Truck drivers should be next in line for COVID-19 Vaccine

Truck drivers should be next in line for COVID-19 Vaccine

The supply chain is valuable and could pose a significant risk if COVID-19 were to spread. Freight in New Zealand is an important sector to our society as truckies deliver food and supply resources to communities. COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins received a letter written to him in January by...

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National: Matt Doocey proposes legislation to protect Police Dogs

National: Matt Doocey proposes legislation to protect Police Dogs

National MP Matt Doocey is planning to better protect Police Dogs at the frontline with tougher penalties under newly proposed legislation. The penalties proposed would extend the penalty to a maximum of five years in jail compared to the current system which at a maximum penalty for any intentional killing of...

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400,000 Passports are expired in New Zealand, DIA calls for renewals

400,000 Passports are expired in New Zealand, DIA calls for renewals

Department of Internal Affairs is asking New Zealanders to renew their Passports to avoid a rush when quarantine free travel comes. “With the announcement of quarantine free travel expected soon, now’s the time to renew your passport so you can visit friends and family overseas,” said Julia Wootton, General Manager...

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SPCA calls for Government to ban exporting of live Farm Animals

SPCA calls for Government to ban exporting of live Farm Animals

SPCA New Zealand is calling for the Government to put an end to exporting live animals by sea. An impending Cabinet decision on the future of live export trades is set to discuss the implications of the dangers and regulations surrounding animals’ safety being exported. Chief Executive Andrea Midgen says...

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Five transported to Dunedin Hospital after boat capsizes, Otago

Five transported to Dunedin Hospital after boat capsizes, Otago

Emergency services were called to reports that a small boat had capsized near Taieri Mouth in Dunedin. Local jet skiers and surfers brought five people back to shore, where first aid was initially provided. The incident happened at around 1 pm this afternoon, which resulted in five people being transported...

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Minister Kris Faafoi withdraws charges against Chinese Worker

Minister Kris Faafoi withdraws charges against Chinese Worker

On Thursday, a Chinese worker left Police custody while on their way to the airport. They had a withdrawn charge with a maximum sentence of five years for absconding at Auckland District Court this morning. After being in custody for ten days, the worker became very distressed after opening an...

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