RNZ makes move to limit its Social Media Comments section

RNZ makes move to limit its Social Media Comments section

The Government-funded Crown Media, Radio New Zealand, has made a move to limit its comments section on Facebook over directives to reduce the spread of misinformation, conspiracies, mishaps about the Coronavirus Pandemic and offensive or abusive slurs. RNZ published a statement revealing that their comments Policy had been updated for...

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18-year-old Man faces Murder charge after Hamilton death

18-year-old Man faces Murder charge after Hamilton death

Police notified thisquality in a statement that says an 18-year-old man has been charged with murder in relation to an incident in Nawton, Hamilton. He will appear in Hamilton District Court to face the murder charge tomorrow. A 43-year-old Cambridge man sadly died following an incident at an address based in...

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Māori Party referred to Serious Fraud Office by Police

Māori Party referred to Serious Fraud Office by Police

Police have referred the Māori Party to the Serious Fraud Office after it failed to declare over $300,000 of donations to the Electoral Commission on time. Donations that go over $30,000 have to be declared within ten working days after being processed or received by a political party. The Party...

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Northeast India struck by Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake

Northeast India struck by Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake

According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), a magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck 140 km North of Assam’s main city, Guwahati, in India on Wednesday. The quake struck at a depth of 34km, with the epicentre occurring 9km  Nor-West of the town Dhekiajuli. Strong tremors were felt in several Northeastern...

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Light Aircraft crashes Northwest of Christchurch

Light Aircraft crashes Northwest of Christchurch

thisquality received reports that a light aircraft crashed just before midday northwest of Christchurch. The craft crashed near Glentui in the Waimakariri District at around 11.30 am. Emergency services attended the incident next to Rakahuri Road. There were no initial indications of injuries reported due to everyone in the plane...

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Ministry of Health reports two new Covid-19 cases in MIQ, none in Community

Ministry of Health reports two new Covid-19 cases in MIQ, none in Community

There are two new cases of Covid-19 to report today in managed isolation and none in the community. The first new case arrived on April 25 from Japan. This person tested positive as being close contacts of another case at around day 1 of routine testing and is now staying...

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National fails to declare $35,000 donation within time frame, Warning given

National fails to declare $35,000 donation within time frame, Warning given

After failing to declare a donation of $35,000 within ten working days, a warning has been given to the National Party by the Electoral Commission. The filing of a late aggregated donation from Garth Barfoot on March 31, 2021, was supposed to be declared during November last year. The Commission...

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Port Unions demand stronger Penalties for Negligent Employers

Port Unions demand stronger Penalties for Negligent Employers

Port Unions released a statement to thisquality to demand improvements to health and safety in ports around the country. The Maritime Union of New Zealand (MUNZ) and Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) have both said that port workers are ‘not coming home’ after being killed and hurt due to...

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Police Officer sentenced in Court for drink-driving and crashing on-duty, BoP

Police Officer sentenced in Court for drink-driving and crashing on-duty, BoP

Police charged a 38-year-old Bay of Plenty Police officer yesterday after they’d admitted to two driving offences in the Whakatāne District Court. The charges follow an incident that occurred on April 6 in Edgecumbe earlier in the month following a single-vehicle crash involving a Police unit at the corner of...

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