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The Huddle: Trans swimmers, Indian couple deported, Tauranga by-election

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Mon, 20 Jun 2022, 7:22pm
Amanpreet Kaur​ and Simranpreet​ Singh are set to be deported back to India after breaching Covid-19 restrictions in September last year. (Photo / Dean Purcell)
Amanpreet Kaur​ and Simranpreet​ Singh are set to be deported back to India after breaching Covid-19 restrictions in September last year. (Photo / Dean Purcell)

The Huddle: Trans swimmers, Indian couple deported, Tauranga by-election

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 20 Jun 2022, 7:22pm

Swimming’s world governing body has banned trans women from competing in female competitions.

FINA has said they are only allowed to compete if they started transitioning before 12-years-old, and will instead create an open category for trans women.

An Indian couple is getting deported over breaking Covid lockdown rules.

The man had smuggled his partner out of Auckland, only to be caught when asking around for employment for her.

Although the judge discharged them without conviction, recognising the financial and mental stress imposed on the couple, Immigration NZ has decided to deport them.

Middlemore Hospital in Auckland is paying GPs to help out in their emergency department.

Local GPs are being funded up to $1400 an hour to take on patients for free over the weekend, but Royal College of GPs Medical Director Bryan Betty says it’s not sustainable long-term.

Tauranga locals have cast their vote in the weekend’s by-election.

National’s Sam Uffindel beat Labour’s Jan Tinetti convincingly by 6000 votes to maintain the party’s stronghold in the area.

Tim Beveridge and Ali Jones joined Heather du Plessis-Allan on The Huddle