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Politics

Government strategy rudderless - David Seymour

"Everything Jacinda Ardern based today’s decision on was true two weeks ago, the only thing that’s changed is politics," says ACT Leader David Seymour.

Shaw to have 14 staff in Glasgow for climate talks - Stuart Shaw (20 September 2021)
Transmission blackspots will create emergency blackspots - David Bennett (20 September 2021)
Chris Bishop - MIQ lobby debut a depressing debacle (20 September 2021)

Business

Alert level changes will do little to ease pain - Hospitality New Zealand

Today’s changes to alert levels will do little to ease the pain being suffered by hospitality businesses, says Hospitality New Zealand.

"It’s the same story. Day by day it’s getting tougher for businesses to retain staff and keep the lights on," says Chief Executive Julie White.

Rātā Foundation’s investment portfolio 'shows best ever return in FY 2021' (20 September 2021)
Auckland needs a flexible 3 - Auckland Business Chamber (20 September 2021)
MTA calls for Auckland to shift to Level 3 (20 September 2021)

National

'Goff welcomes move to Level 3, urges Aucklanders to get vaccinated'

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says the government’s decision, guided by expert health advice, to move the city to COVID-19 Alert Level 3 from 11.59pm on Tuesday will be a relief for Aucklanders who have done their bit to keep New Zealanders safe.

Three Waters - Where things stand (20 September 2021)
Statement from the Chief District Court Judge (20 September 2021)
Air New Zealand quarantine flights to Australia sold out (20 September 2021)

Sport

Counties-Manukau, Auckland and North Harbour withdrawn from Farah Palmer Cup

The Farah Palmer Cup (FPC) presented by Bunnings Warehouse will continue without Auckland, Counties-Manukau and North Harbour, who have collectively accepted they are unable to continue in the competition due to their inability to train or play under COVID-19 Alert Levels.

Southern Mile gets Innovation Funding green light (17 September 2021)
Celebrating clean sport in te reo Maori - Drug Free Sport New Zealand (17 September 2021)
All Blacks team named for Fortinet Rugby Championship Brisbane Test against Argentina (16 September 2021)

Entertainment

Kickdown Festival on Jan 2022

Whangamata is gearing up to host New Zealand’s first ever Kickdown Festival on 20 - 23 January 2022.

Six new films form emerging filmmakers - on Maori Televison (15 September 2021)
Jane Campion's The Power of the Dog to open 2021 festival (14 September 2021)
Summer concert tour 2022 date announcement - Greenstone Entertainment (14 September 2021)

Lifestyle

Reefton Distilling Co. launch a new pink gin

The taste of summer - Reefton Distilling Co. launch a new pink gin with all the sweetness and depth of juicy New Zealand cherries

Iconic Rose drops at daylight saving (20 September 2021)
2021 coined the 'year of conveggience' by Plant Proteinz (20 September 2021)
2021 Panui shares 'transformational power of reading' (20 September 2021)

Health

'NZNO welcomes new leaders to team'

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is pleased to welcome President Elect Anne Daniels and new Vice President Elect Nano Tunnicliff to its leadership team. Daniels and Tunnicliffe were elected to their positions by members in voting which closed on 10 September.

Gene therapy receives US FDA approval for in-human clinical trial - Lincoln University (20 September 2021)
NZME powers up vaccine roll-out with company-wide campaign (20 September 2021)
Wider healthcare services role for pharmacists urged (20 September 2021)

Technology

NZ vaccine producer closer to goal by integrating mRNA Covid-19 technology with Australian research partner

COVID-19 Vaccination Corporation (CVC), New Zealand’s most experienced group of vaccine researchers have joined forces with Australia’s BASE Nucleic Acids Biomanufacturing Facility to produce an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.

'Unwanted laptops needed during lockdown' (16 September 2021)
Shopify helps local merchants 'adapt to a retail is everywhere future' (15 September 2021)
'Privacy Commissioner issues first compliance notice to RBNZ' (15 September 2021)