Porirua City Council votes to establish Māori ward

Porirua City Council votes to establish Māori ward

Porirua City Council has voted to establish a Māori ward in the city for the 2022 and 2025 local body elections. It was passed unanimously during this morning's Council meeting where Councillors and Mayor Anita Baker commented on how it is an effective mechanism for the local Government to include...

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Covid-19 traces found in wastewater of Christchurch, Rotorua and Queenstown

Covid-19 traces found in wastewater of Christchurch, Rotorua and Queenstown

The Ministry of Health reports that weak positive traces of Covid-19 have been found in wastewater of Christchurch, Rotorua and Queenstown. Current assessments indicate that there's a very low risk to the wider community around the country with these findings. Wastewater testing will continue to be part of New Zealand's...

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One new Covid-19 Case reported today, none in Community

There is one new case of Covid-19 to report today in managed isolation. None have been reported in the community. The new case arrived on May 17 from India via Qatar. This person tested positive at around day 1 of routine testing and is now staying in a quarantine facility...

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‘Fancy that!’ – Marlborough Toilet upgrades on a roll

‘Fancy that!’ – Marlborough Toilet upgrades on a roll

Marlborough District Council says their toilet upgrades are on a roll after a number of the district's dunnies have had a spruce up over the last six months. The chain was pulled on aged restrooms last year, in fact; one of Marlborough’s oldest in Seymour Square was also upgraded. Work...

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Auckland Police seek to identify Man following Liquor Store incident

Auckland Police seek to identify Man following Liquor Store incident

Auckland Police are seeking the public's help to identify a man who was at an Auckland liquor store earlier this month. The incident happened at the Thirsty Liquor store on Orly Avenue in Mangere, on May 7. Police are wanting to get in contact with the person to help with...

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People are choosing not to have Children due to Climate Change – study

People are choosing not to have Children due to Climate Change – study

A new research study by Lincoln University says people were found to choose not to have children as they do not want to contribute to Climate Change. Two studies were conducted, one being an analysis of reader comments in articles discussing going child-free in climate change. The second was several...

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