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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

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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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NZ troops based in Camp Taji in Iraq New! 2020-03-30 00:14:34New Zealand troops who were stationed at Camp Taji in Iraq are coming home.Foreign Minister Winston Peters and Defence Minister Ron Mark made the anno

PM sets up website for Kiwis to dob New! 2020-03-29 23:27:33Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is setting up a website for Kiwis to raise concerns about supermarket price rises during the coronavirus lockdown. Offic

Covid-19 coronavirus: Kiwis file 4200 reports to police New! 2020-03-29 23:10:48Police have arrested three people for persistent breaches of the lockdown rules, as a new online form for the public to dob in breaches has already cl

Covid-19 coronavirus: What is New Zealand's Plan B? 2020-03-29 21:00:38Researchers have offered the Government some "Plan B" options – such as trying to delay a peak in Covid-19 cases until next year – if Ne

76 new coronavirus cases in NZ - Ashley 2020-03-29 20:45:00There are 76 new cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand, Director General of Health Ashley Bloomfield says.One is a probable case that has now been confirme

Who is listening to your Zoom call? Concerns 2020-03-29 19:11:07When Boris Johnson hosted the UK's first ever video conferenced Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, the event took place not through secret military video ca

Covid 19 coronavirus: First Air NZ freight flight 2020-03-29 17:54:34The first Air New Zealand freight flight to Shanghai will take off this evening carrying time-sensitive exports - and will return with essential goods

Mike Hosking on Covid 19 coronavirus: PM Jacinda 2020-03-29 16:59:29COMMENT: This week's challenge is to try and see if we can do something about the Government's messaging. Forget the whole issue around what's loca

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Covid 19 coronavirus: What you need to know 2020-03-29 03:00:00The first New Zealander has died of coronavirus and another 63 cases were reported today, while the Government strives to clear up confusion and enfor

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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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Government loosens rules to allow online delivery of New! 2020-03-29 23:53:18The Government will allow many essential goods to be purchased online in a significant loosening of the level four lockdown rules in place to curb the

Coronavirus update: PM Jacinda Ardern eases 'essential services' New! 2020-03-29 23:39:35Kiwis will be able to buy essential products like heaters and fridges, and the country now has enough ventilators to match all its ICU beds, PM announ

Kiwi soldiers entirely withdraw from Iraq's Camp Taji, New! 2020-03-29 23:15:46New Zealand has withdrawn the last of 45 troops from Iraq's Camp Taji, marking the end of a five-year deployment.

Trucking body 'surprised and concerned' after ministry changes New! 2020-03-29 23:05:06Transport Ministry confirms and then withdraws minister's advice that it's okay to unpack non-essential goods from containers.

One person puts hand up for National Party New! 2020-03-29 22:48:14One person has put their name forward for the National Party's Invercargill electorate for this year's election.

Coronavirus: US lobbying for its citizens to be New! 2020-03-29 22:20:45The American Embassy is pushing for its citizens scattered across the country to be allowed to travel to Auckland so they can get home.

Pandemic team created for specialised response in Whakatāne New! 2020-03-29 22:14:22Whakatāne District Council has created a Pandemic Planning Team to optimise its response to Covid-19.

Coronavirus: Jacinda Ardern warns border restrictions will exist 2020-03-29 19:16:28Jacinda Ardern has warned Kiwis should get used to border restrictions - they could be around for a long time.

Coronavirus: Waipā suspends major infrastructure projects 2020-03-29 19:03:56Coronavirus forces council to shut down major projects around the district.

Cook Islanders in NZ warned against travelling to 2020-03-29 18:58:08Cook Islanders told to "shelter in place" rather than heading to the Auckland Holiday Inn.

Coronavirus: South Auckland food bank determined to feed 2020-03-29 18:50:25South Auckland foodbank determined to stay open despite supply issues, burnt out staff and even abusive customers.

Coronavirus: Some regions could come out of lockdown 2020-03-29 16:36:27'Don't read into anything too soon," PM cautions after drop in new Covid-19 cases.


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