News Roundup - 13 January 2021

13 Jan 2021

2020 New Zealand's seventh warmest as weather anomalies continue

NIWA has released its annual climate summary for last year and shows the nationwide average temperature was 13.24C, 0.63 degrees above the 1981-to-2010 annual average.

Six of the past eight years have been among New Zealand's warmest on record.

Surge in job ads as employment sector rallies

Job listings were almost back at their pre-Covid levels by the end of last year, Seek NZ says.

Rural lobby group wants cheques until broadband rollout completed

Some rural communities fear the phasing out of cheques this year is coming too fast, too soon.

Bonsai plants targeted in Boxing Day burglary at Christchurch garden centre

A Christchurch garden centre is increasing security after dozens of bonsai plants were stolen in an alleged “steal to order” burglary.




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