Covid-19: GPs still waiting for a plan

Robert Kitchin/Stuff Royal New Zealand College of GPs president Samantha Murton says the college has been calling for home isolation plans for months. With only days to go until the traffic light framework comes into play, some GPs are frustrated they do not have any clear advice for how they will manage Covid-19 patients in … Read more

Police boost presence in Tasman district

Westland’s mayor is welcoming increased police resources in the region to tackle organised crime. Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly Police are boosting their presence in the Tasman district, in a bid to curb overt gang activity in the area. Westland mayor Bruce Smith said in the past year there had been a noticeable increase in … Read more

India ahead as Black Caps collapse

It took until the third day but New Zealand were finally sent into a spin in the first test against India. An encouraging platform was mostly squandered as the hosts’ spin trio halted the Black Caps’ progress in Kanpur, the tourists plummeting from 197-1 to be bowled out after tea for 296 in reply to … Read more

Almost 6000 switch benefits after welfare policy change

Just under 6000 people switched benefits, when the removal of the so-called subsequent child policy came into effect earlier this month. Under the policy change, parents who have another child while on the benefit won’t have to return to work until their youngest child turns three (file picture). Photo: 123RF The change means parents who … Read more

Nine Countries Designated Very High Risk

Sunday, 28 November 2021, 6:06 amPress Release: Minister For COVID-19 Response 27 November 2021 Nine southern African countries are being added to the very high risk countries list following public health advice around the newly discovered COVID-19 variant Omicron, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said. This afternoon, a public health risk assessment was carried out … Read more