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Heavy rain over northern parts of both islands

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 9 June 2014 - 8:35pm

A low over the north Tasman Sea is expected to move southwards and become slow moving west of the upper South Island by midday Monday.

The low will spread a moist northeast flow over New Zealand during, bringing rain to many northern and central areas of New Zealand.

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Oil exploration off Northland 'not wanted'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 9 June 2014 - 8:35pm

Only a week after Greenpeace targeted a Statoil rig heading to the Artic, the Norwegian oil giant has begun oil exploration research off Northland.

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Innovators selected to pitch at Fieldays Innovation Den

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 9 June 2014 - 8:35pm

Nine innovators from across New Zealand have been chosen by a selection panel from Waikato’s entrepreneurship hub SODA Inc. to pitch their innovations at the Fieldays Innovation Den at Fieldays in Hamilton next Thursday (12 June).

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Netball: Swifts bow out in Semi Finals

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 9 June 2014 - 8:35pm

The NSW Swifts’ 2014 season is over after losing to Waikato/Bay of Plenty Magic by the narrowest of margins, 50-49, in their sudden-death Minor Semi Final at Allphones Arena today, Sunday 8 June.

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New Akaroa marine reserve opened

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 9 June 2014 - 8:35pm

New Zealand’s newest marine reserve in Akaroa Harbour was formally opened today by Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith, and local MP and Environment Minister Amy Adams to coincide with World Oceans Day.

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Team NZ: Private sector needs to step up - Joyce

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 9 June 2014 - 8:35pm

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce told TV One’s Q+A programme that the private sector needs to step up alongside the government to fund Team NZ.

Steven Joyce says he met with the America’s Cup Team NZ board last week at which they asked for more money.

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Labour's tuck shop rules a good start - Gluckman

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 9 June 2014 - 11:55am

Sir Peter Gluckman told TVNZ’s Q+A programme that it would have been good to have left tuck shop rules in place but the issue is multi-dimensional.

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Serious crash in Dunedin

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 9 June 2014 - 9:45am

A two car head on crash occurred near Green Island on Dunedin's southern motorway at about 5.53pm on Sunday evening the 8th of June.

Initial indications are that immediately prior to the crash, one of the vehicles was travelling north in the South bound lane.

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IFSR Panel sadden by recent incident

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 9 June 2014 - 2:15am

The Independent Forestry Safety Review Panel was sadden to hear of the death of a Wakefield man crushed by a log while doing maintenance work. "We extend our sympathies to his family, friends and community" Panel Chair George Adams said.

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John Banks to resign from Parliament

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 9 June 2014 - 1:10am

"Further to the of the decision of the High Court at Auckland last Thursday, I will resign the seat of Epsom effective from 5pm this Friday the 13th of June 2014" Mr Banks said.

"I will write to the Speaker tomorrow advising him of my resignation, said Mr Banks.

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Fire closes Pahiatua's recycling centre

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 9 June 2014 - 12:05am

Tararua District Council would like to advise that the Pahiatua Recycling Centre on the corner of Queen Street and Tudor Road has been closed today, Sunday 8 June after an early morning fire broke out.

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JWC 2014 reaches out to children and communities

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 8 June 2014 - 9:55pm

The IRB Junior World Championship 2014 enters the second week of rugby action and organisers are encouraging schools and parents to take the children along to see the 'Future Stars of World Rugby' for free.

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Football: Three sides seal semi-final spots

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 8 June 2014 - 9:55pm

Three of the four semi-finalists for the 2014 ASB Women’s Knockout Cup are known after quarter-final action played over the weekend.

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Dunedin in the running to become Gigatown

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 8 June 2014 - 9:55pm

Dunedin is in the running to win the fastest broadband speeds in the southern hemisphere, which would bring major economic development benefits.

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Rangi Ruru Young Enterprise team focuses on meningitis

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 8 June 2014 - 9:55pm

A group of five Year 12 students from Rangi Ruru Girls' School are doing their bit to increase awareness of meningitis.

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$26.4m Powerball jackpot shared by two players

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 8 June 2014 - 8:55pm

Two lucky Powerball players from Kumeu and Hastings have taken home a share of one of the largest jackpots ever won in New Zealand after winning $13.2 million each on tonight’s live Lotto draw.

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Matariki stars shine in Central Hawke's Bay

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 8 June 2014 - 8:55pm

There will be a few extra stars shining bright for Matariki celebrations this week in Central Hawke’s Bay as festivities get underway.

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First hotel booking made by Google Glass

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 8 June 2014 - 8:55pm

Rodney Loges, from Occoquan, Virginia, has become the first traveler in the world to reserve a hotel room using the Google Glass. The businessman is the first client of Hotel Near Me, the edge-cutting app developed by Destinia.com to search for and reserve a hotel.

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Rain for northern Westland and Buller

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 8 June 2014 - 8:55pm

A slow moving front lies over northern Westland and Buller this evening, accompanied by a band of rain which is expected to continue during through Sunday. This rain is likely to be heavy at times, especially in the ranges.

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Papakura couple wins $2 million

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 8 June 2014 - 6:55am

What does it feels like to become a millionaire overnight? After years of asking themselves the same question, one lucky Papakura couple have won $2 million with Lotto First Division.

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