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FMA Warning On Misleading Insurance Advice Welcomed By Financial Advice NZ

Tue, 7 Apr 2020 16:29:05 +1200 | Financial Advice New Zealand

Financial Advice NZ welcomes warnings from the Financial Markets Authority around misleading advice that people need insurance to cover medical bills for COVID-19. “This is not the sort of thing that should be happening at this time and we support ...More >>

New Zealand Travel & Events Group Acquires Event Mangement Company

Tue, 7 Apr 2020 15:49:40 +1200 | Leisure Time Group

Leisure Time Group, New Zealand, has purchased Auckland-based event management company; Lime & Soda. The event management brand is the latest to join the group’s family of brands specialising in travel and events throughout New Zealand and Australia. ...More >>

Māori And Pacific COVID-19 Testing Boosted With New Centres

Tue, 7 Apr 2020 15:39:48 +1200 | Northern Region Health Coordination Centre

The number of Māori and Pacific people being tested for COVID-19 is set to significantly increase with the opening of two new community testing centres in South Auckland. Last weekend, a clinic focusing on the needs of the Pacific community opened at South ...More >>

Is This New Zealand’s First Mobile Testing For COVID 19?

Mon, 6 Apr 2020 15:19:42 +1200 | Te Awakairangi Health Network

Dr Kim Hurst and Vanessa Cameron testing for COVID-19 in Wainuiomata Across the Hutt Valley, community based assessment and swabbing centres (CBACs) are being set up to test for COVID-19. Many general practices are testing people at the medical ...More >>

The Queen's Message To The Commonwealth To Air Live On Breakfast

Sun, 5 Apr 2020 15:08:04 +1200 | TVNZ

TVNZ Breakfast will broadcast Her Majesty The Queen's message to the Commonwealth LIVE for viewers tomorrow morning (6 April). This special address will air part way through Breakfast's show at 7am (NZST) - the same time as the United Kingdom's broadcast. ...More >>

89 More Cases Of COVID-19

Sun, 5 Apr 2020 14:54:37 +1200 | Ministry of Health

Today there are 48 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 41 new probable cases. There are no additional deaths to report. There are now 156 reported cases which we can confirm have recovered. The combined total of confirmed and probable cases in New ...More >>

SDHB COVID-19 Update 05/04 : 9 new COVID-19 cases in Southern

Sun, 5 Apr 2020 14:42:19 +1200 | Southern District Health Board

The Ministry of Health announced 9 new COVID-19 cases in the Southern region today, bringing the region’s total to 160 as of 8am this morning. Confirmed and probable cases are combined for this and future totals, to match Ministry case reporting. ...More >>

Waikato DHB CBACs Assess Over 6000

Sun, 5 Apr 2020 14:10:55 +1200 | Waikato District Health Board

More than 6000 people have been assessed by the eight Waikato Community Based Assessment Centres (CBAC) as of Saturday, 4 April. “The number of people we have been able to assist is the result of so much hard work by our Waikato DHB, Civil Defence, iwi ...More >>

Online Form Now Available For Expressions Of Interest To Work In The Health System

Sat, 4 Apr 2020 17:08:34 +1300 | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury and West Coast DHBs have made it easy for people to submit an expression of interest if they are not already employed by the DHBs but want to put their hand up and contribute to the COVID-19 response. This has been set up to provide support ...More >>

NDHB Situation Update And Important Info Re Latest Confirmed Case Of COVID-19

Sat, 4 Apr 2020 16:59:08 +1300 | Northland District Health Board

Did you shop at New World Kaikohe from 20-30 March? Northland Public Health Officials advise anyone who shopped at New World Kaikohe between 20 and 30 March to keep a close eye on their health. This is following the contact tracing conducted on theMore >>

One In Custody Following Crash, Christchurch

Sat, 4 Apr 2020 16:37:45 +1300 | New Zealand Police

One person is in custody and facing driving charges following a single-car crash on Greers Road in Christchurch. The crash occurred about 2:30pm. The car was observed by officers driving dangerously, before hitting a power pole and a residential fence. ...More >>

Hunting Banned Under New Government Order

Sat, 4 Apr 2020 16:32:54 +1300 | Game Animal Council

A new Government Order has effectively banned hunting until COVID-19 Alert Level 4 is lifted. The Game Animal Council, NZDA, Police and other agencies have given consistent guidance that hunting, like many other recreational activities, should ...More >>

Netball Mainland In Voluntary Liquidation

Sat, 4 Apr 2020 16:09:15 +1300 | Netball New Zealand

The Netball Mainland Zone has confirmed today that the organisation has recommended to its members at its 2020 Annual General Meeting on Saturday the 4th of April that it be placed in voluntary liquidation. This recommendation was accepted by the members ...More >>

SDHB COVID-19 Update 4/4: 20 New Cases in Southern

Sat, 4 Apr 2020 15:54:02 +1300 | Southern District Health Board

The Ministry of Health announced 20 new COVID-19 cases in the Southern region today, bringing the region’s total to 151 as of 8am this morning. Confirmed and probable cases are combined for this and future totals, to match Ministry case reporting. ...More >>

Five New Cases Of Covid-19 Confirmed In Hawke's Bay Update 4/4

Sat, 4 Apr 2020 15:40:55 +1300 | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

The Ministry of Health today reported five Covid-19 cases in Hawke’s Bay – one probable and four confirmed. This takes the total for the region to 29. Probable cases, are cases that are a close contact of a previously confirmed case that meets ...More >>

OECD Consumer Prices In The Wake Of The Covid-19 Pandemic

Fri, 3 Apr 2020 18:01:17 +1300 | OECD

OECD annual inflation slowed marginally to 2.2% in February 2020 but provisional data for March show a significant further slowdown in the Euro area, in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic Prior to the widespread outbreak of Covid-19 among mostMore >>

Forest & Bird Celebrates Trans-Tasman Resources Decision

Fri, 3 Apr 2020 17:29:25 +1300 | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is celebrating a Court of Appeal decision this afternoon that the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) was wrong to rubber-stamp a proposal to mine the sea floor off the Taranaki Coast. "Forest & Bird and many ...More >>

Essential Repair To Be Completed Over Brynderwyn Hills On SH1

Fri, 3 Apr 2020 17:08:06 +1300 | NZ Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is moving to complete an essential road repair on the south side of the Brynderwyns Hills to ensure the safety and resilience of State Highway 1 to Northland. The northbound passing lane has been closed and the road ...More >>

China Joins Top UN Human Rights Panel, Sparking Protest

Fri, 3 Apr 2020 15:12:28 +1300 | UN Watch

ABOVE: Mr. Jiang Duan, who holds the rank of Minister at China's mission to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, will play a key role in selecting the world body's monitors on health, freedom of speech, arbitrary detention and enforced disappearances. ...More >>

Tikokino Hawke's Bay Fire Update - 5am

Wed, 5 Feb 2020 07:28:55 +1300 | Fire and Emergency NZ

A fire just outside Tikokino on SH50 has flared up again overnight due to the strong winds. Around 50 firefighters have been working to manage the fire overnight. SH50 is closed at Tikokino and is likely to remain closed until at least lunchtime. People ...More >>


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