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Chris Hipkins

COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says country to stay in Orange setting with 'likelihood of a secondary wave of cases appearing'
24th May 22, 11:29am
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COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says country to stay in Orange setting with 'likelihood of a secondary wave of cases appearing'
The CCTV recording of the ram-raid against Auckland’s Ormiston Mall is so disturbing, argues Chris Trotter, that only a free and frank debate about its causes will settle the nation’s nerves
2nd May 22, 6:58am
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The CCTV recording of the ram-raid against Auckland’s Ormiston Mall is so disturbing, argues Chris Trotter, that only a free and frank debate about its causes will settle the nation’s nerves
If the next round of polling reveals a level of Labour support beginning with a “2” – what happens then? asks Chris Trotter
18th Apr 22, 9:30am
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If the next round of polling reveals a level of Labour support beginning with a “2” – what happens then? asks Chris Trotter
Bars and nightclubs can resume operating normally from Thursday, as NZ moves to the Orange setting of the traffic light system
13th Apr 22, 1:41pm
Bars and nightclubs can resume operating normally from Thursday, as NZ moves to the Orange setting of the traffic light system
All vaccinated New Zealanders abroad able to enter New Zealand without isolating from Friday
28th Feb 22, 5:23pm
All vaccinated New Zealanders abroad able to enter New Zealand without isolating from Friday
New Zealand to move to phase 3 of Omicron response plan at 11:59pm Thursday night
24th Feb 22, 12:58pm
by Toby Allen
New Zealand to move to phase 3 of Omicron response plan at 11:59pm Thursday night
Hundreds of thousands of essential workers eligible to return to work quickly if they're a close contact of a Covid-19 case
15th Feb 22, 3:34pm
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Hundreds of thousands of essential workers eligible to return to work quickly if they're a close contact of a Covid-19 case
Essential services need to register with government so workers can get isolation exemptions if they're close contacts of Covid-19 cases
10th Feb 22, 10:40am
Essential services need to register with government so workers can get isolation exemptions if they're close contacts of Covid-19 cases
Border to gradually start reopening from February 27 to New Zealanders and migrants ahead of tourists
3rd Feb 22, 11:17am
Border to gradually start reopening from February 27 to New Zealanders and migrants ahead of tourists
Covid-19 update: Timing of booster shots brought forward, border opening delayed, vaccines to be available for children from January 17
21st Dec 21, 2:30pm
Covid-19 update: Timing of booster shots brought forward, border opening delayed, vaccines to be available for children from January 17
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