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Coronavirus: What you need to know about Tuesday's big developments

As the country prepares to go into lockdown at 11.59pm tomorrow, another 40 cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in New Zealand, the highest daily total yRead More

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Update - District Court Sittings During The Alert 2020-03-31 23:21:00The District Court continues to operate during the AlertLevel 4 period to deal with priority proceedings as the need arises. For this purpose, there w

Let’s Move Hard And Early To Curb Covid-19-related 2020-03-31 23:07:00  Child Poverty Action Group applauds the Prime Minister's move to go hard and early to curb the spread of Covid-19. And we believe the Governme

New Zealand Initiative Criticises Government For Rushing New 2020-03-31 21:33:00Wellington, 1 April - Rushing to deal with new vaping legislation during an unprecedented economic lockdown is not just folly, it is anti-democratic,

Covid Shows Now Is The Time To Strengthen 2020-03-31 21:23:00As the Covid-19 pandemic takes its toll on the New Zealand economy, Greenpeace is pushing back on industry lobbyists and politicians arguing for weake

Race-based Pandemic Funding Disgraceful 2020-03-31 20:51:00The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is slamming today’s announcement of $25 million — $10 million for local iwi groups and $15 million

Cross-party Consensus That Councils Must Turn Minds To 2020-03-31 19:11:00The Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming the comments from Finance Minister Grant Robertson, and National Party MP Gerry Brownlee, calling on councils

Millionaire Digital Child Sex Offender Released 2020-03-31 17:06:00The Sensible Sentencing Trust (SST) are in absolute shock at the early release of multi-millionaire child sex offender Martin Lawes, after only a mere

“We Wellington” Waste Should See CCO Funding Frozen 2020-03-31 16:39:00The Taxpayers’ Union is calling on the Wellington City and Wellington Regional Councils to freeze the funding of their economic and tourism prom

Access Now Releases Recommendations On Privacy And Data 2020-03-31 15:22:00Since late 2019, the world has been fighting the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). In response to the pandemic, governments around the world have been u

More Equal Societies Are Better For All 2020-03-31 04:54:00We can be justifiably proud of our Government’s approach to the Covid 19 virus crisis. It has acted quickly recognising the WHO recommendations.

PPE Victory For Frontline Health Workers 2020-03-31 04:52:00Frontline health workers in aged care, home care, and community support are relieved by the Ministry of Health announcement that proper PPE will now b

Prime Minister Reconsiders Ban On Rural And Ethnic 2020-03-31 00:15:00Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced that rural and ethnic media outlets will be re-classified as essential services, if they are able to show

nzherald.co.nz - Politics

Covid 19 coronavirus: What you need to know New! 2020-04-01 03:00:00The Government goes ahead with their increase to the minimum wage, while Finance Minister Grant Robertson provides further warnings of the economic im

Covid 19 coronavirus: No quarantine for 3600 people New! 2020-04-01 00:47:23Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is defending the decision not to quarantine several thousand people coming into New Zealand from overseas who haven't s

Covid 19 coronavirus: Chief Judge says some court New! 2020-04-01 00:32:03Some alleged offenders held in custody have been denied a hearing before a judge as proceedings were mistakenly adjourned during the coronavirus lockd

Covid 19 coronavirus: Jacinda Ardern reveals $13 cauliflower 2020-03-31 22:40:23Jacinda Ardern says nearly 1000 people had sent in complaints about price-gouging at supermarkets after a dedicated email was set up.Earlier this week

Covid-19 coronavirus: Rent relief package for struggling businesses 2020-03-31 22:34:32The Finance Minister has provided his most overt hint yet of what businesses can expect in the Government's next round of Covid-19 subsidies, telling

Covid 19 coronavirus: Health Ministry admits 'uncertainty' over 2020-03-31 20:44:25Director of Public Health Dr Caroline McElnay has conceded that the testing regime so far does little to show the true extent of Covid-19 community tr

Covid 19 coronavirus: Flu vaccines aimed at high 2020-03-31 18:39:15SIGN UP TO OUR COVID-19 NEWSLETTER.SIGN IN OR REGISTER, THEN SELECT TOP NEWS STORIES New Zealand has a nationwide shortage of flu vaccinations as it

Covid 19 coronavirus: Jacinda Ardern live on lockdown 2020-03-31 18:31:41Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she is heartbroken to hear of people who have lost loved ones during the lockdown and can't given them a proper fu

Mike Hosking: Politics is creeping into Covid 19 2020-03-31 17:56:44COMMENT: If you ever needed more evidence that what is going on here is increasingly political, ask yourself why the modelling the Government has reli

Covid 19 coronavirus: Treasury says unemployment could hit 2020-03-31 17:28:34New Zealand's unemployment rate could hit "double digits" as coronavirus hammers the country's economy, Treasury has warned.The Finance Minister s

Covid 19 coronavirus: Testing to be ramped up 2020-03-31 17:06:34The Government will soon begin ramping up its Covid-19 testing numbers to 5000 a day, says Health Minister David Clark. That's a 1300, or 35 per cen

Covid 19 coronavirus: PM: 'We need more testing' 2020-03-31 13:00:00Anybody with symptoms similar to Covid-19 can expect to be tested from now on in a bid to dramatically boost Covid-19 testing to assess just how wides

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Govt seeks infrastructure projects - Phil Twyford and 2020-03-31 14:00:10The Government has tasked a group of industry leaders to seek out infrastructure projects that are ready to start as soon as the construction industry

Advance payments to support contractors - Phil Twyford 2020-03-31 12:00:50Advance payments will be made to transport construction industry contractors to retain the workforce and ensure it is ready to quickly gear up to buil

Green Party celebrate end of harmful sanctions to 2020-03-31 07:01:32The Green Party are welcoming the scrapping of Section 70a of the Social Security Act which saw single parents lose income support when the other pare

Health system scaled up to prepare for COVID-19 2020-03-31 01:19:24Work to scale up the health system in preparation for COVID-19 was today outlined by Health Minister David Clark, as he reported back to the new Epide

New Zealand Initiative welcomes plans to ramp up 2020-03-31 00:19:04The New Zealand Initiative welcomes the Government’s plans to ramp up testing for Covid-19 beyond 3500 per day to get the country closer to reop

PM reconsiders ban on rural and ethnic publications 2020-03-31 00:15:21Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced that rural and ethnic media outlets will be re-classified as essential services, if they are able to show

Essential media COVID-19 guidelines refined 2020-03-30 23:35:35The Government is refining its COVID-19 essential business guidance to include the distribution of news publications for communities which are hard to

Gap between testing and capacity a major concern 2020-03-30 23:03:50"The gap between the number of COVID-19 tests being performed and our capacity to test is a major concern", says ACT Leader David Seymour. "The Dir

Clear purpose needed in response to Covid-19 - 2020-03-30 22:48:07The first meeting of the Epidemic Response Committee has raised some important concerns with New Zealand’s health response to Covid-19, Leader o

Essential media COVID-19 guidelines refined - Faafoi 2020-03-30 22:35:13The Government is refining its COVID-19 essential business guidance to include the distribution of news publications for communities which are hard to

Migrants need access to benefits considering COVID-19 crisis 2020-03-30 20:02:31Auckland Action Against Poverty is calling on the Government to grant people who do not meet the residential requirements access to benefits so that e

State of National Emergency extended - Peeni Henare 2020-03-30 19:28:07The State of National Emergency to help stop the spread of COVID-19 has been extended for a further seven days, Minister of Civil Defence Peeni Henare

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Coronavirus: New Zealand has 708 cases of the New! 2020-03-31 23:53:22The government's coronavirus taskforce has warned that fewer confirmed cases of the virus does not "signal a turn-around".

Coronavirus: Jacinda Ardern unleashes on 20-somethings not taking 2020-03-31 23:08:48Jacinda Ardern unleashes on 20-29-year-olds who feel invulnerable, saying they are NZ's "vector for transmission".

Coronavirus: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says fewer cases 2020-03-31 22:24:23Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says it is still too early to know if the lockdown was slowing transmission of Covid-19. While on the face of things, th

Government could end up part-owning dozens or even 2020-03-31 20:32:59ANALYSIS: Firms with sales over $80m in line for 'tailor-made' help could end up partly in state hands.

Coronavirus: Government says economic hit will be much 2020-03-31 19:38:13The Government is forecasting a hit from coronavirus that significantly exceeds the Global Financial Crisis, with unemployment possibly hitting the do

Coronavirus: The Government wants to eliminate the virus 2020-03-31 19:33:59The Government has shifted its strategy from mitigating coronavirus - "flattening the curve" - to stamping it out entirely.

Coronavirus: New testing criteria apparently being ignored by 2020-03-31 18:17:37New widened testing criteria 'makes it completely clear' that many more people should be tested, health minister says.

Coronavirus: Whakatāne shopping centre campground 'a breach of 2020-03-31 16:20:56The makeshift campground was set-up without consultation from shopping mall owners.

Coronavirus: Govt won't rule out a 'Ministry of 2020-03-31 16:17:18The Govt's role in the construction sector could massively expand in a way unheard of in several generations.

Coronavirus: recycling to be dumped in landfill 2020-03-31 15:24:10Some of Rotorua's recycling will be dumped into the landfill for the duration of the Covid-19 lockdown.

Coronavirus: Outgoing Police Commissioner Mike Bush to bow 2020-03-31 14:21:08A Covid-19 Select Committee will be Commissioner Mike Bush’s last official duty as the country’s top cop.

Coronavirus crash won't be pleasant, but every crisis 2020-03-31 12:00:00OPINION: The coronavirus crisis will be painful, but every shock is also an opportunity.

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