Nominations open for Dairy Woman of the Year

Nominations are open for the Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year award, Rural News reports. Fonterra chief executive Miles Hurrell says no other award in New Zealand specifically recognises the capability and success of women in the dairy industry and they are proud to...

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Criticisms on testing, poverty and cancer treatment

The government has been called out for Covid-poverty inaction, not using rapid antigen testing for travellers, and not revealing cancer treatment disruption data, RNZ reveals. The Salvation Army has called on the government to take urgent action to help the working...

Naked gardeners strip off for Nude Gardening Day

Weather over Labour Weekend has been a two-layer affair for Auckland, but local naturists weren’t put off by a nip in the air, Stuff reports. On Nude Gardening Day, the Saturday of Labour Weekend, members of the 1600-strong NZ Naturist Federation were out planting,...

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Is this the future of Auckland renting?

Arc Onehunga is one of a host of new apartment developments springing up in the established inner-Auckland suburb, Stuff reports, but it has one key difference: it is a purpose-built rental-only complex. Arc chief executive Kent Gardener said the renting model in this...

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Auckland Council: use public toilets respectfully

In offering tips for Aucklanders over the Labour weekend, Auckland Council took the opportunity to ask that public facilities be used with respect. Over 500 of Auckland Council’s public toilets are open during Level 3, but there are reports of toilets being blocked...

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Wrestling with forestry decisions

Carbon and forestry, increasingly linked to overseas investors, continue to outmuscle sheep and beef but nothing about carbon is simple, Interest reports. For those who are farming sheep and beef there is the disconcerting reality, but in some cases exciting reality,...

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Learn to Live Lightly

Auckland Council reveals that Aucklanders are discovering new and simple ways to lower their carbon footprint and save money using tools from Live Lightly. One family changed all their lights to LED’s and saved $400 per year on power bills. Another found that...

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Anti-vaxxers making fake vaccination bookings

Suspected anti-vaxxers have been making bogus Covid-19 vaccination bookings in one of the least protected areas of the country, RNZ reports. A spate of fake bookings in Tairāwhiti over the past few days, including in the lead up to Super Saturday, means the Pfizer...

Remaining water restrictions lifted for Auckland

Auckland Council’s governing body has unanimously agreed to lift the region’s remaining outdoor water restrictions, following a report from Watercare. Restrictions will be lifted from Saturday October 23 – they were first put in place on May 16, 2020 in response...

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Brian Tamaki pleads not guilty to latest charges

Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki has pleaded not guilty after being charged with breaching his bail conditions, Stuff reports. He was charged again by police after he attended a second “freedom rally” against Covid-19 restrictions on Saturday, despite orders to...