Justin Giovannetti

Justin Giovannetti is The Spinoff's political editor. He's Canadian, speaks some French and is writing a book about poutine. He'd love your news tips. Email him at justin@thespinoff.co.nz

The Bulletin
Oct 19, 2021

Ongoing mysteries of the delta outbreak

The trouble with mystery cases.

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The Bulletin
Oct 18, 2021

Australia loosens Covid-19 restrictions

Vaccination rates up are up sharply across the country and states are going ahead with reopening plans.

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The Bulletin
Oct 15, 2021

NZ hospitals brace for delta wave

Another big shift is coming in the country's Covid strategy

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The Bulletin
Oct 14, 2021

A strategy to cut NZ’s emissions

Reducing transport emissions and driving less will be key

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The Bulletin
Oct 13, 2021

The cost of the government’s good books

Businesses and low-income families might be left with little to celebrate

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The Bulletin
Oct 12, 2021

When can Auckland schools finally reopen?

Vaccination and ventilation will be key to making schools safer.

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The Bulletin
Oct 11, 2021

Business crunch as lockdown persists

Businesses across the country are struggling as health experts warn Auckland might need a snap lockdown as cases increase.

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The Bulletin
Oct 8, 2021

A big week for the Covid response

The week when nearly everything in the Covid-19 response changed.

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The Bulletin
Oct 7, 2021

Reserve Bank hikes borrowing costs, warns of more to come

Here's why the cost of your mortgage, or any borrowing, just went up.

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The Bulletin
Oct 6, 2021

The summer of the vaccine certificate

Get ready to present your QR code.

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The Bulletin
Oct 5, 2021

NZ’s Covid-19 elimination strategy ends

The end of elimination doesn't mean the end of lockdowns.

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The Bulletin
Oct 4, 2021

Waikato locks down as Auckland decision looms

The prime minister says Auckland’s delta outbreak from August is now effectively over as new cases appear across the border in Waikato.

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The Bulletin
Oct 1, 2021

Tide turns on three waters plan

It's simple enough in theory, but opposition to the government's plan is widespread.

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The Bulletin
Sep 30, 2021

National releases its pandemic plan

Can the country be open by Christmas?

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The Bulletin
Sep 29, 2021

Two big changes for landlords and tenants

More big changes to the country's housing market

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The Bulletin
Sep 28, 2021

Self-isolation trial to start next month

It could be a first crack in the wall around 'Fortress NZ'

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The Bulletin
Sep 24, 2021

What our vaccinated future could look like

Nearly everyone needs a jab to avoid more level four lockdowns, according to the government's latest research

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The Bulletin
Sep 23, 2021

James Shaw on the road to Glasgow

The climate change minister says for all his irritations at the pace of change in government, momentum is growing to finally start emission cuts

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The Bulletin
Sep 22, 2021

A stronger anti-terror law is coming fast

Labour and National are united to pass a counter-terrorism bill by next week, despite opposition in parliament and from legal experts who want to take more time.

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The Bulletin
Sep 21, 2021

‘A calculated risk’ as restrictions eased

The next fortnight will tell us whether Auckland could stay at level three until Christmas

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The Bulletin
Sep 20, 2021

The path to 90% vaccination

The country now has a target that could do away with level four lockdowns in the future

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The Bulletin
Sep 17, 2021

NZ’s weapon against vaccine misinformation

The Covid-19 minister says New Zealanders aren't falling for misinformation like people overseas, an expert reveals why

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The Bulletin
Sep 16, 2021

Trees worth more than cows as carbon price soars

New Zealand's carbon market is acting odd and some worry it could push the conversion of more farms into pine forests

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The Bulletin
Sep 15, 2021

Pressure on Collins mounts

A former press secretary for Judith Collins warns that the leader's 'paranoid style' and bad decisions are destroying the National party

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The Bulletin
Sep 14, 2021

Business subsidies extended in Auckland for longest lockdown

With a record lockdown in the city, no new support programmes have been announced as some businesses call for permanent subsidies

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The Bulletin
Sep 13, 2021

Mystery cases key as cabinet reviews Auckland lockdown

Experts warn that the city's level four lockdown could be extended today as a handful of unlinked cases could rekindle a delta outbreak

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