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HEATHER DU PLESSIS-ALLAN DRIVE
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European Union demands single plug for phones
The European Union announced plans Thursday to require the smartphone industry to adopt a uniform charging cord for mobile devices, a push that could eliminate the...
Sports Huddle: Waka Nathan and America's Cup drama
Waka Nathan has passed away at aged 81. The former All Black was credited with saving Maori rugby when he coached them after his playing career ended. He suffered...
Hospitality and tourism industry leaders meeting in November amid worker shortage
The tourism and hospitality industries are facing a major work shortage. But they will not let that bring them down. The Government has made it clear to them they...
Former All Black and teammate reflects on Waka Nathan after his passing
Former All Black Waka Nathan has passed away aged 81. He was a crucial part of Auckland's Ranfurly Shield success up to 1963 and went on to play 37 tests for the...
Employment lawyer: Employers may be in trouble if they don't mandate Covid vaccines
Employers are being put in a difficult situation over Covid-19 vaccinations. An employment lawyer says that workers may be able to sue if the jab is made mandatory. He's...
Florida governor says parents can send asymptomatic kids back to school
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday announced that the state has put out a revised rule which follows a "symptom-based approach" to quarantining students, meaning...
People spending huge amounts of money on private charter flights to Australia after family booked one
Trying to get across the ditch has pushed some to extreme measures. Some people are spending huge amounts of money to get back to Australia with reports a family...
ExportNZ: Covid-positive kiwifruit was probably infected in distribution channel
ExportNZ says Zespri kiwifruit that tested positive for Covid-19 was likely infected in China. The positive result came during routine sample testing by Chinese...
Mental Health Foundation: Government has only done a small portion of what's needed to fix services
The Government's being accused of putting a positive gloss on mental health progress. A review into the implementation of the 2019 Budget $1.9 billion mental health...
New frost fans at Matahiwi Estate leads to creation of activist group
It's like a fleet of helicopters flying overhead. That's how people have described the sound of new vineyard frost fans in Masterton. Matahiwi Estate has installed...
HDPA: If you’re worried about our health system, get vaccinated
There’s been a lot of coverage today about the poor state of our health system. And the fact that we simply don’t have enough ICU capacity to cope with the kinds...
Drink and dive; Why a coroner is calling for regulation around drinking on boats
A coroner wants a harder line from the Ministry of Transport on the issue of drunk boating. Sue Johnson has released her findings on the death of a Southland man...
Possible bread shortage for some of the North Island
We might need to brace ourselves for a few problems with supermarket bread supply, with workers striking at one of our biggest bread suppliers, George Western. Mark...
New Zealand could see less cows and milk in the next decade
New Zealand could see less cows and milk in the next decade. Fonterra is predicting the total amount of milk supply in New Zealand is likely to decline. And, the...
Nelson Three Waters protester: response a complete 'overreaction'
Three Waters protesters made their voices heard today in Nelson as the council gave feedback on the proposed reforms. But the protest quickly went awry with grey...
Shaun Hendy defends Covid modelling, but Rodney Jones says it's overcooked
A former Government virus modeller claims the latest official forecast of possible Covid deaths is overcooked. Te Punaha Matatini research suggests 7000 people would...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Shaun Hendy's model is not plausible
I don’t even want to start guessing why the PM released that doomsday model this afternoon. But whatever her motivations, I am not in the slightest convinced by...
Nurse misses out on spot in MIQ while Government reserves spots for James Shaw and entourage
Nine MIQ spots have been set aside specifically for the Climate Change Minister James Shaw's trip to Glasgow. The Prime Minister confirmed yesterday that the slots...
Chris Hipkins: Denies Pfizer doses were delayed; doesn't believe lockdown is holding people hostage
Did the government ask Pfizer to delay its vaccine shipments while a leaked document from the Ministry of Health shows that the ministry was expecting all Pfizer...
Poto Williams: Police won't be armed under revamped tactical response model
The Government's new tactical response model is being seen as a compromise. More than $15 million is being put towards the revamp, in which officers will be supported...
DOC spent $130,000 on keeping Toa the Orca alive only to have him die
The Department of Conservation spent $130,000 trying to keep Toa the Orca alive despite advice that the whale needed to be put down. Jack Mace, the DOC operations...
Melbourne Correspondent: Protests continue for a third day, even during an earthquake
Protests continue in Melbourne for a third day ... even during an earthquake. The 5.9 magnitude quake damaged some storefronts..but no injuries have been reported. Protesters...
Chris Bishop: National's leaked MOH document showing all Pfizer doses were due to arrive in September
Claims the Government consciously slowed Covid-19 vaccine deliveries. National's been leaked an internal Ministry of Health document from May, showing all Pfizer...
South Auckland Councillor: Authorities may have problems reaching out to gangs
A South Auckland Councillor is raising the alarm about Covid-19 in gangs. It's reportedly snuck its way into infecting members of the Mongrel Mob, Black Power and...
Heather du Plessis-Allan: Increased fines won't crack down on lockdown rule breakers
Increasing the fines for breaching covid rules is a nonsense isn’t it? The PM cannot seriously expect us to buy this. This is clearly designed to make it look like...