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Govt's ComCom Covid-19 directions illegal and irrational New! 2020-03-29 11:22:00The Consumers' Union of Aotearoa has issued a challenge against Kris Faafoi's ministerial press statement which instructed the Commerce Commission t

Rushed Vaping Bill During Covid-19, Grossly Unfair New! 2020-03-28 23:11:00New Zealand vaping representatives have joined forces to condemn the Government continuing with its plan to rush legislation through Parliament to reg

Cut Traffic Speeds To Reduce Pressure On Hospitals, 2020-03-28 20:05:00It’s time to lower traffic speeds to reduce crashes and free up hospital beds, say cycling advocates. "This will reduce harm and ease the burde

Manaaki Key For Getting Though COVID-19 2020-03-27 21:23:00Preliminary results from a survey investigating how well-equipped Māori whānau in the South Island are to stay at home for extended periods

Parliamentary Monitoring And Reporting Is Critical In Dealing 2020-03-27 21:22:00"The risk of fraud and corruption is compounded during crises like the COVID-19 pandemic. When quick decisions are necessary to move vast amounts of

Automatic 3-month Visa Extension Granted For Every Migrant 2020-03-27 19:04:00Leading immigration lawyer Aaron Martin assesses the impact of the announcement of the epidemic notice for migrants. Immigration New Zealand announced

COVID-19: Support For Working Kiwis From Government Welcomed 2020-03-26 23:02:00The Council of Trade Unions is welcoming today's announcement from the Minister of Finance to further support working Kiwis. "Maintaining working Ki

Universal Basic Income (UBI) not the solution we 2020-03-26 22:14:00Wellington, 27 March - The pandemic-induced recession creates a strong case for the Government to support struggling workers with targeted assistance,

Support builds for suspending KiwiSaver subsidy 2020-03-26 21:41:00The New Zealand Taxpayers' Union is joining calls for the Government to suspend its KiwiSaver subsidy during the economic fallout of COVID-19.

Friends In Need 2020-03-26 21:13:00A free COVID-19 community initiative called ‘Friends in Need’ has launched to support the elderly and vulnerable through the COVID-19 rest

Forest Industry Backing Government COVID-19 Strategy 2020-03-26 20:07:00The Forest Owners Association is backing the government’s strategy to combat COVID-19 as just about all parts of the forest industry are now in

Councils Failing To Livestream During Lockdown Must Get 2020-03-26 19:09:00The New Zealand Taxpayers' Union is slamming councils that refuse to livestream meetings . Taxpayers' Union spokesperson Islay Aitchison says, "COV

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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, 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 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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