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Rally: Young secures podium in final stage battle

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 April, 2015 - 12:20

Michael Young, the only driver in the Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) from New Zealand, managed to secure third overall on his home event at the International Rally of Whangarei held this weekend, after battling with a former APRC champion until the very last stage.

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Longer term treatment 'reduces risk of repeat heart attacks'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 20 April, 2015 - 07:20

A new international study of 21,000 people who had suffered heart attacks has shown that their risk of repeat heart attacks is significantly reduced if they are treated with a medicine called BRILINTA (ticagrelor) in addition to aspirin and continued for up to three years, compared to the current

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PM 'to be congratulated' on vaccination stance

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 19 April, 2015 - 21:20

Prime Minister John Key deserves the gratitude of every thinking New Zealander for his sensible decision not to follow the example of Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott regarding linking children’s vaccinations to childcare subsidies or welfare payments.

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Hundreds attend Chch insurance class action meeting

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 19 April, 2015 - 20:05

Around 400 people packed into the Transitional Cathedral in Christchurch on Friday night to hear about the possibility of a group action against insurers.

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Man arrested for 'driving like an idiot with a death wish'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 19 April, 2015 - 20:05

Police are critical of the actions of a driver who fled Police by driving down the motorway the wrong way at high speed.

At about 11.15 pm on Saturday evening a member of the public reported a Suzuki swift driving at excessive speed and driving in an erratic manner.

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Fatal crash in New Plymouth

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 19 April, 2015 - 20:05

On the 19th of April at approximately 2:40am a vehicle containing a single occupant has left the road near Vivian Street, New Plymouth.

The vehicle has driven through a bridge barrier and fallen approximately 5 meters coming to rest in a carpark below.

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Team announced for 2013 Venice Biennale

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 19 April, 2015 - 20:05

Massey University's Head of Fine Arts, Heather Galbraith will be deputy commissioner for New Zealand's presentation at the 2013 Venice Biennale, and Christchurch Art Gallery Senior Curator, Justin Paton will be curator.

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Swedish rally star leads at Rally of Whangarei

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 19 April, 2015 - 18:50

The challenge of tackling New Zealand’s fast and flowing rural roads for the first time has seen 24-year-old Swede Pontus Tidemand rocket to the top of the time sheets after today’s first day of competition at the International Rally of Whangarei.

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Lotto players in Auckland and Hamilton share win

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 19 April, 2015 - 18:50

After a week that saw a cold snap cover much of New Zealand, three Lotto players in Auckland and Hamilton will be feeling bright and breezy again after each winning $333,333 in tonight’s Lotto draw.

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Woman attacked in Wellington

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 19 April, 2015 - 18:50

At approximately 12.30am on Saturday the 18th of April 2015, a 26 year old woman was attacked by a male offender while walking on Adelaide Road, Newtown, Wellington.

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Jewelled geckos returned to New Zealand

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 19 April, 2015 - 18:50

Associate Conservation Minister Nicky Wagner says the return of two illicitly taken native jewelled geckos to New Zealand shores sends a clear message that wildlife crime will not be tolerated.

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'Huge vibe' as Repco Race to the Sky takes off

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 19 April, 2015 - 18:50

It’s the motorsport event that fans have been looking forward to for months and the first day of the Repco Race to the Sky delivered on all counts - a crisp, sunny Central Otago day, a fantastic vibe, spectators in their thousands and a diverse mix of machines and competitors racing up the Card

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Three suspects arrested for Whangarei robbery

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 19 April, 2015 - 18:50

Today (Friday 17/4/2015) Whangarei Police executed a number of search warrants in the Whangarei area in relation to Operation Riptide - the investigation into the aggravated robbery of the One Tree Point Store on Sunday 12 April 2015.

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'National must lead by example' on climate change

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 19 April, 2015 - 18:50

The National Government must meet its own climate change obligations before it preaches to the rest of the world, Labour's Climate Change spokesperson Megan Woods says.

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Mission Queensland Firebirds defeat Kia Magic

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 19 April, 2015 - 12:50

Recovering from a slow start, Mission Queensland Firebirds produced a blockbuster second half to complete a 50-42 win against Kia Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic in Brisbane on Saturday.

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NZ junior rowing team to test out Rio Olympic course

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 19 April, 2015 - 05:35

22 athletes were named today as part of a squad of young New Zealand rowers to take part in the 2015 World Rowing Junior Championships being held in Rio de Janiero, Brazil from 6 to 9 August. The junior rowing regatta will also serve as a test event for the 2016 Olympic Games organisers.

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Burst of heavy rain for Coromandel and BoP

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 19 April, 2015 - 04:20

A complex trough is expected to move across the North Island today, bringing a short burst of heavy rain to central and western areas.

The trough should lie just north of the Coromandel Peninsula this evening.

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Swimmers make first splash towards Rio Olympics

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

New Zealand swimmers face an important step towards next year’s Rio Olympics at the national open championships in Auckland starting on Tuesday.

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CHL to test for synthetic cannabis products

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 18 April, 2015 - 19:50

Canterbury Health Laboratories (CHL) has become the first laboratory in New Zealand to be able to screen for synthetic cannabis products such as "Kronic" at its toxicology laboratory.

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Golf: The Man Who Can Putt

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 18 April, 2015 - 19:50

“McIlroy, in contrast, totalled 86 feet, 71 feet, 101 feet and 82 feet of putts. In other words, he holed 340 feet worth of putts compared to 410 feet for Spieth”

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