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COVID-19 Hospital Preparation Well Advanced

Friday, 3 April 2020, 6:36 pm | New Zealand Government

Hospital preparations for COVID-19 are well advanced says Health Minister David Clark. “Hospitals across New Zealand are repurposing buildings and training staff to get ready for COVID-19 patients. This gives me confidence that we are well prepared ... More >>

Further measures to support businesses

Friday, 3 April 2020, 3:11 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government will be introducing legislation to make changes to the Companies Act to help companies facing insolvency due to COVID-19 to remain viable and keep New Zealanders in jobs. More >>

Govt’s COVID plan, economic strength recognised

Friday, 3 April 2020, 11:29 am | New Zealand Government

The Government’s plan to cushion the blow of COVID-19 by supporting incomes, jobs and businesses, and position the economy to recover has been backed by another international report. More >>

Butchers Now Allowed To Process Pork

Thursday, 2 April 2020, 5:34 pm | New Zealand Government

Changes have been made to allow butchers to process pork, only for supply to supermarkets or other processors or retailers that are open, Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor has announced. “We carefully weighed the risk of allowing butchers to open their ... More >>

Essential workers leave scheme established

Thursday, 2 April 2020, 3:23 pm | New Zealand Government

Essential workers who take leave from work to comply with public health guidance are being supported with a leave scheme to ensure they will continue to receive income, say the Minister of Workplace Relations and Safety Iain Lees-Galloway and Minister ... More >>

Govt app helps share COVID-19 information

Thursday, 2 April 2020, 3:12 pm | New Zealand Government

A Government WhatsApp channel has been launched to help make information more easily accessible and shareable in the fight against COVID-19. More >>

Managed departure plan for stranded foreign nationals

Thursday, 2 April 2020, 2:59 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government has announced a plan to enable the safe, orderly exit of tens of thousands of stranded foreign nationals from New Zealand during the current COVID-19 Alert Level 4 restrictions, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Winston Peters ... More >>

Government delivers COVID-19 support to GPs and Pharmacies

Thursday, 2 April 2020, 2:51 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Dr David Clark says the Government is delivering on its commitment to support general practice doctors and nurses, and pharmacies on the front-line of our fight against COVID-19. More >>

Business Finance Guarantee – Applications Open

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 5:03 pm | New Zealand Government

Businesses can start applying to their banks for loans under the Business Finance Guarantee Scheme set up to support the New Zealand economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We’re moving quickly to protect New Zealand businesses, jobs and the economy ... More >>

Work Starts On Ways To Fast-track Consents To Boost Recovery From Covid-19 Downturn

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 1:16 pm | New Zealand Government

Work is underway looking at measures to speed up consents for development and infrastructure projects during the recovery from COVID 19, to provide jobs and stimulate our economy. Environment Minister David Parker said the COVID-19 pandemic is a serious global ... More >>

Government seeks infrastructure projects

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 8:14 am | New Zealand Government

The Government has tasked a group of industry leaders to seek out infrastructure projects that are ready to start as soon as the construction industry returns to normal to reduce the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Economic Development ... More >>

Advance payments to support contractors

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 8:11 am | New Zealand Government

Advance payments will be made to transport construction industry contractors to retain the workforce and ensure it is ready to quickly gear up to build projects which will be vital to New Zealand’s COVID-19 economic recovery, Transport Minister Phil Twyford ... More >>

Health System Scaled Up To Prepare For COVID-19

Tuesday, 31 March 2020, 6:48 pm | New Zealand Government

Work to scale up the health system in preparation for COVID-19 was today outlined by Health Minister David Clark, as he reported back to the new Epidemic Response Committee. “We are well placed to contain the spread of COVID-19. We have taken ... More >>

Essential media COVID-19 guidelines refined

Tuesday, 31 March 2020, 3:34 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government is refining its COVID-19 essential business guidance to include the distribution of news publications for communities which are hard to reach. More >>

Supermarkets Able To Open On Easter Sunday

Tuesday, 31 March 2020, 3:27 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government is ensuring supermarkets can open on Easter Sunday so we can buy groceries, but stay closed on Good Friday allowing workers to take a break. This provides a balanced approach and ensures we avoid large queues that two days closure ... More >>

State of National Emergency extended

Tuesday, 31 March 2020, 12:33 pm | New Zealand Government

The State of National Emergency to help stop the spread of COVID-19 has been extended for a further seven days, Minister of Civil Defence Peeni Henare said More >>

Strong Govt books support ‘go hard, go early’ response

Tuesday, 31 March 2020, 10:11 am | New Zealand Government

New Zealand’s ability to go hard and go early in the fight against COVID-19 has been underpinned by strong Government finances and the growing economy heading into this global pandemic, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says. More >>

Christchurch Hospital Hagley ICU To Open To Support COVID-19 Response

Monday, 30 March 2020, 8:04 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Dr David Clark says 36 new intensive care beds at Christchurch Hospital’s new Hagley building are being fast tracked so they are available for treatment of COVID-19 patients. The Ministry of Health is working with contractor CPB and Canterbury ... More >>

New Zealand Defence Personnel Conclude Mission At Taji

Monday, 30 March 2020, 5:01 pm | New Zealand Government

Following the successful conclusion of the Building Partner Capacity (BPC) mission at Taji, New Zealand defence personnel are returning to New Zealand from Iraq, in accordance with the Cabinet decision made in June 2019, Foreign Affairs Minister ... More >>

Government Supports Air NZ Freight Flights

Monday, 30 March 2020, 9:55 am | New Zealand Government

The Government has fast-tracked up to $1 million to help Air New Zealand move urgent freight to and from New Zealand, with the first flight to Shanghai leaving tonight, Transport Minister Phil Twyford announced today. Phil Twyford says it’s crucial ... More >>



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