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Chris Hipkins

Government puts dates on when arrivals from overseas can start entering NZ without going through managed isolation
24th Nov 21, 1:58pm
Government puts dates on when arrivals from overseas can start entering NZ without going through managed isolation
Government guidelines published to help employers decide whether to require staff to be vaccinated; App to check vaccine certificates ready to go
23rd Nov 21, 12:17pm
Government guidelines published to help employers decide whether to require staff to be vaccinated; App to check vaccine certificates ready to go
Travel in and out of Auckland to resume on December 15; All of NZ to move to traffic light system soon after November 29
17th Nov 21, 1:12pm
Travel in and out of Auckland to resume on December 15; All of NZ to move to traffic light system soon after November 29
Pfizer booster shots to become available from November 29; Waikato to move to Level 2 on Wednesday; PM signals early move to traffic light system
15th Nov 21, 4:14pm
Pfizer booster shots to become available from November 29; Waikato to move to Level 2 on Wednesday; PM signals early move to traffic light system
Schools in Auckland and Waikato to completely reopen for in-person learning on November 17; AstraZeneca vaccine to become available to limited number of people in late-November
10th Nov 21, 1:32pm
Schools in Auckland and Waikato to completely reopen for in-person learning on November 17; AstraZeneca vaccine to become available to limited number of people in late-November
Cleaners, security guards and catering staff who contract to government departments to be paid the living wage; Minimum wage likely to go up again next year
10th Nov 21, 11:36am
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Cleaners, security guards and catering staff who contract to government departments to be paid the living wage; Minimum wage likely to go up again next year
89 new Covid cases on Thursday; MIQ stays to be cut to seven days for fully vaccinated
28th Oct 21, 1:33pm
89 new Covid cases on Thursday; MIQ stays to be cut to seven days for fully vaccinated
Government officials consider risk posed by two Covid-19 cases in Christchurch ahead of 1pm update
28th Oct 21, 10:03am
Government officials consider risk posed by two Covid-19 cases in Christchurch ahead of 1pm update
Waikato to join Auckland at loosened version of Level 3; Alert level settings to be reviewed on Monday
27th Oct 21, 1:26pm
Waikato to join Auckland at loosened version of Level 3; Alert level settings to be reviewed on Monday
UPDATED: Government unveils Covid-19 plan for when 90% vaccination target is reached; More support for businesses and low-income earners available in the interim
22nd Oct 21, 10:36am
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UPDATED: Government unveils Covid-19 plan for when 90% vaccination target is reached; More support for businesses and low-income earners available in the interim
60 new Covid-19 cases; Schools in Level 3 environments can reopen to senior students on Tuesday; 300 spots a month set aside for health workers in MIQ
20th Oct 21, 12:54pm
60 new Covid-19 cases; Schools in Level 3 environments can reopen to senior students on Tuesday; 300 spots a month set aside for health workers in MIQ
ACT questions why the Government is preparing to let people with Covid-19 self-isolate, while overseas arrivals unlikely to be infected have to queue up for MIQ
14th Oct 21, 12:48pm
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ACT questions why the Government is preparing to let people with Covid-19 self-isolate, while overseas arrivals unlikely to be infected have to queue up for MIQ
Ministry of Health reports 55 community Covid-19 cases, Northland and areas of Waikato in alert level 3 to remain there. Govt looking at MIQ settings
13th Oct 21, 1:09pm
Ministry of Health reports 55 community Covid-19 cases, Northland and areas of Waikato in alert level 3 to remain there. Govt looking at MIQ settings
Current alert level restrictions to remain for another week for Auckland, and until Friday for Waikato & Northland; Vaccinations to become mandatory for health and education sector workers
11th Oct 21, 4:15pm
Current alert level restrictions to remain for another week for Auckland, and until Friday for Waikato & Northland; Vaccinations to become mandatory for health and education sector workers
Waikato's Level 3 boundary extended south; Five of the 29 new Covid-19 cases in the community from Waikato
7th Oct 21, 1:07pm
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Waikato's Level 3 boundary extended south; Five of the 29 new Covid-19 cases in the community from Waikato
Wednesday's Covid-19 update: 30 new cases in Auckland, 9 in Waikato; Covid patient dies at Middlemore; U-turn on gap between vaccine doses
6th Oct 21, 1:22pm
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Wednesday's Covid-19 update: 30 new cases in Auckland, 9 in Waikato; Covid patient dies at Middlemore; U-turn on gap between vaccine doses
Number of new community cases of Covid-19 rises to 45, as those infected are part of large households living in emergency and transitional housing
29th Sep 21, 1:18pm
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Number of new community cases of Covid-19 rises to 45, as those infected are part of large households living in emergency and transitional housing
Government launching pilot scheme to enable 150 people to self-isolate on return from overseas work trips
27th Sep 21, 4:52pm
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Government launching pilot scheme to enable 150 people to self-isolate on return from overseas work trips
It's as well John Key declined to govern New Zealand with the ham-fistedness on display in his woeful Covid opinion-piece, Chris Trotter says
27th Sep 21, 8:47am
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It's as well John Key declined to govern New Zealand with the ham-fistedness on display in his woeful Covid opinion-piece, Chris Trotter says
23 new cases on Wednesday, with one unlinked; Auckland reaches 80% vaccination rate
22nd Sep 21, 1:19pm
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23 new cases on Wednesday, with one unlinked; Auckland reaches 80% vaccination rate
All 14 new cases on Wednesday were linked; 10,000 swabs taken in Auckland; MI bookings reopen on Monday
15th Sep 21, 1:08pm
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All 14 new cases on Wednesday were linked; 10,000 swabs taken in Auckland; MI bookings reopen on Monday
Government lukewarm on month-old plan for reopening NZ to the world; Trans-Tasman bubble on ice
8th Sep 21, 6:17pm
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Government lukewarm on month-old plan for reopening NZ to the world; Trans-Tasman bubble on ice
15 new community cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday - all in Auckland; Testing numbers pick up
8th Sep 21, 1:13pm
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15 new community cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday - all in Auckland; Testing numbers pick up
Rise in numbers for the first time in three days comes as large parts of the country drop down in Alert levels
1st Sep 21, 1:25pm
Rise in numbers for the first time in three days comes as large parts of the country drop down in Alert levels
Another 62 community Covid-19 cases reported taking the total to 210 - 12 of those are in Wellington and the rest Auckland
25th Aug 21, 1:16pm
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Another 62 community Covid-19 cases reported taking the total to 210 - 12 of those are in Wellington and the rest Auckland