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How the lockdown end may be a false dawn

Cabinet will decide on Monday week whether to come out of Level Four of the lockdown. But as the year unfolds and the grim reality...

It could have been a good day

The Prime Minister and Director General of Health almost sounded surprised yesterday as they reported the lowest COVID-19 daily increase since March 25, the...

So far, so good

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern all but conceded yesterday that New Zealand would come out of the level four lockdown at midnight on April 22. Barring...

What it will take to end the lockdown

The Government has started to talk about how the covid-19 lockdown might end, but it is doing so as the number of cases yesterday...

Never waste a crisis

Finance Minister Grant Robertson fronted up to the Covid-19 Select Committee and began answering the two big questions about the virus and its impact. When...

Construction companies on the brink

At least one major New Zealand construction company is believed to be within days of having to lay off its staff because it does...

UK Foreign Secretary in plea to Peters to help get stranded Brits home

British Foreign secretary Dominic Raab has phoned Foreign Minister Winton Peters making a plea for the New Zealand Government to enable possibly 6500 British...

After the lockdown, what?

After Day One of the covid-19 lockdown and the week beforehand focussed on that, the grim reality of what this pandemic is likely to...

Army and police to show no tolerance

The Government moved yesterday to stiffen its pubic response to the covid-19 lockdown. In a dramatic statement to a shrunken...