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Grant Robertson delivers a 'peak Labour Party' Budget, committing to spending more than expected, including on benefit increases
20th May 21, 2:00pm
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Grant Robertson delivers a 'peak Labour Party' Budget, committing to spending more than expected, including on benefit increases
Auditor-General raises concerns over the Ministry of Health's preparedness to scale-up the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out
18th May 21, 3:49pm
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Auditor-General raises concerns over the Ministry of Health's preparedness to scale-up the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out
A report into management of the wage subsidy scheme has recommended that the organisations managing it conduct a review to 'properly evaluate it' for potential future purposes
11th May 21, 3:46pm
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A report into management of the wage subsidy scheme has recommended that the organisations managing it conduct a review to 'properly evaluate it' for potential future purposes
Economist Brian Easton questions whether the 'grab for power' that sees the Government markedly centralising the health system will produce a system that works
3rd May 21, 8:35am
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Economist Brian Easton questions whether the 'grab for power' that sees the Government markedly centralising the health system will produce a system that works
Mauldin Economics' Patrick Watson says business & property owners should be able to set their own rules about allowing people who have and haven't been vaccinated against COVID-19 on their premises
7th Apr 21, 2:22pm
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Mauldin Economics' Patrick Watson says business & property owners should be able to set their own rules about allowing people who have and haven't been vaccinated against COVID-19 on their premises
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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Auckland to move to COVID-19 Level 1 at midday Friday; PM defends decision to hold off making announcement
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
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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
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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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
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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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
Director-General of Health warns 'we are not out of the woods'
2nd Mar 21, 1:14pm
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Director-General of Health warns 'we are not out of the woods'
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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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
Ministry of Health has now identified three new cases; 31 people at Kmart Botany are close contacts
23rd Feb 21, 1:37pm
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Ministry of Health has now identified three new cases; 31 people at Kmart Botany are close contacts
Auckland to join the rest of New Zealand at Level 1 as at midnight Monday; Masks to remain mandatory on public transport nationwide
22nd Feb 21, 3:20pm
Auckland to join the rest of New Zealand at Level 1 as at midnight Monday; Masks to remain mandatory on public transport nationwide
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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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
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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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
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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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
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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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
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
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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
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
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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
Medsafe provisionally approves Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to be used in New Zealand once it arrives
3rd Feb 21, 2:02pm
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Medsafe provisionally approves Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to be used in New Zealand once it arrives
Patrick Watson of Mauldin Economics looks at a tail risk scenario potentially stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic
31st Jan 21, 6:02am
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Patrick Watson of Mauldin Economics looks at a tail risk scenario potentially stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic
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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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
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
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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
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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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
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
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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