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Covid mass testing lab won't be ready when country 'opens for business'

Saturday 10 April 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Features, Health, In Depth, National

Prime Minister Mark Brown's date for a two-way travel bubble on May 1 will come before the country has a rapid Covid-19 testing system.

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Six months on: Has helmet law made Raro roads safer?

Saturday 3 April 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in In Depth

The mandatory helmet law came into force after multiple seatbacks on October 1, 2020. Six months on, has the controversial law made any difference? Caleb Fotheringham investigates.

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The Ocean’s Youngest Monsters Are Ready for Glamour Shots

Thursday 1 April 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Features, In Depth

Divers practicing blackwater photography are helping marine scientists gain new insights into fish larvae. By Erik Olsen from The New York Times.

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The Deepest Diver in the History of Free Diving Goes Below the Ice

Wednesday 24 March 2021 | Written by The New York Times | Published in Features, In Depth

When the champion free diver Alexey Molchanov stepped onto ice on Lake Baikal in southern Siberia on March 16, the sky was cobalt blue. The sun illuminated the surrounding mountains, the wind was light and the air a balmy minus 10 Celsius. It was the perfect day for a swim, and an opportunity to break yet another world record. Via The New York Times.

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The New York Times in the Cook Islands News

Monday 15 March 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Features, In Depth

As of late, our digital readers may have noticed some interesting content on cookislandsnews.com.

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There’s a Global Plan to Conserve Nature. Indigenous People Could Lead the Way.

Thursday 11 March 2021 | Written by The New York Times | Published in In Depth

Dozens of countries are backing an effort that would protect 30 percent of Earth’s land and water. Native people, often among the most effective stewards of nature, have been disregarded, or worse, in the past. By Somini Sengupta, Catrin Einhorn and Manuela Andreoni from the New York Times.

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For Travel, a Sustainable Comeback?

Tuesday 2 March 2021 | Written by The New York Times | Published in Features, In Depth

With travel stalled for the past 10 months, its sustainable comeback has been a popular topic. Now with Covid-19 vaccines in distribution, and the prospect of travel reviving later this year, some travel operators, local governments and nonprofit organizations are walking the talk, with new eco-oriented programs and trip. By Elaine Glusac from The New York Times.

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NASA Sent a Secret Message to Mars. Meet the People Who Decoded It.

Thursday 25 February 2021 | Written by The New York Times | Published in Features, In Depth

As NASA’s Perseverance rover fell through the Martian atmosphere last week, a video camera on the spacecraft captured the breakneck deployment of its parachute, which was decorated with splotches of reddish orange and white. Those splotches were a secret message. By Kenneth Chang from the New York Times.

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A WHO Researcher on His Trip to China Seeking Origins of the Virus

Tuesday 16 February 2021 | Written by The New York Times | Published in Features, In Depth

Peter Daszak recently returned from Wuhan, China as a member of the World Health Organisation team that was sent to investigate the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic. He recently spoke with The New York Times, shedding light on the team’s work. By James Gorman via The New York Times.

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Whale Songs Could Reveal Deep Secrets Beneath the Oceans

Friday 12 February 2021 | Written by The New York Times | Published in Features, In Depth

A team of American scientists are using whale songs to study the earth's deep interior. By Robin George Andrews via The New York Times.

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