Fact Check: MP Ginny Anderson on the Airport Flyer

Fact Check: MP Ginny Anderson on the Airport Flyer

Today in Parliament, the House had a special form of debate where members discussed local issues. Labour MP Greg O’Connor said in his speech about the Te Ara Tapua and mentioned that this would make a legal connection of the 16km of his electorate, Ohariu; for the Coastline to be...

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Kennedy Bay 1080 drop will not go ahead, DOC and Waikato Council apologise

Kennedy Bay 1080 drop will not go ahead, DOC and Waikato Council apologise

An Aerial 1080 poison drop scheduled to happen in Kennedy Bay at the northeastern Coromandel Peninsula of New Zealand has been canned after a meeting with iwi, Waikato Regional Council and the Department of Conservation. The meeting happened at Te Paea o Hauraki Marae, introduced by a Pōwhiri and later...

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250 Returnees told to get retested over possible COVID-19 spread in Hotel, Auckland

250 Returnees told to get retested over possible COVID-19 spread in Hotel, Auckland

Around 250 returnees who left the Grand Mercure managed isolation facility is being contacted amid fears that there could be a link to a COVID-19 case. Precautions are being put in place for those who left the facility since March 10. Those who health officials are contacting are being asked...

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Japanese Coast Guard claims North Korea launched ballistic missile

Japanese Coast Guard claims North Korea launched ballistic missile

The Japanese Coast Guard has made a statement that North Korea could have fired a ballistic missile. The missile was fired on Thursday according to the Coast Guard. It will be the first ballistic firing from the dictatorship-run country within the past year. A tweet published from the official Prime...

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Firefighters battling large house fire in Palmerston North

Firefighters battling large house fire in Palmerston North

Emergency services are at the scene of a large house fire in Palmerston North. Reports indicate that the emergency services were notified of the fire at around 12.20 pm. The blaze is reported to have engulfed a home and neighbouring houses on Upham Terrace off Main St, in Roslyn. Three...

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6 new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation

6 new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation

There are 6 new cases of COVID-19 to report today in managed isolation, none in the community. The first new case arrived on March 21 from Denmark via the United Arab Emirates. This person tested positive on day 3 routine testing and are staying in a quarantine facility in Auckland....

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Climate Change Minister urged to make Health Appointment

Climate Change Minister urged to make Health Appointment

The Climate Change Minister James Shaw has been urged to make and appoint a public health expert to the Climate Change Commission. It would ensure health is improved as well as reduce greenhouse gas emissions. “Reducing our greenhouse gas emissions could be one of the most important public health interventions...

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National: Labour votes against School Sex Offenders notification

National: Labour votes against School Sex Offenders notification

MP for Waimakariri, Matt Doocey, says Labour has voted against the law to notify schools of sex offenders. Labour has failed to ease the minds of parents across the country as it voted down a law change that would have required the Department of Corrections to notify schools of sex...

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Media staff employed by Government should receive COVID-19 Vaccine

Media staff employed by Government should receive COVID-19 Vaccine

Staff employed by the Government who work for the media should receive the COVID-19 Vaccination to ensure they add another layer of protection while doing their job. Media are an active group of individuals who also work on the frontline, just like border workers. Those who receive Government funding should...

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