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What made a2 Milk great emerges as its Achilles heel – New Zealand Herald

The daigou trade channel to China will affect a2 Milk in the second half.

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Daigou – the very thing that made a2 Milk great – has become its Achilles heel as a result of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions in Melbourne.
More than $1.5 billion was at one stage wiped offa2 Milk’s market capitalisation after the company said its first-half revenue would drop because level 4 restrictions in Melbourne had affected its unofficial “daigou” sales.
Shares in the alternative milk and infant formula marketer last traded at $16.65, down $1.79 or 10 per cent from Friday’s close, follo…

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Live: Traffic bumper to bumper for many holidaymakers New Zealand-wide heading home – New Zealand Herald

Roads are getting busy as holidaymakers return from the long weekend break.

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Traffic is expected to be nose-to-tail along sections of State Highway 1 today as holidaymakers return home. Photo / Martin Sykes Traffic is at snail’s pace heading into Auckland with traffic banked up nearly 12km along a stretch of the main state highway this afternoon.
A motorist says traffic north of Putaruru in the South Waikato is bumper to bumper to Tirau. She says it took an hour to get to Pairere and traffic is still crawling to Cambridge.
Further south a serious crash temporarily closed…

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Covid-19 coronavirus: Oxford vaccine ‘will be ready by Christmas’ says professor leading the project – New Zealand Herald

Two phases of clinical trials have established the Oxford vaccine is safe.

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Adrian Hill (pictured), the professor leading the Oxford coronavirus vaccine programme, said patients could receive the jab by the end of the year. Photo / APMedics and high-risk patients are likely to receive Oxford’s Covid-19 before the end of the year, the professor leading the project said last night.
Adrian Hill said emergency approval would allow those most in need to receive the jab while the final trials are still under way.
Full authorisation would then follow, meaning the rest of the population…

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Woolworths sued for $1.4 million by woman who slipped on grape – New Zealand Herald

The nurse slipped on a grape, which she claims caused physical and psychological damage.

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Charlotte Louise Bobbett is suing Woolworths for more than $1.3 million. Photo / Facebook
A woman who slipped on a grape in a grocery store aisle of Woolworths is suing the supermarket giant for A$1.3 million ($1.4m).
Queensland nurse Charlotte Louise Bobbett, now 43, allegedly slipped on the grape at Woolworths Pacific Pines in the northern suburbs of the Gold Coast at 3pm on December 22, 2015.
Bobbett filed a claim against Woolworths Group Ltd for alleged negligence or breach of contract in the…

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