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Muslims Express Relief At Guilty Plea 2020-03-26 05:39:00The president of FIANZ (the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand) has expressed his relief at the unexpected guilty plea by the Christchu

Public Access To Courts Tightened For Safety Reasons 2020-03-26 05:31:00To preserve public safety and give effect to the COVID-19 Alert Level 4, District Courts and the High Court are excluding from courthouses members of

Financial Advice NZ Welcomes Delay To Transitional Licensing 2020-03-26 05:18:00Financial Advice NZ welcomes the delay of the new financial advice regulatory scheme till early next year. The transitional licensing application wind

New Zealand Initiative Urges Quarantine For Non-urgent Legislation 2020-03-26 00:19:00Wellington, 26 March - Asking the public for submissions on pending legislation while the country is in pandemic lockdown risks making a farce of demo

New Zealand Defence Force Ready To Assist When 2020-03-26 00:00:00  The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) is well-prepared and ready to assist the All-of-Government effort on COVID-19 when required. Commander Joi

Community Groups Welcome Government Essential Services Package 2020-03-25 23:46:00  The $27 million package announced today by Social Development Minister, Hon Carmel Sepuloni, will be welcome news to community groups providing

What Consumers Need To Know About The Organic 2020-03-25 23:30:00The Chairperson of the Primary Production Committee, Hon David Bennett, is calling for public submissions on the Organic Products Bill, which was refe

Guilty Plea By Accused In Christchurch Mosque Attacks 2020-03-25 23:11:00The victims of the Christchurch mosque attacks are foremost in our minds today, and our prayers are for ease in their suffering and peace in their hea

Statement On Guilty Plea 2020-03-25 22:41:00Together with other New Zealanders, today the Royal Commission learned that the man accused of the Christchurch mosque attacks has pleaded guilty to 5

Rates Freeze: Dunedin City Council Sets An Example, 2020-03-25 21:35:00Responding to news that Dunedin City Council's executive leadership team are taking pay cuts for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis, New Zealand Tax

Statement From Victim Support On Christchurch Terror Attack 2020-03-25 19:56:00Confirmation that the gunman at the centre of the Christchurch terror attacks has this morning changed his plea to guilty on all 92 charges is welcome

Housing Should Be Considered An 'essential Service' 2020-03-25 19:27:00You would think that supplying a house for someone to occupy would be an ‘essential service’, but it would seem not!” says Sharon Cu

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Covid 19 coronavirus: Government scraps import tax on 2020-03-27 22:45:24The Government will waive the import tax on all medical and hygiene imports needed for its Covid-19 response and is calling on other world leaders to

Covid 19 coronavirus: 83 new cases of Covid-19; 2020-03-27 20:20:28• 83 cases of new coronavirus cases in NZ, total now 451. Two are in intensive care.• A "small number" of Air NZ staff infected by coronav

Covid 19 coronavirus: Jacinda Ardern reassures health workers 2020-03-27 19:14:49Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is reassuring health workers across the country that they will always have access to personal protective equipment (PPE)

Covid 19 coronavirus: 60,000 court events expected to 2020-03-27 19:10:00Sign up to our daily Covid-19 newsletter for essential advice and a full summary of the day's news and developments. Register or sign in here and

Covid 19 coronavirus: Jacinda Ardern marks first week 2020-03-27 14:43:38Virus latest updates• New Zealand has 83 new cases today, taking the total to 451 - a small number of Air NZ staff test positive • Neighb

Covid 19 coronavirus: 85 new cases in NZ, 2020-03-27 13:50:09Beleaguered Air New Zealand has reportedly confirmed that some of its staff have tested positive for coronavirus.The airline, which has been forced to

Covid-19 coronavirus: What you need to know about 2020-03-27 02:00:00On the day that Patient Zero in the Covid-19 pandemic was identified and former royals Harry and Meghan fled from Canada to California by private jet,

Covid 19 coronavirus: more masks on the way 2020-03-27 01:49:33Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Director General of Health Ashley Bloomfield are trying to ease health workers' concerns about personal protection

Covid 19 coronavirus: Government modifies wage subsidy scheme, 2020-03-27 01:09:44Finance Minister Grant Robertson has modified the Government's multibillion-dollar wage subsidy scheme and issued a warning to any employers who are

Coronavirus: Kiwis in Australia continue to be excluded 2020-03-27 01:02:10Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she will not rescind Covid-19 subsidy support for Australians here, despite Kiwis not getting the same deal across

Covid 19 coronavirus: People with or exposed to 2020-03-26 23:17:49Sign up to our daily Covid-19 newsletter for essential advice and a full summary of the day's news and developments. Register or sign in here and s

Covid 19 coronavirus: Jacinda Ardern's lockdown message - 2020-03-26 22:34:35People should only use their car for supermarket shopping and to visit a doctor during the coronavirus lockdown, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says.Ar

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Further steps to protect New Zealanders’ jobs 2020-03-26 23:11:55The Government has made modifications to the wage subsidy scheme to ensure people don’t lose their jobs during the national lockdown.

Fair access and affordability of food a priority 2020-03-26 23:07:16The Government needs to ensure there is continued fair access to food and that it remains affordable, National’s Economic Development and Small

Further steps to protect New Zealanders’ jobs - 2020-03-26 22:18:54The Government has made modifications to the wage subsidy scheme to ensure people don’t lose their jobs during the national lockdown.

Universal Basic Income not the solution we need 2020-03-26 22:08:23The pandemic-induced recession creates a strong case for the Government to support struggling workers with targeted assistance, rather than a Universa

COVID-19 updates 2020-03-25 23:50:28The Prime Minister is holding daily press conferences to update New Zealanders on the Government's response to COVID-19. Links to videos and transcri

Govt should rethink rules for butchers and greengrocers 2020-03-25 18:33:04The Government should review the framework that determines which grocery services can open during lockdown so our communities don’t struggle wit

Further support for farmers and growers as drought 2020-03-25 02:20:34From tomorrow, Government support for farmers and growers affected by drought will be expanded and extended across the country, with access to Rural A

Simon Bridges statement on State of National Emergency 2020-03-25 00:21:46We are in tough times as coronavirus sweeps our globe, taking people's lives and closing economies as it goes.

Media Statement - Chief Justice 2020-03-24 22:22:05The Prime Minister has announced the alert level for COVID-19 in New Zealand is to rise to Level 4 - Eliminate on Wednesday at 11:59 pm. This effectiv

Prime Minister’s statement on State of National Emergency 2020-03-24 21:41:28Mr Speaker I wish to make a Ministerial Statement under Standing Order 347 in relation to the recent declaration of a State of National Emergency.

State of National Emergency declared to fight COVID-19 2020-03-24 21:20:33A State of National Emergency has been declared across the country as the Government pulls out all the stops to curtail the spread of COVID-19.

Deadline for domestic travel extended - Phil Twyford 2020-03-24 00:16:19People needing to travel on domestic flights, trains and Cook Strait ferries to get home before the country moves into level 4 lock-down tomorrow nigh

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Coronavirus: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern urges people be New! 2020-03-29 02:49:05Prime minister says hospitals are juggling keeping mum and baby safe, while keeping coronavirus out.

Coronavirus: Three days of fewer confirmed cases doesn't New! 2020-03-29 01:51:26EXPLAINER: Three days of fewer cases doesn't make a trend - experts say New Zealand still has a way to go.

Coronavirus: Prime minister says situation for Kiwis in New! 2020-03-29 01:32:24Jacinda Ardern says she's monitoring the plight of Kiwis in Australia, and will be speaking to Scott Morrison this week.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern calls out bullying of New! 2020-03-28 22:58:01"Having the virus is difficult enough", PM says, as NetSafe asks people to report nasty comments online.

Coronavirus: First death from coronavirus in New Zealand, New! 2020-03-28 22:09:45A West Coast woman in her 70s is the first in New Zealand to die from coronavirus, as total climbs to 514.

PM plea to elderly after first Covid-19 death New! 2020-03-28 22:08:21Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has made a heartfelt plea to the elderly to remain home.

Live: New Zealand's first coronavirus death confirmed, 63 2020-03-28 20:51:47PM Jacinda Ardern stresses the importance of staying at home as total number of cases reaches 514.

Policing the pandemic: The 'unprecedented' powers deployed to 2020-03-28 17:48:45Can you drive to the beach? It's now for your local police officer to decide, and they have more power than ever before.

What Governments really mean when they say 'we've 2020-03-28 12:00:00OPINION: Lockdowns need trust to work. We need to be able to trust new state powers to combat the virus are temporary.

Coronavirus: can the economy recover? 2020-03-28 12:00:00The economy is on pause because of Covid-19. What will recovery look like?

Coronavirus: How will New Zealand exit the lockdown? 2020-03-28 12:00:00OPINION: The lockdown's only just begun and we can already see its dire economic ramifications. NZ needs a clear plan for what comes next, writes Ste

Coronavirus: Red Cross called to help hungry Kiwis 2020-03-28 00:45:32The Red Cross has been called in to provide urgent help for more than 3000 Kiwis quarantined in Auckland.


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