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Politics

Government must prioritise mothers and babies - Upston

The Government needs to prioritise women and babies and take urgent action to resolve issues in New Zealand’s maternity system, National’s Social Investment spokesperson Louise Upston says.

Jackson perpetuates victimhood mentality (10 April 2021)
Transparency needed on temporary suspension of travel says Human Rights Commission (9 April 2021)
Efforts to improve quality of law-making welcomed - Energy Resources Aotearoa (9 April 2021)

Business

Yes Finance welcomes new regulations to protect kiwis from unaffordable loans

The New Zealand Government’s move to ensure that anyone who wants to borrow money is guaranteed consistent protection is endorsed by New Zealand-wide finance company Yes Finance.

Toyota President named World Car Person of the Year (9 April 2021)
Untapped business potential - Ministry for Pacific People (9 April 2021)
Be wary of illegal pyramid schemes - Ministry for Pacific People (9 April 2021)

National

Rail union calls for Dunedin Council to 'do the right thing'

The union representing rail workers is calling upon Dunedin City Council to do the right thing at its meeting on Tuesday 13 April when it decides on the future of Dunedin Railways.

Serious crash in Papakura (11 April 2021)
Serious crash in Papakura (10 April 2021)
Serious crash in Hamilton (10 April 2021)

Sport

Clareburt claims another qualification time and a NZ Open Record

Huge congratulations to Capital’s Lewis Clareburt and Coach, Gary Hollywood. Another Olympic qualification time and a New Zealand Open record in the Men’s 200 Individual Medley. Clareburt beat the previous record (1:59.24) by an incredible 1.35 seconds, finishing in 1:57.89 seconds.

Lincoln University teams stand out on Day 1 of 3X3 champs (10 April 2021)
Whale Song comes of age with Easter Cup victory (10 April 2021)
Explosive Jack heads Kiwi-bred trifecta in Australian Derby (10 April 2021)

Entertainment

2021 ASB Polyfest gets underway in a week

The Manukau Sports Bowl will burst into life in a week’s time with the 45th anniversary of the ASB Polyfest. From Wednesday, April 14 to Saturday, April 17 the Sports Bowl will reverberate with traditional song and dance from Auckland’s youth.

International speaker added to Festival of Colour line up (6 April 2021)
A top-tier Pacific cooking show 'like no other' (6 April 2021)
Toi Tū Toi Ora - A full experience for the whole whānau this weekend (2 April 2021)

Lifestyle

Research identifies new cultural threads in goldfield early settlers

University of Otago research analysing skeletal remains has found evidence of a range of ethnicities present on the Goldfields of Otago, proving some assumptions of the cultural make-up of early settler New Zealand to be inaccurate.

Women's Leadership Development Programme provides dedicated opportunity (8 April 2021)
'Uncover the joy of reading' with the Great Kiwi Bookathon (8 April 2021)
'Amui 'i Mu'a - Ancient Futures Exhibition at the Wallace Arts Centre (8 April 2021)

Health

No new community cases; 10 cases of Covid-19 in managed isolation

There are no new COVID-19 community cases to report today and 10 new positive COVID-19 border-related cases in managed isolation since our last update yesterday.

Update on the border-related positive COVID-19 case

Update on border-related case; crew member under investigation on ship (9 April 2021)
Ministry of Health Covid cases update (9 April 2021)
Border-related case confirmed as current case - Ministry of Health (8 April 2021)

Technology

Samsung launches 'iTest' to let users sample the other side

Samsung Electronics New Zealand has this week unveiled an innovative new mobile platform that allows mobile phone users to test drive a Samsung without changing phones.

Bioengineers cut to the high-tech chase - Auckland University (7 April 2021)
Learning Management System designed to reduce inequalities in virtual education (30 March 2021)
Dementia app for Maori launches (30 March 2021)