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U20 World Cup marks two weeks to go with Royal kick about

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 May, 2015 - 21:05

HRH Prince Harry helped mark the final countdown to the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 today taking part in a mini football event at The Cloud in Auckland.

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Serious crash on Orakei Road

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 May, 2015 - 21:05

Orakei Road is closed between Shore Road and Ngapipi Road Orakei while emergency services clear the scene of a serious crash. At about 4:20pm a car collided with a pole on Orakei Road. Two occupants were taken to hospital, a woman with moderate injuries and a man with serious injuries.

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Cricket: Sri Lanka A to tour in October

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 May, 2015 - 21:05

The schedule for Sri Lanka A’s tour of New Zealand in October has been confirmed.

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Gold for Kiwi Paralympian at IPC Shooting World Cup

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 17 May, 2015 - 16:05

Paralympian Michael Johnson has once again demonstrated he is world class by winning his third Gold medal of the season at the IPC Shooting World Cup in Turkey overnight.

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Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance reaches 5,000th members

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 May, 2015 - 22:34

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance has welcomed its 5,000th member to join the organisation since its launch last month. Spokesperson Jo Holmes says:

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Flooding closes SH57 between Shannon and Levin

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 May, 2015 - 21:20

SH 57 between Levin and Shannon is closed to all traffic due to surface flooding. Diversions are in place; southbound traffic will be diverted through the Shannon-Foxton Road onto SH 1, and northbound traffic will be diverted at the intersection of SH 1 and Queen onto SH 1.

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Homicide victim's name released

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 May, 2015 - 21:20

Christchurch Police have released the name of the teenage girl who was found dead following a suspicious house fire in the suburb of Somerfield yesterday [Thursday 10 November].

She was Jade Louise Bayliss, aged 13 years, of Somerfield.

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Heavy rain over parts of the North Island to ease overnight

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 May, 2015 - 21:20

A complex trough lying over central New Zealand is expected to move away east tonight, allowing a southerly flow to spread over the North Island.

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Top-class fields ready for FIFA U20 World Cup

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 May, 2015 - 21:20

Christchurch City Council and FIFA officially opened the upgraded training fields to be used by the visiting teams to Christchurch for their training leading up to the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2015.

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Thousands of babies at risk in Nepal - Unicef

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 May, 2015 - 21:20

Around twelve babies are being born every hour without access to basic healthcare in the areas of Nepal worst hit by two powerful earthquakes, according to UNICEF, following massive damage to maternity facilities.

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Storm, floods and road closures 'fail to stop new combination'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 May, 2015 - 21:20

Heavy rain and severe weather caused havoc in Wellington yesterday. It resulted in road closures to State Highway 1, flooding, and heavy traffic congestion throughout Wellington and surrounding areas.

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Tangata Whenua wins Royal Society of NZ Science Book Prize

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 May, 2015 - 10:05

A book that charts the sweep of Māori history from ancient origins through to the twenty-first century has won the Royal Society of New Zealand 2015 Science Book Prize.

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Fairtrade retail sales figures 'show strong support for farmers'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 May, 2015 - 08:49

Kiwis are supporting farmers more than ever by reaching for Fairtrade products when they shop, as shown by the latest retail sales figures released today by Fairtrade Australia New Zealand.

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Free dental care for low income adults

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 May, 2015 - 21:35

Free dental care is being provided for up to 1500 low income adults through a new initiative - Smile New Zealand - funded and organised by Southern Cross Health Trust and the New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA).

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Prison job losses to send money offshore - NZ First

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 May, 2015 - 21:35

Kiwis are losing jobs in prisons as the government puts profits before people, says NZ First.

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Nick Honeyman runs Giesen Winery French feast

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 May, 2015 - 21:35

Nick Honeyman, the highly regarded New Zealand chef who has run some of the country’s top restaurants, is setting up a Pop Up Restaurant at Giesen Wines’ Cellar Door in Blenheim.

Nick will create a five course degustation menu especially to match wines from the Giesen portfolio.

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Continuing disruption across Wellington Rail Network

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 May, 2015 - 21:35

Adverse weather is continuing to cause disruption across the Wellington Rail Network.

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Three men arrested after motorcycle stores burglaries

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 May, 2015 - 21:35

Police investigating the April burglaries of motorcycle stores Kaiwaka Suzuki in Kaiwaka and Coleman's Suzuki in Gundry Street, Auckland City, arrested three men this morning after executing search warrants in Manurewa and Papatoetoe.

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2015 ICT report reveals growing industry strength

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 May, 2015 - 21:35

The strength of New Zealand’s ICT sector has been revealed in a new report released today by Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Communications Minister Amy Adams.

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Horizons monitoring river levels

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 May, 2015 - 21:35

Horizons Regional Council operations and emergency management staff are monitoring river levels across the Region.

The Council activated its Emergency Operations Centre at 5.30 this evening and incident controller Allan Cook says the team is largely in monitoring mode at this stage.

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