Fire season changes to be made for Central Otago

Fire season changes to be made for Central Otago

Fire and Emergency New Zealand will be declaring and updating fire seasons for Central Otago. From Friday, October 2nd within the areas of Alexandra, Clyde, Cromwell, Wanaka, Lake Hawea, Nasby, Ranfurly, Kurow, Otematata, Omarama and Middlemarch. The restricted fire season will mean that any open-air fires will now need a...

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Donald J. Trump and First lady Melania Trump test positive for Coronavirus

Donald J. Trump and First lady Melania Trump test positive for Coronavirus

The United States President Donald J. Trump and the First Lady Melania Trump have both tested positive for Coronavirus. The announcement was made following Mr Trump’s closest aides, 31-year-old adviser Hope Hicks, that had tested positive for Coronavirus. Ms Hicks’s travelled with Mr Trump on Air Force One to go...

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Police name Mt Ruapehu climber who died after falling

Police name Mt Ruapehu climber who died after falling

Police and the family of a woman who died after falling at Mt Ruapehu on Saturday have now released her name. 37-year-old Emma Langley, who is a UK national living in Wellington. Emma was a senior advisor at the Ministry of Social Development (MSD). The family of Emma Langley has...

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COVID-19: No new cases to report in New Zealand today

COVID-19: No new cases to report in New Zealand today

There are no new cases of COVID-19 to report today in New Zealand. There are no new cases that are in managed isolation. There are no new cases in the community today. “A note that while our case numbers are low, the pandemic continues overseas and is particularly active in...

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Pak’n’Save workers to go on strike after five years waiting for ‘no’ deal

Pak’n’Save workers to go on strike after five years waiting for ‘no’ deal

Pak’n’Save workers at Richmond will be taking a strike action after five years waiting for ‘no’ deal, which resulted in failing a Collective Agreement or living wage. “Members at Richmond Pak’n’Save have been in negotiation for their first Collective Agreement for five years, which is an absurd amount of time...

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Kiwis spied on working from home during first COVID-19 lockdown

Kiwis spied on working from home during first COVID-19 lockdown

Auckland’s University of Technology (AUT) has revealed a study that shows working from home (WFH) employees were spied on or suspected as being spied on during New Zealand’s first COVID-19 lockdown as the country moved from Alert Level 2 to Alert Level 1 which was from May — June 2020....

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One dead following two-vehicle crash on Hawke’s Bay Expressway

One dead following two-vehicle crash on Hawke’s Bay Expressway

One person has died in a serious two-vehicle crash on the Hawke’s Bay Expressway, Napier. Emergency services were called to scene at around 7:32 am this morning. Motorists are urged to avoid the area if it’s possible. Only light traffic is currently able to pass through the Watchman Road/Main North...

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Auckland Ola drivers will retain 100% of their earnings during October

Auckland Ola drivers will retain 100% of their earnings during October

Ola is New Zealand’s Uber remake, with over 10,000 driver-partners that are registered on the platform since the company launched two years ago. The platform allows rideshare to customers in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch cities. Some other areas where Ola operates in is Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua, Taupo, New Plymouth, Napier,...

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