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The Challenges And Benefits Of Outdoor Recreation During NZ's Coronavirus Lockdown

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 10:29 am | The Conversation

During New Zealand’s four-week lockdown, all sporting facilities, back-country walking trails and parks are closed to stop the spread of coronavirus and avoid injuries. More >>

Tracking Your Location And Targeted Texts: How Sharing Your Data Could Help In NZ's Level 4 Lockdown

Monday, 30 March 2020, 9:32 am | The Conversation

New Zealand and much of the world is now under an unprecedented lockdown. Public health experts say this is the best way to suppress the spread of the virus. But how long will such a lockdown be socially sustainable? More >>

Why New Zealand’s Coronavirus Cases Will Keep Rising For Weeks, Even In Level 4 Lockdown

Monday, 30 March 2020, 9:30 am | The Conversation

The number of New Zealanders testing positive for COVID-19 will continue to rise despite the strict conditions of the four-week lockdown that began this week. More >>

Life In Prison Looms For Australia's Christchurch Gunman, Now NZ's First Convicted Terrorist

Thursday, 26 March 2020, 4:49 pm | The Conversation

Less than a fortnight after the first anniversary of the Christchurch mosque shootings, and on the first day of New Zealand’s four-week COVID-19 lockdown, the Australian man responsible for the attacks has surprised the nation by pleading guilty to all ... More >>

As NZ Goes Into Lockdown, Authorities Have New Powers To Make Sure People Obey The Rules

Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 11:09 am | The Conversation

From midnight on Wednesday, New Zealand will go into lockdown for four weeks, with only essential services like supermarkets and pharmacies remaining open. More >>

Coronavirus Weekly: As The Virus Spreads, Economies Grind To A Halt

Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 11:07 am | The Conversation

Health care systems around the world are ramping up their response to the spread of COVID-19, like this hospital in Washington state. AP Photo/Ted S. Warren More >>

‘Overjoyed’: A Leading Health Expert On NZ’s Coronavirus Shutdown, And The Challenging Weeks Ahead

Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 10:53 am | The Conversation

Overjoyed. That’s not a word epidemiologists normally use, but that’s how I felt after hearing Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s announcement about New Zealand’s COVID-19 shutdown of everything except essential services for at least four weeks ... More >>

Why NZ's Tough COVID-19 Travel Rules Are Crucial To Protecting Lives At Home And Across The Pacific

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 11:40 am | The Conversation

New Zealand’s border restrictions will come with significant job and business losses in the tourism sector, both at home and in the Pacific. But the new travel rules are absolutely necessary to protect the health of New Zealanders and people ... More >>

The 'herd Immunity' Route To Fighting Coronavirus Is Unethical And Potentially Dangerous

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 11:33 am | The Conversation

As most of the world tries to suppress the coronavirus spread, some countries are going it alone - trying to manage the pandemic through so-called “herd immunity”. More >>

NZ Outstrips Aus, UK And US With $12B Coronavirus Package For Business And People In Isolation

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 11:29 am | The Conversation

New Zealand will spend NZ$12.1 billion to support businesses, increase benefits for seniors and low-income families, pay people who can’t work because of self-isolation, and boost virus testing and intensive care capacity. More >>

Self-isolating Is Impossible For Tens Of Thousands Of New Zealanders – Unless We Help Them Fast

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 11:20 am | The Conversation

In less than 48 hours, all people in New Zealand will have to self-isolate , unless they are essential service workers. This is our best chance to stop the spread of COVID-19. More >>

Caring For 300,000 Temporary Migrants In NZ Is A Crucial Missing Link In Our Coronavirus Response

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 11:12 am | The Conversation

More than one-in-16 people in New Zealand today – or more than 300,000 in total – is a migrant without residence status, living here on a temporary work, student or family visa. More >>

Coronavirus Is A Huge Story, So Journalists Must Apply Highest Ethical Standards In How They Tell It

Thursday, 12 March 2020, 10:28 am | The Conversation

The reason for this lies in an inherent conflict between two ethical obligations: the obligation to truth-telling and the obligation not to add unjustifiably to public anxiety. More >>

Christchurch’s Legacy Of Fighting Violent Extremism Online Must Go Further – Into The Dark Web

Thursday, 12 March 2020, 10:25 am | The Conversation

Christchurch's legacy of fighting violent extremism online must go further – deep into the dark web More >>

Coronavirus: A Weekly Update From The Conversation's Global Network Of Academics

Thursday, 12 March 2020, 10:22 am | The Conversation

The year had barely begun when stories started to emerge of a worrying number of pneumonia cases in Wuhan, China, caused by a mysterious new “coronavirus”. The Conversation published its first story on the outbreak on January 13 . At that point, ... More >>

NZ's Fossil Fuel Investment Ban For Popular KiwiSaver Funds Is More Political Than Ethical

Wednesday, 11 March 2020, 3:39 pm | The Conversation

New Zealand’s announcement of a fossil fuel ban for default KiwiSaver funds from mid-2021 has left many questions unanswered – including whether it is appropriate for governments to make ethical investment choices on behalf of hundreds of thousands ... More >>

In An Election Year, Gun Reform Has Become Political In New Zealand And Ardern Is Losing Her Support

Wednesday, 11 March 2020, 3:19 pm | The Conversation

Immediately after the Christchurch massacre in 2019, the New Zealand government pledged dramatic gun law changes. More >>

Far-right Extremists Still Threaten New Zealand, A Year On From The Christchurch Attacks

Wednesday, 11 March 2020, 3:16 pm | The Conversation

In the hours after the Christchurch mosque attacks on March 15 last year, I wrote that I hoped New Zealand would finally stop believing it was immune to far-right extremist violence. A year on, I’m not sure enough has changed. More >>

How 'Earthships' Could Make Rebuilding Safer In Bushfire Zones

Friday, 6 March 2020, 11:01 am | The Conversation

Recent disastrous bushfires have rebooted debate about how to (re)build in the Australian bush. Questions are being asked about building standards , whether a fire-proof home is possible , the value of fire bunkers when it’s too late to leave, and if we ... More >>

COVID-19 has now reached New Zealand. How prepared is it to deal with a pandemic?

Wednesday, 4 March 2020, 10:52 am | The Conversation

COVID-19 has now been confirmed in New Zealand in one case, but as yet, there is no evidence of transmission to others. Pandemic planning is focused on keeping the novel coronavirus out. More >>



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