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News bites: May 25 2021

Girl with a camera taking a photo of the hilly landscape.

Australia: NZ monitors new Covid cases in Melbourne

The Ministry of Health is actively monitoring the situation in Melbourne and remains in close contact with Australian health agencies.

Confirmation of four linked cases of COVID-19 in Melbourne’s northern suburbs was announced today by Victorian Health.

The Ministry is not recommending a pause on the Quarantine Free Travel arrangements with Victoria at this stage.

However, there will be testing and isolation requirements on people who have been in locations of interest in Melbourne, including those who have travelled back to New Zealand in recent days.

Rotorua: Biking day for those with disabilities

People interested in having a go at adaptive mountain biking will hit the Rotorua trails on Saturday 29 May supported by a group of organisations providing a range of bikes to support a ‘Give it a Go’ day.

#AdaptMTB with Mountain Bike Rotorua, and supported by Parafed Bay of Plenty and Parafed Auckland, is hosting the ‘Give it a Go’ day at 33 Waipa State Mill Rd, Rotorua so that those with disabilities can learn how to mountain bike in a supportive and helpful environment.

Airlines: Air Tahiti Nui reopens flights with Aotearoa

Air Tahiti Nui has successfully won a bid to the Ministry of Transport to reignite connectivity between New Zealand and Tahiti by providing weekly air freight services commencing 10 June.

General Manager Pacific Daniel Eggenberger says, “The announcement is a lifeline to the airline’s New Zealand operations as well as New Zealand trade. The much-publicised disruption to the domestic supply chain can in part be attributed to the depletion of air cargo services connecting key markets, and we are very pleased to now be in a position to assist this.”

Christchurch: Art experiments coming to Canterbury Museum

An exhibition of experimental artworks by acclaimed Christchurch sculptor Graham Bennett opens at Canterbury Museum on Friday.

The works on display are the products of Bennett’s experiments with new designs and materials, providing a unique insight into three decades of his practice. Many of the works are from the artist’s rarely seen personal collection.

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