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Coronavirus: Worry over burnt-out and understaffed Intensive Care Units

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 1:37 pm | RNZ

The Ministry of Health says ICUs can more than triple their capacity immediately despite the units reporting widespread understaffing and workers speaking of burn-out. More >>

All of New Zealand must prepare to go in self-isolation now

Monday, 23 March 2020, 2:56 pm | RNZ

New Zealand's Covid-19 alert level has risen to three and the country will go into a full lockdown in 48 hours, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has confirmed. More >>

Reserve Bank announces further measures to support economy

Monday, 23 March 2020, 9:21 am | RNZ

The Reserve Bank is to buy back up to $30 billion of government bonds to give further support to the economy. More >>

Coronavirus: MPs restrict travel, Cabinet to use video-conferencing

Monday, 23 March 2020, 9:06 am | RNZ

Cabinet ministers will put into practice 'physical distancing' in this morning's Cabinet meeting, with half dialling in via video-conference. More >>

Coronavirus: Police gear up to increase patrols

Monday, 23 March 2020, 9:02 am | RNZ

Police will patrol supermarkets if necessary as tighter Covid-19 restrictions come into place, Police Commissioner Mike Bush says. More >>

Community transmission of Covid-19 not confirmed - Ministry of Health

Sunday, 22 March 2020, 3:36 pm | RNZ

Work on determining whether community transmission of Covid-19 in New Zealand is still ongoing after 14 new cases of illness were confirmed today, bringing the total to 66. More >>

Māni Dunlop To Host Revamped Midday Report On RNZ National

Friday, 20 March 2020, 7:01 pm | RNZ

Māni Dunlop, he uri o Ngāpuhi, is to present the midday news programme Midday Report on RNZ National. She becomes the first Māori presenter to host a regular weekday news programme on RNZ. Māni Dunlop joined RNZ as an intern at the end of ... More >>

Do not travel overseas, government urges

Thursday, 19 March 2020, 4:37 pm | RNZ

An urgent Cabinet committee meeting is taking place at 4pm where deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters says a full lockdown of the country and the closure of its borders will be discussed. More >>

Coronavirus update: Eight further cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand

Thursday, 19 March 2020, 1:27 pm | RNZ

Eight further cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus have been confirmed in New Zealand, bringing the total to 28, says the Health Ministry. More >>

Grace Millane trial: Killer appeals murder conviction and sentence

Wednesday, 18 March 2020, 5:04 pm | RNZ

The man who murdered British backpacker Grace Millane is appealing his conviction and sentence. More >>

Police rape trial: Man found guilty of raping fellow officer

Wednesday, 18 March 2020, 4:28 pm | RNZ

The 29-year-old police officer accused of groping his female colleague and later raping her in a Kerikeri motel as she slept has been found guilty. More >>

Eight new cases of coronavirus in NZ, Health Ministry confirms

Wednesday, 18 March 2020, 4:06 pm | RNZ

New Zealand has eight new cases of Covid-19, with all related to overseas travel. More >>

Dow falls in biggest one day fall since Black Monday in 1987

Tuesday, 17 March 2020, 3:04 pm | RNZ

The Dow Jones Industrial Average has closed 12.9 percent down, in another sign that a global recession could be on the horizon. It's the biggest percentage daily since the outbreak began, and the largest in one day since the Black Monday crash in 1987. More >>

Coronavirus: David Clark vows to deport tourists flouting self-isolation requirements

Tuesday, 17 March 2020, 3:02 pm | RNZ

Health Minister David Clark says tourists flouting the self-isolation requirements are being sought by police. More >>

Coronavirus: Government unveils $12.1b package to combat Covid-19 impact

Tuesday, 17 March 2020, 2:37 pm | RNZ

Businesses will receive the lion's share of a $12.1 billion economic rescue package as New Zealand responds to the Covid-19 crisis. More >>

PM's Post Cabinet Press Conference March 16, 2020

Monday, 16 March 2020, 6:56 pm | RNZ

The Prime Minister’s post Cabinet press conference focussed on the Government’s response to covi-19. More >>

Coronavirus: Gatherings of 500 or more people will not go ahead - Prime Minister

Monday, 16 March 2020, 6:33 pm | RNZ

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says Cabinet has agreed today that gatherings of 500 or more people in New Zealand - held outdoors or indoors - will not go ahead. More >>

Coronavirus: Health officials ramp up presence at airports as self-isolation begins

Monday, 16 March 2020, 10:26 am | RNZ

From today every traveller who lands in New Zealand is being met by a health official at the airport with instructions on how to manage two weeks in isolation. More >>

Coronavirus: More large events likely to be cancelled - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

Monday, 16 March 2020, 10:18 am | RNZ

Jacinda Ardern said the government was acting on advice quickly and taking difficult decisions early to protect New Zealanders' health. More >>

Reserve Bank announces emergency official cash rate cut

Monday, 16 March 2020, 10:10 am | RNZ

The Reserve Bank has cut its official cash rate to a record low of 0.25 percent. More >>

   

 

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