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- Bell Gully goes after Covid tester
Top-tier law firm Bell Gully has applied to place a Covid-19 testing company linked to Australian man Kody Jenkins into liquidation.
- Taranaki iwi struggling to heat homes
A significant number of whānau from a Taranaki iwi are struggling to heat their homes and are living in the cold, says Ngāti Maru’s chief executive.
- Kiwibank is Govt’s obvious fix
The Government has a very simple lever it can pull if it thinks there’s a competition problem with banks.
- Pitch invaders condemned
Former All Black Israel Dagg is calling on Kiwi crowds to boo pitch invaders rather than cheer them after a Warriors NRL game in his home region was marred by at least a dozen people running across the ground.
- Queenstown Airport consulting on $350m expansion
Queenstown Airport will cater for the evolution to hydrogen and battery-powered aircraft as part of a $350million upgrade to its Frankton terminal grounds.
Cloud power Scientists have created a cloud device that can harvest clean electricity from the humidity in air. The fingernail-sized contraption, Air-gen, is made from a material filled with holes less than a thousandth of the width of a human hair. The nanopores make clean power by harvesting the energy from electrically-charged water in the air that passes through them. Essentially, the device harnesses the power in clouds that make lightning. Dr Jun Yao, the senior author from Massachusetts University, said: “What we’ve done is to create a human-built, small-scale cloud that produces electricity for us predictably and continuously so that we can harvest it.” The technique can be scaled up for use in numerous different environments.
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The Chow brothers’ property empire is in “better shape than many” to ride out the downturn and survive what for many developers are crippling finance costs, according to John Key.
- THE PREMIUM DEBATE Soft-on-crime Labour blamed
The mother of a teen injured at an illegal car meet is relieved after Bay of Plenty police impounded 12 cars and arrested three people in a street racer sting on Saturday night.
- Hospice says it won’t offer assisted dying
Rotorua Hospice is one of three in the Bay of Plenty that will not be offering assisted dying services when The End of Life Choice Act comes into force in November....
- Drug kingpin learnt from his father, court told
William Macfarlane Jnr learnt drug dealing from the best — his father....
- Delay for open banking ‘ridiculous’
Two years is a “ridiculously long” time to implement open banking and will cost consumers billions of dollars in excess banking fees, says long-time critic of banking profits Sam Stubbs....
He Puapua nothing to be afraid of
In September 2007, 144 countries adopted the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)....
- ‘I’ll stab you if
you don’t drive’
Woman who kidnapped men
during lockdown sentenced
A woman who kidnapped two men, threatened to kill both of them and forced one to drive from Cambridge to Rotorua before robbing him, has been sentenced....
- Class action against James Hardie
Blaming bad builders for a “menu” of leaky house problems has left a foul taste in the mouths of aggrieved homeowners, a court heard yesterday....
It was a single word, unflinchingly direct and utterly terrifying....
- YOUR LOCAL BUSINESS DIGESTHome co-ownership gets boost with credit union
BayTrust announced an investment of $2 million to support YouOwn’s co-ownership programme in the Bay of Plenty earlier this year....
A DECADE AFTER DISASTER
It’s a bleak, grey morning as Buddy Mikaere stands with his back turned, bracing against the wind. He is looking out to where Rena’s abandoned and barnacled wreck still lies — despite his relentless efforts to see it removed....
It is possible to imagine a world in which Malachi Subecz is still alive. The kind, adventurous, charming youngster, who was mad about dinosaurs and whose favourite movie was The Land Before Time, would be living with his maternal whānau in Wellington....