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Kaiaua rescue: Dramatic moment as four plucked from water after boat sank on Waitangi weekend

Police have released dramatic footage of a Waitangi weekend rescue operation of four people left clinging to a pillow when their boat sunk. The gripping video posted on the police Facebook page begins with a desperate phone call on Saturday evening from a stricken boatie treading water in the Firth of Thames without a lifejacket. […]

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How NZ’s Covid 19 response led to dramatic drop in deaths last year

Covid-19 initially threatened to kill thousands of Kiwis last year – instead, New Zealand’s death rate finished up among its lowest in recent times. A new study has also shown how a marked drop in deaths which came with level 4 restrictions was followed by historically low rates well beyond lockdown. The Medical Research Institute […]

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Dramatic decline found in Western bumblebee populations

By Amy Joi O’Donoghue, The Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — A federal review of existing data unveils an alarming trend for the western bumblebee population, which has seen its numbers dwindle by as much as 93% in the last two decades. The find by the U.S. Geological Survey will help inform a species status […]