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More Police Deployed For COVID Efforts

Published: Thu 13 Aug 2020 04:17 PM
More Police are being deployed to the frontline to help manage the COVID response, after the graduation today of 56 new officers. “The ceremonies for the graduation of Wing 340 at the Royal New Zealand Police College were trimmed to take account ... Read more...

National Does The Nation A Disservice

Published: Thu 13 Aug 2020 12:37 PM
Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters today called for National Party and Opposition leader Judith Collins to stop undermining democracy. “New Zealanders are sadly being fed a steady stream of misinformation about the pre-election period from the ... Read more...

James Shaw Awaiting Precautionary COVID-19 Test Result

Published: Thu 13 Aug 2020 10:44 AM
Green Party Co-leader James Shaw is awaiting the result of a precautionary COVID-19 test after travelling to the South Auckland area over the weekend. James Shaw said today: “I developed minor cold symptoms after returning to Wellington from Auckland ... Read more...

Leader Of New Zealand First Responds To Questions On The General Election Date

Published: Thu 13 Aug 2020 10:36 AM
“At this difficult time our concern must be focused on the health of our team of five million. That team includes all politicians and their parties. That is why I immediately suspended New Zealand First’s campaign. Health first, politics second. ... Read more...

Government announces plan to tackle problem plastics

Published: Wed 12 Aug 2020 01:47 PM
Following the success of the phase out of single-use plastic shopping bags, the Government now has plans to phase out more single-use and problem plastics to reduce waste and protect the environment announced Associate Minister for the Environment ... Read more...

Statement On The Dissolution Of Parliament

Published: Wed 12 Aug 2020 11:11 AM
ACT Leader David Seymour has welcomed the Prime Minister's decision to delay the dissolution of Parliament. "This is the right decision. If political parties can’t get out and campaign, Parliament needs to be able to continue to function, ... Read more...

ACT: Statement On Covid-19 Community Transmission

Published: Tue 11 Aug 2020 11:32 PM
"Tonight’s news is not what anyone hoped for," says ACT Leader David Seymour. "There will be time enough to ask why this has happened, but right now the goal is to get on top of it before there is loss of life or further loss ... Read more...

National: Statement On Covid-19 Community Transmission

Published: Tue 11 Aug 2020 10:59 PM
Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins is calling on New Zealanders to follow the advice of health officials and do their part to stamp out the latest case of Covid-19 community transmission. “This will come as a shock to all New Zealanders who believed ... Read more...

Community transmission of covid-19 returns to New Zealand with four cases

Published: Tue 11 Aug 2020 09:26 PM
After 102 days of being covid-19 free the first cases of covid-19 in the community have returned, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said tonight There are four cases in one family in south Auckland. There is no known contact with overseas travel. Others ... Read more...

Vaccine Shortage Tells Us What We Already Know

Published: Tue 11 Aug 2020 04:11 PM
Reports that New Zealand is facing a temporary shortage of the flu vaccine amid the Covd-19 outbreak vindicates what I have known since April, National’s Health Spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says. “A leaked email given to media revealing that ... Read more...
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