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Chris Hipkins

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6th Apr 21, 4:00pm
Quarantine-free travel between New Zealand and Australia to begin on April 19
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Quarantine-free travel between New Zealand and Australia to begin on April 19
6th Apr 21, 4:00pm
14th Mar 21, 6:01am
Gareth Vaughan looks at a rare occurrence of the National Party and the E tū union being on the same side against the Labour government, and why we should reframe the discussion on government spending
Gareth Vaughan looks at a rare occurrence of the National Party and the E tū union being on the same side against the Labour government, and why we should reframe the discussion on government spending
14th Mar 21, 6:01am
12th Mar 21, 11:48am
Auckland to move to COVID-19 Level 1 at midday Friday; PM defends decision to hold off making announcement
Auckland to move to COVID-19 Level 1 at midday Friday; PM defends decision to hold off making announcement
12th Mar 21, 11:48am
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10th Mar 21, 1:13pm
Government releases timeline for COVID-19 vaccine rollout; Lowest-risk portion of the population to start being vaccinated in July, following border workers, health workers, the elderly and people living in high-risk locations
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Government releases timeline for COVID-19 vaccine rollout; Lowest-risk portion of the population to start being vaccinated in July, following border workers, health workers, the elderly and people living in high-risk locations
10th Mar 21, 1:13pm
8th Mar 21, 4:00pm
Government says it has signed an agreement for 8.5 million more doses of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine; Prime Minister says this will 'simplify' rollout of vaccination, which is still planned for second half of year
Government says it has signed an agreement for 8.5 million more doses of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine; Prime Minister says this will 'simplify' rollout of vaccination, which is still planned for second half of year
8th Mar 21, 4:00pm
5th Mar 21, 4:18pm
Auckland to move to Level 2 and rest of NZ Level 1 at 6am Sunday; Alert levels to be reviewed at the end of next week
Auckland to move to Level 2 and rest of NZ Level 1 at 6am Sunday; Alert levels to be reviewed at the end of next week
5th Mar 21, 4:18pm
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3rd Mar 21, 1:22pm
Chris Hipkins says more vaccines have arrived and the vaccination programme will now be ramped up; over 9000 border staff have now had their first dose
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Chris Hipkins says more vaccines have arrived and the vaccination programme will now be ramped up; over 9000 border staff have now had their first dose
3rd Mar 21, 1:22pm
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1st Mar 21, 1:59pm
Health workers to start being vaccinated this month; No new cases of COVID-19 in the community; 154 'casual plus' contacts identified from City Fitness
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Health workers to start being vaccinated this month; No new cases of COVID-19 in the community; 154 'casual plus' contacts identified from City Fitness
1st Mar 21, 1:59pm
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23rd Feb 21, 1:37pm
Ministry of Health has now identified three new cases; 31 people at Kmart Botany are close contacts
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Ministry of Health has now identified three new cases; 31 people at Kmart Botany are close contacts
23rd Feb 21, 1:37pm
18th Feb 21, 1:35pm
There have been no further Covid cases reported in the community; since Sunday there have been 25,000 tests; the vaccinators get vaccinated on Friday
There have been no further Covid cases reported in the community; since Sunday there have been 25,000 tests; the vaccinators get vaccinated on Friday
18th Feb 21, 1:35pm
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17th Feb 21, 12:29pm
Auckland to move to Level 2 and the rest of NZ Level 1 at midnight Wednesday; Three new cases linked to South Auckland family that tested positive over the weekend
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Auckland to move to Level 2 and the rest of NZ Level 1 at midnight Wednesday; Three new cases linked to South Auckland family that tested positive over the weekend
17th Feb 21, 12:29pm
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16th Feb 21, 1:33pm
No new cases of COVID-19 in the community today; 33 of the 109 close contacts of the infected South Auckland family return negative results; Alert level announcement to be made at 4:30pm on Wednesday
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No new cases of COVID-19 in the community today; 33 of the 109 close contacts of the infected South Auckland family return negative results; Alert level announcement to be made at 4:30pm on Wednesday
16th Feb 21, 1:33pm
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15th Feb 21, 8:17am
No new COVID-19 cases in the community on Monday; 11 of the South Auckland family's 42 close contacts return negative results; 30,000 vaccine courses arrive in NZ
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No new COVID-19 cases in the community on Monday; 11 of the South Auckland family's 42 close contacts return negative results; 30,000 vaccine courses arrive in NZ
15th Feb 21, 8:17am
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14th Feb 21, 1:50pm
Auckland to go into Level 3 lockdown for three days, and the rest of the country Level 2, as three members of a South Auckland family test positive for COVID-19; Locations of interest include Papatoetoe High School and tourist spots in New Plymouth
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Auckland to go into Level 3 lockdown for three days, and the rest of the country Level 2, as three members of a South Auckland family test positive for COVID-19; Locations of interest include Papatoetoe High School and tourist spots in New Plymouth
14th Feb 21, 1:50pm
4th Feb 21, 1:56pm
Family member of North Auckland father and daughter who tested positive for COVID-19 after leaving the Pullman Hotel tests positive while isolating at home
Family member of North Auckland father and daughter who tested positive for COVID-19 after leaving the Pullman Hotel tests positive while isolating at home
4th Feb 21, 1:56pm
3rd Feb 21, 2:02pm
Medsafe provisionally approves Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to be used in New Zealand once it arrives
Medsafe provisionally approves Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to be used in New Zealand once it arrives
3rd Feb 21, 2:02pm
29th Jan 21, 1:41pm
NZers given all-clear to travel this weekend; All close contacts of 3 community cases return negative results, but 39 Pullman Hotel leavers are yet to return negative results
NZers given all-clear to travel this weekend; All close contacts of 3 community cases return negative results, but 39 Pullman Hotel leavers are yet to return negative results
29th Jan 21, 1:41pm
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28th Jan 21, 1:39pm
Coast not clear: 6 close contacts of Wednesday's new COVID-19 cases, 52 recent Pullman Hotel leavers and 20 Pullman Hotel staff yet to return COVID-19 tests
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Coast not clear: 6 close contacts of Wednesday's new COVID-19 cases, 52 recent Pullman Hotel leavers and 20 Pullman Hotel staff yet to return COVID-19 tests
28th Jan 21, 1:39pm
27th Jan 21, 10:46pm
Two more people test positive for COVID-19 after leaving managed isolation; There's a chance their infections may be historical but people who visited certain locations in North Auckland need to get tested and isolate
Two more people test positive for COVID-19 after leaving managed isolation; There's a chance their infections may be historical but people who visited certain locations in North Auckland need to get tested and isolate
27th Jan 21, 10:46pm
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27th Jan 21, 1:20pm
All 16 close contacts of Northland woman return negative COVID-19 tests; 98 departed managed isolation guests still being tracked down for testing
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All 16 close contacts of Northland woman return negative COVID-19 tests; 98 departed managed isolation guests still being tracked down for testing
27th Jan 21, 1:20pm
26th Jan 21, 3:11pm
Medsafe could approve Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine as early as next week; Public vaccine rollout still not expected until the middle of the year
Medsafe could approve Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine as early as next week; Public vaccine rollout still not expected until the middle of the year
26th Jan 21, 3:11pm
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25th Jan 21, 1:30pm
Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says genome testing has shown the new community case has the South African 'variant' of the virus
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Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says genome testing has shown the new community case has the South African 'variant' of the virus
25th Jan 21, 1:30pm
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24th Jan 21, 3:32pm
Person who was recently released from managed isolation in Auckland travelled widely and visited over 30 locations in the southern part of Northland before testing positive
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Person who was recently released from managed isolation in Auckland travelled widely and visited over 30 locations in the southern part of Northland before testing positive
24th Jan 21, 3:32pm
19th Jan 21, 11:35am
Govt requires travellers from everywhere except Australia, the Pacific and Antarctica to present a negative COVID-19 test result before coming to NZ
Govt requires travellers from everywhere except Australia, the Pacific and Antarctica to present a negative COVID-19 test result before coming to NZ
19th Jan 21, 11:35am
14th Jan 21, 11:34am
1000 international tertiary students, degree level and above, who began their study in New Zealand but were caught offshore when border restrictions began, will be allowed back in to finish their studies
1000 international tertiary students, degree level and above, who began their study in New Zealand but were caught offshore when border restrictions began, will be allowed back in to finish their studies
14th Jan 21, 11:34am

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