Science and environment

Outward Bound calls for more Kiwi instructors

Last year and the pandemic that came with it changed a lot of industries fundamentally in New Zealand, and outdoor education was no exception. Outward Bound is seeking more locals as instructors to fill the vacancies traditionally filled by international instructors. Up to a quarter of the 28 instructor roles at the Outward Bound base in Anakiwa the Marlborough Sounds are usually filled by international applicants. But Outward Bound training manager Sharon Nicholas sees this off less as a problem, and more of an opportunity.

Outward Bound calls for more Kiwi instructors
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Science and environment

New Covid-19 variants cause concern

Over the last month new variants of Covid-19 have been spreading further around the world. Managed isolation facilities here now hold cases of the highly-transmissible UK variant of Covid-19 and a new one associated with South Africa. Almost a quarter of the country's live cases are now the UK variant and that number is expected to go up. The newer strains have meant Australia is tightening its MIQ rules after the UK variant was found in its community. Epidemiologist Associate Professor Nick Wilson from the University of Otago joins Emile to explain why this news is worrying local public health experts.

New Covid-19 variants cause concern
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More shark sightings reported does not mean more sharks – Surf Lifesaving NZ

Pauanui Beach in the Coromandel closed for a period on both Saturday and Sunday, after reports of shark sightings. A woman was fatally attacked by a shark while swimming at Waihi Beach, about 70 kilometres south of Pauanui, last Thursday. Te Aniwa Hurihanganui spoke to Allan Mundy, Surf Lifesaving New Zealand's national search and rescue manager.

More shark sightings reported does not mean more sharks – Surf Lifesaving NZ
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NIWA scientists en route to Antartica

NIWA's flagship research vessel Tangaroa has departed for a six-week voyage to Antarctica, where NIWA scientists will be undertaking one of the few full scientific undertakings on the continent since the global outbreak of COVID-19. Voyage leader and fisheries scientist Dr Richard O'Driscoll spoke to The Weekend as his team were busy prepping for their long journey to the only continent without the coronavirus.

NIWA scientists en route to Antartica
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