Ministry of Health focuses on eliminating inequities in health system

Ministry of Health focuses on eliminating inequities in health system

The Ministry of Health teamed up with the World Health Organisation for World Health Day yesterday as it puts focus on calls to eliminate health inequities. April 7 was the day used to create worldwide awareness around priority areas that concern the World Health Organisation. Building a fairer, healthier world...

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North Island struck by 6.1 magnitude Earthquake

North Island struck by 6.1 magnitude Earthquake

Following shakes in Christchurch earlier in the evening, the whole of the North Island and parts of the northern South Island felt a magnitude 6.1 earthquake. The earthquake was 33 km deep and struck 120 km east of Te Araroa. It reportedly occurred at 7:37 pm, with many thousands across...

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Thousands feel magnitude 3.2 Earthquake near Christchurch

Thousands feel magnitude 3.2 Earthquake near Christchurch

According to GeoNet, a magnitude 3.2 earthquake shook Christchurch and surrounding areas on Monday night at 5:52 pm. The earthquake was 8 km deep and struck about 10 km south-east of Christchurch, From the epicentre, the shake was reported to be felt across the whole city. Over 2700 people reported...

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New Zealand’s Timber shortage has help on the way

New Zealand’s Timber shortage has help on the way

A new timber processing plant will be opening in Rotorua within a few weeks. It will help the current shortage. Red Stag group CEO, Marty Verry, says the plat will add five percent capacity to the country’s wood processing sector. “That equates to around two thousand dwelling units or most...

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400,000 Passports are expired in New Zealand, DIA calls for renewals

400,000 Passports are expired in New Zealand, DIA calls for renewals

Department of Internal Affairs is asking New Zealanders to renew their Passports to avoid a rush when quarantine free travel comes. “With the announcement of quarantine free travel expected soon, now’s the time to renew your passport so you can visit friends and family overseas,” said Julia Wootton, General Manager...

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SPCA calls for Government to ban exporting of live Farm Animals

SPCA calls for Government to ban exporting of live Farm Animals

SPCA New Zealand is calling for the Government to put an end to exporting live animals by sea. An impending Cabinet decision on the future of live export trades is set to discuss the implications of the dangers and regulations surrounding animals’ safety being exported. Chief Executive Andrea Midgen says...

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Police encourage drivers to slow down during Easter Holiday

Police encourage drivers to slow down during Easter Holiday

Police ask motorists travelling on the roads during the Easter long weekend to slow down, put the phone down and buckle up. “We want to ensure everyone can enjoy their Easter holiday plans and return home safely,” said inspector Pete Jones, acting Director National Road Policing Centre. “To make sure...

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Daylight Savings to end this Sunday, Clocks turn back one hour

Daylight Savings to end this Sunday, Clocks turn back one hour

Daylight Savings is expected to come to an end on Sunday, April 4. People are being reminded to set their clocks back by one hour. NZ Standard Time will go back one hour at 3am. During Daylight Savings, the country is on ‘New Zealand daylight time’ meaning it is one hour...

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Rights to land matters, especially for Māori

Rights to land matters, especially for Māori

The rights to land for many communities across the world, especially for New Zealand’s Māori, have fought for landlessness for decades as the Government buys it out. Today is this year’s commemoration Day of the Landless. It aims to defend against ancestral lands. Recognition for land rights and ownership, including...

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NZ House prices increased by $100k in 12 months – Trade Me

NZ House prices increased by $100k in 12 months – Trade Me

According to the Property Price Index on Trade Me, the average national asking price for a home reached an all-time high of $784,450 in February. The increase was $106,550 compared with the same month last year. Trade Me Property Sales Director Gavin Lloyd says February was the sixth month in...

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