AI medtech Opum inks national partnership with Habit Health, reveals $10m Series A plan

Auckland startup Opum is applying the latest wireless sensor and artificial intelligence technology to an age-old problem: how to fix a bung knee. And it’s now getting some serious financial backing and industry support as it enters the commercial phase of its life. Its sensor clips to a knee brace

PM’s national insurance rise plan criticised as tax on young workers to protect the homes of older people

Boris Johnson is coming under attack from senior members of his own party ahead of a possible announcement on social care this week. The prime minister is expected to increase national insurance to help fund care reforms and clear backlogs in the NHS. However ministers, MPs, government officials and business

Rocky Mountain National Park doing lottery for backcountry permits

In years past, a Rocky Mountain National Park ranger pulled names out of a hat at the wilderness office so a crowd of folks who coveted summer wilderness camping permits could purchase them the day they went on sale in an orderly manner. Now, because overwhelming demand crashed the online

Covid 19 coronavirus: National wants rule-breakers to be punished ‘so others don’t do it as well’

By RNZ The National Party wants Covid-19 rule-breakers to be slapped with tough sanctions after Auckland was plunged back into a level 3 lockdown. Multiple people in the February cluster have flouted the self-isolation directives: the latest, a 21-year-old who visited numerous locations while potentially infectious. On Sunday, Prime Minister

Rocky Mountain, other national parks requiring masks

Visitors to national parks who find it upsetting when encountering unmasked strangers on single-track trails now have President Joe Biden on their side. The National Park Service announced on Tuesday that masks will be required for employees, visitors, partners and contractors in response to a presidential executive order mandating masks

COVID-19: Another national lockdown not ruled out as minister warns we may not ‘get back to normal’ until next summer

It is “too early to say” if another national lockdown will be needed after Christmas, according to a senior minister. George Eustice said “you can’t rule anything out” when asked by Sky News if the “stay at home” measures could come back into force to keep coronavirus under control. The