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Covid-19 coronavirus: Fifty new cases, state of emergency declared to police lockdown

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Chief Ombudsman Continues To Monitor Treatment Of Detainees 2020-04-01 22:51:00Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier says all New Zealanders have the right to be treated fairly during the COVID-19 emergency including those under lock and

Fletcher CEO And Board Out Of Touch 2020-04-01 22:48:00Amalgamated Workers Union New Zealand (AWUNZ) has described a take it or leave it offer from Fletcher Building Management to staff as disgraceful. AWU

Amnesty International Releases Human Rights Briefing To COVID-19 2020-04-01 22:38:00Essential moves have been made to manage the impact of COVID-19 in New Zealand. This means significant changes to how society is operating. These unpr

Come On Fletchers! Do The Right Thing! 2020-04-01 22:30:00The Council of Trade Unions is calling on Fletchers Building Limited to do the right thing and reverse their decision to cut the pay for their employe

Concerns About Rights Of People In Detention During 2020-04-01 22:19:00Chief Human Rights Commissioner, Paul Hunt, is calling on the Government to respect the rights of people it is holding for detention purposes in its r

Government Shuts Down Scrutiny With Fatal Blow To 2020-04-01 22:04:00Responding to the closure of Bauer Media, Free Speech Coalition spokesperson David Farrar says: "The loss of the New Zealand Listener, North & So

95,000 Support Rent And Housing Relief In Petition 2020-04-01 20:34:00WHAT: An online delivery event for two petitions with a combined 95,000 signatures. The petitions call for a number of changes including for the New Z

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Sue Grey Challenges Politicians & Candidates To Support 2020-04-01 17:55:00The NZ Outdoors Party co-leader Sue Grey supports the call for councils to operate without rates increases at least for the coming financial year, and

Police Acknowledge IPCA Findings Into Arrest Incident 2020-04-01 17:22:00Police acknowledge the findings of a report by the Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA) into an incident where an officer used excessive force

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Covid 19 coronavirus: What you need to know 2020-04-03 03:00:00There are 71 new cases of coronavirus in New Zealand, as global cases move past the one million mark, while Health Minister David Clark has been scold

Covid 19 coronavirus: Price-gouging complaints pour in to 2020-04-03 01:54:50SIGN UP TO OUR COVID-19 NEWSLETTER. SIGN IN OR REGISTER, THEN SELECT TOP NEWS STORIES More than 1800 emails have been sent to the Government's dedic

Covid 19 coronavirus: Privacy Commissioner John Edwards talks 2020-04-03 00:05:38SIGN UP TO OUR COVID-19 NEWSLETTER. SIGN IN OR REGISTER, THEN SELECT TOP NEWS STORIES The Privacy Commissioner has spoken with police about a text me

Covid 19 coronavirus: GPs lose jobs, work for 2020-04-02 23:45:35Amid a national health emergency, some general practitioners are now working for free, others have lost their jobs, and a small number of practices ha

Covid 19 coronavirus: Finance Minister Grant Robertson says 2020-04-02 22:40:40Finance Minister Grant Robertson says Health Minister David Clark "got it wrong" when he drove more than 2km to a biking track.Robertson spoke about

Coronavirus Covid 19: David Clark apologises to PM 2020-04-02 21:59:21Health Minister David Clark has apologised to the Prime Minister for flouting the Government's advice to exercise locally during the lockdown.Clark y

Covid 19 coronavirus: 'Huge human cost' to court 2020-04-02 20:45:00New Zealand's top judge says the mounting delays in the justice system due to the coronavirus crisis are already creating a "huge human cost".Chief

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Covid 19 coronavirus: Parliament's Speaker Trevor Mallard defends 2020-04-02 19:06:22Parliament's Speaker Trevor Mallard is defending the almost daily cycling trips he has been taking since the lockdown came into force, saying he is j

Covid 19 coronavirus: Foreign Minister Winston Peters says 2020-04-02 17:30:09Up to 100,000 foreign nationals could be getting ready to leave New Zealand to go home, Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters says. Yesterday, he u

Mike Hosking on Covid 19 coronavirus: Government's rocky 2020-04-02 16:45:14COMMENT: These must be strange times. Shamubeel Eaqub and I turn out to be in lock step on one key thing: We need an adult in the room. That's what

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"Virtual" Monitoring Of children detained in secure residences 2020-04-01 23:45:44Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft says the safety and conditions of children and young people in the care of Oranga Tamariki continue to be

Essential workers leave scheme established 2020-04-01 22:56:03Essential workers who take leave from work to comply with public health guidance are being supported with a leave scheme to ensure they will continue

Govt WhatsApp helps share COVID-19 information 2020-04-01 22:56:03A Government WhatsApp channel has been launched to help make information more easily accessible and shareable in the fight against COVID-19.

Chief Ombudsman continues to monitor treatment of detainees 2020-04-01 22:41:45Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier says all New Zealanders have the right to be treated fairly during the COVID-19 emergency including those under lock and

Managed departure plan for stranded foreign nationals enables 2020-04-01 21:55:21The Government has announced a plan to enable the safe, orderly exit of tens of thousands of stranded foreign nationals from New Zealand during the cu

'Departure plan for stranded foreign nationals enables safe, 2020-04-01 21:47:52The Government has announced a plan to enable the safe, orderly exit of tens of thousands of stranded foreign nationals from New Zealand during the cu

Key agencies in Covid-19 response disconnected - Simon 2020-04-01 21:16:07Today’s meeting of the Epidemic Response Committee has shown how disconnected the three key agencies, Health, Customs and Police, are in enforci

Catch up with the latest research from the 2020-04-01 21:00:10The New Zealand Parliamentary Library publishes research papers on a wide range of topics, and has recently updated two papers to include new developm

Susan Thomas the new Chief High Court Judge 2020-04-01 18:53:10Justice Susan Thomas has been appointed Chief High Court Judge, Attorney-General David Parker announced today. She replaces Justice Geoffrey Venning w

Govt called on to pay the country's next 2020-04-01 07:37:45The government needs to step up and pay the next rates instalment to councils on behalf of property owners and businesses as part of its economic supp

Business Finance Guarantee applications open 2020-04-01 00:35:38Businesses can start applying to their banks for loans under the Business Finance Guarantee Scheme set up to support the New Zealand economy during th

Business Finance Guarantee applications open - Grant Robertson 2020-04-01 00:05:20Businesses can start applying to their banks for loans under the Business Finance Guarantee Scheme set up to support the New Zealand economy during th

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Contested plan for bus terminal on Auckland Māori 2020-04-03 00:06:22Auckland Transport pulls plug on shifting long-distance bus terminal to Māori land.

Health minister's apology over non-essential drive is enough, 2020-04-02 23:54:23Health Minister David Clark failed to lead by example when going for a mountain bike ride, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says.

Coronavirus: Council announces three month rent, outdoor licensing 2020-04-02 23:04:22Struggling businesses and organisations have one less thing to worry about with a fee and rent holiday from the council.

Coronavirus live update: Finance Minister Grant Robertson announces 2020-04-02 22:57:22Grant Robertson announces new measures for struggling companies, but says some closures are "inevitable".

Coronavirus: Record daily tests in New Zealand, but 2020-04-02 21:47:38The Government performed a record number of Covid-19 tests on Thursday, but is still well below capacity.

Coronavirus: Health Minister David Clark apologises to the 2020-04-02 21:12:25Health Minister David Clark has apologised for going on a mountain bike ride amid the coronavirus lockdown.

Coronavirus: National says getting out of lockdown a 2020-04-02 20:21:16The Opposition says the govt should be more generous with its subsidies to help companies survive.

Rotorua ratepayers shell out nearly half a million 2020-04-02 19:52:51Crankworx got the largest cut of the nearly $500k pie, with $75, 000 in funding.

Coronavirus: Awkward questions from National's Bill English and 2020-04-02 18:27:12Former finance ministers Steven Joyce and Bill English say the Government is failing hard-hit businesses.

Coronavirus border restrictions: No sign of tighter controls 2020-04-02 16:32:25It doesn't look like the Government will tighten border controls, despite calls from the Opposition to quarantine and test everyone.

Coronavirus: Whakatāne mayor keeps finger on pulse 2020-04-02 15:18:55Despite being in lockdown in her home, Whakatāne Mayor Judy Turner is keeping her finger on the pulse of her district.

Coronavirus: Taking different roads out of crisis 2020-04-02 12:00:00EDITORIAL: The Government is rightly progressing an economic jump-start, but we should think carefully about what's in the mix.

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