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 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

National board member Roger Bridge, aka ‘Merv’, resigns the party after investigation into late night talkback calls

Long-serving National board member Roger Bridge has resigned from the party after it was discovered he used the alias ‘Merv’ to call talkback radio and complain about his party’s candidate … Read More

Covid-19 coronavirus: Level 3 D-Day – Top Ministers meet today to decided Auckland’s lockdown fate

New Zealanders will find out later this afternoon whether restrictions on their freedoms will be eased, extended or tightened as the South Auckland cluster grows to 17 confirmed cases, and … Read More

Covid 19 coronavirus: North Shore primary school student positive, Noel Leemings closed

The Covid risk has extended to Auckland’s North Shore after a primary school student tested positive, sending their school into lockdown. Two Noel Leeming stores on the North Shore have … Read More

Winston Peters: National ‘undermining democracy’ with Govt consultation claims

Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters has joined the Green Party and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in scorning National, accusing the party of “undermining democracy”. He called out Judith Collins for … Read More

Covid 19 coronavirus lockdown: Jacinda Ardern, Ashley Bloomfield and Cabinet to decide full lockdown or freedom in Auckland, New Zealand

LATEST UPDATES* Mt Albert Grammar student tests positive for Covid* Along with this and the four new non-isolation cases this week, there are four, related ‘probable’ cases* New lockdown will … Read More

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern tossing up election date change – will have answer by Monday

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will make a decision about delaying this year’s election by Monday, following pressure from the Opposition to push out the voting period. National leader Judith Collins … Read More

Covid 19 coronavirus: ‘Extremely disappointed’: National Party leader Judith Collins blasts Govt; says it let Covid-19 back into NZ

National Party leader Judith Collins is putting the blame for the new cases of community transmission in Auckland squarely in the lap of the Government and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. … Read More

‘It doesn’t add up’: Gerry Brownlee says Government warning of second wave ‘very puzzling’

As New Zealand marks 100 days without community transmission of Covid-19, National Party deputy leader Gerry Brownlee says the Government’s warning of an approaching second wave is “very puzzling”. The … Read More