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Watch live: Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield gives an update on Covid-19 (source — 26/05/2020 04:09:10

The Director-General of Health is giving an update on Covid-19 cases in New Zealand. Watch the briefing here.

Coronavirus: From Italy to New Zealand - My relief at being home (source — 26/05/2020 01:55:24

One Kiwi journalist's long trek from Italy back to New Zealand, and straight into managed isolation.

Live: Covid-19 updates in New Zealand and around the world on 26 May (source — 25/05/2020 22:24:26

Groups of 100 people will be allowed to get together this weekend for the first time in months. Follow our blog for the latest.

'We're having a bit of an earthquake – we're fine.' Is Jacinda Ardern unshakeable? (source — 25/05/2020 17:30:53

The New Zealand prime minister has calmly steered her country in the face of a massacre, an eruption, and a pandemic. Now she is laughing in the face of seismic shakes Name: Jacinda Ardern v the earth...

Virus-hit Fiji Airways cuts workforce by half (source — 25/05/2020 17:17:00

SUVA: Pandemic-hit Fiji Airways fired more than half its workforce Monday, as travel restrictions put the islands’ vital tourism sector in deep freeze and reduced the national carrier’s revenue to “vi...

Jacinda Ardern's Live TV Interview Interrupted By Earthquake: ‘Quite A Decent Shake Here’ (source — 25/05/2020 15:41:42

An earthquake struck near New Zealand’s capital on Monday morning, shaking many residents including prime minister Jacinda Ardern who continued with a live TV interview at the parliament buildin...

Asia virus latest: Japan to lift emergency, India domestic flights resume (source — 25/05/2020 12:01:04

HONG KONG: Here are the latest developments in Asia related to the coronavirus pandemic:Japan set to lift virus emergencyJapan is poised Monday to lift its nationwide state of emergency over the coron...

Half of New Zealanders say they would NOT take a coronavirus vaccine (source — 25/05/2020 11:00:42

A New Zealand Herald poll of 54,000 people on its Facebook page found just 53 per cent would take a coronavirus vaccine, threatening to undermine attempts to stamp out the pandemic.

Coronavirus: Covid-19 could impact how much recycling New Zealand sends to developing nations (source — 25/05/2020 10:54:51

Don't expect the plastic you put out for collection to actually be recycled.

See New Zealand Prime Minister react to earthquake during live interview (source — 25/05/2020 10:06:54

A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck near New Zealand's capital Wellington while the country's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was discussing New Zealand's ongoing lifting of coronavirus restrictions in a ...

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