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Worksafe: You can sense it. You can stop it.

Safety used to just be about following the rules. The problem is, you can’t write a rule for everything. Instead, WorkSafe wants New Zealand’s workers to be more proactive – to look for the signs of danger and, when they sense something could go wrong, to step in and prevent it.
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Jacinda Ardern holds all the cards but should still keep the Greens sweet

While Labour’s landslide makes a coalition in New Zealand extremely unlikely, the PM might set up a ‘consultation’ deal with the smaller party New Zealand’s Labour and Green parties have met for the third time to discuss what role the latter might play in the new government expected to be formed by Jacinda Ardern within days.With Labour holding all the cards after its landslide victory earlier this month, a formal coalition government is seen as extremely unlikely after the latest talks on Tuesd...
Tags: Labour, New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, Labour and Green, New Zealand politics, New Zealand election 2020


More Americans are being infected with the coronavirus than at any time during the pandemic, but people are too tired to care

The US has entered the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic. Kiyoshi Hijiki/Getty Images The US recorded 83,000 new coronavirus cases on Friday and again on Saturday — the highest daily totals since the beginning of the pandemic. But experts say people are experiencing "pandemic fatigue" where they are taking more risks as they grow impatient over a long lost sense of normalcy. At the same time, "mixed messages" from government officials and leaders who are "downplaying the danger" have ...
Tags: South Korea, New York, Science, News, Sweden, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Analysis, New Zealand, Houston, Smith, Anthony Fauci, Trump


US Trailer for Comedy 'Lowdown Dirty Criminals' from New Zealand

"You guys shot the wrong man, didn't you?!" Dark Star Films has debuted a new official US trailer for the New Zealand dark comedy called Lowdown Dirty Criminals, made by filmmaker Paul Murphy (Second Hand Wedding and Love Birds). This already opened in New Zealand & Australia a few months ago, and should make its way to America sooner than later. Two wannabe gangsters find themselves in a hilariously off-kilter predicament when a botched job leaves them the target of the underworld’s finest....
Tags: Movies, Trailer, US, America, New Zealand, Paul Murphy, Guy Ritchie, New Zealand Australia, To Watch, Rebecca Gibney, US Trailer for Comedy Lowdown Dirty Criminals


'Ground-breaking' new healh app Tend hopes to make NZ healthcare best in the world

Founders of a "ground-breaking" new app launching in Auckland today are promising to put New Zealand on the map for providing the best healthcare in the world. It comes after reports of a looming healthcare crisis with nearly half... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New Zealand, Auckland, Nz


Group trial bolsters case for stereotactic radiation for tumors that travel to the lungs

A new study, conducted across 13 medical centers in Australia and New Zealand, strengthens the case for radiation therapy as a treatment for cancer that has begun to spread throughout the body. Findings of the SAFRON II trial (NCT01965223) will be presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting.
Tags: Science, Australia, New Zealand, American Society for Radiation Oncology ASTRO


The Green party won in Auckland by reaching beyond its own bubble | Chlöe Swarbrick

A minor party hasn’t won a general electorate seat in well over 20 years. The result shows what is possible when convention is scrapped I was making toast in my tiny apartment kitchen four weeks ahead of election day. Not that I really had track of the days. They had melded into one ever-extending runway as Auckland went through its second Covid-19 lockdown and New Zealand’s election date was pushed back a month.We were a few months into an insurgent campaign for an electorate seat at the centre...
Tags: New Zealand, Green Party, Auckland, New Zealand politics, Chloe Swarbrick, New Zealand election 2020


5 books by diverse nature writers to open up new landscapes to readers

In addition to her work as a writer and environmental historian, author Jessica J. Lee, who we interviewed about her book “‘Two Trees Make a Forest,’ also edits the nature journal the Willowherb Review and is an advocate for diversity in nature writing. “We can have different ways of experiencing the natural world and I think we need to hold space for all of them,” she says. “This multiplicity of perspectives is really valuable.” We asked her to recommend five nature writers to read, and here ar...
Tags: Books, Environment, Sport, Taiwan, Things To Do, Soccer, Shanghai, New Zealand, Disneyland, Lenny Kravitz, Moss, Shepherd, Lee, Robert Macfarlane, Mount Holyoke College, Top Stories LADN


Weekend reading: Here’s one we made earlier

What caught my eye this week. R ummaging around to select an old post from the Monevator ‘archive-ator’ each week can be bittersweet. On the one hand, it seems I used to be smarter, wittier, and more productive. But a compensation for these memento mori moments is coming across those little nuggets that have aged rather better than me. Take these comments on tech stocks from December 2010, in a post about what I called the investor sentiment cycle: For a contrasting unloved sector, consider te...
Tags: Google, Facebook, UK, England, London, Marketing, US, Bloomberg, Paypal, Bbc, Bitcoin, NHS, Yale, New Zealand, Nasdaq, Gove


UFC champ Khabib Nurmagomedov retires after submitting Justin Gaethje

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Unbeaten lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov retired from mixed martial arts after stopping Justin Gaethje with a triangle choke early in the second round at UFC 254 on Saturday night. Nurmagomedov (29-0) made the announcement immediately after he impressively finished his first fight since the death of his father and lifelong coach in July. Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov had a heart problem exacerbated by COVID-19, and his son was overcome by tears in the cage mo...
Tags: Europe, Russia, Sports, Sport, Soccer, United Arab Emirates, New Zealand, San Jose, Ufc, Las Vegas, MMA, Conor Mcgregor, McGregor, Conor, Lopez, Dagestan


Hyundai NZ recalls Kona electric car due to battery fire risk

By RNZ Hyundai is recalling its Kona electric cars, including in New Zealand, because of a battery fault that poses a fire risk.The company says it identified a problem in some of the Kona EV batteries produced at its Korea... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Korea, New Zealand, Kona, Hyundai NZ, RNZ Hyundai


Daniel Andrews says Victorian easing of coronavirus restrictions in doubt as cluster worsens

Victoria records seven new Covid-19 cases, four in Preston, with five in NSW and four in WAFollow today’s coronavirus live blogQueensland investigates Covid-19 strain on cargo ship after New Zealand alertHope for further significant easing of coronavirus restrictions in Victoria on Sunday are in doubt as an outbreak in Melbourne’s northern suburbs grows.Victoria recorded seven new cases on Saturday, six linked to known outbreaks, prompting the government to order all staff and students from two ...
Tags: Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Preston, New South Wales, New Zealand, Victoria, Melbourne, Daniel Andrews, Coronavirus


A Conversation...

Bookhound and I were having one of our conversations the other day, it went a bit like this... Me : 'Clocks go back this weekend.' Him : 'That means it's only five weeks to Advent and the C*******s bough coming into the kitchen.' Me : 'But surely it was only last week we packed the deccies away and put them in the loft...' And we suddenly realised that this year had somehow vanished, and we have no real markers for it other than those we'd prefer to forget. No month in New Zealand obviousl...
Tags: Books, UK, 2020, New Zealand, Devon, Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall, Waterstones, Country Life, Don, Falmouth, Dovegreyreader, Cotehele, North Cornwall, St Raphael Huccaby, Coleton Fishacre


Queensland investigates Covid-19 strain on cargo ship after New Zealand alert

MV Sofrana Surville barred from docking after officials in New Zealand said crew members on departing cargo ship might have new strainQueensland health officials are working to determine the strain of Covid-19 infecting the crew of a cargo ship anchored off the Australian state’s Sunshine Coast.The MV Sofrana Surville was blocked from docking in Brisbane after New Zealand warned it could be carrying a new strain of the virus. Continue reading...
Tags: World news, Australia news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Queensland, New Zealand, Brisbane, Coronavirus


Tova O'Brien: my 'feral' interview with Covid-19 denier Jami-Lee Ross

Good journalists know balanced reporting is not as simple as providing both sides of the story. You have to squash falsehoodsLike the families of 1.14 million people worldwide, our family has lost people we love to Covid-19. They are people who would not have died were it not for this deadly, hyper-contagious virus. We are in a global pandemic that is at least 15 times more fatal than seasonal influenza.When people argue otherwise it puts more lives at risk; more families will mourn. Covid-19 co...
Tags: World news, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, New Zealand politics, Jami Lee Ross, Coronavirus, New Zealand election 2020, Tova O Brien


My 'feral' interview with Covid-19 denier Jami-Lee Ross didn't go as he planned | Tova O'Brien

Good journalists know balanced reporting is not as simple as providing both sides of the story. You have to squash falsehoodsLike the families of 1.14 million people worldwide, our family has lost people we love to Covid-19. They are people who would not have died were it not for this deadly, hyper-contagious virus. We are in a global pandemic that is at least 15 times more fatal than seasonal influenza.When people argue otherwise it puts more lives at risk; more families will mourn. Covid-19 co...
Tags: World news, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, New Zealand politics, Jami Lee Ross, Coronavirus, COVID, New Zealand election 2020, Tova O Brien


Universal mask wearing could save 130,000 US lives before March, mitigating the worst of this third coronavirus surge

President Donald Trump. AP Photo/Alex Brandon The US's total coronavirus deaths could surpass 511,000 by the end of February, according to a new University of Washington model. Nearly 130,000 of those lives could be saved if 95% of the country were to wear masks, the model found. Mask-wearing, the researchers wrote, could delay the need for lockdowns and mitigate the worst of the fall-winter surge. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Nearly 60% of Americans say they always ...
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Universal mask-wearing could save 130,000 US lives before March, mitigating the worst of this 3rd coronavirus surge

President Donald Trump. AP Photo/Alex Brandon The US's total coronavirus deaths could surpass 511,000 by the end of February, according to a new University of Washington model. Nearly 130,000 of those lives could be saved if 95% of the country wore masks, the model found. Mask-wearing, the researchers wrote, could delay the need for lockdowns and mitigate the worst of the fall-winter surge. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. More than 60% of Americans say they always wear ...
Tags: New York, Chris Christie, Science, London, News, Supreme Court, Australia, White House, US, Trends, United States, New York Times, New Jersey, The Times, New Zealand, Columbia University


Small bites: Wear a mask and eat at the same time with this inventive face covering

I keep encountering commentaries on when, and how, to use face masks at restaurants. Fairly obvious is wearing a mask when you walk in, while you wait, and until you’re seated. But…then what? Let us hope the staff is masked — and wearing shields as well. Ditto those laboring in the kitchen. And behind the bar. (If they’re not, this might not be where you want to have a meal!). But then, what to do while you dine? I’ve come upon numerous suggestions that you should keep the mask on between bites....
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Finland is the 'most sustainable' country, say expats

How 'green' is life in your work country?That's the question InterNations asked its network of expats.The United States ended 30th out of 60 countries. InterNations, the world's largest expat network, has delivered a global ranking with a twist. For the first time, it's asked its members to rate the environmental and sustainability qualities of their work countries. The best country for a sustainable life abroad: Finland. The worst: India. The U.S. lands exactly in the middle, at #30.The ranki...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Europe, Maps, UK, London, Sweden, Greece, Indonesia, Australia, France, China, Germany, Russia, Singapore, India


Yes, women's equality will come at the expense of some men — that's the point

Demonstrators take part in the Women's March in Manhattan in New York City, New York, U.S., January 20, 2018. Caitlin Ochs/Reuters A new report by the Pew Research Center shows 25% of men believe increased equality for women will come at their expense. They're exactly right, and that's the point. In order to equalize centuries of oppression of women, men will have to stop benefiting in life just for being men. Ashley Jordan is a feminist writer, speaker, activist, and organizer. This i...
Tags: Congress, US, America, Trends, Research, United States, New Zealand, Manhattan, Iceland, Pew Research Center, Reuters, World Economic Forum, Hollander, McKinsey Company, Jessica Valenti, New York City New York


Taiwan and New Zealand offer effective lessons to eliminate COVID-19

Both Taiwan and New Zealand have successfully eliminated COVID-19 with world-leading pandemic responses. By taking a particularly proactive approach, Taiwan's response was probably the most effective and least disruptive of any country's, researchers say.
Tags: Health, Taiwan, New Zealand


New Zealand-New South Wales air bubble could help bring top West Indies players to BBL

Players arriving in Sydney from New Zealand won't need to quarantine for 14 days and will be allowed to move freely
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Sydney, New Zealand, West Indies, New Zealand New South Wales


New Zealanders urged to be vigilant on long weekend as Covid app use falls

Use of contact tracing app has dropped ahead of three-day holiday weekend being seen as ‘rehearsal’ for ChristmasCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs New Zealanders prepare for holiday long weekend the government is imploring Kiwis to remain vigilant in the face of Covid-19 after an infected man walked into a popular Auckland pub last week.The Labour weekend is spent by many travelling to holiday hotspots around the country. However, with the use of the government’s Cov...
Tags: World news, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Auckland, Kiwis, Coronavirus


2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross: New Styling Cues Make it Look Less Like a Pontiac Aztek

You’ll see the 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross that is slated to roll into showrooms early next year has shed the bloated look that was somewhat reminiscent of an old gym shoe. The exterior design of this new Eclipse Cross is more akin to a pair of Nike Air Force 1s. It has a slimmer, sportier look, a more refined interior, and better tech. 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Powertrain Those are all positives, but the automaker primarily touts the eco-friendliness of this new Eclipse Cross, alt...
Tags: Texas, Australia, New Zealand, Autos, Mitsubishi, Sears, Austin Texas, Pontiac Aztek, Nike Air Force, CVT, Mitsubishi Motors, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, Car News, AWC, MIVEC, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross


First Impressions From New iPhone 12 and 12 Pro Owners

It's already Friday, October 23, in Australia and New Zealand, which means some customers who purchased an iPhone 12 or 12 Pro already have their new devices in hand. We've seen dozens of reviews of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro from media sites, but now first impressions from regular Apple customers are available. Image via MacRumors reader New ‌iPhone 12‌ and 12 Pro owners are sharing their opinions of the device on the MacRumors forums, and for those awaiting their own new iPhone or c...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Australia, Vodafone, New Zealand, Pacific Blue, Iphone 11 Pro, Iphone 12, Boardiesboi, Kewal


Westpac to stop taking cheques by mid 2021

Westpac is to stop accepting cheques after June 25 next year.The bank signalled it would make the move in May and today announced the final cut-off date.Gina Dellabarca, Westpac New Zealand general manager of consumer banking... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New Zealand, Westpac, Gina Dellabarca Westpac


First iPhone 12 and 12 Pro Orders Arriving to Customers in New Zealand and Australia

Apple customers in Australia and New Zealand are always the first to get their hands on new devices on launch day because of differences in time zones, and the 2020 iPhone models are now arriving in those countries. Image via Instagram, from a new iPhone 12 Pro owner in New Zealand It's Friday morning in Australia and New Zealand, and customers who pre-ordered an iPhone 12 or 12 Pro are beginning to receive their shipments. New device photos and videos and images of lines are popping up on Y...
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Azhar Ali set to lose Test captaincy

ESPNcricinfo understands the change is likely to happen as early as Pakistan's upcoming tour of New Zealand in Decembe
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Pakistan, New Zealand, Azhar Ali