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Sex toy sales triple during New Zealand's coronavirus lockdown

Speculation rife about an impending baby boom, but experts say uncertain times mean this is unlikely Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThey were warned by the officials against stockpiling toilet paper or flour. But that’s not all New Zealanders have been hoarding, according to the nation’s largest retailer of sex toys, which said sales of its products tripled after Jacinda Ardern announced a month-long lockdown of the country.New Zealanders are permitted to leave their...
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Only one Covid-19 death: See how country did it

Since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, New Zealand has identified over 1,200 Covid-19 cases but suffered only one confirmed death. CNN's Ivan Watson investigates New Zealand's strategies to curb the pandemic.
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Street is once again the world's steepest after Guinness World Records reverses decision

A street in New Zealand just got its title back after the Guinness World Records organization changed the way it measures these things.
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New Zealand street once again the world's steepest after Guinness World Records reverses decision

A street in New Zealand just got its title back after the Guinness World Records organization changed the way it measures these things.
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Welsh street loses world's steepest title after New Zealand rival's appeal

Guinness World Records changes rules to use road’s centre rather than sides for measurementsLast summer the townsfolk of Harlech, in north-west Wales, were celebrating the accolade of having the steepest street in the world.A mere eight months on, they are in the doldrums after being informed by Guinness World Records that a New Zealand rival for the title has usurped them. Continue reading...
Tags: Wales, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Guinness World Records, Harlech, north west Wales


Easter Bunny & the Tooth Fairy designated as essential workers

Good news everyone: at least one nation in the world has its shit together. despite being busy curb stomping its COVID-19 curve, New Zealand has also take steps to ensure that, in addition to the front line medical personnel, police and the under appreciated saints who make so little money that they can't afford to stop working in shops and grocery stores, two more individuals that serve the nation have been deemed 'essential.' From The New York Times: [New Zealand] prime minister, Jacinda Arder...
Tags: Post, News, Tooth Fairy, Myths, New York Times, New Zealand, Flickr, Easter Bunny, For the Children, Jacinda Ardern, Ardern, Essential Workers, COVID-19


Almost 60% on cruise test positive

Australian and New Zealand passengers will be evacuated from a stricken Antarctic cruise ship Thursday, after almost 60% of those on board tested positive for the coronavirus.
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Almost 60% on cruise test positive for coronavirus

Australian and New Zealand passengers will be evacuated from a stricken Antarctic cruise ship Thursday, after almost 60% of those on board tested positive for the coronavirus.
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World's steepest street: New Zealand snatch back record

Records book bosses change their mind and give the record back to a town in New Zealand.
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World's steepest street: Harlech loses title to New Zealand

Records book bosses change their mind and give the record back to a town in New Zealand.
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Passengers to be evacuated from cruise after almost 60% test positive for coronavirus

Australian and New Zealand passengers will be evacuated from a stricken Antarctic cruise ship Thursday, after almost 60% of those on board tested positive for the coronavirus.
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Passengers to be evacuated from Antarctic cruise ship after almost 60% test positive for coronavirus

Australian and New Zealand passengers will be evacuated from a stricken Antarctic cruise ship Thursday, after almost 60% of those on board tested positive for the coronavirus.
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Passengers to be evacuated from Antarctic cruise ship after almost 60% test positive for coronavirus

Australian and New Zealand passengers will be evacuated from a stricken Antarctic cruise ship Thursday, after almost 60% of those on board tested positive for the coronavirus.
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Your Evening Briefing

(Bloomberg) -- Some on Wall Street are bridling at stay-at-home orders when they would rather see employees in the office, pandemic notwithstanding. As New York City suffers a ghastly death toll and even after their Manhattan headquarters saw 16 people infected on one trading floor, JPMorgan managers have nevertheless been making plans to get workers back to their desks.Bloomberg is mapping the pandemic globally and across America. For the latest news, sign up for our Covid-19 podcast and daily ...
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Qantas staff 'incredibly fearful' about flights to rescue Australians trapped overseas

Airline turns to New Zealand after failing to get sufficient volunteers from Australia amid coronavirus fearsSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsQantas is moving to recruit cabin staff from its New Zealand subsidiary to operate scheduled flights to rescue Australians trapped overseas, after it failed to get sufficient volunteers from its Australian cabin staff to operate planned flights.Amid news that ...
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Warren Gatland: Lions coach suggests All Blacks 'decider' for warm-up

British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland has suggested a one-off "decider" with New Zealand ahead of the 2021 South Africa tour.
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New Zealand health minister demoted after going to the beach during lockdown

New Zealand's health minister has been demoted after going to the beach with his family while the nation was in the first few days of lockdown.
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Birds that learn new behaviors less likely to go extinct, says study

Herons using bread or insects as bait to catch fish, carrion crows dropping nuts onto roads so passing cars crack open their shells and great cormorants timing their fishing periods in New Zealand to take advantage of the strong currents generated by commercial ferries.
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Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy officially deemed "essential workers" by New Zealand Prime Minister

From the Washington Post: During a time of global crisis, climbing death tolls and widespread uncertainty, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been hailed globally for her compassionate handling of the coronavirus pandemic. She continued to win hearts Monday when she clarified who exactly has made a list of “essential workers.” “You’ll be pleased to know that we do consider both the tooth fairy and the Easter Bunny to be essential workers,” she said, smiling. “But as you can imagine, a...
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New Zealand demoted its health minister after he took his family to the beach on the first weekend of the country's coronavirus lockdown

Dr. David Clark said he was an "idiot" for driving 12 miles to the beach with his family, disregarding the government's stay-at-home advice.
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The Latest: New Zealand: Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy essential

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.TOP OF THE HOUR:— New Zealand declares Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy as essential workers— Japan preparing Tokyo hotel for patients with little coronavirus symptoms— India to lift ban on export of hydroxychloroquine, other drugs after Trump threat— New Zealand health minister...
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New Zealand demotes minister for coronavirus lockdown breach, extends emergency

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Tuesday she had rejected her health minister's offer to resign for breaching nationwide lockdown rules as doing so would jeopardise plans to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. Health Minister David Clark drove his family to the beach in the early stages of the lockdown, flouting social distancing rules, the prime minister said. Instead, Ardern said she had demoted Clark to the bottom of cabinet rankings and stripped him of his role as...
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Coronavirus: NZ health minister breaks lockdown at beach

David Clark called himself an "idiot" after admitting to clear breaches of the New Zealand lockdown.
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New Zealand health minister demoted after beach visit broke lockdown rules

David Clark called himself an ‘idiot’ for driving his family 20km to the beach on the first weekend of the national stay-at-home measures Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNew Zealand’s health minister has been demoted after he ignored national lockdown rules and drove his family to a beach 20km from his home.Last week Dr David Clark was photographed going for a mountain bike ride 2km away from his Dunedin home. He apologised for the incident, saying it showed poor judg...
Tags: Science, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, New Zealand, Dunedin, David Clark, Coronavirus outbreak, coverageNew Zealand


Bored and anxious New Zealanders turn to exercise shaming as lockdown grinds on

Lack of clarity from the government on how far people are allowed to walk from their homes has led to confusion and abuseCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNew Zealanders are usually pragmatic people who don’t put much stock in strict adherence to rules. But almost a fortnight into restrictive nationwide lockdown measures intended to halt the spread of Covid-19, a bored and anxious public has developed an obsession with the single grey area in the shutdown rules: going o...
Tags: Science, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, Coronavirus outbreak


‘Idiot’ New Zealand Minister Demoted After Driving Family to Beach in Lockdown

(Bloomberg) -- New Zealand’s health minister has been demoted and a star rugby player condemned for breaching strict nationwide lockdown rules aimed at eradicating the coronavirus.Just days after being criticized for going mountain biking during the isolation period, Health Minister David Clark admitted he had also driven 20 kilometers (12 miles) with his family to a beach for a walk. Clark, who labeled himself an “idiot,” was demoted and stripped of his role as associate finance minister.Prime ...
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Jacinda Ardern: 'Tooth Fairy and Easter bunny are essential workers'

The New Zealand's prime minister Jacinda Ardern reassures children as her country battles coronavirus.
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Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy Deemed ‘Essential Workers’ in New Zealand

Jacinda Ardern, the country’s prime minister, made the announcement on Monday.
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New Zealand PM adds 2 crucial figures to list of essential workers: The Tooth Fairy and Easter Bunny

Kids, you can rest easy. The coronavirus will not prevent the Tooth Fairy and Easter Bunny from visiting you with presents.
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Easter Bunny and tooth fairy are 'essential workers,' New Zealand prime minister says

New Zealand has been under country-wide lockdown since late March, but the prime minister confirmed the Easter Bunny and tooth fairy are "essential."         [Author: USA TODAY]
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