COVID-19: Community case confirmed in Christchurch

COVID-19: Community case confirmed in Christchurch

The Ministry of Health has confirmed there is one new managed isolation related case in Christchurch in the community. The case was reported to the Ministry on Monday afternoon, who is a staff member working in a managed isolation facility in Christchurch. The staff member worked in a managed isolation...

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Scenic flight tours around Whakaari/White Island to resume

Scenic flight tours around Whakaari/White Island to resume

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced that they are lifting airspace restrictions on flying near or over Whakaari/White Island. The restrictions were put in place following the eruption of the volcano on December 9 2019, which led to 21 people being killed and many other people were injured. Manager...

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Police making enquiries into West Auckland firearms incident after arresting two

Police making enquiries into West Auckland firearms incident after arresting two

Police are making enquiries into an incident that happened at a property earlier this afternoon where a firearm was discharged in Massey, West Auckland.  Armed Offenders Squad (AOS) members responded to the location given that firearms were involved. Police were called to the Keegan drive property just before 12 pm;...

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Firearms incident puts West Auckland school into lockdown

Firearms incident puts West Auckland school into lockdown

West Auckland’s Lincoln Heights primary school, on Leisha Byrnes, Massey was put under lockdown after a firearms incident happened nearby. Police advised the school to go into lockdown at around 1:00 pm on Monday. The firearms incident happened at around 12:00 pm. Armed Offenders Squad (AOS) members and police were...

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Auckland’s building consents exceed $1b

Auckland’s building consents exceed $1b

Statistics New Zealand says Auckland has for the first time exceeded $1 billion in building consents. The monthly value for September of this year for buildings consents issued in Auckland accounted for 44 percent of the national total that is $2.4 billion. Auckland region makes about one-third for New Zealand’s...

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COVID-19: Four new cases in managed isolation, none in community

COVID-19: Four new cases in managed isolation, none in community

There are four new cases of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation today. There are no cases to report in the community. Of the four new cases reported today, one is an international mariner staying at the Sudima hotel in Christchurch and was detected at day 15 as a close...

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Salvation Army to help vulnerable families this Christmas

Salvation Army to help vulnerable families this Christmas

The Salvation Army is opening the door to hope this Christmas. For some during Christmas, it will be a welcome to an end of the most difficult year with a celebration, but for others, it will be the first time that they may have to reach out for support from...

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The education system is a mess, will the Government fix it?

The education system is a mess, will the Government fix it?

OPINION:Across all school levels in the education sector, young children have declined chances to play with new ideas and innovation to drive their future. During the school level progression, there’s less chance for collaboration, working outside or across certain boundaries; taking risks and problem-solving. Schooling and teaching fail to create...

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