Covid 19 coronavirus: Three new cases in managed isolation

There are three new Covid-19 cases in managed isolation.The Ministry of Health says there are no new cases in the community.Two cases reported yesterday have been reclassified as under investigation, as they are likely to be historical cases that may [...]

2021-02-03T02:28:24+00:00February 3, 2021|DunedIn|

Christchurch man who took illicit drugs, bashed elderly woman escapes convi…

Maia Tirikatene outside court with her supporters after the man who attacked her was discharged without conviction on Tuesday. Photo / George Heard.A Christchurch man who brutally beat an elderly service station worker after taking illicit drugs has been granted [...]

2021-02-02T02:27:40+00:00February 2, 2021|DunedIn|

Record number of home loan applications and ‘panic buying’ puts pressure on…

Banks have been flooded with a record number of loan applications. Photo / Getty ImagesSome buyers desperate to get on the property ladder are offering $20,000 to $30,000 more than the asking price and a record jump in loan applications [...]

2021-02-01T02:22:21+00:00February 1, 2021|DunedIn|

Covid 19 coronavirus: One case in managed isolation; no new community cases

Politics30 Jan, 2021 11:10 PM3 minutes to readThere is one new case of Covid-19 today in managed isolation.There are no new community cases.And all test results of close contacts of the three cases in the community have come back negative.The [...]

2021-01-31T02:20:05+00:00January 31, 2021|DunedIn|

Covid 19 coronavirus: One new case in managed isolation today; none in comm…

Over the past six day new testing stations have popped up in Northland and Auckland. Photo /FileThere is one new case of Covid-19 in managed isolation and no new cases in the community today.One previously reported case has now recovered. [...]

2021-01-30T02:17:27+00:00January 30, 2021|DunedIn|

Covid 19 coronavirus update: No new cases in community; MIQ bedroom ‘encoun…

There are no new Covid-19 cases in the community after a testing blitz in which more than 6000 people were swabbed yesterday.Over the past seven days, there have been about 38,000 tests, which Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said helped [...]

2021-01-29T02:15:23+00:00January 29, 2021|DunedIn|

Covid-19 coronavirus: New MIQ rules after fresh Auckland outbreak, young gi…

All returnees in managed isolation will now be required to stay in their rooms for the last two days of their time in quarantine after new Covid-19 cases were discovered in the community.Director general of health Ashley Bloomfield said the [...]

2021-01-28T02:13:23+00:00January 28, 2021|DunedIn|

Covid 19 coronavirus: Close contacts of community case test negative

All of the close contacts of the Northland community Covid case have now tested negative for the virus.Director general of health Dr Ashley Bloomfield also confirmed today that the infected woman was now considered "recovered".She was still isolating at home [...]

2021-01-27T02:12:24+00:00January 27, 2021|DunedIn|

Covid 19 coronavirus: Two new cases in managed isolation, 1500 community te…

More than 1500 people have been tested for Covid-19 in Northland, with no evidence so far of a positive result in the community, Ministry of Health figures show.There are two new cases of Covid-19 in managed isolation reported today.The latest [...]

2021-01-26T02:11:35+00:00January 26, 2021|DunedIn|

Waiwera hot pools: Haunting footage shows demise of abandoned facility

Business24 Jan, 2021 11:03 PM3 minutes to readNew eye-opening footage of the abandoned Waiwera Thermal Resort has revealed the popular attraction's heartbreaking demise.Earlier this month Auckland videographer David flew his drone up over the thermal resort in the hope of [...]

2021-01-25T02:10:34+00:00January 25, 2021|DunedIn|

Ben Kepes: Running for recovery – a drug and alcohol rehab success story

Business23 Jan, 2021 10:00 PM5 minutes to readLeo's story is one about bravery and courage, writes Ben Kepes. Photo / Getty ImagesOPINION:I wrote last year about the approach that New Zealand takes to drug and alcohol addiction and specifically to [...]

2021-01-24T02:09:22+00:00January 24, 2021|DunedIn|

America’s Cup 2021: Ineos Team UK skipper Sir Ben Ainslie on Team NZ allian…

Sir Ben Ainslie has downplayed reports of a future alliance between Team New Zealand and Ineos Team UK, saying his British team are solely focused on their attempt to qualify for the America's Cup match in March. There has been [...]

2021-01-22T02:07:24+00:00January 22, 2021|DunedIn|

Karori homicide: Woman charged over murder of Rau Tongia appears in court

Two women have been charged in relation to Tongia's death. Photo / FileOne of the women charged in relation to the fatal shooting of Wellington man Rau Tongia has appeared in court.A 20-year-old woman - who is accused of being [...]

2021-01-21T02:04:23+00:00January 21, 2021|DunedIn|

US inauguration: Joe Biden breaks down during farewell speech; Donald Trump…

World19 Jan, 2021 10:59 PM4 minutes to readUS President-elect Joe Biden has made a sober entrance to the nation's capital after delivering an emotional speech in his home state that paid tribute to his late son Beau.Biden cried as he [...]

2021-01-20T02:03:41+00:00January 20, 2021|DunedIn|

Covid 19 coronavirus: Government extends pre-departure tests to more travel…

The Government has officially made it mandatory for almost every traveller coming to New Zealand to produce a negative Covid-19 test before they board a plane.The new rules will come into force at 11.59pm on Monday, January 25 – this [...]

2021-01-19T02:01:31+00:00January 19, 2021|DunedIn|

Live updates: American Magic press conference following dramatic capsize in…

Follow all the live action of American Magic's press conference, following their calamitous day on the water on the Prada Cup yesterday.The America's Cup challengers were well on their way to victory in the final race of the day against [...]

2021-01-18T02:00:35+00:00January 18, 2021|DunedIn|

Two landlords could face criminal convictions for first time after breachin…

Restraining orders for breaking tenancy laws are rare - just 14 have been issued in 10 years. Now, two landlords are being investigated for breaching the orders for the first time. Photo/Jason OxenhamTwo landlords face criminal penalties for the first [...]

2021-01-17T01:57:35+00:00January 17, 2021|DunedIn|

Covid 19 coronavirus found in ice cream made in China from NZ milk powder

Ice cream made in China with ingredients from New Zealand and the Ukraine has been contaminated with Covid-19 in what experts describe as a "one-off".Health officials in the Chinese municipality of Tianjin report that three samples of the ice cream [...]

2021-01-16T01:56:43+00:00January 16, 2021|DunedIn|

Covid 19 coronavirus: Traveller from South Africa tests positive on day 18 …

There are 18 new cases of Covid in the past two days - all in managed isolation.One case from South Africa has tested positive on day 18, said the Ministry of Health in a statement. That person was in a [...]

2021-01-15T01:55:26+00:00January 15, 2021|DunedIn|

Infratil hikes valuation of key asset, raising takeover stakes

Infratil and Morrison & Co chief executive Marko Bogoievski, left, with Vodafone NZ CEO Jason Paris. Photo / Supplied Infratil has hiked the book value of what was already its most valuable asset - a move that signals AustralianSuper will [...]

2021-01-14T01:54:42+00:00January 14, 2021|DunedIn|

Rental law overhaul: the ‘minor’ changes tenants will now be able to make t…

Minor changes to homes can be requested to rentals from February 11. Photo / suppliedTenants in around 600,000 rental dwellings will be able to ask landlords if they can make minor changes to their places from next month - and [...]

2021-01-13T01:51:45+00:00January 13, 2021|DunedIn|

The sharks in our seas: Which species you’re likely to encounter at New Zea…

New Zealand11 Jan, 2021 11:55 PM3 minutes to readA look at fatal encounters with sharks that have happened in New Zealand, and some expert advice from Surf Lifesaving NZ.The waters around New Zealand are teeming with the apex predators of [...]

2021-01-12T00:49:26+00:00January 12, 2021|DunedIn|

Government poised to announce new wider-ranging pre-departure Covid-19 test…

New Zealand|Politics11 Jan, 2021 10:40 PM3 minutes to readJudith Collins spoke to Tim Dower about the planned COVID-19 vaccine rollout and urged that it be accelerated.The Government is poised to announce wider-ranging new pre-departure rules which could mean all travellers [...]

2021-01-11T23:48:25+00:00January 11, 2021|DunedIn|

Data breach: RBNZ insider warned about underinvestment in security

The RBNZ was warned about the risk of underinvestment. Photo / Getty Images The Reserve Bank has revealed that it was an offshore provider whose systems were breached, potentially exposing sensitive RBNZ files. That's drawn the ire of a local [...]

2021-01-11T22:47:28+00:00January 11, 2021|DunedIn|

FBI warns that Trump followers are planning another ‘huge uprising’

World11 Jan, 2021 09:00 PM4 minutes to readNew video shows the moments leading up to the fatal Capitol shooting that killed 35-year-old Ashli Babbitt. Video / Joyce Sohyun Lee / The Washington PostKEY POINTS• Democrats have formally introduced an article [...]

2021-01-11T21:46:26+00:00January 11, 2021|DunedIn|

Covid 19 coronavirus: One 18-hour flight to NZ, four coronavirus infections

An outbreak aboard a September flight from Dubai to New Zealand offers researchers, and airlines, an opportunity to study in-transit contagion. The millions of airline passengers around the world who travelled over the holidays experienced firsthand the unsettling uncertainties that [...]

2021-01-11T20:45:26+00:00January 11, 2021|DunedIn|

Stockbroking firm Pegasus Markets fined $200,000 for ‘blatant’ financial re…

Business11 Jan, 2021 07:32 PM4 minutes to readA judge says Pegasus Markets' offending risked undermining NZ's financial markets regime and reputation. Photo / Greg BowkerA stockbroking and trading firm has been fined $200,000 for what a judge described as "deliberate [...]

2021-01-11T19:44:26+00:00January 11, 2021|DunedIn|

Covid 19 coronavirus: Travel restrictions spark NZ boat-building boom

Business11 Jan, 2021 05:30 PM3 minutes to readNew Zealand-made power boats have been in hot demand as travel restrictions e encouraged Kiwis to holiday at home. Photo / Supplied Covid-19 has given New Zealand's $2.45 billion-a-year boat building industry a [...]

2021-01-11T18:43:26+00:00January 11, 2021|DunedIn|

Road-rage victim Norm Russell, 81, dies while mowing family lawns

New Zealand|Crime11 Jan, 2021 04:00 PM4 minutes to read81-year-old Waikato man was the victim of a road rage incident in Otaki last night.Norm Russell wasn't a man to sit still for long.He was 81 but he was still helping out [...]

2021-01-11T17:42:29+00:00January 11, 2021|DunedIn|

Family heads to US in race against time to get daughter life-changing surge…

A family heading to the US have put fears of catching Covid-19 aside to give their daughter the best chance of being pain-free and eventually able to walk.Five-year-old Faith Seo, who has Spastic Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy, was booked in last [...]

2021-01-11T16:41:26+00:00January 11, 2021|DunedIn|

America’s Cup 2021: Team New Zealand capsize in practice race

Sport|Sailing11 Jan, 2021 04:10 AM2 minutes to readTeam New Zealand capsize in practice race. Video / @EmiratesTeamNZTeam New Zealand have had a disastrous day on the water, capsizing and being beaten in two starts by the battling British team.TNZ's victory [...]

2021-01-11T14:39:25+00:00January 11, 2021|DunedIn|

Most powerful passports 2021: New Zealand loses top spot to Japan

There's been a reshuffle in a power ranking of the world's passports, with New Zealand losing the top spot to Japan. Photo / Getty ImagesNew Zealand no longer boasts the most powerful passport in the world, with the top honour [...]

2021-01-11T13:38:23+00:00January 11, 2021|DunedIn|

Meridian, Contact, Genesis, Mercury and Trustpower shares fall in sharpest …

Business11 Jan, 2021 05:15 AM3 minutes to readContact Energy's share price fell as gentailers were hit in trading today. Photo / FileThe high-flying energy stocks were mauled by profit-taking as the New Zealand sharemarket suffered its heaviest fall in four [...]

2021-01-11T12:37:28+00:00January 11, 2021|DunedIn|

Cricket: India pull off great escape v Australia in third test

India's Ravichandran Ashwin is embraced by his captain Ajinkya Rahane after the draw. Photo / APIndia pulled off one of the great test cricket escapes, clinging on for a draw on the final day of the third test against Australia [...]

2021-01-11T11:36:28+00:00January 11, 2021|DunedIn|

Hidden motive behind Donald Trump’s impeachment explained

It seems increasingly likely Donald Trump will become the first US president in history to be impeached twice.The House of Representatives is set to pass a motion as soon as Tuesday (US time) following claims Trump incited the deadly DC [...]

2021-01-11T10:35:26+00:00January 11, 2021|DunedIn|

Covid 19 coronavirus: As mutations emerge, the world stumbles again to resp…

Professor Tulio de Oliveira at work in his lab at the Nelson Mandela School of Medicine in Durban, South Africa, on January 8, 2021. Photo / Joao Silva, The New York Times Doctors and nurses at a South African hospital [...]

2021-01-11T09:34:28+00:00January 11, 2021|DunedIn|

Tenancy law overhaul: Kickback to landlord’s threat to leave homes empty

People have reacted strongly to a Cambridge-headquartered residential landlord's threats to keep his places empty once the biggest law change in 35 years comes into force from next month.Investor John Kenel of Assured Property Investments said yesterday there was no [...]

2021-01-11T08:33:09+00:00January 11, 2021|DunedIn|

Watch: Driver flees after slamming into $1 million Lamborghini – News

Home / News / Watch: Driver flees after slamming into $1 million Lamborghini Due to the immense power a supercar possesses, and the lack of skill that some drivers have, when something like a Lamborghini appears in the news for [...]

2021-01-11T06:31:25+00:00January 11, 2021|DunedIn|

Covid 19 coronavirus: The top jobs to emerge from the pandemic

Christopher Walsh from Money Hub said 2021 will see demand for workers in healthcare and tech. Photo / Supplied2020 has seen the biggest shake-up in the job market for decades with some industries obliterated overnight and others booming. Kirsty Wynn [...]

2021-01-11T05:30:23+00:00January 11, 2021|DunedIn|

Covid 19 coronavirus: Health Ministry reveals new case numbers, update on U…

There are four new cases of Covid-19 in managed isolation today.One of the cases arrived via the United Arab Emirates from the United Kingdom, where a highly infectious strain of the virus has taken hold.The person tested positive during routine [...]

2021-01-11T04:29:22+00:00January 11, 2021|DunedIn|

Trump’s last days: Isolated and shunned, president plans next move

President Donald Trump enters the last days of his presidency isolated and shunned by former allies and members of his own party as he faces a second impeachment and growing calls for his resignation after his supporters launched an assault [...]

2021-01-11T02:27:22+00:00January 11, 2021|DunedIn|

Retirement giant clocks 31% quarterly sales boost: death, illness not main …

Two-bedroom Summerset villas at The Dunes, Papamoa Beach. Photo / George Novak A listed retirement business has clocked a 31 per cent sales rise in the latest quarter.The company saw strong trade in three areas of the country, driven largely [...]

2021-01-11T01:26:25+00:00January 11, 2021|DunedIn|

Mortgage wars: Westpac drops one-year rate to 2.29 per cent

Business10 Jan, 2021 10:41 PM3 minutes to readWestpac's latest rate is lowest currently offered by a major bank. Photo / Getty ImagesWestpac is keeping the pressure on its competitors with its lowest ever interest rate.The bank announced today a mortgage [...]

2021-01-11T00:25:24+00:00January 11, 2021|DunedIn|

Government being lobbied to accelerate the Covid vaccine rollout ‘before it…

National leader Judith Collins has argued for a quicker rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine. Photo / Mark MitchellThe Government is being urged to accelerate its rollout of the Covid-19 vaccination, given the increased risk of the new variant which is [...]

2021-01-10T23:24:24+00:00January 10, 2021|DunedIn|

Covid 19 coronavirus: Lockdown expected if UK or South African variant foun…

New Zealand10 Jan, 2021 06:58 PM4 minutes to read'Over the past few days, we have seen some of the highest numbers of deaths recorded at any point in the pandemic' - WHO warns against complacency as vaccine roll-outs begin. Video [...]

2021-01-10T22:23:23+00:00January 10, 2021|DunedIn|
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