Kiwi Artists Design Hugo Award Bases

Press Release – CoNZealand

CoNZealand, 78th Worldcon host, announced two New Zealand artists selected to create the bases for the 2020 Hugo Awards and the 1945 Retro Hugos. Read more »

Covid-19 Testing To Open In Otara

Press Release – South Seas Healthcare Trust – SSHT

A COVID-19 testing station will open today, for operation, in Otara.

South Seas Healthcare CEO Lemalu Silao Vaisola-Sefo says the testing station is a response to the immediate need identified by the Pacific community in Otara, where there was an absence of access to a nearby testing station, during the first two weeks of the lockdown.

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Experts Ready To Help Clinicans To Cure Ailing Practices

Press Release – MedTech

3 April, 2020. Auckland, New Zealand. Many New Zealand practices are struggling due to the increased pressure the coronavirus crisis is placing on them. The country is in the grips of a financial crisis as well as a health crisis. While many doctors are very busy at the front line fighting the virus, we can’t forget those health professionals that are facing a period of slow down. Read more »

COVID-19 Hospital Preparation Well Advanced

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hospital preparations for COVID-19 are well advanced says Health Minister David Clark.

“Hospitals across New Zealand are repurposing buildings and training staff to get ready for COVID-19 patients. This gives me confidence that we are well prepared for any potential increase in COVID-19 patients needing hospital level care,” said David Clark. Read more »

Whale Tales 2021 Is Looking For Artists For Auckland’s Public Art Trail In 2021!

Press Release – WWF-New Zealand

Whale Tales is on the hunt for artists to be a part of a truly magical event coming to Auckland in Summer/Autumn 2021. Read more »

Charter Flight Arranged By Chimu Adventures Brings Stranded Kiwis Home From South America

Press Release – Chimu Adventures

Auckland 3rdnd April 2020, Chimu Adventures is pleased to announce that on 3rd April 2020 at 0630 local time, a LATAM aircraft chartered by Chimu Adventures landed in Sydney carrying 136 Australians and 8 New Zealanders. Read more »

First Air New Zealand Repatriation Flight Takes Off For Frankfurt

Press Release – Air New Zealand

The first of several flights Air New Zealand is operating for the German Government to repatriate stranded German nationals has departed Auckland International Airport. Read more »

Significant Milestone For Warkworth To Wellsford Transport Corridor Project

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has completed the work necessary for a designation of land to be put in place for a future transport corridor between Warkworth and Wellsford. Read more »

Intueri Shareholders Seek Summary Judgment

Press Release – Adina Thorn

Former shareholders of Intueri Education Group Limited have today filed legal proceedings in the Auckland High Court against some of the former directors of the company and the promoters of its initial public offering in April 2014: Australian-listed company, Arowana International Limited, and its directors at the time. Read more »

Police Appeal To The Public In Human Remains Homicide Investigation

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Detective Inspector John Sutton, Waitemata Police:

Waitemata Police are appealing to the public as the homicide investigation continues into the circumstances surrounding the death of a person found buried on Rangipo Intake Road, near Tongariro last week. Read more »

Face Masks And COVID-19 – Expert Reaction

Press Release – Science Media Centre

To mask or not to mask? Between contradictory headlines, many are confused about whether face masks help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

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71 New Cases Of COVID-19

Press Release – Ministry of Health

Today there are 49 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 22 new probable cases. There are no additional deaths to report. Read more »

NZ Government Messaging On Face Masks Could Cost Lives

Opinion – Joseph Judd

On my flight back from Auckland to China two weeks ago, the family sitting next to my wife and I were all wearing hazmat suits, goggles, masks and gloves. Read more »

Open Polytechnic Helps James Cook High Online

Press Release – Open Polytechnic

James Cook High School in Auckland is working with national distance learning provider Open Polytechnic of New Zealand to move its courses online in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Read more »

Update Following April 2 COVID-19 National Response Media Conference

Press Release – National Crisis Management Centre

At yesterday’s media conference, questions were asked of Dr Ashley Bloomfield. Responses are below.

· Work is underway to do a breakdown by ethnicity of people tested for COVID-19. The Ministry of Health will look to report on this on the website when this information is available. Read more »

Russell McVeagh Promotes Property & Construction Expert To Partner

Press Release – Russell McVeagh

Property and construction expert Caleb Hensman has joined the Russell McVeagh partnership. Read more »

Experts Flag Concerns About Poor Learning Outcomes From Online Schooling – Parental Role Critical

Press Release – Convergence

The nature of traditional schooling in New Zealand has drastically shifted, as schools and teachers scramble to navigate their new reality amid Covid-19. Read more »

Bauer Media Group Discontinues Its Publishing Business In New Zealand

Press Release – Bauer Media

Auckland, April 2, 2020 – Bauer Media Group today announced its intention to close its publishing business in New Zealand due to the severe economic impact of Covid-19. The closure brings to an end many decades of publishing in New Zealand and affects all staff. Read more »

ATTA Stay Home Table Tennis Challenge: Novel Initiative To Engage With The Community During Lockdown

Press Release – Auckland Table Tennis Association

The Auckland Table Tennis Association exists to facilitate participation in table tennis in the Central and Eastern Auckland geographic region, and to foster the growth of the sport in Auckland and, ultimately, nationally. Read more »

Fixing Wellington’s Infrastructure Deficit Should Be Top Of Government’s To-do List

Press Release – Business Central

The Government’s call for infrastructure projects that are ‘ready to go’ is welcome news for Wellington, given the stalled progress to date of ‘Let’s Get Wellington Moving’, says the Wellington Chamber of Commerce. Read more »