UNC ends conservative student-group event based on COVID-19 mask violations – The Denver Post

An event hosted by a conservative University of Northern Colorado student group was terminated Monday because of violations of the university’s mask policy during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to university officials. A student leader of Turning Point USA at University of Northern Colorado said a double standard employed by UNC allowed the evening to turn “rowdy” and “one step away […]

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Covid 19 coronavirus: No new cases in community, 7 in MIQ as health boss Ashley Bloomfield and Minister Peeni Henare unveil vaccine numbers

There are no new Covid-19 cases in the community, with seven cases detected in managed isolation facilities. Health authorities released the information shortly after 1pm, one day after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the opening of a travel bubble with Australia. The seven new cases included one person from the US, who arrived on March 22 on a direct flight […]

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Man who drowned off Northland beach may not have entered water if warning signs had been erected – Coroner

Far North District Council has been criticised for not having any safety warnings, or flotation devices, at a hazardous beach where a man died trying to save his children, who had got into trouble at Cable Bay. Coroner Mary-Anne Borrowdale found that soldier Wairongoa Clarence Renata, also known as known as Magoo or Tickety Boo, of Palmerston North, aged 54, […]

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Police officer Jamie Foster’s appeal over sex crimes against workmate at Northland motel dismissed

A police officer who was jailed for indecently assaulting and sexually violating his female workmate has failed to win an appeal against his conviction in court. Jamie Foster was found guilty by an Auckland jury last March. The constable’s court case followed an evening in early February 2019 where police officers were drinking heavily, including from a hollowed-out police baton, […]

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7.3m earthquake strikes near Te Araroa in North Island of New Zealand; land and marine tsunami warnings lifted

QUAKE LATEST* A 7.3 magnitude quake struck off New Zealand’s east coast at 2.27am* A tsunami warning was issued but residents can now return home* A marine warning has also been lifted* The quake was widely felt across the North Island and parts of the South Island* ‘Terrifying’, ‘Oh my god’, ‘Biggest one I’ve ever felt’: Residents said of the […]

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