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Supermarket staff describe abuse, stress of restocking shelves

2 hours 19 min ago
An example of a supermarket queue. Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly What is it like on the front line of New Zealand’s supermarkets during the Covid-19 lockdown?
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Messages in the gardens

3 hours 4 min ago
Ruth Appleby writes: Our walk down to the botanic gardens on Sunday afternoon, as well as many people to smile and wave to, was enlivened by the attached chalked messages on the footpath!
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Comet makes northern hemisphere flyby

3 hours 38 min ago
By David Hill
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Birth during lockdown a surreal experience

4 hours 26 sec ago
By David Hill   PROUD DAD: Cameron Henderson welcomes his daughter Annie.   As North Canterbury families went into lockdown last week, Cameron Henderson was contemplating becoming a father for the first time.
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Noise complaints on the rise

4 hours 9 min ago
It appears partygoers have been making the most of staying indoors - even on weekdays.  
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Second Queenstown nurse tests positive for virus

4 hours 9 min ago
Lakes District Hospital in Queenstown. Photo: Allied Press A second nurse at Lakes District Hospital has tested positive for Covid-19, the Southern District Health Board has confirmed.
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Hotline to help needy get essentials

5 hours 9 min ago
Cantabrians in need of assistance accessing essential household goods and services due to the COVID-19 lockdown can get help via a helpline.
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Wildcats pull pin on 2020 campaign

5 hours 23 min ago
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Mayor backs rates deferral

6 hours 2 min ago
Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel has called for rates payments to be deferred to ease the financial strain some of the city's residents might be feeling during the Covid-19 lockdown.
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Motorcyclist killed in fatal Canterbury crash

6 hours 8 min ago
The scene of the serious crash on Lineside Rd, Kaiapoi. Photo: Geoff Sloan A motorcyclist from Rangiora was killed in a collision with a 4WD on Tuesday which closed part of a major state highway in Canterbury.
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Australia reports sustained fall in infection rate

6 hours 23 min ago
Australia reported a sustained fall in the rate of new coronavirus infections on Tuesday.
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Day 6 of the lockdown in Christchurch

6 hours 27 min ago
Day 6 of the lockdown saw a resurgence of the sun, while remaining on the cool side. Here's how it looked through the lens in Christchurch.
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Lockdown 'like Alcatraz': Brit tourist in NZ

6 hours 40 min ago
A British tourist stuck in New Zealand during national lockdown has told his story to his local newspaper in the UK, complaining about his entertainment options but praising Kiwis' shopping behaviour.
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82-year-old told to try again at midnight to order groceries online

6 hours 49 min ago
Marlene Bennetts. Photo: Supplied Countdown's online shopping service is causing headaches for an elderly Christchurch woman during the lockdown.
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Be kind and have hope

6 hours 53 min ago
Chalk artwork by Charlotte Wright. Charlotte uses her creativity as an outlet during the shutdown and she wants to share her message with others. 
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Burglars target food outlets in locked down Canterbury district

7 hours 9 min ago
Food outlets in a Canterbury district that have been closed over the past week are being targeted by burglars and thieves.
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South overtakes Auckland to have most Covid-19 cases

7 hours 14 min ago
The Southern District Health Board area has overtaken Auckland as the DHB area with the most Covid-19 infections with 15 new cases announced today.
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Questions fired in first Epidemic Response Committee meeting

7 hours 19 min ago
Top health officials fronted this morning as the Epidemic Response Committee held its first public meeting via video conference.
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