Last modified on Nov 25, 2020 14:54 GMT Libby Galvin Shopping for a new washing machine? Check out the best Black Friday deals for 2020. From Bosch to Whirlpool, AEG and Miele, we\ve found the best deals. Black Friday comes but once a year – and can be a real blessing not only for snapping up Christmas bargains but for saving money on essential household appliances. If you’ve had your eye on a new washing machine, the days leading up to Black Friday – which this year lands on 27 November 2020 and continues all the way to Cyber Monday on 30 November 2020 – could be the perfect time to invest in white goods. RELATED: The best Apple deals for Black Friday Is Black Friday a good time to buy a washer and dryer? If you’re in need of one, then yes – you’re in luck, as most major retailers offer generous discounts on electrical appliances including washing machines and tumble dryers during this pre-Christmas sales period. … [Read more...] about Best Black Friday washing machine deals 2020: Discounts on top-rated washing machines
MELBOURNE: Next year's Australian Open could be pushed back to a Feb 8 to Feb 21 window and players would be allowed to train outside their hotel rooms during quarantine, Australian media reported on Wednesday (Dec 2). Tennis Australia has been in talks with the Victoria state government over the coronavirus protocols to be established for those arriving ahead of the Grand Slam at Melbourne Park, which is currently scheduled for between Jan 18 and Jan 31. State officials have confirmed players will have to undergo quarantine and that the tournament will likely start one or two weeks later than scheduled. Victoria state, of which Melbourne is the capital, has not recorded a new case of COVID-19 in over a month after a nearly four-month hard lockdown to combat a second wave of infections. According to reports widely carried in the Australian media, Tennis Australia Chief Executive Craig Tiley confirmed in an email to players that authorities had agreed to allow players to train … [Read more...] about Tennis: Australian Open to start on Feb 8, players can train during quarantine, reports say
Te Ao Two Māori health advocates are arguing that tobacco companies are merely diversifying to protect their profits by promoting vaping, and are especially marketing to teenagers and Māori. It's turned allies against each other, with accusations of misleading and alarmist data. It's seen doctors who've spent 40 years battling smoking suddenly arguing alongside Big Tobacco. Now new research suggests wealthy, white teens who've never smoked are increasingly hitting the juice. Nikki Macdonald investigates whether vaping is stopping kids smoking, or just getting them hooked another way. “I was a teen nicotine addict,” Charlie declares. He was 11 when he first started vaping. Scootering at the skate park, he saw the older kids sucking on their nifty gadgets, blowing clouds of sweet vapour. “The main appeal to me was that it smells good, it tastes good,” says Charlie, now 14. “You think it’s pretty harmless. Like, I would never dare smoking a cigarette. It’s the … [Read more...] about Youth vaping – worrying epidemic or divisive distraction from smokefree goals?
ROSS GIBLIN/STUFF The Police Memorial Wall is a place for reflection on the lives of police officers slain on duty. A phone call from Rowan Carroll has often left people overwhelmed, in disbelief and in tears. But sometimes her cold-calls have reconnected out-of-touch families and led to people discovering things they never knew about their relatives. Carroll, the director of the New Zealand Police Museum, is tasked with poring through historic birth, and hospital records, newspaper archives and coroners’ reports, to unearth the names and stories of every officer killed in the line of duty since the police was formed in 1886. Her mission is to track down the next-of-kin and relatives, to ask their permission to commemorate them on the memorial wall, at the Royal New Zealand Police College in Porirua. READ MORE: Police Remembrance Day: First officer killed on duty in 11 years honoured Timaru police remember colleagues killed in the line of duty Slain Waipukurau … [Read more...] about In the line of duty: ‘Emotional’ work behind police memorial wall reconnecting families and discovering untold stories