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Little moves to reassure health workforce as hospitals prepare for Covid-19 explosion
Health Minister Andrew Little is assuring the workforce the government is doing what it can to prepare for a rise in Covid-19 hospitalisations. 
© 2021 RadioNZ 9:12am 

Researcher fears old dumpsite near Colac Bay could spell disaster for Hector's Dolphin
A dolphin specialist who actively monitors Colac Bay's Hector's population is worried deadly toxins are only a couple of storms away from spilling out into the ocean, with potentially disastrous consequences for the mammals.However,... 
© 2021 NZ Herald 9:12am 

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Northland residents moving between highs and lows in alert level 2
Car parks are full, shops have queues, and social lives have been resurrected in Te Tai Tokerau, but lurching in and out of lockdown has taken its toll. 
© 2021 RadioNZ 8:53am 

Covid-19: Overseas vaccinations still not recognised in NZ
Health workers with overseas vaccines fear for their jobs as mandatory vaccination nears. 
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Taranaki Maori aim for 95 per cent Covid vaccinated
Taranakiís iwi want 95 percent of the regionís Maori population jabbed under their own Covid-19 vaccination plan. 
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Prolonged Covid-19 restrictions affecting Auckland businesses financially, mentally
Auckland's economic agency says its team is hearing stories of business closures and although more people are out and about they are not spending more. 
© 2021 RadioNZ 8:12am 

Woman rejected from University of Otago med school four times takes complaint to court
A woman declined entry to the University of Otago's medical school four times has taken her complaint to court.Kelly Alexandra Roe appeared before the High Court at Dunedin yesterday and stressed to Justice David Gendall she was... 
© 2021 NZ Herald 8:12am 

Covid-19 live: Pandemic exposes health inequalities, says minister
Minister of Health Andrew Little says the system has been failing many New Zealanders, particularly Maori. 
© 2021 8:02am 

-Bang goes Christmas fun in Northern Ireland as crackers caught up in EU red tape
-Putin will not attend COP 26 climate summit: Kremlin

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Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Man repatriated to Samoa escapes quarantine facility in Apia
A man who flew from Auckland to Samoa escaped a quarantine facility less than a week after arriving in the island nation - and was found standing in line at a local bank.The 26-year-old, a seasonal worker, was on a repatriation... 
© 2021 NZ Herald 9:12am 

Cannabis company Greenfern to debut on NZX
Taranaki-based Greenfern Industries will debut on the NZX under a compliance listing, meaning there would be no share sell down or capital raise, for now. 
© 2021 RadioNZ 8:53am 

Lockdowns led to 'exponential demand for support' from Maori in South Island
A new tranche of funding is being released to Maori providers and agencies to address the urgent needs of whanau in the South Island. 
© 2021 RadioNZ 8:53am 

Back to school measures fall far short of 'gold standard' - modeller
A government adviser thinks allowing senior students in Auckland and Waikato back to school next week poses a significant risk of increasing case numbers. 
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Covid-free no more: Waiheke grapples with questions as Delta reaches island
After 19 months without a Covid-19 case, and cut off from visitors, Waiheke locals are worried about what Delta means for their island community. 
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'Attila the Hun' approach to dog control urged in South Taranaki after rise in attacks
Councillors have called for a tougher stance from their animal control team following a rise in dog attacks and complaints. 
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Former stars to coach Manu Samoa vs the Barbarians
A group of former Manu Samoa players will take charge of the team in next month's one-off clash against the Barbarians at Twickenham. 
© 2021 RadioNZ 8:12am 

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Person airlifted to hospital after serious crash in South Waikato
Part of State Highway 30 is closed after a person suffered serious injuries in a crash between a car and truck. 
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Senator calls on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify about Instagram and kids
Sen. Richard Blumenthal wrote to Mark Zuckerberg Wednesday, calling on the Facebook CEO or the head of Instagram to testify on the platform's harms on children. 
© 2021 CNN 8:02am 

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