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Thousands of babies at risk in Nepal - Unicef

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 May 2015 - 8:50pm

Around twelve babies are being born every hour without access to basic healthcare in the areas of Nepal worst hit by two powerful earthquakes, according to UNICEF, following massive damage to maternity facilities.

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Homicide victim's name released

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 May 2015 - 8:50pm

Christchurch Police have released the name of the teenage girl who was found dead following a suspicious house fire in the suburb of Somerfield yesterday [Thursday 10 November].

She was Jade Louise Bayliss, aged 13 years, of Somerfield.

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Flooding closes SH57 between Shannon and Levin

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 May 2015 - 8:50pm

SH 57 between Levin and Shannon is closed to all traffic due to surface flooding. Diversions are in place; southbound traffic will be diverted through the Shannon-Foxton Road onto SH 1, and northbound traffic will be diverted at the intersection of SH 1 and Queen onto SH 1.

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Top-class fields ready for FIFA U20 World Cup

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 May 2015 - 8:50pm

Christchurch City Council and FIFA officially opened the upgraded training fields to be used by the visiting teams to Christchurch for their training leading up to the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2015.

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Storm, floods and road closures 'fail to stop new combination'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 May 2015 - 8:50pm

Heavy rain and severe weather caused havoc in Wellington yesterday. It resulted in road closures to State Highway 1, flooding, and heavy traffic congestion throughout Wellington and surrounding areas.

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Tangata Whenua wins Royal Society of NZ Science Book Prize

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 May 2015 - 11:15am

A book that charts the sweep of Māori history from ancient origins through to the twenty-first century has won the Royal Society of New Zealand 2015 Science Book Prize.

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Fairtrade retail sales figures 'show strong support for farmers'

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 16 May 2015 - 9:10am

Kiwis are supporting farmers more than ever by reaching for Fairtrade products when they shop, as shown by the latest retail sales figures released today by Fairtrade Australia New Zealand.

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Investigator measuring an ocean of change

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 May 2015 - 10:30pm

Researchers head to the seas off the east coast of Australia today on Australia’s new Marine National Facility research vessel, Investigator, to put in place ongoing measurements to track the vast volumes of water that influence our weather and climate.

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Body recovered from flooded Petone street

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 May 2015 - 9:25pm

Police have recovered the body of a 80-year-old male near Sladden Park in Bracken Street, Petone.

The man’s car was found submerged in water around 11.30am this morning with keys in the ignition.

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Civil Defence centres on standby around Kapiti

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 May 2015 - 9:25pm

Civil Defence Emergency Assistance Centres are on standby around the Kāpiti District as more heavy rain is forecast.

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No Tranz Metro rail or rail bus services Friday morning

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 May 2015 - 9:25pm

Rail services are not expected to resume in the Wellington region until Friday afternoon at the earliest due to adverse weather conditions

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Heavy rain for parts of the North Island tonight and Fri

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 May 2015 - 9:25pm

A complex low is expected to move east over the country tonight (Thursday) and Friday. An associated trough, embedded in a strong moist northwest flow, is expected to move slowly east over the North Island tonight and Friday morning.

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Noel Leeming brings virtual reality to Kiwis

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 May 2015 - 9:25pm

The wait is nearly over for virtual thrill seekers. On Saturday 16 May the eagerly anticipated next generation in wearable technology, the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition will be available to test-drive in 20 Noel Leeming stores across the country.

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Wellingtonians urged to consider alternative commute tomorrow

Popular NZ News on Voxy.co.nz - 15 May 2015 - 9:25pm

Commuters planning on travelling within the Wellington region tomorrow morning have been advised to consider alternatives to their usual morning commute.

The suspension of train services until at least midday tomorrow is likely to result in congestion on the roads.

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