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August 12, 2022 05:57 UTC
There will be a lot of nervous rugby fans heading into this weekend. The All Blacks have their redemption test match against the Dpringboks on Sunday morning. But all week, there has been an enormous amount of scrutiny and criticism of the team. Most of it is directed at coach Ian Foster, with pundits warning this could his last match. Sports psychologist Gary Hermansson joined Kate Hawkesby to discuss the impact this criticism may have.
August 12, 2022 04:55 UTC
These falls are now showing up in both consumer price monitoring as well as today's producer price data. The Mexican central bank has pushed through a +75 bps official interest rate increase to 8.5% in the face of 8.2% inflation. Global container shipping freight rates fell faster last week, down -3% in a week, and the 24th consecutive weekly decrease. The UST 10yr yield starts today at 2.88% and +10 bps higher than this time yesterday. A higher exchange rate will help in our fight against imported inflation.
August 12, 2022 04:43 UTC
Jacinda Ardern says Labour has 'acted in good faith' towards MP Dr Gaurav Sharma. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has disputed allegations from MP Dr Gaurav Sharma, saying she has not seen any bullying. Chris McKeen/Stuff Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says Labour has offered support and help to MP Gaurav Sharma following his allegations. Tom Lee/Stuff Management at Avalon Medical, Gaurav Sharma's former workplace, were unavailable to speak to Stuff on Friday. Gaurav Sharma goes to groundSharma has not responded to requests for comment.
August 12, 2022 04:12 UTC
Wastewater analysis has accurately tracked how Delta and then Omicron variants have afflicted New Zealand. Photo / 123rf, FileWastewater analysis has accurately tracked how Delta and then Omicron variants have afflicted New Zealand. Photo / 123rf, FileThe BA.4 and BA.5 variants of Omicron have conquered Dunedin. The largest outbreak of cases experienced so far was the initial Omicron wave, but the current explosion of cases across New Zealand has been driven by the emergence of several subvariants of Omicron, mainly BA.2, BA.4 and BA.5. In early July, BA.4 and .5 overtook the BA.2 variant of Omicron to become the dominant strain, and BA.4 and BA.5 have since become the cause of more than 90 per cent of infections.
August 12, 2022 02:39 UTC
Taylor has revealed, in Ross Taylor Black & White, that he was a victim of casual racism and inappropriate comments around race during his iconic cricket career. During the editing process for Ross Taylor Black & White, co-written by Paul Thomas, Taylor removed some stories involving racist comments for two reasons. Ross Taylor celebrates a century against England. "We've moved on a lot that I can even talk about, I think," Taylor said in the interview. New Zealand Cricket said initiatives were under way in this area and Taylor, with his experience, was involved in these.
August 12, 2022 02:36 UTC
Video / NZ HeraldThere are 4126 new Covid cases in the community today as the number of patients in hospital with the virus continues to trend downwards. There is now a total of 32,055 active Covid cases in New Zealand. The second Omicron wave continues to recede with community cases, hospitalisations and deaths all falling this week. The seven-day rolling average of cases is now at 4750, down from last Thursday when it was 6142. Yesterday, those in hospital with Covid also fell, with 571 people in wards across the country, including 13 who received intensive care treatment.
August 12, 2022 02:35 UTC
Video / NZ HeraldLabour backbencher Gaurav Sharma has been blasted as ill-disciplined by a former Labour MP, who says she was "appalled" at his "mouthing off in the media". Sharma took aim at Parliamentary Service, the party whips' offices and leaders, saying bullying was "rampant". I am appalled by you [SIC] ill discipline in mouthing off in the media (current PSA organiser and former Labour MP)," Fenton wrote. Photo / FacebookOn Thursday night, Parliamentary Service and Labour's chief whip Duncan Webb referred to an employment matter concerning Sharma. Parliamentary Service chief executive Rafael Gonzalez-Montero revealed they had been working through "employment matters" involving Sharma.
August 12, 2022 02:04 UTC
National deputy leader Nicola Willis on what advice she has given to Sam Uffindell, and her reaction to the photos of his student flat in Dunedin. Video / NZ HeraldNational deputy leader Nicola Willis on what advice she has given to Sam Uffindell, and her reaction to the photos of his student flat in Dunedin. Video / NZ HeraldNational's leaders have condemned the apparent hanging of women's underwear as trophies in the former Dunedin flat of under-fire MP Sam Uffindell. The ODT yesterday spoke to several of Uffindell's former teammates who played for the Dunedin Rugby Club alongside him in 2005. National MP for Tauranga Sam Uffindell.
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August 12, 2022 01:58 UTC
(File photo)There are 4126 new reported community cases of Covid-19 in Aoteaora on Friday, the Ministry of Health says. The seven-day rolling average of community case numbers today is 4581, down from 5812 last Friday. The seven-day rolling average of hospitalisations is 609, down from 721 last Friday. The ministry reports there are 32,055 active cases of Covid-19 today, which are cases identified in the last week and not yet considered recovered. There were also 31 paediatric first doses and 104 paediatric second doses delivered yesterday.
August 12, 2022 01:40 UTC
newsletterResponding to a former Labour MP who said they were appalled at his ill-discipline in going to the media, Gaurav Sharma said he’d made multiple complaints over the last 18 months, writes Anna Rawhiti-Connell in The Bulletin. MP alleges there is a “rampant culture of bullying” in parliamentYesterday afternoon, Labour MP for Hamilton West, Gaurav Sharma published what has been described as an “extraordinary” opinion piece in the Herald. Labour colleagues blindsided, whip confirms employment matters being worked throughIt’s “extraordinary” because of the nature of the allegations and the offices and people Sharma has cited. Labour MP for Papakura Anahila Kanongata’a-Suisuiki said the column had come as a complete surprise. Parliamentary Service chief executive Rafael Gonzalez-Montero dismissed the allegations that the service worked with parties to disrupt complaints processes.
August 12, 2022 01:33 UTC
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August 12, 2022 01:10 UTC
House prices have dropped 10.9% from their peak in November last year, and are now lower than they were a year ago, according to the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand's House Price Index (HPI) for July. It is particularly notable that most districts are showing price declines compared to 12 months ago and most of those that are not showing annual price declines are showing declines over three months. That suggests differences between places like Wellington, where price declines have been steep and prolonged, and Christchurch where prices have been more resilient, are mainly timing differences, with prices in places such as Christchurch taking longer to start falling. However the trend for falling prices is now clearly evident nationwide, with the few places such as Queenstown-Lakes where prices have been more buoyant now also more likely to start showing price declines over the next few months. REINZ House Price Index - July 2022
August 12, 2022 00:50 UTC
Korowai Manaaki, the youth justice residence in Auckland. Youth justice residence Te Au rere a te Tonga in Palmerston North. "They really need protection rather than pursuing a criminal justice route for them ... it's really time New Zealand made that change." A mural alongside the basketball court at the Korowai Manaaki youth justice residence in Auckland. Meaning it's just not fair or just to hold them criminally liable at such a young age."
August 12, 2022 00:35 UTC
If the party is able to forgive Sam Uffindell, then perhaps it’s also time for bipartisan efforts to make the justice system itself more forgiving, particularly when it affects children. The attackers in the Uffindell case were also lucky enough to avoid the justice system. This is significant because if you enter the justice system as a child (aged under 18 according to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child) it is remarkably difficult to get out. New Zealand out of stepThere are many ways to reform the justice system for children. Major reform of the justice system for children is long overdue.
August 12, 2022 00:01 UTC