue to operate as usual.

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Ryan and Webby take on challengers for open water swim titles in Taupo

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 14 January, 2017 - 19:20

The experienced Phillip Ryan and Charlotte Webby will face a barrage of young challengers at the New Zealand Open Water Championships in Taupo this weekend.

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Top world sports administrator to visit Auckland

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 14 January, 2017 - 19:20

One of the world’s most powerful sports administrators is coming to New Zealand on a short visit next week.

David Haggerty the President of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) will spend 24 hours in Auckland for meetings on his way to the 2017 Australian Open.

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Canterbury teams seek national sevens title in Rotorua

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 14 January, 2017 - 19:20

Canterbury have named their Men’s and Women’s sevens teams to contest the Bayleys National Sevens tournament in Rotorua this weekend.

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