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$27 Million For NGOs And Community Groups To Continue Providing Essential Services

Thursday, 26 March 2020, 3:00 pm | New Zealand Government

A $27 million dollar package, effective immediately, is being provided to social sector services and community groups to ensure they can continue to provide essential support to communities as we stay at home as a nation to stop the spread of COVID-19, ... More >>

Statement On Guilty Plea Of March 15 Terrorist

Thursday, 26 March 2020, 1:10 pm | New Zealand Government

“The guilty plea today will provide some relief to the many people whose lives were shattered by what happened on March 15,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said. “These guilty pleas and conviction bring accountability for what happened and also ... More >>

Police Numbers Break Through 10,000 Mark

Thursday, 26 March 2020, 9:42 am | New Zealand Government

Hon Stuart Nash Minister of Police   Frontline Police numbers have broken through the 10,000 mark for the first time in history as officers step forward to keep the community safe during the COVID19 lockdown. “Two Police graduations in ... More >>

Canada, Australia, Chile, Brunei And Myanmar Join NZ And Singapore In Committing To Keep Links Open

Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 5:11 pm | New Zealand Government

(Headline abbreviated, original headline: Canada, Australia, Chile, Brunei and Myanmar join NZ and Singapore in committing to keeping supply and trade links open) Canada, Australia, Chile, Brunei and Myanmar have joined forces with New Zealand and Singapore ... More >>

COVID-19: Rent Increase Freeze And More Protection For Tenants

Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 3:56 pm | New Zealand Government

· Immediate freeze on rent increases · Tenancies will not be terminated during the lock-down period, unless the parties agree, or in limited circumstances · Tenants who had previously given notice can stay in their if they need to stay in the tenancy ... More >>

Prime Minister’s Statement On State Of National Emergency And Epidemic Notice

Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 2:14 pm | New Zealand Government

Mr Speaker I wish to make a Ministerial Statement under Standing Order 347 in relation to the recent declaration of a State of National Emergency. Having considered the advice of the Director Civil Defence Emergency Management, the Minister of Civil ... More >>

State Of National Emergency Declared To Fight COVID-19

Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 2:12 pm | New Zealand Government

A State of National Emergency has been declared across the country as the Government pulls out all the stops to curtail the spread of COVID-19. “Today we put in place our country’s second ever State of National Emergency as we fight a global pandemic, ... More >>

Further Guidance On Essential Services Provided

Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 9:13 am | New Zealand Government

24 March Government Ministers met tonight and have provided further guidance on essential services that can continue to operate after midnight tomorrow. MBIE Deputy Chief Executive Paul Stocks said the purpose of escalating New Zealand’s COVID-19 ... More >>

Deadline For Domestic Travel Extended

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 5:13 pm | New Zealand Government

People needing to travel on domestic flights, trains and Cook Strait ferries to get home before the country moves into level 4 lock-down tomorrow night will be able to continue using the passenger services until midnight on Friday, Transport Minister ... More >>

Mortgage Holiday And Business Finance Support Schemes To Cushion COVID Impacts

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 3:26 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government, retail banks and the Reserve Bank are today announcing a major financial support package for home owners and businesses affected by the economic impacts of COVID-19. The package will include a six month principal and interest payment holiday ... More >>

New Zealanders Overseas Encouraged To Shelter In Place

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 2:29 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Winston Peters is encouraging the tens of thousands of New Zealanders travelling overseas to consider sheltering in place, in light of COVID-19. “Since 18 March, we have been warning New Zealanders offshore that the window for flying ... More >>

Government working to keep air freight moving

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 12:04 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister of Transport Phil Twyford has today announced details of the Government’s support package to keep key air freight moving and ensure New Zealanders retain access to essential goods during the four-week level 4 lockdown. More >>

Govt Takes Significant Economic Decisions As NZ Readies For Alert Level 4 In COVID-19 Fight

Monday, 23 March 2020, 2:51 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government is announcing significant further support for the economy, workers and businesses as the country unites to prepare for Alert Level 4 in the fight against COVID-19. Cabinet today agreed to remove the cap on the Government’s wage subsidy ... More >>

New Zealand Moves To COVID-19 Alert Level 3, Then Level 4 In 48 Hours

Monday, 23 March 2020, 2:50 pm | New Zealand Government

New Zealand has moved up to COVID-19 Alert Level 3 – Restrict, for the next 48 hours before moving into Level 4 – Eliminate, as New Zealand escalates its response to stop the virus in its tracks, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. More >>

Prime Minister: COVID-19 Alert Level increased

Monday, 23 March 2020, 2:18 pm | New Zealand Government

The Cabinet met this morning to discuss our next actions in the fight against COVID-19. More >>

Govt Backs RBNZ Move To Support Economy With Lower Interest Rates

Monday, 23 March 2020, 8:16 am | New Zealand Government

The Government is backing the Reserve Bank’s latest action to support the economy by reducing longer-term interest rates, meaning lower costs for businesses and mortgage holders, and a lower currency to help our exporters. The Minister of Finance has ... More >>

Government Issues Statement On Commercial Cooperation During COVID-19

Sunday, 22 March 2020, 4:00 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government has asked the Commerce Commission to take account of the exceptional circumstances created by COVID-19 when monitoring business behaviour in coming weeks. “The purpose of my request to the Commerce Commission is to make sure businesses ... More >>

Supporting Māori Communities And Businesses Through COVID-19

Sunday, 22 March 2020, 11:33 am | New Zealand Government

Hon Peeni Henare Associate Minister of Health Minister for Whānau Ora Hon Kelvin Davis Minister of Tourism Minister for Māori Crown Relations: Te Arawhiti Hon Willie Jackson Minister of Employment Hon Nanaia Mahuta Minister for Māori Development ... More >>

New Zealand Temporarily Closes Diplomatic Posts In Barbados And Myanmar Due To COVID-19

Sunday, 22 March 2020, 10:54 am | New Zealand Government

The New Zealand Government has temporarily closed its High Commission in Bridgetown, Barbados and its Embassy in Yangon, Myanmar due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Foreign Minister Winston Peters says. “Due to the increasing scarcity of air links in and ... More >>

Guidelines for hospitality establishments released

Saturday, 21 March 2020, 4:04 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government and the hospitality industry have worked together to produce guidelines to assist with managing and reducing transmission of COVID-19, Health Minister David Clark announced today. More >>



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