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Government reviewing Covid strategies

The Government appears to be looking at adjusting its response to future delta outbreaks. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern suggested this at her Covid media conference...

Is Bridges the answer?

Polling out late yesterday has raised more questions about National Leader Judith Collins' future. The poll, by National’s own pollster, David Farrar, for the right-wing...

Opening up

As evidence piles up around the world that vaccination reduces the Covid death rate, the Prime Minister is talking more positively about opening New...

What comes after the lockdown

The Prime Minister seems reluctant to admit it but yesterday was the beginning of the end of the elimination strategy as it has been...

South Auckland poverty drives Covid outbreak

The Government has this morning announced $10 million more assistance, particularly for  Pasifika in South Auckland, in a clear acknowledgement that this latest Delta...

Nothing is clear

The Prime Minister yesterday seemed to further confuse the question of whether the reconnection Strategy with the rest of the world will begin as...

Covid spooks Government

The Covid Delta variant appears to have so spooked the Government that it is now having second thoughts about policy it announced only a...

Little lays down the law on terrorism

The Government is proposing to change immigration law to make it possible to deport refugees like the New Lynn terrorist, Ahamed Samsudeen. This change will...

The changing Covid strategy

The Government’s Covid strategy slow metamorphosis to a reconnection with the world strategy is becoming evident as it puts a new emphasis on testing. Most...

The loophole that let the terrorist go free

Only hours before the New Lynn terrorist incident last Friday, Justice Minister Kris Faafoi contacted a Select Committee chair to hurry up a new...

What next for the border

Not only has the Government temporarily suspended taking bookings for Managed Isolation, but it is telling stakeholders that any opening of the borders under...

Cracking down on the wage subsidy

The Finance Minister, Grant Robertson, has been “talking” to some of the country’s largest companies about whether they will apply for the wage subsidy. Beehive...

Ardern calls Collins’ bluff

National Leader Judith Collins yesterday suggested that had the Government agreed to re-establish the Epidemic Response Committee, National might have agreed to proposals for...

The complex manoeuvrings of Judith Collins

With polling once again showing support for National static, leader Judith Collins has circled the wagons, promoted her loyalists, sacked one of her potential...

The elimination game

A new realism entered the public debate about the current Covid outbreak yesterday. In a way, it has been brewing all week as Covid Response...