Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern commemorates Queen’s Birthday Honours

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern commemorates Queen’s Birthday Honours

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern commemorated the Queen’s Birthday Honours Recipients on Monday. Her congratulations recognise New Zealanders for their contributions and commitments given to communities and the country as part of a duty of service. From services done to going above and beyond in benefiting all of us as one,...

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ACT: Government reportedly ‘going soft on Crime’ in New Zealand

ACT: Government reportedly ‘going soft on Crime’ in New Zealand

ACT Party Justice spokesperson Nicole McKee says the current Government is ‘going soft on crime’ in New Zealand. Twelve iwi Community Panels known as Te Pae Oranga were part of a funding of $70m. On top of this, boasting has been claimed to be made about prison populations decreasing instead...

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Covid-19 Pandemic Travel Insurance is coming to New Zealand

Covid-19 Pandemic Travel Insurance is coming to New Zealand

Tower Insurance and Allianz Partners have been working to introduce new travel insurance related to the Covid-19 Pandemic and others to cover New Zealanders. The borders are slowly beginning to open with other countries and travel insurance demand will be high in the face of the rogue virus. An agreement...

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Video taken down from YouTube for inciting violence against Māori people

Video taken down from YouTube for inciting violence against Māori people

A video that was posted onto YouTube of a person wearing an anonymous mask was taken down for violating the platforms Hate Speech policies today. It is believed the person is a New Zealander behind the mask. thisquality cannot reveal the identity at this time due to an active investigation...

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Energy shortages could cause crisis by 2026 in New Zealand as natural Gas supplies dimmer

Energy shortages could cause crisis by 2026 in New Zealand as natural Gas supplies dimmer

New Zealand faces an energy crisis if nothing is done in the near future as natural gas supplies could dimmer. There may not be enough natural gas to power lighting. Hiked up prices and job losses at an alarming rate could be devastating. A new report released by Gas Industry...

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Budget 2021: Government announces main Benefit boost

Budget 2021: Government announces main Benefit boost

The New Zealand Government announced in this year’s Budget 2021 that Benefit payment increases will help boost those who are actively seeking jobs to find or are on the benefit while also bringing around 33,000 children out of poverty. The weekly Benefit rate will be lifted between $32 and $55...

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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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Abrupt Medicines Act amendments to come into order

Abrupt Medicines Act amendments to come into order

The New Zealand Government has been made aware of a High Court debate about provisional consent for the Covid-19 Vaccine roll-out and is making a technical change to modernise the law. Under Section 23 of the Medicines Act, the Minister of Health can grant provisional approval for Medsafe-approved medicines, which...

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Rocket Lab apologises after its 20th Mission ‘Running Out Of Toes’ fails

Rocket Lab apologises after its 20th Mission ‘Running Out Of Toes’ fails

Rocket Lab initiated its ‘Running Out Of Toes’ launch from Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand on Saturday night. The launch occurred at around 11.11pm, which was initially delayed due to weather windows. It was Rocket Lab’s 20th Electron mission to date and a second of said-to-be three planned ocean...

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Calls for lawmakers to introduce Sunscreen Standard Bill

Calls for lawmakers to introduce Sunscreen Standard Bill

New Zealand’s Medical Association is calling for lawmakers to consider and introduce the Sunscreen (Product Safety Standard) Bill. It was said that Kiwis having fun in the sun should not have to ‘feel the burn’ from suspected sunscreens which have failed to thoroughly and honestly report testing data. This follows...

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