UPDATE 1.30PM: Matakana Island Fire
75 firefighters are continuing to fight a fire on
The fire began on December 13.
Firefighters have been managing hot spots which have been
identified by drones.
While there is little smoke, the
fire is still burning deep underground.
are making good progress and expected to be on scene for at
least the next few days.
We are working closely with
local Iwi on the
© Scoop Media
Gordon Campbell: On How Women Are Suffering The Most From The Covid Economic Recession
Both here and abroad, the Covid-19 economic recession has been disastrous for women workers and their families. In November, young women below 30 in particular were feeling the consequences:
Of concern is the sustained deterioration in youth employment, particularly for females, with a -4.3% pa drop in filled jobs for females aged below 30, and a 3.9%pa drop for males aged below 30....More>>