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Why NZ could be in for another unusually hot summer

New Zealand could be on track for another unusually hot summer, with a top climate scientist already calling the arrival of a "humdinger" La Niña system, along with likely balmy seas.Professor Jim Salinger said it was possible a...

Source: - National | 20 Sep 2020 | 4:52 pm

Act leader David Seymour rejects bishops' euthanasia claims

By RNZ The Act Party is urging religious leaders who object to the End of Life Choice Act to respect the choices of others.Catholic Bishops released an election statement this week opposing the Act, which would give people with...

Source: - National | 20 Sep 2020 | 4:19 pm

Battle for surrogate son leaves parents broken-hearted

By RNZ The parents of a 6-year-old boy born to a surrogate mother in China and embroiled in an immigration battle are set to be reunited with their son.They applied twice for their boy to join them in New Zealand and once for...

Source: - National | 20 Sep 2020 | 4:10 pm

Herald afternoon quiz: September 20

Test your brains with the Herald's afternoon quiz. Be sure to check back on for the morning quiz tomorrow. To challenge yourself with more quizzes, CLICK HERE.

Source: - National | 20 Sep 2020 | 3:00 pm

Covid 19 coronavirus: Unusually long virus incubation period rare but possible, expert says

An expert says New Zealand should consider reviewing how long incoming travellers are quarantined for following revelations that a man tested positive for Covid-19 days after completing two weeks of managed isolation. Epidemiologist...

Source: - National | 20 Sep 2020 | 1:58 pm

Election 2020: Judith Collins in 'bittersweet' campaign launch, attacks Labour as 'erratic' and 'lazy'

National Party leader Judith Collins has finally launched her party's campaign today - but the lead-up was blighted by a torpedo from Labour. National's original planned campaign launch had to be cancelled after the second outbreak...

Source: - National | 20 Sep 2020 | 1:20 pm

Preschool poverty: Kids turning up with no food or shoes

A young girl saved her sandwich crusts from daycare and wrapped them up to take home to her mummy - just one of the desperate measures families are taking as they struggle to make ends meet due the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.Other...

Source: - National | 20 Sep 2020 | 1:13 pm

Covid 19 coronavirus: Two new cases in community not linked to Auckland cluster, including child at primary school

A man who tested positive days after leaving managed isolation with two negative results has now passed it on to two people in his household.One of the people he infected is a child at a primary school in Auckland's Mt Roskill,...

Source: - National | 20 Sep 2020 | 11:57 am

Scientists launch major study into mineral's potential health risk

Auckland scientists have launched a multi-million dollar study to gauge the potential public health threat of a mineral linked with cancer and lung diseases more commonly caused by asbestos.A four-year project, just funded by the...

Source: - National | 20 Sep 2020 | 11:56 am

Election 2020: Māori Party's health policy - Addressing 'the inconvenient truth'

Five billion dollars of New Zealand's current health budget would be redirected by a new Māori Health Funding Authority group, under a new Māori Party policy.That's 20 per cent of the 2019/20 Budget. Māori Party...

Source: - National | 20 Sep 2020 | 11:48 am



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