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Nana Joy remembers the 1925 polio lockdown

Friday, 3 April 2020, 3:12 pm | RNZ

Leilani Momoisea's 101-year-old Nan was in lockdown during a polio epidemic in the 1920s; she remembers those times and has some advice for children in lockdown today. More >>

Covid-19: Demand high for 'game changer' drug amid caution and optimism

Friday, 3 April 2020, 10:47 am | RNZ

A malaria drug touted by Donald Trump as a "game changer" in the fight against Covid-19 has been in high demand in NZ. More >>

Union on badly behaved employers: 'We will remember'

Thursday, 2 April 2020, 1:53 pm | RNZ

The president of the Council of Trade Unions says double digit employment is realistic, but NZ faces a tremendous opportunity to rethink our economy. More >>

Covid-19: Major magazine publisher Bauer Media closing down

Thursday, 2 April 2020, 11:21 am | RNZ

The publisher's chief executive says the Covid-19 lockdown has stopped magazine production and put the business in an untenable position. More >>

Retail banks agree to a mortgage holiday repayment scheme

Monday, 30 March 2020, 10:51 am | RNZ

Retail banks have agreed to a mortgage holiday repayment scheme for those affected by Covid-19, Minister of Finance Grant Robertson has announced. More >>

Coronavirus: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says no change in Australia's stance to New Zealanders

Monday, 30 March 2020, 10:48 am | RNZ

Jacinda Ardern has pleaded with the Australian Prime Minister to make an exception to the rule that bars many of the 650,000 New Zealanders there from receiving a benefit. More >>

Covid-19: Fruit industry facing hurdles with harvest due to restrictions

Monday, 30 March 2020, 10:45 am | RNZ

The kiwifruit industry is fighting for survival as it tries to pick and pack the season's crop while enforcing Covid-19 restrictions. More >>

Covid-19: $5 billion foreign student industry faces dramatic drop

Monday, 30 March 2020, 10:39 am | RNZ

The $5 billion foreign student industry is facing a massive downturn with as many as half of this year's enrolments now in doubt. More >>

Coronavirus: PM backs families battling to keep seniors in their bubble

Monday, 30 March 2020, 10:36 am | RNZ

People over 70 and those with underlying health conditions faced the lockdown four days before the rest of the country - but some of the elderly still aren't taking any notice. More >>

Coronavirus: PM to reconsider 'essential businesses'

Monday, 30 March 2020, 10:33 am | RNZ

Ministers will meet today to discuss whether more services should be deemed essential and allowed to be open for business. More >>

Coronavirus: Modelling shows NZ's lockdown could buy time for a vaccine

Thursday, 26 March 2020, 4:48 pm | RNZ

New modelling shows the lockdown could buy us time, but cases of Covid-19 will still peak well beyond hospital capacity as soon as it ends. More >>

Christchurch mosque attacks: Gunman pleads guilty to all charges

Thursday, 26 March 2020, 11:42 am | RNZ

The man due to go on trial for the 15 March Christchurch mosque attacks has this morning pleaded guilty to all the charges he was facing. More >>

Covid-19: Airline crew 'very anxious, worried' as redundancies loom

Thursday, 26 March 2020, 10:32 am | RNZ

Air New Zealand stands accused of borderline legal treatment of thousands of workers in lockdown over Covid-19. More >>

Bridges on lockdown: 'National stands ready and willing to help'

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 3:49 pm | RNZ

National's leader Simon Bridges has asked all the party's MPs and candidates to put their election campaigning on hold. More >>

Support package for Covid-19 rises to $9.3b

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 3:46 pm | RNZ

Finance Minister Grant Robertson says the business support package for Covid-19 is now worth $9.3 billion. More >>

Election to go ahead in September, despite lockdown starting this week

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 3:37 pm | RNZ

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says there is no plan to postpone the election at this stage, despite the looming national Covid-19 lockdown. More >>

Covid 19: Moves that will 'literally save lives' among developments for 23 March

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 3:35 pm | RNZ

A country-wide lockdown is announced, more cases of the coronavirus revealed, extended economic support - the latest in the battle against Covid-19. More >>

Your Covid-19 questions answered: What the lockdown will mean

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 3:21 pm | RNZ

As the country prepares to go into lockdown in the next 48 hours, RNZ answers questions around essential services, self-isolation, travel and what the rest of the week might start to look like. More >>

Coronavirus lockdown: Essential services promise to get people through

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 3:13 pm | RNZ

Leaders from essential businesses are assuring customers they will be able to get what they need as the the country heads into full lockdown. More >>

Coronavirus: Jacinda Ardern to focus on tightening up restrictions on returning New Zealanders

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 2:22 pm | RNZ

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she expects further tightening up of rules for returning travellers in the next few days. More >>

 

 

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