SH1 closed south of Foxton due to crash

Police are urging motorists to avoid State Highway 1 south of Foxton following a crash on the Manawatū River bridge. Photo: 123RF Police say the road is blocked and warn motorists they should expect lengthy delays. In a statement, Police said a crash on the bridge over the Manuwatu River was reported shortly after 3pm. … Read more

MidCentral DHB COVID-19 Update | Scoop News

Friday, 28 January 2022, 2:47 pmPress Release: MidCentral District Health Board A positive case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Palmerston North. This case is not a known contact of the existing active cases in the MidCentral rohe and public health investigations are underway into the source of the transmission. This brings the total number … Read more

New State Of The Art Healthcare Facility Announced For Manawatū

Friday, 28 January 2022, 2:09 pmPress Release: Central Healthcare A new Manawatū owned and operated world-class healthcare facility has been announced by a group of senior doctors, who are focused on improving access to quality healthcare for people living in their region. The senior doctors from Manawatū, under the entity Central Healthcare Ltd, today launched … Read more

More Than 1.2 Million Boosters Now Given; 105 Community Cases; 4 People In Hospital

Friday, 28 January 2022, 1:54 pmPress Release: Ministry of Health The West Coast has become the 17th DHB to fully vaccinate more than 90% of its residents with two doses. Yesterday 13,112 paediatric doses were administered, bringing the total to 137,301. A further 23,000 doses are booked in and 29% of 5 to 11 year … Read more

Christchurch’s record-holding roads revealed

The widest, narrowest, busiest, longest, shortest and newest streets in Christchurch have been revealed. Almost 4000 roads are owned by Christchurch City Council – 3938 to be exact – which stretch for combined 2439km. That’s greater than the distance from Cape Reinga to Bluff, which is a mere 2058km. Alphabetically speaking, the first street is Abberley Cres … Read more

Exercise Very Effective Against Covid – Landmark Study

Friday, 28 January 2022, 10:21 amPress Release: Make Lemonade Regular physical activity cuts the risk of dying from infectious diseases such as covid by 37 percent and reduces the chance of catching the virus by 31 per cent, according to new global research. The findings have already gone to the Scottish government and other governments … Read more

Soundsplash: Teen says 12 friends at weekend festival also tested positive for Covid-19

A teenager who tested positive after attending Soundsplash says 12 of her friends who were at the festival have also contracted the virus, while an Auckland scientist says it could be a superspreader event. Photo: 123RF Auckland high school student Emma went for a test on Tuesday, and found out the next morning she had … Read more