The coronavirus is mutating, just like most viruses, but the effect isn't as pronounced as some headlines suggest
You may have seen headlines popping up during the pandemic that SARS-CoV-2 has split into "strains" that are more contagious, more virulent or even easier to vaccinate against. The reality is a little less cut and dried. full story
Auckland Transport will continue to run with strict health and safety guidelines
Auckland Transport will continue to run with strict health and safety guidelines full story
New Zealand confirms seven new coronavirus cases
New Zealand has confirmed seven new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, the country's health chief says. full story
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1881 - First woman Master of Arts in British Empire graduates
Helen Connon was the first woman in the British Empire to gain her Master of Arts degree. Her academic career started with edcuation in Dunedin, New Zealand. more...
1945 - The war is over! VJ Day
Japan's surrender following the atomic bombing ofHiroshima and Nagasaki ended the Second World War. More than 200,000 New Zealanders had served during the war and more than 11,500 had died. more...
1951 - Troopship Wahine wrecked en route to Korea
After three decades on the Lyttelton–Wellington ferry run, and service in two world wars, the TSS Wahine was chartered by the New Zealand government to transport Kayforce troops to the Korean War. Shortly after leaving Darwin the Wahine ran aground on Masela Island in the Arafura Sea, east of Timor. There were no fatalities but the ship became a total loss. more...
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Whether your function is mainly catering for an older crowd, or a younger group of people, Malcolm from Oamaru DJ & Pro Audio will serve up a smoothly mixed platter of hit music that’s bound to have you and your friends up on the dance floor, dancing the night away under the intelligent lighting system.
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