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Psychologist: 'Kiwis have every right to be frustrated over lockdown'
Frustrating has been one of the words of this past week. First it was Jacinda Ardern being frustrated at the non-isolating positive Covid case. And now it seems...
Hospitalized Prince Philip has successful heart procedure
Prince Philip has had a successful heart procedure at a London hospital and is expected to remain for several days of "rest and recuperation," Buckingham Palace...
White Island eruption: 13 defendants in case now identified
All 13 of the defendants facing charges in relation to the death of 22 people when Whakaari/White Island erupted can now be reported. The first hearing was today...
Tim Dower: Was the lockdown a sledgehammer to crack a nut?
In the past week I guess we’ve all been through that Covid rollercoaster again. Shock first, at the news of the new lockdown, jeez really, again? Exasperation at...
Biden vows enough vaccine for all US adults by end of May
President Joe Biden said Tuesday local time the U.S. expects to take delivery of enough coronavirus vaccine for all adults by the end of May — two months earlier...
Scott Morrison speaks publicly over Attorney-General rape allegation
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has spoken publicly for the first time since Attorney-General Christian Porter addressed the historic rape allegation levelled against...
Buckingham Palace launches investigation into Meghan Markle bullying claims
Buckingham Palace has today released a statement sharing their intent to investigate claims of bullying against the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, after the couple...
National pressures Govt to increase payment for isolating employees
The National Party believes the government will come around on paying employees their full wage for taking time off for Covid-19. The payment would be capped at...
Kate Hawkesby: I don't begrudge those who left Auckland before lockdown
The latest people getting kicked by the government and trolled from the pulpit of truth are the Tamakis, as in Brian and Hannah. Now like many people I’m no fan...
HR expert on the troubling report into police culture
It may take years for the police to fix its culture. The spotlight's been turned on the force by the release of an Independent Police Conduct Authority report, which...
Breast Cancer Foundation on Pharmac's "long overdue" review
A review of drug buying agency Pharmac is being described as long overdue. The investigation will look into the speed and transparency of the organisation's decision...
Kiwi company turning surplus food into delicious treats and drinks
Some new insights into food trends have emerged, with Otago University teaming up with Foodstuffs to investigate how Kiwi consumers feel about upcycled food products. These...
Kate Hawkesby: Government must look at other ways to contain small clusters
I note another day of zero new cases yesterday - could that mean Auckland comes out of lockdown early? I wouldn't bet the house on it but the cost of being in lockdown...
Why young people seem to flout Covid-19 rules more often
It's the question we all want an answer to: why did our new Covid case decide to head to the gym after getting his test? And why is it that young people in particular...
Banks incentivising farmers to meet environmental targets
Farmers could soon get cheaper bank loans if they meet environmental targets. BNZ's running a pilot partnership with Southern Pastures, to give the dairy investor...
Key lockdown decision rests with gymgoers yet to be tested
Whether or not Auckland is dealing with a bigger Covid-19 cluster will not be known until the next day or two, when a group of gymgoers are tested for the virus...
Kate Hawkesby: We need to keep asking questions about the Govt's Covid response
There're lots of people I feel bad for during a lockdown, business owners, vulnerable people, women in domestic violence situations, elderly, those who’re anxious....
David Seymour accuses Govt of being beholden to 'cult of Ashley'
ACT leader David Seymour's accusing the Government of creating 'the cult of Ashley', when its former Health Minister was off mountain biking. He says the Government...
Kate Hawkesby: Ministry of Health dropping the ball has led us to new lockdown
Here we go again. Groundhog Day. I saw the headline that the PM was “frustrated”. Really? She's frustrated? How do you think the “team of 5 million” feel? Because...
Wellington replaces Bay Oval as host of final Twenty20 double header
Wellington has replaced Bay Oval as the venue for the final Black Caps v Australia and White Ferns England T20 double-header on Sunday. New Zealand Cricket has...
Expert: Lockdown return suggests we moved down too quickly initially
One expert says the latest lockdown may be a sign Auckland's last lockdown didn't last long enough. Auckland University public health expert Colin Tukuitonga told...
Changes in KiwiSaver rules for those with congenital conditions annouced
The Government has announced the four life-shortening conditions that will allow people impacted by them early access to their KiwiSaver funds. Anyone with Down...
Papatoetoe Covid cluster dents Auckland's business confidence
Auckland's Papatoetoe Covid cluster has dented business confidence, and taken a massive slice out of businesses' bottom lines. New figures from Paymark show the...
Kate Hawkesby: Do we need watchdogs to tell us influencers might be trying to influence us?
I don’t get the big deal about Gwyneth Paltrow’s blog about her what she’s taking to combat some long term effects she’s suffering from having Covid. Apparently...
Immigration lawyer concerned over skilled migrants policy review
An immigration lawyer is concerned about a possible review of the country's skilled migrants policy. The Immigration Minister's flagged a possible review, with...