How convoy protestors are setting up for the long haul in Wellington

The convoy protest outside Parliament has been going for 10 days. Protestors have put out a statement saying they won’t leave until the entire Covid-19 protection framework, including the traffic light system and all mandates, is gone. Now knowing they're in for the long haul, Re: met up with a protestor who showed us around. How does someone think ass eating is hot? | Horny on Main We ask the anti-mandate convoy why they're protesting

Anti-vaccine-mandate protesters occupy Parliament: a timeline of the last 3 days

Over Waitangi weekend, thousands of people from all over the country against the Covid-19 vaccine mandate began a convoy towards Wellington to occupy Parliament. Since then, they’ve set up an illegal tent city on Parliament lawns, completely blocked off multiple Wellington streets, threatened journalists with execution, and so far 120 have been arrested by Police. Here’s a timeline of what you need to know.

Turns out Tonga’s internet outage can be fixed by Elon Musk’s Starlink satellites

After being asked to help restore Tonga’s internet, Elon Musk has come through. The eruption of Hunga Tonga–Hunga Haʻapai, an underwater volcano, on January 15, triggered tsunami waves across the Pacific. The eruption covered islands in ash, cut off power and severed communications as the main undersea communications cable was disrupted. Since then, Tonga has been without a stable internet connection for 27 days.

Nitrogen fertiliser makes us money, but survey shows NZ’ers don’t think it's worth it

The growth of Aotearoa’s dairy industry has largely been driven by the use of fertilisers such as synthetic nitrogen fertiliser, which is used to grow enough grass to feed the country’s six million cows. But the fertiliser has raised concerns among organisations such as Greenpeace as it has been linked to toxic algae that destroys the habitat of freshwater species and higher rates of colon cancer. A recent survey conducted by Greenpeace found that more than half of New Zealanders want to see t

How the Kellogg’s strike affects our Corn Flakes in NZ

From Corn Flakes to Nutri-Grain and Coco Pops, New Zealand supermarkets are filled with Kellogg’s products. But the food manufacturer has come under fire after it decided to replace 1400 striking workers in the United States last week. This decision set off an online movement calling for a boycott of Kellogg's products and a flood of fake job applications. We have Kellogg’s products in New Zealand, so what does this mean for our Corn Flakes? The bulk of the Kellogg's products sold in New Zea

Why changing sex on your birth certificate matters

Parliament unanimously passed the Births, Deaths, Marriages and Relationships Registration Bill yesterday, making it easier for trans and gender diverse people to change their sex on legal documents. For New Zealand’s trans and gender diverse communities, this marks a huge step forward for trans rights in Aotearoa. When George Fowler found out the bill had been passed, he says he felt “a huge sense of relief”. “I was really, really stoked. I felt a lot more hopeful.” For the past six months,

Why new Covid-19 antiviral drugs are not a replacement for the vaccine

The Government has purchased 120,000 courses of two antiviral medications for treating Covid-19. But what is antiviral medication, how does it work, and do you still need to get the vaccine? In our fight against Covid-19, we have used a range of tools to slow the spread of the virus and reduce its harm. Some of these prevent infections and the spread of the virus like social distancing, mask use and vaccines. Others treat people who are already infected with coronavirus. In public health, pre

Aroha in the moana: Meet NZ’s cutest freediving couple

Reremoana (Te Ātihaunui a Pāpārangi, Te Aitanga a Hauiti) and Dion (Ngāti Porou) have built their love along the seabed of Tairāwhiti/Gisborne. The pair’s relationship flourished out of a mutual love of freediving, the practise of diving using only your breath - either for exploration, or kohinga kai (collecting kaimoana). Their connection with the moana has only deepened alongside their growing whānau. Take a dive with them as they explore their relationship with themselves and the moana. Th
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