Cook Islands close border to all incoming flights due to New Zealand’s Covid-19 outbreak

The Cook Islands has announced a total border closure to incoming flights following the Covid-19 outbreak in Auckland yesterday. The decision comes just hours after it was reported a flight … Read More

Covid 19 coronavirus: Govt steps in over Auckland-Rarotonga flight after Cook Island doctor tests positive

Air New Zealand says it will not carry passengers on its Auckland-Rarotonga flight tomorrow after a Covid-19 scare. The airline said that afer consultation with the Ministry of Health, it … Read More

Covid 19 coronavirus: Heather du Plessis-Allan on the extended lockdown – will we comply?

COMMENT: Tell you what, I’m not convinced how compliant Aucklanders will be this time around. Already, we’ve witnessed Aucklanders fleeing the city to the Coromandel and Queenstown despite direct instructions … Read More

Covid 19 coronavirus: Wage subsidy extended as businesses brace for ‘extraordinary’ lockdown disruption

Finance Minister Grant Robertson will work through details of a plan to extend the wage subsidy scheme after the Government announced the continuation of current Covid-19 lockdown settings for at … Read More

Covid 19 coronavirus lockdown: Auckland Mayor Phil Goff on extension – ‘Do not panic buy’

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff has welcomed the news the city won’t be moving to level 4 but says there will still be personal sacrifices for many people under level 3. … Read More