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Covid-19: 'Rescue flight' for health workers stranded in Queenstown
The doctors had a fifth flight booked but it did not eventuate.
Holidaymakers sent packing, iwi considers Covid checkpoints
Two vehicles had driven close to 500km before being told to turn around and go home.
'Respect and dignity' mortuary waste bylaw passed in Gisborne
The bylaw bans the culturally abhorrent practice of sending mortuary waste to sea.
Caravans and shipping container swept away in East Coast flooding
Heavy rain caused a deluge that flooded the remote Tairāwhiti settlement on the weekend.
'Nasty bacteria' in rivers thought to be making paddlers sick
Waka ama paddlers say they're getting sores, rashes and infections from the water.
Gisborne health board member posts vaccine misinformation
Health leaders have been quick to condemn Meredith Akuhata-Brown's comments.
'Corporate grandstanding': Rocket Lab's donation claim fizzles
The company has been called out for publicising a $1000 gift which was never spent.
'What is the point?': Emergency alert comes 3 hours after quake
'When an event like this happens, people should not have to go hunting for information.'
'Mask top and bottom': Campaign targets safe sex and Covid
Campaign encourages young people to use condoms and "keep track of where you've tapped".