Queen celebrates a quiet 95th Birthday

Queen celebrates a quiet 95th Birthday

The Queen is said to be spending her 95th birthday quietly following the death of her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh. who was beside her for the last 73 years. Her birthday commenced while still in official royal mourning, but typically it officially happens on June 12. For the second...

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Police seize Methamphetamine and Cash, arrest two after findings

Police seize Methamphetamine and Cash, arrest two after findings

Police arrested two people after methamphetamine, and cash was uncovered nearby a crashed vehicle near Mount Bruce on Tuesday afternoon. A vehicle was reportedly speeding whilst travelling toward Eketahuna in the Wairarapa. It failed to stop for Police on State Highway 2. Authorities did not conduct a pursuit but, minutes...

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Covid-19 Positive Body of Seaman washes up in Vanuatu

Covid-19 Positive Body of Seaman washes up in Vanuatu

A probe has been launched in Vanuatu following a body of a Phillapino seaman that washed up dead, infected with Covid-19. The shipping company responsible, BW Epic Kosan, which operates an LPG gas tanker Inge Kosan is anchored off the capital of Port Vila. It is working with authorities to...

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‘Be ready’ Traffic expected to get busy over ANZAC Holiday period

‘Be ready’ Traffic expected to get busy over ANZAC Holiday period

New Zealand Transport Agency is warning drivers that traffic will be expected to get busy over the coming ANZAC celebration holiday period. Journey Manager Tresca Forrester said to thisquality that many will be out and about also due to the school holidays. “Many people will be away and travelling due...

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15-year-old Choen from Canterbury reported as missing

15-year-old Choen from Canterbury reported as missing

Canterbury Police are seeking the public’s help to locate 15-year-old Choen after he went missing from his home in Christchurch. The last items he was wearing were a grey t-shirt with green camouflage writing, black pants, black shoes. His hair is dark-coloured with a distinctive afro-style. If anyone does know...

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Christchurch shaken by magnitude 3.1 Earthquake

Christchurch shaken by magnitude 3.1 Earthquake

According to GeoNet, a magnitude 3.1 earthquake shook Christchurch and surrounding areas on Wednesday afternoon at around 3.20 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4 km and struck about 5 km east of Christchurch. From the epicentre, the shake was reported to be felt across the whole city....

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One new case of COVID-19 in MIQ reported, none in Community

One new case of COVID-19 in MIQ reported, none in Community

There is one new case of COVID-19 to report today in managed isolation and none in the community. The new case arrived on April 16 from Switzerland via Qatar. This person tested positive at around day 3 routine testing and is now staying in a quarantine facility in Auckland. The...

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Hundreds of NZ Students join ‘Virus experiment’ to predict outbreaks – video

Hundreds of NZ Students join ‘Virus experiment’ to predict outbreaks – video

The University of Auckland is involving hundreds of students in an experimental trial to predict and minimalise outbreaks of viruses such as Covid-19. An app called Safe Blues will be piloted with a joint partnership between researchers at the University of Auckland and Australian, Dutch and American universities. It uses...

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Derek Chauvin found guilty of George Floyd murder

Derek Chauvin found guilty of George Floyd murder

A jury found that former Police officer Derek Chauvin was guilty of the murder of a 46-year-old African-American man named George Floyd, who died on a Minneapolis street last year. Bystanders filmed Mr Floyd showing 45-year-old Derek Chauvin kneeling on his neck for over nine minutes during an arrest in...

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Government announces major Healthcare Reforms

Government announces major Healthcare Reforms

The Government this morning announced a major change to move all DHBs into one national organisation, called Health New Zealand. A new Māori Health Authority will be introduced with certain powers under legislation to commission health services and monitor the state of Māori health outcomes. It can develop new policy...

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