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Politics

Govt’s politics during crisis an affront to democracy - ACT

"That the Government is still pursuing its political agenda under the cover of a national crisis is an affront to democracy", according to ACT Leader David Seymour.

'Tupuna Maunga Authority sick of watching Auckland burn' (8 April 2020)
Greater package and focus needed in education - Nikki Kaye (8 April 2020)
'Hotelier and AirBnb taxes should be scrapped while ATEED’s job is redundant' (8 April 2020)

Business

Businesses want to do the right thing, full stop - Business Central

The vast majority of employers are doing the right thing by their employees and to characterise it as anything else is divisive and unfair, says John Milford, Chief Executive of Wellington Chamber of Commerce and Business Central.

Regional tourism supports planning for the future of tourism (8 April 2020)
Smart green growth requires investment - Federated Farmers (8 April 2020)
Napier Council recovery support programme on the horizon (8 April 2020)

National

Powerball and Strike roll over

Powerball and Strike have both rolled over tonight, meaning there is a combined prize pool of $12.7 million up for grabs on Saturday night.

Successful meth bust in Dunedin (8 April 2020)
Information sought following spitting incident in Rangiora - NZ Police (8 April 2020)
New aerial photos reveal destruction left by Cyclone Harold - Save the Children (8 April 2020)

Sport

Southee and Devine recognised as best in 2020 by fellow players - NZ Cricket

Tim Southee and Sophie Devine were acknowledged as the recipients ofThe Players’ Cap and CPA Players’ Award respectively, in an online team presentation ceremony’s this afternoon.

Rawiller delighted to partner Verry Elleegant (8 April 2020)
Postponement of community rugby in line with Alert Levels - NZ Rugby (8 April 2020)
Grand final for Te Akau trio - NZ Racing Desk (8 April 2020)

Entertainment

Nominees announced for New Zealand’s foremost contemporary art prize

Amid its temporary closure due to Covid-19, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is especially pleased to announce today the nominees for the Walters Prize 2020.

'Earth Guardians design competition seeks student talent' (8 April 2020)
'Spark Sessions connect Kiwis through music' (7 April 2020)
NZSO powers up for another at-home online performance (6 April 2020)

Lifestyle

Find Family and Friends in Museum Photography Collection - Canterbury Museum

Cantabrians with an interest in family history are being called on to help Canterbury Museum during the lockdown.

The Museum wants to identify people and places in thousands of photographs taken by New Zealand’s longest-running photography studio, Standish and Preece.

Parents: Mind your drinking during lockdown - Cheers NZ (8 April 2020)
'New platform provides Kiwis with agency to make change, in the wake of COVID-19' (8 April 2020)
Be kind and courteous on busy river paths - council (7 April 2020)

Health

Change of site for COVID-19 assessment centre in Opotiki launching Thu

There has been a change of venue for the COVID-19 assessment centre which is being launched in Ōpōtiki tomorrow (Thursday 9 April).

The "Pop Up | Drive Thru" centre will now be located at:

The Ōpōtiki Senior Citizens Hall

Revised PPE guidelines published by MoH - College of Midwives (8 April 2020)
Daily media update - Southern DHB (8 April 2020)
New Zealand could learn from Singapores Covid-19 containment model (8 April 2020)

Technology

Australia's NBN draws on expertise to deliver high-speed broadband through COVID-19

Stephen Rue, chief executive of Australia’s wholesale broadband provider NBN Co, today provided a fresh update on how nbn combined with the broader global and local telecommunications industry continues to support the nation during the COVID-19 crisis as more Australians rely on broadband servi

Discovery finds 'Goldilocks conditions' needed for quakes to trigger a volcanic eruption (6 April 2020)
UFF waives fibre wholesale costs for student households without broadband (2 April 2020)
Enable set to deliver fibre broadband to digitally excluded Christchurch school children (2 April 2020)