MPI to introduce tougher regulation for Livestock Exports

MPI to introduce tougher regulation for Livestock Exports

The Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) says there will now be extra requirements on the export of live animals. MPI Director-General Ray Smith says the independent review found there was a wider policy review of the trade to ensure there is no serious animal welfare issue for the 24,000 cows...

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Water Cremation could be a solution for Cemetery pressure

Water Cremation could be a solution for Cemetery pressure

The Burial and Cremation Act 1964 consultation will be ending on October 31, and Water Cremation Aotearoa has a solution for the growing pressure on cemeteries. Water Cremation Aotearoa New Zealand spokesperson Debbie Richards says as the deadline approaches, for several years, they’ve heard about the pressure on cemeteries and...

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World’s first ever Wasp genome has been completed in NZ

World’s first ever Wasp genome has been completed in NZ

The world’s first-ever wasp genome has been completed. New Zealand researchers from Genomics Aotearoa sequenced the genome of three wasps, of which two are invasive wasps at the University of Otago Te Hernga Waka-Victoria University of Wellington alongside colleagues from the UK, Australia and California successfully after three years of...

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NZ will not be going cashless according to the Reserve Bank

NZ will not be going cashless according to the Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank (RBNZ) announced today that they are ‘protecting cash’ and ‘protecting the economy’ — they revealed “a new role of steward of the cash system to preserve the benefits of cash for all who need them.” RBNZ Assistant Governor Christian Hawksby says that cash is being used less...

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International students to return to New Zealand for study

International students to return to New Zealand for study

The Government has announced that a limited number of international students will soon be returning to New Zealand to continue their studies amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Universities New Zealand (UNZ) Chief Executive Chris Whelan announced that this would be happening as soon as possible, “We look forward to extending this...

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Value Recalls Canned Chopped Tomatoes after stones found inside

Value Recalls Canned Chopped Tomatoes after stones found inside

Popular brand Value has issued a nationwide recall of its canned chopped tomatoes after stones were found present inside the product. Consumers are being asked to check the batch numbers on the side of cans they have purchased. The recall for affected batch numbers is SMS1 J213, TTA1 J214, TTA1...

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Advance Voting for the 2020 General Elections to start this Saturday

Advance Voting for the 2020 General Elections to start this Saturday

Advance voting will be starting this Saturday, with nearly 450 places opening their doors for this year’s election and choice referendums. Around 400,000 voters have yet to enrol. Anyone can enrol at any time including election day. People that are enrolled by September 13 will already have received their EasyVote...

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Daylight Savings to start this Sunday at 2 AM

Daylight Savings to start this Sunday at 2 AM

This weekend, remember to change your clocks forward by one hour as Daylight Savings starts at 2 am on Sunday 27th September. Daylight savings will continue until Sunday, April 4th 2021, clocks will then have to be changed back by one hour to NZ Standard Time. During Daylight Savings, the...

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New Zealand’s Population reaches 5,084,300

New Zealand’s Population reaches 5,084,300

New Zealand’s population is growing, and the term Jacinda Ardern uses ‘out team of 5 million’ is no longer! It now has to be ‘our team of 5.1 million’ because who would hate an exclusion of 100,000 extra people being acknowledged as a part of the ‘team of 5 million’....

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How Contact Tracing really works

How Contact Tracing really works

Find out how Contact Tracing works in New Zealand to track cases or known links to cases that are either called casual contacts or close contacts. The process in this video shows you how COVID-19 has made the Ministry of Health develop a way to trace people to reduce the...

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