STUFF The Government will push ahead with Three Waters reform despite considerable opposition. Video first published on October 27, 2021. Aucklanders appear to back Auckland Council’s opposition to the Government’s proposed Three Waters reforms , independent polling and the results of council consultation have found. The council undertook the study, saying it wanted to ensure the region’s views on the creation of a single entity for water issues were represented when its working group reports back to Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta later in February. More than 3450 submissions were received by the council, of which 77 per cent supported the council’s position that any new entity should be kept accountable to the public through elected council representatives. More than 2000 people were also independently polled, with 67 per cent of respondents also supporting the council’s position. READ MORE: Govt can’t ignore ‘firestorm of public opposition’ … [Read more...] about Three Waters reforms: Aucklanders back council opposition to plans, survey shows
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Speaking at a news conference Saturday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Russia would have to carpet-bomb the Ukrainian capital and kill its residents to take the city. Meanwhile, the Russian troops are attempting to encircle Kyiv further, fighting against heavy resistance in the west and the north of the city. And after twelve days of siege, the strategic southern Ukrainian port city of Mariupol is without water, gas, electricity or communications, and people were seen fighting for food in recent days. The situation is "almost desperate", warned Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). The number of civilians killed during the siege of Mariupol reached 1,582, and some of the casualties had to be buried in mass graves. Local authorities fear that the actual number might be much higher. 03.12.2022 09:24 Saturday's main developments: The worst of the fighting overnight took place in Irpin, Mykolaiv and Sumy, according to the General Staff of the … [Read more...] about Ukraine war: Kyiv would only fall ‘if carpet bombed’ by Russia, Zelenskyy says
Published 21 May Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Related Topics Australia election 2022 Three years after a "miracle" victory, Scott Morrison's tenure as Australian Prime Minister and coalition leader is over. After his personal unpopularity dominated the campaign, Mr Morrison led his Liberal-National government to a significant election defeat in Saturday's general election. Mr Morrison kept his seat, but many of his party allies lost theirs. Speaking after calling rival Anthony Albanese to concede defeat, Mr Morrison said he accepted responsibility for the government's losses - and its wins - and would step down as leader. But Mr Morrison - nicknamed ScoMo - wasn't always considered a liability, building a reputation as a survivor and a shrewd political tactician before he ascended to the top job in 2018. Rise to the top The son of a police … [Read more...] about Australia election: What went wrong for Scott Morrison?
A miracle pill which is claimed to cure hangovers has been launched in the UK, helping Brits get back on their feet after a night out. Experts say the new pill, which is taken before you drink, stops the body absorbing alcohol, protecting you from a hangover for the next 12 hours. Called Myrkl, it’s a mix of probiotics and made from the human body’s own natural bacteria. Grimsby Live reported . Combined with amino acid, L-Cysteine and Vitamin B12 the trio work together to help breakdown alcohol’s toxic by-products into carbon dioxide and water. Researchers have demonstrated that people who drank two glasses of wine after taking the pill, which costs £1, had on average 50 per cent less alcohol in their blood after 30 minutes. After an hour this rose to 70 per cent. Myrkl, the miracle hangover pill that was developed by Swedish medical company De Faire Medical. ( Image: Myrkl) The pill took three decades to develop by Swedish medical company De Faire … [Read more...] about New £1 pill ‘that prevents hangovers’ launches in UK after 30 years of research
Despite Moscow's attempts to stem any dissent against its invasion of Ukraine, some Russians are continuing to protest -- even if it means facing draconian punishment for the most benign acts of opposition. Some have paid a heavy price for their acts of protest. In the early days of the war in February, authorities moved quickly to quash demonstrations, arresting people who marched or even held blank signs, balloons in the colours of the Ukrainian flag, or other oblique references to the conflict. Critical media outlets were shut down as the government sought to control the narrative. Political opponents were singled out by President Vladimir Putin or commentators on state-run TV. Russia cracks down on independent media during Ukraine invasion Russia's brain drain: War with Ukraine prompts tens of thousands to flee abroad Lawmakers rubber-stamped measures that outlawed the spread of "false information" about what the Kremlin called a "special … [Read more...] about Russians defy crackdown to find small ways of protesting Ukraine war
Published 7 minutes ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Following the shock resignation of former Chancellor Rishi Sunak, his replacement Nadhim Zahawi has said he and Prime Minister Boris Johnson want to "rebuild the economy" and get soaring inflation under control. Mr Zahawi said "nothing is off the table" in terms of cutting taxes. What are some of the options open to the new Chancellor to make good on those plans? 1. Cut VAT Mr Zahawi has said he wants to do two things: cut taxes and "bear down" on inflation. Those are not usually happy bedfellows. Cutting taxes puts more money into the economy, which drives prices up - so how can he walk this line? A temporary cut in VAT - the tax paid when buying goods and services - from 20% to 17.5%, say, would lower the price of goods and services in the basket used to calculate inflation - taxes would get cut, and … [Read more...] about Four ways Nadhim Zahawi may try to boost the economy
Pāpāmoa residents are frustrated by freedom campers overstaying in a beachside reserve carpark. The campers are taking up most of the available parking space at the Taylor Reserve carpark in Pāpāmoa East, according to resident Jayne Darby. Darby said the campers leave their belongings around which included car tyres, timber and bongs for drug smoking.Darby regularly uses the carpark when walking her dog and said on her last visit there were eight vehicles using the carpark for camping. READ MORE: Auckland Council proposes new freedom camping bylaws for region Golden Bay business owners angry at 'naive' decision to close freedom camping sites Fears of 'trailer park' at north Auckland beach as freedom camping bylaw looms One was a large bus style campervan taking up two spaces which left very little space for other people wanting to use the carpark, she said. “They took over the majority of the car park that day. It just makes it hard for everybody else,” said … [Read more...] about ‘We’re actually really nice people’: Maligned Pāpāmoa freedom campers say they’re trying to combat cost of living