Virginian State Senator Ben Chafin dies to complications of COVID-19

Virginian State Senator Ben Chafin dies to complications of COVID-19

American Virginia State Senator Ben Chafin dies to complications of COVID-19.  Ben Chafin was aged 60 when he died from contracting the virus. Lawmakers mourned the loss of the Republican senator of Russel County, representing Southwest Virginia. Source: CC/ SUPPLIED Source: CC/ SUPPLIED A statement written by Virginia Governor Ralph...

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Truck rolls over on State Highway 57, Palmerston North

Truck rolls over on State Highway 57, Palmerston North

Emergency services responded to a truck and trailer that rolled over on State Highway 57 near Palmerston North. The crash happened on Fitzherbert East Road in Aokautere at around 2:15 pm. The road remained closed for several hours while tow contractors were at the scene to right the truck. Motorists...

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Coronavirus: Symptomatic on arrival? You’ll go straight into a Quarantine Facility

Coronavirus: Symptomatic on arrival? You’ll go straight into a Quarantine Facility

The Ministry of Health has now implemented its new testing requirements for people that arrive from the United Kingdom and the United States. New implementations of testing came into effect at 11:49 pm on December 31 of 2020. Arrivals from the United Kingdom or United States are now required to...

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UK COVID-19 Variant detected in New Zealand, not in community

UK COVID-19 Variant detected in New Zealand, not in community

The Ministry of Health informed thisquality that the United Kingdom (UK) COVID-19 variant had been detected in New Zealand; however, it is not in the community. The variant was identified as UK variant of COVID-19 known as 20B/501Y.V1 (Lineage B.1.1.7). “All positive COVID-19 tests in New Zealand are sent to...

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19 new cases of COVID-19 at border in last three days

19 new cases of COVID-19 at border in last three days

There are 19 new cases of COVID-19 to report today in managed isolation. There are no new cases reported in the community. Of the cases at the border, one is historical. The first, a historical case, arrived on December 19 from the United States via Australia. This person tested positive...

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Waikeria Prison inmates surrender, escorted out by MP Rawiri Waititi

Waikeria Prison inmates surrender, escorted out by MP Rawiri Waititi

After a six-day standoff, Waikeria Prison inmates have surrendered and were escorted out by MP for Waiariki and co-leader of the Māori Party Rawiri Waititi. At around midday, the 16 inmates surrendered. A statement was posted on Mr Waititi’s Facebook page. “As previously expressed, I have had constant contact with...

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Facebook bans GOP Senate Campaigns, but not Democrats before Georgia Runoffs

Facebook bans GOP Senate Campaigns, but not Democrats before Georgia Runoffs

Facebook reportedly banned GOP Senate Campaigns as a mistake but not Democrat Campaigns before the upcoming Georgia Runoffs. Republican Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue were removed days before voters would go to the polls and decide between Republicans and their Democratic opposers. Georgia’s Battleground Fund is run by the...

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#WheresKelvin trends on NZ Twitter over rogue Waikeria Prison riots

#WheresKelvin trends on NZ Twitter over rogue Waikeria Prison riots

Over the past six days, Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis has not mentioned a dime on what is happening in NZ’s back yard. There’s been no plan or comments from Mr Davis; however, he said he would be making a comment after the riots end and once it is ‘sorted’. The...

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PM Ardern happily on holiday, meanwhile Waikeria Prison ‘riots’ turn rogue

PM Ardern happily on holiday, meanwhile Waikeria Prison ‘riots’ turn rogue

Our Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is happily on holiday. She enjoyed fireworks and visiting local stores with her family in Tairua throughout the holiday period. Ardern has spent a few days in the small town with her intended Clarke Gayford and daughter Neve. During New Year’s Eve, a store named...

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