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Triathlon: King Richard rules New Plymouth

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 23 March, 2015 - 16:50

The Quality Hotel Plymouth International ITU World Cup new Plymouth did not go the way of the local Kiwi athletes but nonetheless was a huge success with some amazing racing playing out in front of big crowds that lined the Ngamotu Beach course with Kaitlin Donner (USA) and Richard Murray (SAF) w

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Final Cricket World Cup matches 'on track to be full houses'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 23 March, 2015 - 16:50

The three remaining matches of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 are on track to be full houses with only a small number of hospitality packages and travel packages still available for purchase.

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Reid and Stannard take out junior triathlon titles

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 23 March, 2015 - 16:50

The New Zealand Junior (U19) Triathlon Championships were raced in New Plymouth today, as part of the Quality Hotel Plymouth International ITU World Cup race schedule with Tayler Reid (Gisborne) winning his third U19 title in a row while Lizzie Stannard (Palmerston North) won the women’s.

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Localised downpours likely about Tasman

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 23 March, 2015 - 15:35

A low west of the South Island is weakening and drifting north, with an associated front lying just west of central New Zealand. A moist northerly flow ahead of this front is bringing rain to the Nelson Region, which should continue through to early Monday morning.

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NZ urged to go the extra mile to attract halal tourists

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 23 March, 2015 - 11:35

New Zealand hotel and tourism operators are being urged to step up efforts to grab a slice of the US $137 billion a year global halal tourism market.

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Dairy farming couple win Northland Farm Environment Awards

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 23 March, 2015 - 10:19

Pakotai dairy farmers Rachel and Greig Alexander are the Supreme winners of the 2015 Northland Ballance Farm Environment Awards (BFEA).

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Adelaide Thunderbirds defeat Melbourne Vixens

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 March, 2015 - 21:50

Overcoming a late fight-back, the Adelaide Thunderbirds delivered an upset 47-45 win over the previously unbeaten Melbourne Vixens in Adelaide on Sunday.

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Die-hard fans turn out for Big Day Dowse

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 March, 2015 - 20:35

The rain did its best to wash away the crowds gathered for Big Day Dowse in Lower Hutt today (Sunday 22nd March). But die-hard fans of the annual event would not be deterred. As always the annual event proved to be a crowd pleaser with all ages enjoying the free entertainment and activities.

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Injured water skier airlifted to Rotorua Hospital

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 March, 2015 - 19:19

The Rotorua based BayTrust Rescue helicopter was dispatched to Lake Taupo at approximately 1500 today, to pick up a 31yr old male who had fallen from his ski’s at speed. He was retrieved from the water and stabilised by St John paramedics.

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Hit and run driver urged to contact police

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 March, 2015 - 18:05

Auckland City police are investigating a hit and run which occurred at 3.30am this morning on Great North Road, Grey Lynn.

A 24 year-old male pedestrian was struck by what witnesses describe as a silver sedan travelling west on Great North Road prior to Bullock Track.

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Osborne denies claims he's scared to debate his main rival

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 March, 2015 - 18:05

National’s Mark Osborne denied claims that he's too scared to debate his main rival Winston Peters in person.

Speaking from Mangawhai Mr Osborne told TV One’s Q+A programme, "Oh, not at all. Not scared at all. Not one bit. We’re out here talking to voters in the electorate."

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Life-saving water, sanitation reaching children

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 March, 2015 - 18:05

A week after the Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Pam hit the Pacific Islands, access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) appear as the immediate needs of around 82,000 children affected.

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Police officer rescues good Samaritan from water

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 March, 2015 - 18:05

Shortly before midday police were told of a man in difficulty in water by Maungatapu Bridge, Tauranga. He had entered the water to rescue a dog that had been swept out by a strong out going current.

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Chinese Ambassador farewells godwits

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 March, 2015 - 18:05

The Chinese Ambassador to New Zealand visited the PÅ«korokoro Miranda Shorebird Centre on the Firth of Thames today (Friday March 20) to watch bar-tailed godwits and red knots that are flying to China on the way to their breeding grounds in Alaska and Siberia.

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Minister 'reveals Govt's lack of concern for quality teaching'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 March, 2015 - 18:05

An admission by the Minister of Finance Bill English that teachers can expect a paltry pay rise this year despite the so-called rock star economy shows the Government's lack of commitment to quality teaching and learning, says NZEI National Secretary Paul Goulter.

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Howzat! for lucky Lotto player in Papamoa

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 March, 2015 - 16:50

As the country revels in Martin Guptill’s legendary performance in Wellington today, one Lotto player from Papamoa in the Bay of Plenty will be feeling like they’ve ‘knocked it clear of the boundary’ after winning $2 million with Lotto First Division.

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Polyfest concludes on high note

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 March, 2015 - 16:50

"A rewarding success" is how Inspector Alan Shearer of Counties/Manukau Police described the 2015 Polyfest that concluded this afternoon at the Manukau Sports Bowl.

He estimated up to 50,000 people attended the second of the two day event which was busy, fun, safe and sober.

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Football: Advantage Team Wellington

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 March, 2015 - 16:50

Team Wellington moved a step closer to reaching their second-straight ASB Premiership final on Saturday, taking a 2-1 semi-final first leg win over Hawke’s Bay United at Bluewater Stadium.

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Roll of dice determines access to mental health care - RANZCP

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 March, 2015 - 16:50

The geographically inequitable affordability of mental health care provided by DHBs exacerbates the difficulties faced by people with physical and mental health conditions said the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists in their report launched today at their new office in Chew

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Sticky Fingers release 'Just For You'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 22 March, 2015 - 16:50

Sticky Fingers are back home on Australian land- well most of them, singer Dylan Frost has been held up in Abu Dhabi and sent back to Amsterdam with an expired passport - after a 2 month tour of Europe through France, Holland, Germany and the UK.

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