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New Zealand Rail Union Enters Talks Ahead Of National Strike

Press Release – Socialist Equality Group

By John Braddock, Socialist Equality Group

The New Zealand Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) entered facilitated mediation with state-owned KiwiRail on Monday in a bid to avert two rail strikes by 2,500 workers on December 16 and 17. Read more »

Kiwi Home Defence Slams Team NZ “Collapse” Claims As Ludicrous

Press Release – Kiwi Home Defence

Grant Dalton’s claims that Team New Zealand will collapse within six months if the America’s Cup Defence is held in Auckland are ludicrous, says Kiwi Home Defence spokesperson Mark Dunphy. Read more »

Three Auckland Metro DHBs Hit 90% First Doses For Pacific People; 98 Community Cases; 73 People In Hospital, 7 In ICU

Press Release – Ministry of Health

The Auckland Metro DHB (which includes Auckland, Waitematā and Counties-Manukau) has today reached the milestone of 90% of its Pacific population having had their first vaccination, with 82 percent now fully vaccinated. Read more »

The Arts Foundation Te Tumu Toi Announces New Laureate Award For An Outstanding Queer Artist Thanks To $300k Gift

Press Release – Arts Foundation Te Tumu Toi

The Arts Foundation Te Tumu Toi o Aotearoa is thrilled to announce a new dedicated Laureate Award to be presented to a queer artist in 2022. The award, named Toi Kō Iriiri, presents an opportunity to recognise and celebrate an outstanding queer artist, supporting them with a $30,000 gift, and sharing their story with New Zealand. Read more »

Metro Auckland Hits 90 Per Cent Double-dose Milestone

Press Release – Northern Region Health Coordination Centre

80 per cent of Māori in Tamaki Makaurau fully vaccinated

On the first day out of lockdown, Aotearoa’s biggest city is celebrating more than one significant vaccination achievement. Read more »

Aotearoa’s Top Potter Picked In The 2021 Portage Ceramic Awards

Press Release – Te Uru

Te Uru is delighted to announce the winners of the 2021 Portage Ceramic Awards with Read more »

Previous Covid-19 Infection May Not Protect Against Omicron – Expert Reaction

Press Release – Science Media Centre

Early research from South Africa suggests the Omicron variant may carry a higher reinfection risk compared to the Beta and Delta variants. Read more »

Extra ICU Funding Finally, But Don’t Hold Your Breath

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Health Minister Andrew Little has finally acknowledged that his failure to build ICU beds in the past 18 months needs to be fixed, with the announcement of funding for capital spend on ICU beds, says National Party Health Spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says. Read more »

Summer Trade Welcome Relief For Northland Businesses

Press Release – Northland Inc

Welcoming visitors to Northland over the holiday period will be critical to the future and wellbeing of the entire region, says Northland Inc Chair, Nicole Anderson. Read more »

University Of Auckland Appoints Theresa Gattung Chair For Women In Entrepreneurship

Press Release – University of Auckland Business School

After a worldwide recruitment search, Associate Professor Dr Christine Woods from the University of Auckland Business School has been appointed as the inaugural Theresa Gattung Chair for Women in Entrepreneurship. Read more »

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