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Covid 19 coronavirus: What you need to know about Saturday's big developments

Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield has raised the possibility coronavirus cases have peaked in New Zealand, as 82 new cases were revealed today, while a decision looms on whether to extend the lockdown. Get all the important...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Politics | 4 Apr 2020 | 8:00 pm

Covid-19 coronavirus: WHO to advise NZ health officials on new face mask measures

Top health officials are poised to receive advice from the World Health Organisation in the coming days as to whether all New Zealanders should be wearing face masks in public at all times. The rationale behind the thinking lies...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Politics | 4 Apr 2020 | 5:21 pm

Hunting banned under new government order

A new Government Order has effectively banned hunting until Alert Level 4 is lifted, says The Game Animal Council.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 4 Apr 2020 | 4:28 pm

Covid 19 coronavirus: Has it peaked? New Zealand has 82 new Covid 19 cases; total now 950

New Zealand has 82 new Covid-19 cases - and Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield has raised the possibility cases may have peaked. And a new guidance is soon to be issued, outlining what constitutes an acceptable lockdown...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Politics | 4 Apr 2020 | 1:10 pm

Former US ambassador to UN Samantha Power on Helen Clark not getting top job

A former US ambassador to the United Nations has described the "race to the top" that led to former Prime Minister Helen Clark missing out on the top job.Clark lost out on the role of Secretary-General for the UN in 2016 to former...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Politics | 4 Apr 2020 | 12:51 pm



Covid-19 coronavirus: Govt to bolster MSD for likely benefit numbers spike

The Government is bolstering the Ministry of Social Development to prepare it for the coming wave of new jobless New Zealanders applying for the benefit. New Zealand's unemployment rate is expected to increase dramatically because...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Politics | 4 Apr 2020 | 12:34 pm

Government chartered flights should bring Kiwis home - Bridges

The Government needs to ensure the international flights being chartered for stranded tourists are returning home with New Zealanders who are currently stuck overseas, Opposition Leader Simon Bridges says.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 4 Apr 2020 | 10:17 am

Covid 19 coronavirus: Hospitals repurposed to handle surge of patients

Hospitals are being reconfigured to cope with an expected surge of Covid-19 patients, with one doctor warning: "We are waiting for the storm to break."North Shore Hospital has repurposed a building, transforming its former Elective...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Politics | 4 Apr 2020 | 6:00 am

Covid 19 coronavirus: What you need to know about Friday's big developments

There 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 scolded for taking a mountain-biking trip during the nationwide lockdown. Get all the...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Politics | 3 Apr 2020 | 8:00 pm

Covid 19 coronavirus: Price-gouging complaints pour in to Government's "Price Watch" inbox

SIGN 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 dedicated "Price Watch" inbox since it was launched on Monday amid accusations of price-gouging...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Politics | 3 Apr 2020 | 6:54 pm

Covid 19 coronavirus: Privacy Commissioner John Edwards talks to police about location-tracing self-isolation texts

SIGN 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 message system being used to trace those is self-isolation after returning from...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Politics | 3 Apr 2020 | 5:05 pm

Covid 19 coronavirus: GPs lose jobs, work for free as cash-flow dries up

Amid a national health emergency, some general practitioners are now working for free, others have lost their jobs, and a small number of practices have closed because of the financial strain.The primary care sector says it is desperate...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Politics | 3 Apr 2020 | 4:45 pm

Māori Party welcome seabed mining decision and push for nationwide ban

During the challenges associated with lockdown, the Māori Party are congratulating Ngāti Ruanui and South Taranaki on the decision of the Court of Appeal, announced today, to stop Trans-Tasman Resources plans for risky seabed mining off the South Taranaki Bight, and are pushing for a nationwide

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 3 Apr 2020 | 4:34 pm

Govt’s COVID plan, economic strength recognised - Robertson

The Government’s plan to cushion the blow of COVID-19 by supporting incomes, jobs and businesses, and position the economy to recover has been backed by another international report.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 3 Apr 2020 | 11:25 am

New Zealand workers speak out on unsafe conditions, wage cuts - SEG

Workers in New Zealand remain deeply concerned about being exposed to the potentially deadly COVID-19 coronavirus. The Labour Party-led government’s four-week shutdown of schools and non-essential businesses began on March 26 in an attempt to stop the virus from spreading.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 3 Apr 2020 | 10:16 am

Funding certainty for sports through COVID-19 - Robertson

National sports organisations have been given certainty of funding to ensure they can remain viable through the COVID-19 pandemic, Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson announced today.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 3 Apr 2020 | 9:08 am

Butchers now allowed to process pork - NZ Government

Changes have been made to allow butchers to process pork, only for supply to supermarkets or other processors or retailers that are open, Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor has announced.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 2 Apr 2020 | 5:57 pm

"Virtual" Monitoring Of children detained in secure residences

Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft says the safety and conditions of children and young people in the care of Oranga Tamariki continue to be monitored, despite the challenges presented by COVID-19.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 2 Apr 2020 | 4:45 pm



Govt WhatsApp helps share COVID-19 information

A Government WhatsApp channel has been launched to help make information more easily accessible and shareable in the fight against COVID-19.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 2 Apr 2020 | 3:56 pm

Essential workers leave scheme established

Essential workers who take leave from work to comply with public health guidance are being supported with a leave scheme to ensure they will continue to receive income, say the Minister of Workplace Relations and Safety Iain Lees-Galloway and Minister for Social Development, Carmel Sepuloni.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 2 Apr 2020 | 3:56 pm













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