Labour wants to make Matariki a Public Holiday, starting in 2022

Labour wants to make Matariki a Public Holiday, starting in 2022

The Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced today she will make Matariki a public holiday for all New Zealanders as a ‘unique type of holiday to New Zealanders’. Massive support for the public holiday has been around for a long time, but it’s now getting recognition, a dream come true...

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What UCOL is doing to help students create face coverings

What UCOL is doing to help students create face coverings

UCOL (Universal College of Learning) in Whanganui’s fashion studio over the last two weeks has been creating face coverings to help students while using public transport. Stephanie West, who is UCOL’s Design & Arts Programme Leader and Fashion & Textile Senior Lecturer, worked with two classes for staff wanting to...

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Twitter Bot set up to encourage more positive messages towards Women Candidates

Twitter Bot set up to encourage more positive messages towards Women Candidates

Areto Labs, who has launched a Twitter bot called @ParityBOT_NZ is aiming to encourage a positive message towards woman candidates during the General Elections for 2020 in New Zealand—dismantling online toxicity. Their vision is an equal balance for humanity for a more positive internet. The tech startup is collaborating with...

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No more ‘daily’ 1pm press briefings, what happens next?

No more ‘daily’ 1pm press briefings, what happens next?

The 52nd Parliament dissolved on Sunday 6 September at 11 am, originally meant to be running on 12 August. In terms of Wellintons sketchy weather, it wasn’t exactly the best day to run the service on 12 August due to the shower of rain and wind on that day, and...

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Daily COVID-19 Developments (7.09.20)

Daily COVID-19 Developments (7.09.20)

There are 4 new total cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand today. 2 are in a managed isolation facility, detected as imported cases. There are 2 new community cases both linked to the Auckland August cluster. The total number of active cases is 118. Of those, 41 are...

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4 new cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand (7.09.20)

4 new cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand (7.09.20)

There are 4 new total cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand today. 2 are in a managed isolation facility, detected as imported cases. There are 2 new community cases both linked to the Auckland August cluster. The total number of active cases is 118. Of those, 41 are...

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Three early morning fires in Christchurch treated as suspicious

Three early morning fires in Christchurch treated as suspicious

Police and Fire and Emergency are seeking information from the public regarding three fires in Christchurch during the early hours of this morning that are being treated as suspicious. Source: CC/ Google - Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Parklands Source: CC/ Google - Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in...

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