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Vets say a nationwide shortage of staff, drought and uncertainty due to Covid-19 is pushing them to a breaking point. The shortage may increase pressure on farmers who may not be able to access a vet when necessary (file picture). Photo: 123RF Veterinary Association (NZVA) chief officer Helen Beattie said the country is between 50 …

After attending school virtually or semi-virtually for the past year, students in communities across Wisconsin said they found ways to cope with being away from teachers and friends but looked forward to getting back to regular in-person classes. Students also spoke in favor of more mental health services and mental health literacy. Feedback from 160 middle …

By Sarah Connor* Driving home one day, my head suddenly felt like it was on fire – as if melting from the inside out. I felt faint and my vision started to blur. Luckily I could pull over safely and wasn’t far from home. File photo. Photo: 123RF At 46, I was otherwise fit, happy …

A nationwide health technology study which focuses on the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders has been launched by New Zealand Health IT. File photo. Photo: 123rf Chief executive, Scott Arrol, said the study was not going to be another tech report that focuses on “bits and bytes” but rather one with New Zealanders as …

Close to 300 people have been arrested and charged in Samoa for breaches of the Covid-19 State of Emergency Orders which came into effect 21 March. Police Commissioner Fuiavailili Egon Keil has warned there will be more if people don’t heed the orders. The Samoa Observer newspaper reports The breaches range from overloading buses to …

Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave the latest update on the Covid-19 coronavirus today. Watch here: If you have symptoms of the coronavirus, call the NZ Covid-19 Healthline on 0800 358 5453 (+64 9 358 5453 for international SIMs) or call your GP – don’t show up at a medical …

Despite being physically isolated from friends or family during the lockdown, people are still finding ways to stay connected. Photo: 123RF Families are having frequent video calls using things like Skype or FaceTime, and friends are still having their weekend gatherings, only via Zoom or Houseparty apps. But what would the world have looked like …

Paul Brislen talks about the future of free and open access to content on the internet. Photo: 123RF Yesterday everything changed. The Detail had arranged an interview with technology commentator Paul Brislen late last week about working from home. At that time about 200,000 people were getting ready to do that – about 10 percent …

The Transport Agency has told the government it needs $130 million just to stop its old technology systems from failing, let alone build new systems. Traffic congestion in Wellington. Photo: RNZ / Rob Dixon A briefing to the Transport Minister released to RNZ shows $48m is needed this year, $63m next year, and a further …

A Waikato dairy farmer who broke the tails of more than 150 cows has been given home detention and barred from owning animals for three years. (File image). Photo: RNZ/Sally Round Glen Raymond Steiner was sentenced in Tokoroa District Court today after earlier pleading guilty to one representative charge of ill treatment of animals. The …