Some workers are flat-out refusing to get a vaccine.
"It will probably require the assistance of law enforcement."
Four-year-old Lydia has a rare birth defect where one leg is shorter than the other.
There is also a severe thunderstorm watch in place for areas of the South Island.
Remediation NZ stockpiled 20,000 tonnes of contaminated waste at its Uruti site.
Instead of abolishing the tax break entirely, the Govt is urged to consider allowing 50 pc deductibility.
"It doesn't matter what we do - if we get enough rainfall, you'll get red high-risk beaches."
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Andrew Speir has spent $15,000 obtaining a drug he has to pay to get administered.
"The way it has been done is probably not transparent."
A third worker at the Grand Millennium managed isolation facility has tested positive for the virus.
Terry Knight is growing several thousand agave plants to produce top-shelf tequila at Motupipi.
New Zealand may seem like a safe haven, but the ugly undertones of racism against Asians exist here too.
"We practice a crisis, we practice the communication, and they have to go hand-in-hand for a good outcome."
Up to 140mm of rain could fall and gales could be severe.
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Larissa Mueller and her trusty 11-year-old grey station bred Sprite had disadvantaged children top of mind at every turn.
Growing investment into alternative proteins is set to have far-reaching consequences for the agriculture industry.
The ceremony will last for 40 minutes on Sunday.
"Constantly blaming racism for the problems faced by Māori is wrong."