Magnitude 4.9 earthquake shakes lower South Island

Magnitude 4.9 earthquake shakes lower South Island

GeoNet reported a magnitude 4.9 earthquake that shook the lower South Island and surrounding areas on Thursday evening at 8.07 pm. The quake occurred at a depth of 9 km and struck about 45 km southwest of Haast on the West Coast. With few reports, being a ‘light' shake. Around...

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Meth found to be used in Greyhound Racing doping case

Meth found to be used in Greyhound Racing doping case

A report released on Wednesday revealed that the Judicial Control Authority for Racing fined a trainer involved in a doping case. Trainer Angela Turnwald was disqualified for four months and fined $3,500. It was found that greyhound Zipping Sarah tested positive for methamphetamine after the Racing Integrity Unity bought the...

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Freight train collides with Car in Gore, injuring three

Freight train collides with Car in Gore, injuring three

Emergency services responded to an incident in Gore this afternoon involving a freight train and car. The crash between the train and car occurred on Bury St just after 1 pm. Reports indicate that three people were injured as a result of the incident. One received moderate injuries and was...

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Three new cases of COVID-19 in MIQ reported, none in Community

Three new cases of COVID-19 in MIQ reported, none in Community

Three new cases of COVID-19 have been reported today in managed isolation and none in the community. Case one arrived on April 5 from India via the United Arab Emirates. This person tested positive at around day 17 routine testing and is now staying in a quarantine facility in Auckland. *This...

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Bus Drivers in Wellington Strike after Wage Negotiation mishap

Bus Drivers in Wellington Strike after Wage Negotiation mishap

The Tramways Union, which Represents Bus Drivers at NZBUS, has given the notice to strike for 24 hours from Friday, April 23 at 4 am; to Saturday, April 24 at 4 am. This strike has come as members voted with an overwhelming majority to oppose. Pay negotiations have broken down...

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NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover has turned CO2 Into Oxygen

NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover has turned CO2 Into Oxygen

It has been confirmed that a scientific instrument on the Perseverance Mars Rover has sucked up carbon dioxide from the surrounding atmosphere and turned it into oxygen. The new discovery found that it has been done on Mars and will open new opportunities for the future where space travellers can...

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