US Department of Justice Marshals rescue 27 missing Children in Virginia

US Department of Justice Marshals rescue 27 missing Children in Virginia

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) Marshals announced on Friday (local UST, Saturday NZT) that they have rescued 27 missing children in Virginia. The U.S. Marshals in the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia undertook a five-day law enforcement effort named ‘Operation Find Our Children’ throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia...

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Second Christchurch Sudima Hotel COVID-19 community case confirmed

Second Christchurch Sudima Hotel COVID-19 community case confirmed

The Ministry of Health has confirmed that a second worker at the Sudima Hotel managed isolation facility in Christchurch has tested positive for COVID-19. The person is a close workplace contact of the case reported yesterday. The person works at the facility and is not a returnee; they are treated...

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Police comment on St Leonard’s Road School still being ‘under lockdown’

Police comment on St Leonard’s Road School still being ‘under lockdown’

St Leonard’s Road School says they were still under lockdown after three other schools, Kelston Boys’ High School, Kelston Girls’ College and Kelston Intermediate were placed into lockdown at around 2:30 pm this afternoon, as a precaution due to an incident involving concern for a person’s wellbeing. St Leonard’s Road...

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Shots fired in West Auckland, hours after incident happened at same location

Shots fired in West Auckland, hours after incident happened at same location

Police continued to investigate a firearms incident at a Massey address on Monday, but, overnight Police responded to a further incident at a Keegan Drive address where firearms were discharged at around 2 am. Earlier this afternoon another incident took place regarding concern for a person’s wellbeing. A number of...

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Four West Auckland schools put under lockdown

Four West Auckland schools put under lockdown

Four West Auckland schools have been put under lockdown this afternoon due to an incident involving concern for a person’s wellbeing. The schools, Kelston Boys’ High School, Kelston Girls’ College, Kelston Intermediate and St Leonards Road School, were placed into lockdown as a precaution.  Police are currently making enquiries in...

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Mt Ruapehu warming up, Earthquakes continue

Mt Ruapehu warming up, Earthquakes continue

GeoNet says recent data and observations at Mt Ruapehu’s crater lake indicates that the temperature is rising and is currently at around 22C. The Volcanic Alert Level remains at 1, and the Aviation colour code remains green, the volcanic activity also remains low. Earthquakes are also continuing to happen surrounding...

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COVID-19: Five new cases reported in managed isolation

COVID-19: Five new cases reported in managed isolation

There are four new cases of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation today. There is one case to report in the community, that is related to a managed isolation case reported on last night. It is included in today’s total. Of the four new cases reported today, all are in...

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Chris Hipkins & Dr Ashley Bloomfield to provide COVID-19 update at 1pm today

Chris Hipkins & Dr Ashley Bloomfield to provide COVID-19 update at 1pm today

REFRESH THIS PAGE AT 1:00 PM NZT —- The Minister of Health Chris Hipkins and Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield will today provide an update to the media.   Image: Gettyimages

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Blue Santa to help families in Gisborne this Christmas

Blue Santa to help families in Gisborne this Christmas

Police around the country will be doing their bit to give people who need it a bit of a ‘festive’ spirit and lift from the effects the COVID-19 pandemic has caused. Police staff In Gisborne are taking part in Operation Blue Santa for the second year running for Tairāwhiti. The...

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Climate change is a ‘business risk’

Climate change is a ‘business risk’

Climate change is a ‘business risk’ which is no longer about an environmental concern. We as a country are observing a level-change in climate-related business risks where climate change is no longer a little environmental concern. For many cooperations, small businesses and medium businesses, it presents an element of financial...

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