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Archive for April, 2020

On Exceptions For Tourism, And On The Quest For A Covid-19 Vaccine

Article – Gordon Campbell

As David Foster Wallace famously pointed out, each of us regard our own precious selves as the realest, most vivid and important persons in the universe : Read more »

New Mosgiel Pool – Site Announcement And Start Of The Tender Process

Press Release – Dunedin City Council

The Dunedin City Council announced today that the new Mosgiel pool will be built on land adjacent to the current pool site at the western end of Memorial Park. Read more »

BNZ Strengthens Regional Support With 17 New Head Of Region Roles

Press Release – BNZ

Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) has announced 17 new Heads of Region roles to support communities around the country and strengthen its regional presence. Read more »

NZ Music Month’s 20th Anniversary Kicks Off

Press Release – 818 Entertainment

Today marks the first day of Aotearoa’s iconic month-long NZ Music Month celebrations. Read more »

Investigators From Kiwi Science Alliance Tackling COVID-19 With New Research Projects

Press Release – One Health Aotearoa

A global pandemic like COVID-19 was a matter of ‘when not if’ according to a diverse group of Kiwi scientists who formed an alliance almost a decade ago in anticipation for such an eventuality. Read more »

Dunedin Railways Workers Propose Positive Solutions To Prevent Closure

Press Release – Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Workers at Dunedin Railways Limited (DRL) have put forward a proposal to reinvigorate the company, retaining the iconic Taieri Gorge Railway and saving up to 70 jobs. Read more »

The Latest On Potential COVID-19 Treatments – Expert Reaction

Press Release – Science Media Centre

The US is considering fast-tracking the antiviral drug remdesivir for use in treating COVID-19 patients.

However, two studies announced today give conflicting results on the drug’s effectiveness. Meanwhile the pool of evidence around other potential treatments, including the much-touted hydroxychorloquine, continues to grow. Read more »

Investigators From Kiwi Science Alliance Tackling COVID-19 With New Research Projects

Press Release – One Health Aotearoa

A global pandemic like COVID-19 was a matter of ‘when not if’ according to a diverse group of Kiwi scientists who formed an alliance almost a decade ago in anticipation for such an eventuality. Read more »

Unusual COVID-19 Symptoms – Expert Reaction

Press Release – Science Media Centre

The Ministry of Health has updated its definition of COVID-19 symptoms to include a loss of smell.

New suspected symptoms continue to be reported across the world, Read more »

Health Effects Of Cold Homes During Level 3 Lock Down

Press Release – Azwood Energy

We’ve all heard that a warm, dry home is a healthy home, but how warm does it need to be, especially when we’re spending most of our time at home? How warm are New Zealand homes, generally? How can living in a cold indoor environment affect your health? Below what temperature are adverse health effects likely? We have looked at the most recent research to find the answers to these questions. Read more »

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