Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Jacinda Ardern’s vaccination targets for new Covid normal will leave no group behind

COVID LATEST:* Partygoer who breached lockdown rules: ‘I turned myself in to police’* Govt’s alert-level decisions get mixed marks from experts* 1000 surgeries cancelled every week – Middlemore Hospital ‘suffering’* Auckland crew fly to Wellington to film Vaxathon* Liam Dann: Covid inflation shock hits hard – but will it last?*

IMF chief expects members to reach $100 billion target for shifting reserves to vulnerable countries

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva on Wednesday said she expects advanced economies to reach their target of shifting $100 billion of $650 billion in newly created emergency reserves to countries in need.FILE PHOTO: International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva makes remarks at an

Valuations of Asian stocks slip to a 16-month low

(Reuters) – Valuations of Asian equities hit a 16-month low at the end of September, as concerns over an economic slowdown in China and growing expectations of monetary policy tightening by major central banks dragged down equity markets.FILE PHOTO: A pedestrian holding an umbrella looks at an electronic board the

Oil price tops $80 a barrel adding to pressure on consumers – as UK economy enters ‘hard yards’

Oil prices have topped $80 a barrel for the first time in three years – likely adding to pressure on motorists when the higher cost filters through to pumps. Brent crude rose for a sixth day in a row as concerns over supply coincide with more countries, such as Japan,

Oh dear, Nicola! Sturgeon’s SNP reported to UK watchdog over ‘misleading’ Covid data

Nicola Sturgeon: Test and protect requires ’sacrifices’ We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info It emerged today

More than a million customers now affected by energy crisis as another two suppliers collapse

Two more energy suppliers together serving more than 800,000 customers have fallen victim to the crisis engulfing the sector. Avro Energy and Green said they had ceased trading – with the latter blaming “unprecedented market conditions and regulatory failings”. Green, which has 255,000 customers and 185 staff, confirmed its collapse

Get cooking: A recipe for Mashed Curried Eggplant (Baigan Bharta)

Like the tomato, to which it is related botanically, the eggplant (Solanum melongena) is a fruit, not a vegetable, though we consider it and cook it as the latter. Unlike the tomato, however, a food that typically adds flavors to other cooked foods, the eggplant is marvelous in how it