Sacred Heart the winners in inaugural Chiefs Manawa Girls First XV Competition

VANESSA LAURIE/Stuff Keighley Simpson, number 12, kicking a conversion for Sacred Heart Girls’ College Sacred Heart Girls’ College and New Plymouth Girls’ High School squared off in a cross-town clash on Wednesday. The match, on Sacred Heart’s home turf, was part of the inaugural Chiefs Manawa Girls First XV Competition, which includes teams from New … Read more

DHB considers prefab options while Hutt Hospital block gets strengthened

Prefabricated wooden buildings are being considered as a temporary replacement for the quake prone Hutt Hospital. File photo: Hutt Hospital Photo: RNZ / Dom Thomas An updated seismic assessment of the Heretaunga Block last week revealed it is only the concrete cladding that is quake-prone, but its seismic rating is still 15 percent of new … Read more

UN pushes government to compensate former state ward Malcolm Richards for torture

The United Nations committee against torture has urged the government to compensate a former patient of the Lake Alice psychiatric hospital. Lake Alice psychiatric hospital survivor Malcolm Richards says justice was denied victims. Photo: It found Hawke’s Bay man Malcolm Richards was tortured at the child and adolescent unit there in the 1970s. Richards was … Read more

Scheme giving pupils a taste of Stem possibilities

Know how to launch a rocket? How about lighting up a small city? Some of the world’s future problem-solvers are being developed at Papakaio School in rural North Otago. The school is signed up to the Wonder Project, a free programme designed to get young Kiwis excited about science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem). The … Read more

Preventable, Avoidable Diseases Are Still Putting Our Most Vulnerable Children In Hospital

Wednesday, 22 June 2022, 6:35 pmPress Release: Child Poverty Action Group Cure Kids’ annual State of Child Health Report released today confirmed very high rates of costly, yet often preventable, diseases in Aotearoa. Yet as a country we could protect children from these diseases with better policies. “Poor living conditions make our children much more … Read more

#GFN22: Asia Pacific Presents On Vaping Advocacy Success

Wednesday, 22 June 2022, 5:16 pmPress Release: CAPHRA At the recent Global Forum on Nicotine – #GFN22 – in Warsaw, Poland, the Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates (CAPHRA) made the case that regional advocacy works and is delivering remarkable results for vaping in Asia Pacific. With ‘Tobacco Harm Reduction – here for … Read more

Scoop – New Zealand News

Binoy Kampmark: Predictable Monstrosities: Priti Patel Approves Assange’s ExtraditionThe only shock about the UK Home Secretary’s decision regarding Julian Assange was that it did not come sooner. In April, Chief Magistrate Senior District Judge Paul Goldspring expressed the view that he was “duty-bound” to send the case to Priti Patel to decide on whether to … Read more

One (almost) down, one to go – Christchurch wastewater treatment plant work makes ‘great progress’

Contractors removing stench-creating material from Christchurch’s fire-damaged wastewater plant in Bromley look to be nearing the halfway point. The Christchurch City Council on Wednesday released a drone image showing one trickling filter near empty – the first of two to be cleared. The trickling filters were destroyed by a large fire on November 1. Since … Read more

Parliament convoy protest: Police seek identity of rioters

Police have released images of 15 people they want to identify as part of their investigation into the riot at Parliament Grounds in early March. Photo: NZ Police Hundreds of antivax and anti-mandate protesters occupied Parliament’s lawn for more than three weeks before being forcibly evicted on 2 March after lighting fires on the lawn. … Read more