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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.

Categories: New Zealand News

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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Football: Auckland City edge towards final

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

Auckland City’s powerful run towards the ASB Premiership final continued on Saturday with a 2-0 win over rivals Waitakere United in the first leg of their semi-final clash at Fred Taylor Park.

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Vanuatu farmers face months without crops - Oxfam

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

As aid begins to reach communities across Vanuatu, Oxfam New Zealand have spoken to their development partner Farm Support Association (FSA) to understand the longer term impact Cyclone Pam will have on a society which lives mostly off farming.

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Blackcaps to bat first in Cricket World Cup quarter final

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

BLACKCAPS skipper Brendon McCullum has won the toss and the BLACKCAPS will bat first in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 quarter final v West Indies at Westpac Stadium in Wellington.

BLACKCAPS for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 match v West Indies

Brendon McCullum (c)

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'Exhibitors happy' with results from field days

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

A mild summer leading into three fine, clear days lead to steady to strong leads and sales at the 2015 Northland Field Days between February 26-28 say organisers and exhibitors.

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League: Jackson lands Kiwi Ferns coaching job

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 March, 2015 - 19:50

Taranaki-based coach Alan Jackson will take the helm of the NZ Kiwi Ferns for their Anzac Test curtainraiser against the world champion Australia Jillaroos in Brisbane on May 1.

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Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival May 5-10

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 March, 2015 - 18:35

Dunedin has a swag of top international and national authors converging on the city in May for the Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival (May 5-10).

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League: Junior clubs in focus

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 21 March, 2015 - 18:35

Vodafone Warriors players across the club’s NRL, New South Wales and NYC squads will have reason to pause to remember where the game started for them as the junior rugby league community is celebrated with this week’s PlayNRL Round.

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