Colorado students: How has school been for you?

Reporter Jessica Seaman wants to hear about Colorado student experiences’ during the first half of the school year. Students returned to in-person classes this fall during the middle of a COVID-19 surge. How are you coping? Are you feeling pressure to perform well in classes and extracurriculars? What gives you joy? If you are willing to speak with us, please […]

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Covid 19 Delta outbreak: 178 new cases, one death as tens of thousands of stranded Kiwis prepare to come home

There are 178 new cases of Covid-19 across New Zealand and one virus-related death. According to the Ministry of Health, a patient in their 50s died at Auckland City Hospital yesterday afternoon – the country’s 41st Covid-19 death. The patient was admitted on 5 November 2021. There are two cases in Northland, 149 in Auckland, 16 in Waikato, nine in […]

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Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Vaccine booster shot rollout begins soon; PM keen for NZ to shift into new Covid framework

Cabinet has agreed to move Waikato to alert level 2 from midnight tomorrow – and the rollout of booster vaccination shots will start from November 29. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern made the announcements this afternoon, after Cabinet met to discuss the country’s Covid response. She also said there was a strong view from the Ministry of Health to move to […]

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Former Onslow College teacher Derek Neal says his ‘nice bum’ comment was a one-off. Ex-students allege otherwise

A Wellington teacher who pinched a girl’s bottom and told her she had a “nice bum” had a history of making sexual comments in class, former students claim. Former Onslow College teacher Derek Neal was censured by the Teaching Council’s Disciplinary Tribunal for serious misconduct following the incident, which happened at a student dinner. Neal, who has taught English, media […]

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Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Heckler forces PM Jacinda Ardern to abandon press conference in Northland

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has ended a press conference in Northland early after being heckled by at least two people – one of whom was claiming to be a journalist. Ardern and Māori-Crown relations Minister Kelvin Davis are in the region viewing the rollout of vaccinations, and were speaking to media this afternoon. Ardern was answering questions from reporters, saying […]

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Man dies after school van crashes near Moerewa

A person has died following a single-vehicle crash in Moerewa that involved a school bus. The bus, which did not have any children in at the time, crashed on Pokapu Rd, between Kaka Rd and Davis Rd, around 4:20pm today. The driver who was the vehicle’s sole occupant died at the scene. The road is reported to be down to […]

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Covid-19 Delta outbreak: 80 new cases in community

There are 80 new cases of Covid-19 in the community today and the South Island has recorded no further spread of the virus after its first positive case in a year was discovered this weekend. As of 10am, 34 of today’s cases had been linked – including 16 household contacts – and 46 remained unlinked, the Ministry of Health said. […]

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