Politics

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: $36 million of MIQ bills not issued due to ‘incomplete or inaccurate’ data

The Government’s old error-prone MIQ billing system has led to a failure to issue and collect more than $36 million in fees. Newstalk ZB can reveal invoices for close to 14,400 people weren’t issued due to “incomplete or inaccurate [MIQ] data” – this is despite these people having left managed isolation months ago. There are […]

Business

Briscoe Group expects $46 million half-year profit as sales increase post Covid lockdown

Homeware and sporting goods retailer Briscoe Group is forecasting a half-year net profit of $46 million, up 64 per cent, following a boost in sales for the 26 weeks to August. Briscoe today reported unaudited sales of $358.4m for the first half, up 22.58 per cent, on the $292.4m for the same period a year […]

World News

$5.3 million Lotto winner was watching Rugby Sevens final while checking ticket

As the nation celebrated a gold medal win on Saturday night, a lucky woman from Canterbury was celebrating a win of her own after finding out she had won the Lotto jackpot of $5.3 million. The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, was sitting down to watch the women’s Sevens final on Saturday evening when […]

Business

Emirates delivers 1 million doses of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccines to New Zealand

Emirates has delivered one million doses of Covid-19 vaccines to New Zealand since the beginning of the year as it nears 100 million deliveries around the world. Since January , Emirates SkyCargo has moved around 75 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines to more than 50 destinations around the world. The cargo carrier has also transported […]

World News

New $46.5 million housing and health care project designed to help Denver’s homeless community – The Denver Post

The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless hopes to better serve people living on the streets in Denver through a new $46.5 million housing project designed to provide affordable living and a safe place to recover after being discharged from the hospital. “Denver desperately needs this housing and recuperative care site,” Denver Mayor Michael Hancock said […]

World News

$22.5 million Lotto jackpot struck for lucky Christchurch person

A lucky Christchurch person has won the $22.5 million Lotto jackpot tonight – the largest prize won by a single player in 12 months. The winning ticket for the Powerball First Division was bought at MyLotto store in Christchurch. The winning ticket is made up of $22m from Powerball First Division and $500,000 from Lotto First […]

Politics

COVID-19: 2.6 million jabs given to 2.3 million people – but UK is warned vaccine ‘not a free pass’ to ignore rules

More than 2.6 million coronavirus vaccine doses have been given to almost 2.3 million people, the health secretary has said, as an NHS boss warned the jab is “not a free pass” to ignore national guidance. Matt Hancock told a Downing Street news conference that the government was on track to achieve its pledge of […]

Business

1.4 million seek unemployment aid as coronavirus surges in South, West

WASHINGTON — The number of people who filed new unemployment claims in Colorado ticked up slightly last week, the third straight week of increases after three weeks of decline when the state’s economy appeared to be finding a footing for a comeback amid the pandemic. Even amid the volatility, there are small signs the number […]