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High burnout levels in medical and dental professions, leads to errors
There are high levels of burnout in the medical and dental professions. New research reveals about half of doctors feel burnt out, meaning a high level of emotional...
Pelaton recalls 120 thousand treadmills, six year old dies after being pulled under
Peloton, the company famous for its stationary bikes, has had to recall 120 thousand treadmills over safety concerns. There have been dozens of injuries from those...
Kate Hawkesby: What we can learn from Jerry Seinfeld
I listened to a podcast the other day which got me thinking, which is probably the point of podcasts. I got lured into this podcast by comedian Kevin Hart, purely...
Age Concern CEO says seniors should be patient during vaccine rollout
Seniors are being told to be patient during the Covid-19 vaccine rollout. People over 65 are now eligible. A woman has told Newstalk ZB yesterday she booked a jab...
Donald Trump's Facebook ban might not be forever
Donald Trump's Facebook ban might not be forever. The former US President was suspended from the social media platform, as well as Twitter and YouTube, in January...
Kate Hawkesby: How long 'til Mallard goes?
The role of Speaker of the House requires a level head and sense of authority. A bit of mana, it commands respect. And that’s why I’m finding the hot-headed unprofessional...
Ardern needs to go further on Mallard says political commentator
Jacinda Ardern is being told she needs to go beyond tribal politics. The Prime Minister has rebuked Speaker Trevor Mallard after he accused a former staffer of...
Farmers can expect a dry winter, but they're prepared
Farmers are preparing for what's looking to be an exceptionally dry winter. NIWA says last month saw record-breaking dry conditions throughout the country. Dunedin...
Colgate creates recyclable toothpaste tubes, shares with competitors
Colgate has just spent five years trying to figure out how to make its toothpaste tubes recyclable. And in a simple act of kindness, it's given its new tube technology...
How can provincial areas best prepare for rapid growth?
It's widely known that some city dwellers are packing up and moving to the regions. But this is putting increased pressure on provincial areas as they struggle...
G7 foreign ministers meet face-to-face after pandemic pause
Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven wealthy industrialized nations gathered Tuesday in London for their first face-to-face meeting in more than two years,...
Parliament can take a stand on Uighurs without upsetting China
Parliament is being told it can take a stand on the Uighurs without upsetting the apple cart too much. MPs will be debating China's treatment of the Muslim minority...
Tech commentator; Facebook trying to scare users against privacy tracking
Facebook and Apple are in a bit of a war at the moment. Last week, Apple changed some settings that'll make you opt in to apps like Facebook and Instagram tracking...
Kate Hawkesby: What to do about border workers refusing Covid jab?
Call me heartless, but I don’t have a lot of sympathy for the border workers losing their jobs for refusing the vaccine. I don’t mind the fact you have a choice,...
Kate Hawkesby: Is the travel bubble too late for the Cook Islands?
We have a Cooks bubble, and I’m so happy for them; they’ve waited long enough and they’ve been so desperate. In fact, it may well be too late for some businesses...
Cook Islands travel bubble expected to be more popular than trans-Tasman
A travel bubble will open between the Cook Islands and New Zealand on May 17. Travel Agents' Association president Brent Thomas says travel to Australia is still...
Athleisure fashion trend continues to grow after lockdown
One of the biggest fashion benefactors from Covid has been athleisure. The trend sees clothing typically worn during athletic activities being worn in workplaces...
Scott Morrison, Australian Govt under pressure over India flight ban
Australia’s chief medical officer Paul Kelly says the threat of fines and jail time for people returning home from India was not ordered by him. Professor Kelly...
US general: Afghan forces could face 'bad possible outcomes'
Afghan government forces face an uncertain future and, in a worst-case scenario, some "bad possible outcomes" against Taliban insurgents as the withdrawal of American...
Protests force postponement of Man United-Liverpool match
Anti-ownership protests by Manchester United fans forced the postponement of a Premier League game on Sunday against Liverpool after the stadium was stormed and...
Kate Hawkesby: Back to school - and back to reality
School goes back today for Term 2. The winter uniforms are being dragged out, the school bags emptied of those rotten two week old lunchboxes, and we start afresh...
China Business Summit co-chair: Govt will struggle to diversifying trade agreements
Business leaders, government officials and some former Prime Ministers will meet in Auckland today for the China Business Summit. Commentator, and summit co-chair,...
Two arrested after trespassing near Prince Andrew's home
Police have arrested two people after receiving a report of trespassers near the home of Britain's Prince Andrew, the second-oldest son of Queen Elizabeth II. Thames...
NZ-Cook Islands travel bubble tipped to start on May 16
An escape to the heat of the Cook Islands might just be around the corner - with a two-way travel bubble tipped to open up in a fortnight. There is speculation...
Psychologist: Parents revert back to how they were treated as kids
So here's a question: do you still smack your kids? Data from Otago University's renowned longitudinal study shows around 40% of us are. That's despite the anti-smacking...