More than 70,000 daily bus trips could be affected by a suspension dealt to hundreds of NZ Bus drivers across Auckland. The suspension comes after tensions between NZ Bus and union members as they tried to settle on a new collective agreement regarding pay and work hours. Union members had been declining bus fares from passengers, and planned to do so until Christmas before the suspension began. Now drivers will go without pay until Christmas Eve.
NZ Bus' biggest area is central Auckland, all of the Link services, and those serving the main isthmus arterials to eastern suburbs and along Mt Eden, Dominion and Sandringham Roads, as well as some to the outer west and northwest, and on the North Shore.
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Two international students due to start school at Auckland's Macleans College next week are stuck in China due to the deadly coronavirus lockdown.
Macleans College principal Steven Hargreaves confirmed the students were not yet allowed to return to New Zealand due to an internal travel ban on Wuhan.
The two unrelated students studied at the east Auckland college last year, and had planned to return to their same homestay families.
It is not yet clear when they'll be allowed to leave Wuhan, however, when they do return to New Zealand, they won't be allowed back at school for a week while on the look out for flu-like symptoms.
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2 Eggs, for one serving
10 cm Water, use up to 12cm in a pot
1 splash Vinegar
1 pinch Salt, optional
1 serving Bread, toasted
1 serving Bacon
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