Victopia apartment owners ‘forced to sell’

Owners of apartments in a defective apartment block in Auckland’s CBD may be forced to sell because they cannot afford the body corporate’s latest levy payments. The Victopia tower has been beset with cladding and leaky building issues for many years. But costs for the remediation, which is not complete, have blown out to $54.9 … Read more

Cancer Treatment Continued During August’s COVID Restrictions, While Diagnosis Dipped

Wednesday, 27 October 2021, 9:57 amPress Release: Te Aho o te Kahu While cancer treatment continued largely uninterrupted through August’s COVID-19 nationwide lockdown there was a decline in cancer diagnoses, according to a report released by Te Aho o Te Kahu, the Cancer Control Agency. “The cancer sector has been working hard across the current … Read more

Road safety strategy not moving fast enough to slow road toll

The government’s ‘Road to Zero’ strategy to reduce road deaths and injuries is far off its targets for highway safety upgrades. Greens transport spokesperson and former Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter. Photo: RNZ /Dom Thomas Former Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter, who launched the latest Road to Zero strategy almost two years ago, … Read more

ACC staff posted clients’ details to Snapchat group

ACC call centre workers shared details of people’s injuries and mocked them on Snapchat, RNZ can reveal. Photo: RNZ/Vinay Ranchhod The group of more than a dozen employees working at ACC’s contact centre in Hamilton took photos of clients’ injury descriptions displayed on their work screens and posted the images to a private Snapchat group … Read more

Global Call To Action To Improve Vaccine Access For People Living With Mental Health & Addiction Issues

Wednesday, 27 October 2021, 6:37 amPress Release: Equally Well Health experts launch global call to action to improve vaccine access for people living with mental health and addiction issues Health experts in Aotearoa NZ are part of an international alliance calling for urgent global action to remove barriers and prioritise access to vaccines for people … Read more

Document designed to save key data

A series of life experiences have come to fruition for a North Otago farming mother. The result has been a one-of-a-kind online business, one which she hopes, might at the very least start a “what if” conversation for those in the rural sector. Mother-of-two Paige Wills farms sheep and deer with her husband Richard in … Read more