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NZ Election 2020: Government’s opening of the books reveals some surprises – Newshub

How the Government has handled COVID-19 depends on who you ask.

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“That 7.8 percent is significantly better than the predictions made at Budget and I can recall standing in the Beehive being presented with numbers like 20 percent,” Robertson said on Wednesday. 
But it still represents more than 100,000 Kiwis about to lose their jobs, writ large on Wednesday with the announcement of 385 Air New Zealand cabin crew set to be made redundant by Christmas.
“That is a significant issue for those people. It is very tough when you lose your job, particularly in circu…

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Up to 12 injured in crash on SH 5, Bay of Plenty – police – Stuff.co.nz

Road reopens northeast of Taupō after three car crash.

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Police say at least 12 people have been injured in a crash on State Highway 5 in Ohaaki, northeast of Taup.
The crash involved three cars and the status of those injured ranges from moderate to serious.
The crash occurred shortly before 11am south of Ohaaki Road.
Earlier, St Johns said two people were treated by ambulance, one with moderate injuries and one with minor injuries. Police said also those injured were taken to Rotorua Hospital.
Diversions were in place at the road off State Highway…

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Family of man killed after trailer detaches from van says ‘no-one to blame’ – Stuff.co.nz

The son of Akaroa cruise boat captain Julian Yates says his dad was more than just his dad, he was his “best friend and number one companion in life”.

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Julian Yates was on his way to see his mother when a trailer loaded with glass panels detached from a van and smashed into his vehicle.
The popular 52-year-old cruise boat captain and father-of-two from Akaroa, on Canterburys Banks Peninsula, died instantly.
Emergency services were called to the three-vehicle crash on State Highway 7 (Weka Pass Rd) in Hurunui, North Canterbury, at 12.10pm on Friday.
Stuff understands Tim Miller was driving the van along State Highway 7 when the trailer detached…

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NASA ‘exciting new’ moon discovery: Start time, how to listen in – CNET

The space agency will unveil a new Moon-related find.

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A brilliant full moon rises at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida in 2017.
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Buckle up for “an exciting new discovery about the moon.” NASA teased an upcoming teleconference to share results from its Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (Sofia), an airplane equipped with a telescope. “This new discovery contributes to NASA’s efforts to learn about the moon in support of deep space exploration,” the agency said in a statement Wednesday.  
NASA isn’t dropping many details…

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