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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.

Categories: New Zealand News

Labour will get things moving in Canterbury

Politics Media Statements - 9 June 2014 - 8:50am

A Labour government will set up a special Earthquake Court to speed up the claims process for Cantabrians still waiting for resolution after almost four years, and immediately begin working on protecting flood-risk homes.

Categories: Politics

ANZ NZ Morning Brief

Credit Card News - 9 June 2014 - 8:29am

OUTLOOK

CURRENCY: With the Australian market out on holiday and little data to be released in the domestic and major offshore markets, action may be thin today beyond the opening reaction to the weekend's Chinese trade figures.

Categories: Credit Card News

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.

Categories: New Zealand News

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.

Categories: New Zealand News

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.

Categories: New Zealand News

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.

Categories: New Zealand News

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.

Categories: New Zealand News

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.

Categories: New Zealand News

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.

Categories: New Zealand News

$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.

Categories: New Zealand News

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.

Categories: New Zealand News

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.

Categories: New Zealand News

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.

Categories: New Zealand News

Banks saga condemns National - Cunliffe

Politics Media Statements - 8 June 2014 - 6:04pm

John Banks’ resignation was inevitable but should have come a lot sooner, Labour Leader David Cunliffe says.

"The only reason Mr Banks has remained in Parliament for so long is because John Key and National needed his vote.

Categories: Politics

John Banks to resign from Parliament

Politics Media Statements - 8 June 2014 - 5:30pm

"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.

Categories: Politics

Original police decision over Banks 'needs reviewing'

Politics Media Statements - 8 June 2014 - 3:11pm

The government should set up a high-powered inquiry independent of any other government agency to look into recent investigations and prosecutions into allegations in the political arena, including how the police made their original decision not to prosecute John Banks, Labour’s justice spokesp

Categories: Politics

Labour's tuck shop rules a good start - Gluckman

Politics Media Statements - 8 June 2014 - 2:15pm

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.

Categories: Politics

Team NZ: Private sector needs to step up - Joyce

Politics Media Statements - 8 June 2014 - 1:17pm

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.

Categories: Politics

John Banks is considering his future - Prebble

Politics Media Statements - 8 June 2014 - 12:36pm

ACT’s campaign manager Richard Prebble says John Banks is considering his future and will do the honourable thing for his electorate and the party.

Mr Prebble says he accepts the judicial process but believes John Banks’ testimony:

Categories: Politics