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Four-week lockdown could be longer if more cases arise

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 10:04
Director General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield. Photo: NZ Herald Just how long the country stays under complete lockdown depends on whether or not more coronavirus cases arise still.
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Otago Uni scientist joins world Covid-19 team

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 09:46
Dr Mei Peng: "This epidemic is affecting us all, and it's crucial that we all help in any way we can." Photo: Mei Peng A University of Otago scientist specialising in smell and taste has joined an international team scrambling to gather data about early warning signs of Covid-19 infection.
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Warning US could face 200,000 deaths, millions of cases

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 09:31
Melissa Sweeney helps Renee Grimm don her personal protective equipment Madigan Army Medical Center's enhanced coronavirus disease screening site in Tacoma, Washington. Photo: US Army via Reuters US deaths from coronavirus could reach 200,000 with millions of cases, the government's top infectious diseases expert warned on Sunday as New York, New Orleans and other major cities pleaded for more medical supplies.
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Canterbury medical workers redeployed to Greymouth

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 09:23
Photo: Getty Images Medical workers from Canterbury are being sent to help at Greymouth hospital, which has 21 staff in self-isolation following the death of a woman in her 70s from coronavirus.
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Trump: US not paying for Harry and Meghan

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 09:16
Meghan and Harry have reportedly moved to Los Angeles, where her mother lives. Photo: Reuters President Donald Trump says the United States will not pay for security protection for Britain's Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, who, according to media reports, have settled in Los Angeles.
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Arrest in Invercargill after reports of gunshots

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 09:13
Invercargill police attend a callout in Bain St, Invercargill, yesterday after neighbours reportedly heard gunfire. Photo: Karen Pasco A person was arrested in Invercargill yesterday after neighbours reported hearing gunshots.
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Covid 19 victim named: Children also recently lost father

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 08:59
Greymouth at dawn. Photo: Getty Images/File The children of New Zealand's first coronavirus death also lost their father last year.
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Covid 19 victim named: Children also recently lost father

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 08:55
Greymouth at dawn. Photo: Getty Images/File The children of New Zealand's first coronavirus death also lost their father last year.
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Universities prepare for dramatic drop in enrolments

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 08:25
New Zealand institutions were well short of the roughly 120,000 enrolments they could expect during the course of a normal year, Immigration NZ figures show. Photo: ODT files The $5 billion foreign student industry is facing a massive downturn with as many as half of this year's enrolments now in doubt.
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Supermarkets under scrutiny as Easter rules relaxed

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 08:16
The Government wants to ensure that supermarket supply chains, pricing, and customer and staff welfare are all up to scratch. Photo: Getty Images Supermarkets are set to open on Good Friday and Easter Sunday as the Government places extra scrutiny on their behaviour and pricing.
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Diggers work to contain Burnside landfill fire

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 07:13
Photo: Stephen Jaquiery Two diggers work to cap an underground fire at the Nash and Ross landfill at Burnside in Dunedin this morning.
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Community boards spend thousands on mediation

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 06:00
Photo: RNZ / Logan Church Christchurch ratepayers are forking out thousands of dollars to help mediate disputes for their community boards.
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Covid-19: Investigation into Chch workplace cluster

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 06:00
The Ministry of Health is investigating how one probable and eight confirmed cases of Covid-19 linked to a workplace in Christchurch are related.
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Critical care nurse stuck in Chch desperate to get home and help

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 06:00
British snowboard instructor Lara Suleyman. Photo: NZH/Supplied British critical care nurse Rachel Brockbank is desperate to get home to help save lives in a homeland being ravaged by coronavirus - but she is stuck in Christchurch because of our lockdown.
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Serve the message straight

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 04:30
Alcohol Healthwatch will not be the only organisation frustrated by the latest delay to mandatory labelling on alcohol products about the risk of drinking when pregnant.
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So many reasons to keep up the humour

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 04:30
Out of emotional chaos, humour devises a form and crafts a meaningful sense of control. Photo: Getty Images Even in a coronavirus crisis, laughter is the best medicine, writes Gina Barreca.
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Royals have chance to show solidarity

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 04:30
Prince Charles attends the Commonwealth Reception at Marlborough House, in London, earlier this month. Photo: Reuters A positive Covid-19 test for Prince Charles brings the royal role in national emergencies into focus, writes  Sean Lang.
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Lockdown — it’s a dog’s life

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 04:30
Stopping to sniff is just as important to dogs as checking the news or Facebook is to us. PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES Think your lockdown in unpleasant? Imagine how your dog feels every day, writes Ingrid Newkirk. 
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Castle hopes to retain institutional knowledge

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 04:30
Norcombe Barker "It's going to be a grind."
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Company finds new horizons for team meeting

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 04:30
PHOTO: SUPPLIED Runaway Play staff — in game form — (from left) Mike Chamberlain, Jim Youngman, Connor Chamberlain, Lisa Blakie, Emma Johannson, Bridget Tompkins held a meeting within a world far away from the current pandemic.
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