Australia-New Zealand travel bubble reopens

RNZ News Wellington, January 31, 2021 Australian Acting Chief Medical Officer Professor Michael Kidd has said that the ‘Green Zone Flights’ from New Zealand will recommence this afternoon (Sunday, January 31, 2021). The travel arrangements were paused after a Kiwi woman infected with the highly contagious South African variant of Covid-19 travelled to about 30 locations in New Zealand before…

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Amateur traders warned of Stock Market War risks

RNZ News, Wellington, January 31, 2021 Amateur traders should be careful diving into a quickly changing ‘Stock Market War’ such as the GameStop phenomena without fully researching what they are getting into, the NZ Shareholders Association has said. The US Stock Market and institutional investment firms have been reeling from a wave of interest from armchair traders, who have bid…

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Climate Change Commission Report open for public consultation

Have your say before March 14, 2021  (Image from Climate Change Commission Website) The Climate Change Commission has revealed its Roadmap for meeting New Zealand’s Emission Reduction targets, saying that it is achievable and affordable. Public consultation opens tomorrow-February 1, 2021. It will conclude on March 14, 2021, after which it will take the next steps to implement the recommendations.…

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Custom-made Hijab now ready for our Muslim Policewomen

Sourced Content Wellington, January 30, 2021 After more than a year of tailoring and rigorous stress-testing, New Zealand’s Muslim Policewomen now have a custom-made Hijab as a part of their uniform. Police and design experts from Massey University developed the garment, and it has attracted international attention with a UK Police District trialing the new Hijab. Inspector Braydon Lenihan told Checkpoint that…

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KiwiSaver should be more inclusive with employers’ contribution

KiwiSaver should work today and tomorrow (Picture from KiwiSaver Annual Report 2020) KiwiSaver has been around since 2007, intended to help Kiwis save for their retirement. Since then, New Zealanders have amassed over $60 billion in KiwiSaver savings. While this sounds good, Kiwis still have quite a way to go to being financially prepared for retirement. Many New Zealanders do…

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Get ready to applaud Miss and Mrs Heritage 2021 in East Auckland

Pageantry with music, dance and food on February 12, 2021 Venkat Raman Auckland, January 29, 2021   With their penchant for offering ‘something different’ to stimulate community interest, Rambutan Media Works New Zealand Limited Directors Yugendran Vasudevan and Hayma Malini Yugendran (nee Radakrishna) are organising ‘Miss Heritage 2021’ and ‘Mrs Heritage 2021’ next month. The gala Black-Tie Evening, featuring the…

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Event and Tour organisers must comply with border rules says Immigration Minister

                 Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi speaking at the press conference (Screenshot) Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi has said that tour and other event organisers must get all border requirements related to Covid-19 approved before trying to enter New Zealand. He was speaking at a press conference held at the Media Centre in Parliament Buildings…

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New Zealand faces the real danger of Covid-19 variant

Increasing calls to reduce the number of international arrivals     Director General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield (left) and Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins (right) assure New Zealanders of the government’s prompt action to contain the spread of the Covid-19 Variant (Getty Images) When a Covid-19 case was found in Northland on February 24, 2021, Aotearoa’s second-longest period with no detected…

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Between the bat and the ball, there is no Point at all

Bangladesh cricketer Shakib Al Hasan (Photo: Photosport) A former Bangladesh Head Coach once explained spot-fixing to me. Entire games of international cricket are harder to corrupt, although not impossible, he said, but that still left all manner of minor things ripe for exploitation. What colour sunglasses will player X wear? Is he in a floppy hat or a cap? Are…

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