The Government has welcomed the decision to approve a new water storage reservoir in Northland, the first of a number of infrastructure projects earmarked for a speedy consenting process that aims to accelerate New Zealand’s economic recovery from Covid-19.  The Matawii Water Storage Reservoir will provide drinking water for Kaikohe, and support Northland’s horticulture and agriculture sectors.  Te Tai Tokerau Water Trust says the 750,000 cubic metre water reservoir in the upper catchment of the Kopenui Stream, east of the township of Kaikohe, will be used to supply water for town supply (residential, commercial and industrial uses) and irrigation. Environment Minister David Parker said this was the first project approved by an Expert Consenting Panel under the Covid-19 Recovery (Fast-Track Consenting) Act 2020. “This project, and others like it earmarked for fast-track consenting, will accelerate our economic recovery from Covid and create jobs. It demonstrates the Government’s ongoing commitment to ...

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Sport|Rugby 28 Oct, 2020 01:00 AM3 minutes to read Video will play in Play now Don’t auto play Never auto play All Blacks arrive in Australia to empty airports and a somber atmosphere. Video / All Blacks By Liam Heagney of RugbyPass.com Veteran referee Nigel Owens has chosen the hardest rugby player he has ever come across on the pitch – two-time All Blacks World Cup-winning captain Richie McCaw. The official from Wales, who is next month set to become the first referee to take charge of 100 Test matches, has written the foreword to Hard Men of Rugby, the newly published Y Lolfa book written by Luke Upton. Twenty hard as nails icons of the sport such as Wayne Shelford, Jerry Collins, Bakkies Botha, Jacques Burger, Martin Johnson and Sebastien Chabal feature in the book along with other former players like Martin Johnson, Trevor Brennan, Weary Dunlop, Bobby Windsor, ...

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Business 27 Oct, 2020 09:07 PM3 minutes to read Pak’nSave Māngere has been fined $78,000 for price discrepancies. An Auckland supermarket has been fined almost $80,000 for price discrepancies between the promotional price displayed or advertised – and the price charged at the till. Pak’nSave Māngere, operated by Kennedy’s Foodcentre 2003 Ltd, has been slapped with a fine of $78,000. It earlier pleaded guilty to six charges of making false and/or misleading representations about price, under the Fair Trading Act, the Commerce Commission said today. Between June and October in 2018 the supermarket was found charging a higher price at the checkout for one or more items than the promotional price it had advertised or displayed on the shelves. Among the overpriced items were mushrooms priced at $4.99 but charged $2 more at the checkout on two occasions, avocados advertised at three for $5 but charged at $1.99 each on ...

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Transcripts: All Carbohydrates consumed daily- such as, rice, bread, noodles, pastas, veggies, drinks, potatoes, yams, fruits, sodas with added sugar, among others- gets converted to glucose before being absorbed through villi in the small gut into the blood stream through the portal veins that leads from the gut to the liver. Fructose in fruits are directly absorbed per se without being converted into glucose. The other sugar that is absorbed through the gut is sucrose derived from fruits, vegetables, diary products and grains. They are also added to the processed foods you eat. Sucrose is made up of glucose and fructose Glucose, fructose and sucrose have the same number of calories gram for gram. Sucrose is the scientific name for table sugar that you add into your coffee and tea. The problem with fructose Fructose is found naturally in fruits, fruit juices, cane, sugar beets, corn, some veggies and honey. ...

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Sport 27 Oct, 2020 05:00 PM3 minutes to read Sam Winders (centre) showed enough during the Cadbury Series to receive a place in the team for the England series. Photo / Photosport The long wait is over for the Silver Ferns to get back onto the international test court. New Zealand takes on England in the first of three tests in the Taini Jamison series in Hamilton. The Ferns come off a quad series win where they faced the New Zealand men, the New Zealand under 21’s and the New Zealand A, coming away with three wins out of four. The final of those was by far the sweetest – an historic win over the men, their first ever, which will offer an injection of welcomed confidence. Midcourter Sam Winders, who has been recalled into the squad after a 21 month absence, says for she didn’t think they would be ...

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A new app developed by Mars New Zealand is looking to connect rescue dogs with potential owners. Photo / Supplied A piece of homegrown tech set is hoping to make it easier to match rescue dogs with suitable owners. The brainchild of the marketing team at Mars New Zealand and ad agency Colenso BBDO, the MyHooman app will function similarly to popular dating apps like Tinder. But rather than matching potential love birds, the app will connect Kiwis looking for a pet with rescue dogs in their vicinity. The purpose here is two-fold: firstly to collate the rescue organisations on a single platform, and secondly, to gives dog lovers a place to see all the pooches looking for homes. The platform also goes a step further by using artificial intelligence and smart matching algorithms to ensure people are only matched with pets that are suited to their families. Input from ...

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  Absolutely amazing photographs that will possibly convince anyone to think that they have been falsely made up, or FAKE !!, but in actual fact, they are untouched and eerily real (which is difficult to say, especially if you lipse a little, but lisp even less). Thank you, Max, for sending this in to me. I now share it with all our eLanka members who will enjoy seeing them, I am sure. Desmond Kelly.(Editor-in-Chief) eLanka. So Fake It Will Freak You When You Realize They Are Real 1.    A dust storm over the ocean in Australia  2.    This floating cruise ship is actually a hotel in South Korea. 3.    This optical illusion is outside of Paris City Hall and while you might be thinking it’s a sphere of grass, it’s actually all flat land.   4.    These trees are trimmed to appear in a straight line. It looks like something straight out of inception. 5.    Two ...

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Around 8500 safe sleep devices like wahakura are distributed a year in New Zealand. They were funded by Govt in 2017 to help reduce NZ’s relatively high cot death rate. Photo / Mike Scott Faced with the worst cot death rate in the developed world, the NZ Government set a national target for reduction in 2017 and ramped up measures to prevent deaths. Three years on, is the Government on track? No one really knows. Healthcare workers who are trying to reduce the number of cot deaths in New Zealand are “flying blind” because of a huge backlog of investigations. The delay in getting coroners’ reports on baby deaths – often three years or longer – means experts are unable to tell whether interventions are working. That is a concern for the sector because the most recent available data on sudden unexplained death in infancy (SUDI) showed that rates were ...

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  The song was composed by Clarence Wijewardena, who also was the Music Director when  Annesley Malawana recorded it.            This version was performed by a pretty ordinary bloke & a pretty extraordinary girl, when you get to the bottom of it.            Another positive step toward a Covid 19 breakthrough in Melbourne Victoria, this is the type of music and dancing one can look forward to, post Covid 19.  However guys, be careful of the steps you take, and gals, beware of the moves you make. Enjoy the video, and as we used to say in Ceylon, “PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM”.           Desmond Kelly.(Editor-in-Chief) eLanka.           Source link ...

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Source:Past In the present When travellers arrived by ocean liner in Colombo they didn’t have very far to go to find a pleasant place to stay. Opposite the city’s main port, the Grand Oriental Hotel was advertised in the 19th century as “the best equipped hotel in the East” with the “best modern system of drainage” and “hot an cold water to bed and bath rooms”. It was the place to be seen in Colombo and guests needed to dress accordingly. Built in 1837 as an army barracks, it was opened as a lavish hotel in 1875 and was so exclusive that prospective guests needed to have their stay approved through a written application to the manager. It attracted a a number of famous guests, including Anton Chekhov, the Russian playwright and author, who is is said to have written his short story Gusev during his stay in 1890. The ...

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