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HEATHER DU PLESSIS-ALLAN DRIVE
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China approves controversial national security law for Hong Kong
China's legislature has approved a proposal to impose a highly contentious national security law in Hong Kong, in an unprecedented move that critics say threatens...
Deputy PM Winston Peters wants a transtasman bubble now
Transtasman flights to Tasmania can be safely done now, and international students could safely fly in to New Zealand and be put into quarantine, Winston Peters...
The Huddle: Air NZ's customer problem / Winston Peters making sense?
Air New Zealand has copped its fair share of strife throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, now its getting it from customers. Consumer NZ says customers are being "short-changed"...
What farmers think of Government's freshwater reforms
Changes to central Government Essential Freshwater regulations reflect farmer feedback, says Federated Farmers. "While we're still working through the detail, the...
Government's arts industry injection 'exactly what we need'
The Government has announced a boost of $95 million into the arts sector, with $18 million injected into Te Papa Museum to keep it afloat. It is part of a broader...
Air NZ again under fire over failure to pay refunds
Air New Zealand is again under fire from a consumer watchdog that claims the airline's reluctance to issue refunds means it has locked away millions of dollars. Consumer...
Govt releases freshwater reforms aimed at cleaning NZ rivers
The Government has just unveiled its long-awaited reforms aimed at cleaning up New Zealand's rivers – and advocates are already disappointed that there aren't any...
Covid-19 claims 30-year-old man, state of Australia's economy
A 30-year-old man has died of the coronavirus in Central Queensland, Australia. The man from Blackwater tested positive after he was found unresponsive in his home...
Andrew Dickens: Marine life is dying, time to stop fishing
COMMENT In the hazy lazy days of the lockdown I found myself in front of a supermarket magazine stand. Sadly I was looking at how few magazines there were because...
Rod Jackson: Has Sweden made a fatal mistake with Covid 19?
COMMENT One of the most contentious statistics among the many contentious Covid-19 statistics, is the Infection Fatality Proportion (IFP). This is the proportion...
The Dominic Cummings saga, France's auto rescue plan
The Dominic Cummings saga continues. The UK Prime Minster's aide has been in hot water after going on a 400-plus kilometre road trip during strict lockdown rules. However...
Māori and Pasifika getting priority on surgery waiting lists
Wellington regional DHBs are prioritising Māori and Pasifika patients who are on waiting lists for surgeries. People get ordered first by urgency, then by the time...
Are Māori/Pasifika being prioritised in healthcare?
Wellington region DHBs are prioritising Māori and Pasifika on surgery waiting lists. Capital and Coast and Hutt Valley DHBs say ethnicity is taken into account along...
Kiwis win gold awards at olive oil competition in New York
Some kiwi olive growers decided to enter an international olive oil competition in New York, and picked up some silverware. John and Angela Goodwin, who run Woodside...
NZ set to go through largest GDP decline in 160 years
The commercial property sector is "vulnerable" to the Covid-19 crisis and banks have a $40 billion exposure, representing about 8 per cent of all lending. Reserve...
Dion Reynolds and Jessica O'Connor located by 'a single puff of smoke'
Dion Reynolds and Jessica O'Connor have been found alive, after they did not return from a tramp through the Kahurangi National Park 18 days ago. The pair sustained...
'Never lose faith': Missing trampers found alive after 18 days
Dion Reynolds and Jessica O'Connor who were missing for 18 days missing in the Kahurangi National Park have been found alive. Reynolds and O'Connor, 23, went tramping...
Andrew Dickens: Labour isn't as left as the Greens expected
So there is a big old battle happening on the left after the Government unveiled the COVID-19 Income Relief Payment. A new programme for those who lost their job...
British PM adviser's Dominic Cummings' troublesome road trip
Special adviser to the British Primer Minister Dominic Cummings has landed himself in hot water Cummings has insisted he would not resign from his position after...
Empty shops growing, retail spaces on life support
Main shopping streets are losing their retail stores, a problem that was around before the Covid-19 pandemic. The likes of Browns Bay in Auckland and Gisborne are...
The Huddle: Vaccine free-for-all, visa holders stuck overseas
There is set to be a vaccine free for all at some point, but the Government has put their foot forward to help research locally. The Government has allocated $37...
Travel bans for offshore NZ residents travelling on visa for the first time
Holders of a New Zealand residence visa offshore wanting to travel to New Zealand will face a travel ban if they are coming into the country as residents for the...
Australia to shelve union-busting laws
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has abandoned controversial laws that make it easy to deregister unions and rid officials. It will create a new relationship...
Government allocates $37m for vaccine research
The Government has allocated $37 million for local development of a Covid-19 vaccine and to join the international efforts. It has also created a vaccine strategy...
Motorhome operator slashes prices to kickstart domestic travel
New Zealand's biggest motorhome operator Tourism Holdings has come up with a way to give Kiwis a bucket list road trip while putting a little cash into its Covid-19...