Stewart Sowman-Lund

Stewart is Live Updates Editor for The Spinoff. Reach him on stewart@thespinoff.co.nz

Politics
Mar 8, 2021

Live updates, March 8: Watch – Enough Pfizer vaccines secured to cover everyone, Ardern announces

Top stories from New Zealand, updated throughout the day.

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Television
Mar 5, 2021

Bachelor NZ contestant 'regrets' calling mask wearing ‘slavery’, questioning Covid-19 science

'To me, this is not ‘just’ a mask. This is a loss of freedom and identity.'

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Politics
Mar 5, 2021

Live updates, March 5: Auckland to move to level two, rest of country to level one, at 6am on Sunday

The latest on this morning's earthquakes and the Covid-19 outbreak.

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Politics
Mar 4, 2021
Politics
Mar 3, 2021

Live updates, March 3: Hipkins backs PM’s contradictory Case L comments; no new community cases

The latest on the new Covid-19 outbreak and the return into lockdown.

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Politics
Mar 2, 2021

Live updates, March 2: Report into police culture finds bullying rife; some MIQ fees to increase

The latest on the new Covid-19 outbreak and the return into lockdown.

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Politics
Mar 1, 2021

Live updates, March 1: Call out your friends and colleagues who are breaking rules, says PM

The latest on the new Covid-19 outbreak and the return into lockdown.

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Society
Feb 26, 2021

Live updates, February 26: Auckland KFC worker tests positive for Covid-19

All the latest news from New Zealand, updated throughout the day.

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Society
Feb 25, 2021

Live updates, February 25: No new community Covid-19 cases, but some test results still awaited

All the latest news from New Zealand, updated throughout the day.

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Society
Feb 24, 2021
Society
Feb 23, 2021

Live updates, February 23: Two new Covid-19 cases, teen and infant, linked to latest case

All the latest news from New Zealand, updated throughout the day.

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Society
Feb 22, 2021

Live updates, February 22: Watch – Auckland moving to alert level one at midnight

All the latest news from New Zealand, updated throughout the day.

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Politics
Feb 19, 2021

Live updates, February 19: First Covid vaccines given; new community case linked to recent outbreak

The very latest news from New Zealand and around the world, updated throughout the day.

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Politics
Feb 18, 2021

Live updates, February 18: Free period products in all schools; zero new community cases

The very latest news from New Zealand and around the world, updated throughout the day.

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Politics
Feb 17, 2021

Live updates, February 17: Auckland to move to alert level two tonight, rest of NZ to level one

The very latest news on the new Covid-19 community cases in Auckland and day three of the snap lockdown.

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Politics
Feb 16, 2021

Live updates, February 16: Tomorrow’s alert level announcement moved back

The very latest news on the new Covid-19 community cases in Auckland and day two of the snap lockdown.

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Politics
Feb 15, 2021

Live updates, February 15: Covid-19 vaccine has arrived in NZ; daughter may have been first case

The very latest news on the new Covid-19 community cases in Auckland and day one of the snap lockdown.

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Politics
Feb 12, 2021

Live updates, February 12: Victoria re-enters lockdown; vaccination in NZ to begin in eight days

The latest news from NZ and around the world, updated throughout the day.

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Politics
Feb 11, 2021

Live updates, February 11: One historical Covid-19 case; Green MP explains overseas trip

The latest news from NZ and around the world, updated throughout the day.

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Politics
Feb 10, 2021

Live updates, February 10: Sean Plunket gone from Magic Talk; Covid-19 vaccine signed off by cabinet

The latest news from NZ and around the world, updated throughout the day.

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Politics
Feb 9, 2021

Live updates, February 9: Political contact with Myanmar suspended; Collins backs ban on conversion therapy

The latest news from NZ and around the world, updated throughout the day.

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Money
Feb 9, 2021

New rules for renters and landlords kick in this week. Here’s what you need to know

Major changes to the rental system come into force this week. So what are they?

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Politics
Feb 4, 2021
Politics
Feb 3, 2021

Live updates, February 3: First Covid-19 vaccine given the green light

The latest news from NZ and around the world, updated throughout the day.

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Politics
Feb 2, 2021
Money
Jan 29, 2021

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