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Some pharmacies criticised for charging to print vaccine passes
The Pharmaceutical Society says it is disappointing some pharmacies are charging people who want their vaccine passes printed. 
© 2021 RadioNZ 5:42am 

Cyber criminals becoming more sophisticated - govt watchdog
The number of cybercrimes being reported is up but financial losses are down, according to new data from CERT NZ. 
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Auckland Council seeks forced sales of two properties to recoup massive $350,000 unpaid rates bill
The Auckland Council is going after a high-profile cafe owner's business and home after his refusal to pay a whopping $350,000 in rates - the city's largest outstanding rates bill. Information obtained by the Herald under the Local... 
© 2021 NZ Herald 5:41am 

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Covid 19 Delta: New Pfizer antiviral drug 'big step forward' Ardern says in fight against outbreak
A new drug to treat high-risk Covid-19 patients is a "big step forward" in the fight against the pandemic, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says. But an expert warns the "race is on" for regulatory body Medsafe to approve the new antiviral... 
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'It's a hellscape': The age of misinformation is here - can government close the rabbit hole?
Government documents reveal officials increasingly alarmed by the seriousness of threats - and grasping for ideas on how to address the problem. 
© 2021 Stuff.co.nz 5:02am 

Cat corpses piling up on farm beset by hordes of unwanted pets
Andrew Russell used to catch and kill 100 cats a year on his farm. He's had to kill more than 400 so far this year. 
© 2021 Stuff.co.nz 5:02am 

Woman fears for wellbeing of rest home residents after frustration over visits
She had a vaccine pass and a mask, but a new booking system meant the daughter of a 90-year-old retirement village resident was turned away. 
© 2021 Stuff.co.nz 5:02am 

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Double-vaccinated woman battles for weeks to get vaccine pass
The key to unlock a singer's My Vaccine Pass was found by the Feilding Health Centre. 
© 2021 Stuff.co.nz 5:02am 

There's something about Mary: The Otago woman who lives life in shades of pink
She owns a pink hot rod, pink Harley-Davidson and only wears clothes in different shades of pink, because as Mary Keith says: “Nobody looks at pink and cries.” 
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Principals, teachers more stressed and exhausted than last year - ERO survey
The pandemic is taking an increasingly heavy toll on school teachers and children, a survey has found. 
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Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Hamilton mum in denial - until she caught Covid
Hamilton mum Karina Haira thought she could beat Covid-19 when she first caught the virus. "I just thought, I can beat this. It's just the flu," said 37-year-old Haira, an active asthmatic who played a lot of sport. She has never... 
© 2021 NZ Herald 5:41am 

National reshuffle: Rising star is protege of only MP to defeat Ardern, as rejig losers lick wounds
Rising star of the National Party reshuffle, Erica Stanford, is a protege of the only politician who ever defeated Jacinda Ardern in a general election contest.But MPs who tumbled down the rankings in yesterday's rejig were not... 
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Government launches strategy to eliminate family and sexual violence in Aotearoa
The Government has launched a national strategy to eliminate family violence and sexual violence in Aotearoa. Police respond to a family harm incident every four minutes, and in the year to June 2021 there were an estimated 168,000... 
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Volunteers make offer on Kohimarama Forest in bid to save it from development
Anglican trust had pitched the sale of its 2.3ha forest at developers, but environmentalists hope they'll be able to keep it intact. 
© 2021 Stuff.co.nz 5:02am 

Covid-19: Aucklanders are seeing red, despite traffic light freedoms
Restrictions are eased, but the frustrations built up over months of Covid-19 lockdown are being expressed as aggression and in low-level crime. 
© 2021 Stuff.co.nz 5:02am 

Christchurch's popular Sparks concert will go ahead - but only for the vaccinated
The Sparks concert will go ahead next month, but other events organised by Christchurch City Council will still be canned due to Covid-19. 
© 2021 Stuff.co.nz 5:02am 

Pandemic's pressure on public service keenly felt
OPINION: It’s been all hands on deck for the Covid-19 response. What does this mean for core business, and policy reform? 
© 2021 Stuff.co.nz 5:02am 

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