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A weather-laden front impacts the South Island today

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 February 2018 - 7:30am

Forecasters are currently focusing on an active front moving up the South Island today, bringing strong winds ahead of the front as well as significant falls of rain. The front is forecast to be close to Ashburton around 1am Monday morning and near Palmerston North by 1pm Monday.

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Missing hunter located on Stewart Island

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 26 February 2018 - 5:30am

The 74-year-old hunter who was missing on Stewart Island has been located this evening.

The man was found by Stewart Island LandSAR staff around 6pm on the coast of the Port Adventure area.

He is currently being medically assessed, but is otherwise alive and well.

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Snow Sports NZ celebrates successful Olympic Winter Games campaign

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 February 2018 - 8:50pm

The official closing ceremony of the 2018 PyeongChang Games will be held in Korea this evening with the New Zealand team celebrating its most successful ever Olympic Winter Games. The results have exceeded targets set by the Snow Sports NZ High Performance Programme prior to the Games.

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Outdoor recreation body wants foreign ownership tide stemmed

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 February 2018 - 7:45pm

An outdoor recreation organisation wants swift action from the new government to stem the flow of foreign ownership of farm land.

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Future focus on Upper North Island logistics - Jones

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 February 2018 - 7:45pm

The future of the upper North Island ports, including whether Ports of Auckland should be relocated, will be considered as part of a wider transport and logistics strategy, Associate Minister of Transport Shane Jones has today announced.

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Alabaster wins in Taumarunui title defence

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 February 2018 - 6:45pm

Taihape woolhandler Sheree Alabaster has started the lead-in to the Golden Shears next week by successfully defending the Open woolhandling title at the Taumarunui Shears on Friday.

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Auckland Aces crowned national champions

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 February 2018 - 6:45pm

The Auckland Aces dominated the Central Stags with both bat and ball in today's 2018 Ford Trophy Grand Final at New Plymouth's Pukekura Park to claim their first national one-day championship in six seasons.

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Dargaville Lotto player wins $1 million

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 February 2018 - 6:45pm

There will be screams of delight for a Lotto player from Dargaville after winning $1 million with Lotto First Division in tonight’s live Lotto draw.

The winning ticket was sold at Countdown Dargaville in Dargaville.

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Update on serious crash in Sockburn

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 February 2018 - 6:45pm

Police attended a serious crash involving a car and a motorcycle in Sockburn, Christchurch last night.

The crash occurred at the intersection of Peer Street and Yaldhurst Road at around 10.06pm.

The rider of the motorbike, a man aged 43, has since passed away in hospital.

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Lisa Owen interviews Justice Minister Andrew Little on Newshub Nation

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 February 2018 - 6:45pm

Lisa Owen: With the prison muster now at record levels, New Zealand jails are bursting at the seams. Labour’s pledged to reduce inmate numbers by 30% over the next 15 years, but right now there just isn’t enough space.

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Temporary timetable on trains due to RTMU industrial action

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 February 2018 - 6:45pm

The Rail and Maritime Trade Union has given notice of its intent to commence industrial action from Monday 26 February to Friday 16 March. This action will affect some peak services on the Southern, Western and Eastern Lines. All inter-peak and off-peak services will run as normal.

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BNZ Crusaders launch new partnership with Catapult

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 February 2018 - 6:45pm

Catapult has committed to helping the BNZ Crusaders stay at the top of their game, signing on as the Official Performance Partner of the team in 2018.

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Lisa Owen interviews Minister Shane Jones on Newshub Nation

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 February 2018 - 6:45pm

Lisa Owen: Forestry, tourism, roads and rail are all getting a boost in the first wave of funding from the billion-dollar provincial growth fund, but critics say the announcement was underwhelming and essentially just rebranded existing projects.

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Cyclone Gita expected to cross NZ early next week

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 February 2018 - 6:45pm

Tropical Cyclone Gita remains a severe category 3 storm today and the air pressure remains stable at 956hPa. It remains in a good position with little interference landwise and atmosphere-wise to weaken it significantly.

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Provincial Growth Fund open for business

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 25 February 2018 - 5:00am

The new $1 billion per annum Provincial Growth Fund has been officially launched in Gisborne today by Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones.

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New Rangatahi Court launched in Whangarei

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 24 February 2018 - 10:35pm

Justice Minister Andrew Little welcomes the addition of the 15th Rangatahi Court launched at Terenga Paraoa Marae in Whangārei today.

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Crash in Horsham Downs

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 24 February 2018 - 10:35pm

One person has died following a crash between a car and a tractor on Bankier Road in Horsham Downs around 11.20am today.

Two people managed to get out of the car but a third person died at the scene.

The road will remain closed while the Serious Crash Unit is in attendance.

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Allen and Horne join Aces squad

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 24 February 2018 - 8:30pm

Finn Allen and Ben Horne have joined the Auckland Aces squad for tomorrow’s Ford Trophy match against the Otago Volts at Eden Park Outer Oval.

The pair join the Aces with Mark Chapman on duty with the BLACKCAPS for the remainder of the T20 tri-series.

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$160m deal for Ruatoria medical cannabis company

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 24 February 2018 - 7:25pm

Ruatoria company to export medical cannabis worth $160m over three years.

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Opotiki kiwifruit growers win BOP Ballance Farm Environment Awards

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 24 February 2018 - 7:25pm

Kiwifruit growers Mark and Catriona White and their Coastal Kiwis orchard have won the Bay of Plenty Ballance Farm Environment Awards.

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