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Auckland drought: Water levels hit lowest in 25 years

Auckland continues to struggle with drought despite being drenched with rain at the weekend. The water level is low in the creek leading into Upper Nihotupu Dam in the Waitākere ranges. Photo: Supplied / Watercare Water storage levels dipped below 50 percent this month for the first time in 25 years. Watercare chief executive Raveen […]

Retail sales collapse during lockdown

Retail sales dropped nearly 80 percent in April, compared to the same month last year, as New Zealanders were in lockdown or level 3 Covid-19 restrictions. Photo: 123RF Retail NZ chief executive Greg Harford warns a wave of redundancies could hit the sector if the government doesn‘t step in and do more once the wage […]

Warriors on their own in Australia

Warriors skipper Roger Tuivasa-Sheck says he‘s prepared to be without his family for five months if need be to play in the National Rugby League again. Warriors leave Auckland Photo: PHOTOSPORT The squad flew out from Auckland yesterday after getting clearance to resume training ahead of a resumption of the competition at the end of […]

Kiwi aid worker in Bangladesh says next few weeks critical

A New Zealand aid worker based in the world‘s largest refugee camp is bracing for coronavirus to sweep through the settlement as the government is urged to step up its humanitarian response. Carl Adams at Bangladesh‘s Cox‘s Bazaar refugee camp. Photo: Supplied As country director for the international NGO Medair, Carl Adams is helping to […]

US women‘s football team‘s equal pay claims dismissed

The US women‘s football team players including Megan Rapinoe, centre, celebrate their World Cup title win. Photo: AFP The U.S. women‘s football team‘s claims for equal pay have been dismissed by a court, handing a victory to the United States Soccer Federation. Judge R. Gary Klausner of the United States District Court for the Central […]


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