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New Zealand supermarket chain becomes first to use 'period' label on menstrual products

New Zealand supermarket chain becomes first to use 'period' label on menstrual products

Shoppers at a supermarket chain will no longer see euphemistic language like “sanitary” or “feminine hygiene” products to describe pads, tampons and menstrual cups after the chain said it would be the first in the world to use the word “period” to describe the items.No other local or international retailer used the word “period” to describe the products shoppers buy for menstruation, according to a spokesperson for Countdown, a major supermarket chain in New Zealand that operates 180 stores.“Words like ‘personal hygiene’ and ‘sanitary products’ give the impression that periods, which are an...

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Lord of the Rings TV series issues New Zealand casting call for 'funky-looking' people

Lord of the Rings TV series issues New Zealand casting call for 'funky-looking' people

Talent agency job ad lists long skinny limbs, acne scars, facial lines, missing bones and large eyes as desirable features in WellingtonTue 23 Jun 2020 22.08 EDTHave an overbite, ears that stick out, small eyes, or a “bulbous or interesting” nose? Hollywood has finally come calling.A New Zealand talent agency is looking for actors to appear in the big-budget Lord of the Rings television adaptation, due to resume filming in the country shortly, and is seeking urgent applications from people they have euphemistically deemed “funky looking” in an unusual job advertisement.The Facebook post by...

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New Zealand ends Covid-free run with two cases from UK

New Zealand ends Covid-free run with two cases from UK

has recorded its first new cases of coronavirus for 24 days after two women who arrived in the country from Britain were found to be infected.The pair were released early from government quarantine and permitted to drive from the city of Auckland to Wellington, the capital – nearly 650km away – before being diagnosed or even tested, health officials said.Their trip was an approved exemption from the mandatory isolation period for new arrivals to the country in order to visit a dying parent. The women had “done everything right” and had not put other members of the public at risk, said...

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'Can't quite believe it': New Zealand tiptoes towards elimination of coronavirus

'Can't quite believe it': New Zealand tiptoes towards elimination of coronavirus

As health officials announce each new day of no new Covid-19 cases, social media explodes with New Zealanders celebrating the news.“That feeling like you got away with something that seemed impossible and you can’t quite believe it even though you want to believe it,” , on Twitter. “But for an entire country.”Twenty-two New Zealanders have died of Covid-19, ; thousands have lost their jobs and the nation’s largest export sector, tourism, lies in tatters. But as New Zealanders look to the hundreds of thousands of deaths recorded in other countries, there is a sense that the rest of the world...

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New Zealand media group Stuff to be sold to chief executive Sinead Boucher for NZ$1

New Zealand media group Stuff to be sold to chief executive Sinead Boucher for NZ$1

Boucher - who has plans for a staff ownership model - says the acquisition gives the company ‘a chance to do things differently’ in WellingtonSun 24 May 2020 23.02 EDTA staff ownership model and a charter for editorial independence are among the plans for New Zealand’s largest journalism publisher, after Stuff’s chief executive bought the business from its Australian parent company for a single dollar.Sinead Boucher, a former journalist and editor with Stuff announced on Monday that she had acquired the business, which had long been subject to takeover speculation, from Nine...

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