Porirua needs to focus on healthy eating, than KFC grand opening

Porirua needs to focus on healthy eating, than KFC grand opening

OPINION: Porirua City Council has just yesterday promoted a grand opening for their new KFC store. The opening consisted of an organised powhiri for a KFC store. Seriously, we are not joking. If this was a publicity stunt, we wouldn’t blame them for promoting Porirua in a unique form of...

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$1.5m raised in less than an hour for COVID-19 Vaccine Corporation Ltd

$1.5m raised in less than an hour for COVID-19 Vaccine Corporation Ltd

PledgeMe says that at 9 am this morning, NZ’s COVID-19 Vaccine Corporation Limited (CVC) started a campaign, which was looking to raise up to $3.5m. Within an hour, the wholesale campaign met its $1.5m target — $35,00 was raised in the $2m equity crowdfunding campaign. CVC is developing the world’s...

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Vaping now banned on public transport, buses, trains, taxis and more

Vaping now banned on public transport, buses, trains, taxis and more

Vaping has been banned from today, 11 November. This means the existing prohibition on smoking inside workplaces and other spaces are being extended to include vaping. Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy (AVCA) says there are other areas vapers need to respect as well. “We encourage New Zealand’s 200,000 vapers to think...

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Rest Home Company fails to take care of a Man admitted for respite care

Rest Home Company fails to take care of a Man admitted for respite care

A report released today reveals that a rest home company has breached the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights for failure to take care of a man admitted for respite care. The man, in his eighties, was admitted to the rest home. A nurse who is enrolled conducted...

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Sport NZ announce new $68m community physical activity fund

Sport NZ announce new $68m community physical activity fund

The Ministry of Health has welcomed Sport New Zealand’s new $68 million Tū Manawa fund for community-led play, active recreation and sport.  The new fund will enable initiatives that will support and grow the mental wellbeing for individuals, families and whānau and communities to adapt and thrive after their lives...

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Chris Windley: The dangers of 1080 poison pellets, ‘I call it terrorism’

Chris Windley: The dangers of 1080 poison pellets, ‘I call it terrorism’

This article was in connection with the main article posted here. Speaker Chris Windley showed the audience what one tea-spoon of 1080 (as a pellet) could do to the health of people, the environment, biodiversity as we know it, and how much will be dropped as an example into the...

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Ministry of Health leaks COVID-19 Patients First and Last Name to Stranger

Ministry of Health leaks COVID-19 Patients First and Last Name to Stranger

thisquality has seen a document that includes the full name of a patient being sent to a wrong person even though the wrong person reported they were not the patient to an automated bot from the COVID-19 text system that says to a patient that they’ve tested NEGATIVE. The first...

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GP charges pensioner $86.50 for 10 minute talk over an insect bite injury

GP charges pensioner $86.50 for 10 minute talk over an insect bite injury

Prior to a long weekend in April 2020; “I had a slight injury to my big toe. It hurt a little at the time, but I did not think much more about it at that time. By the next morning, Saturday of the long weekend. Which, was on an annual...

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Otaki Pool to welcome back ‘awesome swimmers!’

Otaki Pool to welcome back ‘awesome swimmers!’

Otaki Pool announced on Friday that they’re back open for the water enthusiasts or as they say ‘awesome swimmers.’ Strict restrictions are in place in terms of the facilities’ use of water fountains, hygiene, how many people can be in the building at once, and how many swimmers can be...

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Industrial pollution in the Manawatu River Loop needs attention

Industrial pollution in the Manawatu River Loop needs attention

Michael Feyen uploaded to social media expressing his concerns about the Purcell street drain in Foxton near the Manawatu River Loop. It’s pollution is not being monitored or fixed up by the Horizons regional council; instead, the council has slacked too much to do more work on the Manawatu River...

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