Improvement projects decided for Holben Reserve

DAVID UNWIN/Stuff The developments include improvements to the tennis courts, a double flying fox, shade, a barbecue and seating improvements and a walking track. Holben Reserve in Foxton Beach will receive a number of upgrades after the Foxton Community Board gave the go ahead on four projects. The projects include improvements to the tennis courts, … Read more

Highest Daily Case Number In The Pandemic – Expert Reaction

Tuesday, 19 October 2021, 5:21 pmPress Release: Science Media Centre Ninety-four cases of Covid-19 were reported in the community today, the largest number of new cases reported in one day since the start of the pandemic. More than half (53) of the cases today are yet to be linked to the outbreak. In today’s media … Read more

Medium density housing law proposal greeted with tentative support

Residents and political parties appear cautiously supportive of moves to allow higher-density housing, but also raise concerns about government overreach and regulatory confusion. Housing in Mount Victoria, Wellington. Photo: RNZ / Dom Thomas In a rare show of bipartisanship, the Labour government and the National Party today jointly announced moves to allow up to three … Read more

Covid-19: Concern over lack of data on how many pregnant women are vaccinated, but five have been hospitalised

Concern is growing about the lack of data on Covid-19 vaccination rates of pregnant women, as statistics from the United Kingdom show nearly 20 per cent of the most ill Covid patients are pregnant and unimmunised. The Ministry of Health says it does not collect this information for “privacy reasons”. It also refused to confirm … Read more

Palmerston North High Flyers fire treated as suspicious

By Jimmy Ellingham Emergency services are today continuing to investigate a fire in a landmark inner-city Palmerston North building. Photo: RNZ / Jimmy Ellingham Emergency services rushed to the High Flyers building on the corner of The Square and Main St on Monday evening as smoke poured from the building. The blaze was brought under … Read more

‘No security breach’, says Mitre 10 as multi-day website outage grinds on

There’s good news, of sorts, for Mitre 10 customers and franchisees as the hardware chain’s multi-day website outage grinds on. The company’s corporate office says the e-tail blackout is due to “technical issues” rather than a security breach that could have involved theft of customers’ credit card details. “We apologise that our website is not … Read more

Why The Jaquie Brown Diaries needs another season

It’s been 12 years since Jaquie Brown’s classic comedy show ended on a cliffhanger. Devoted fan Stewart Sowman-Lund argues it’s time for a resolution.  We stare at screens all day and all night. Is this good for us? We’re going to talk about that. Read more Screen Week content here.  Jaquie Brown has escaped celebrity … Read more

94 more cases | Kiwiblog

The 94 new cases announced today is shocking, but what is more important is the seven day average because that takes account of different testing levels done at weekends etc. The seven day average is now at 65. A week ago it was 40. A fortnight ago it was 28 and a month ago it … Read more

94 Community Cases Of COVID-19; 5 New Border Cases; 89 Percent Of Aucklanders Receive One Vaccine Dose

Tuesday, 19 October 2021, 12:51 pmPress Release: Ministry of Health There are 94 new community cases of COVID-19 to report today; 87 in Auckland and seven in Waikato. As of 10am, 41 of these cases are linked – 26 of which are household contacts – and 53 remain unlinked, with investigations continuing to help determine … Read more