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New Zealand extends lockdown and suspends Parliament

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New Zealand has again extended national lock down until at least Friday, with Auckland on high alert until the end of the month

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern said, “the decisions that we’ve made today you can see, we are still very much in the thick of this outbreak”.

“We don’t yet believe we’ve reached the peak of this outbreak or necessarily the edges of it.”

NZ has recorded 35 new cases of Covid-19 today, bringing the Delta outbreak to a total of 107.

Officials have linked 72 of these cases to other identified infected members of the community. 33 of the new cases are in Auckland and two are in Wellington.

However, this leaves a remaining 35 mystery cases that are yet to be linked to any confirmed infectious person.

The outbreak follows an infected traveller from Australia visiting New Zealand.

Ardern has also suspended parliament for the next week.

Of the 107 cases, 72 are already linked to other community cases identified in the outbreak. The Ministry of Health said that 33 of the new cases are in Auckland and two are in Wellington.

In a statement, the Ministry of Health said: “it’s not unexpected to see a rise in daily case numbers at this stage”.

Costa is a news producer at ticker NEWS. He has previously worked as a regional journalist at the Southern Highlands Express newspaper. He also has several years' experience in the fire and emergency services sector, where he has worked with researchers, policymakers and local communities. He has also worked at the Seven Network during their Olympic Games coverage and in the ABC Melbourne newsroom. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Professional), with expertise in journalism, politics and international relations. His other interests include colonial legacies in the Pacific, counter-terrorism, aviation and travel.

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Amazon Prime’s ‘The Boys’ Season 4 will explore contemporary political polarisation

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Show creator Eric Kripke hints at a narrative that will not shy away from uncomfortable truths, promising a season that challenges viewers to confront their own beliefs and biases.

Known for its bold satire and unflinching critique of societal issues, the series seems poised to dissect the current climate of division with its trademark blend of dark humour and gritty realism, as reported by Reuters.

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Tesla shareholders approve historic $56B Elon Musk pay package

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Tesla shareholders have voted to approve Elon Musk’s unprecedented $56 billion compensation package, underscoring their confidence in his leadership and vision for the electric car company.

The package, which is tied to ambitious performance targets, includes a mix of stock options and bonuses contingent upon Tesla’s financial and operational milestones over the next decade.

As reported by Reuters, the approval underscores the support that Musk enjoys from Tesla’s retail investor base, many of whom are vocal fans of the mercurial billionaire.

The proposal passed despite opposition from some large institutional investors and proxy firms.

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The secret aspect of exercise and trauma release

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Recent studies have shed new light on the profound impact sedentary behavior is having on mental health.

A meta-analysis revealed a strong correlation between increased sitting time and higher rates of depression.

Now, many experts believe that movement and exercise are not only beneficial for mental health but also play a crucial role in trauma release.

Jenni Crumpton Ross, the President and CEO of Kula for Karma joins Veronica Dudo to discuss.

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