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Society
Apr 9, 2020

Covid-19 live updates, April 9: Decision on ending lockdown in 11 days; drop in active cases

The latest on the Covid-19 crisis in New Zealand and around the world, updated throughout the day.

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Society
Apr 8, 2020

Covid-19 live updates, April 8: Support for schools announced; public urged to avoid Easter travel

The latest on the Covid-19 crisis in New Zealand and around the world, updated throughout the day.

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Society
Apr 7, 2020

Covid-19 live updates, April 7: Mental health resource Getting Through Together now available

The latest on the Covid-19 crisis in New Zealand and around the world, updated throughout the day.

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Society
Apr 6, 2020

Covid-19 live updates, April 6: $5.3bn paid out in wage subsidy scheme, PM says it’s time to ‘double down’ on efforts

The latest on the Covid-19 crisis in New Zealand and around the world, updated throughout the day.

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Politics
Apr 5, 2020

Covid-19 live updates, April 5: Ardern condemns ‘idiots’; 89 new cases in NZ, total 1,039

Coverage of New Zealand's Covid-19 outbreak, updated throughout the day.

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Business
Apr 4, 2020

Covid-19 live updates, April 4: 82 new cases today; Virgin Australia exits NZ

Coverage of New Zealand's Covid-19 outbreak, updated throughout the day.

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Politics
Apr 3, 2020

Covid-19 live updates, April 3: New cases in NZ; David Clark apologises to PM

Coverage of New Zealand's Covid-19 outbreak, updated throughout the day.

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Media
Apr 2, 2020

A story ended too suddenly: In praise of the NZ magazines of Bauer Media

Readers, writers and former staff members pay tribute to the people and stories that have been lost.

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Media
Apr 2, 2020

Publisher of NZ Listener, Woman’s Weekly, North & South to shut down

The Covid-19 crisis in media has claimed NZ's biggest magazine publisher, Bauer Media.

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Business
Apr 2, 2020
Music
Apr 1, 2020

His band left on the tour of a lifetime. He came home with Covid-19

NZ post-punk four piece Swallow the Rat embarked on a US tour just as Covid-19 started to really spread. By the time it was over, two were infected.

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Business
Apr 1, 2020

Covid-19 live updates, April 1: 61 new cases in NZ; testing criteria change

The latest on the Covid-19 crisis in New Zealand and around the world, updated throughout the day.

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Television
Apr 1, 2020

What’s new to Netflix NZ and every other streaming service in April

The Spinoff rounds up everything that’s coming to streaming services this month, including Netflix, Lightbox, Amazon Prime, Disney+, Apple TV+, Neon and TVNZ OnDemand.

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Society
Apr 1, 2020

Watch: Auckland in lockdown, from above

Striking scenes from the first week of alert level four restrictions in our biggest city.

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Business
Mar 31, 2020

Covid-19 live updates, March 31: Easter trading hours announced; some community newspapers allowed to publish

The latest on the Covid-19 crisis in New Zealand and around the world, updated throughout the day.

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Politics
Mar 30, 2020
NEON
Mar 28, 2020

The best binges on Neon for these extraordinary times

Got too much TV to watch? We've got you covered on where to start your lockdown binge.

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Politics
Mar 28, 2020

Covid-19 live updates, March 28: NZers stuck in Peru bumped from repatriation flight

The latest news on lockdown-era New Zealand, updated through the day.

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Business
Mar 27, 2020

Covid-19 live updates, March 27: PPE thefts reported from hospitals; prisoner refusing to be tested

The latest news from day two of lockdown-era New Zealand, updated through the day.

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Covid-19
Mar 26, 2020

In pictures: New Zealand in lockdown

A selection of images of New Zealand in day one of lockdown.

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Business
Mar 26, 2020

Covid-19 live updates, March 26: Without lockdown, 89% of NZ could be infected

The latest news as New Zealand begins its first day in lockdown, updated through the day.

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Covid-19
Mar 25, 2020

Covid-19 live updates, March 25: Prince Charles tests positive; emergency alert goes out

The latest news as New Zealand prepares to go into lockdown, updated through the day.

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Society
Mar 24, 2020

‘Essential services’: what stays open, and what must close, in lockdown NZ?

Within 48 hours, NZ moves into alert level four. Everyone is required to stay home. Except essential services. What are those?

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Politics
Mar 24, 2020

Covid-19 NZ live updates, March 24: Dairies stay open, not liquor stores; three more cases from Auckland school

The latest news as New Zealand prepares to go into lockdown, updated through the day.

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Politics
Mar 23, 2020

Covid-19 NZ live updates, March 23: New Zealand prepares for nationwide shutdown

Live updates of the Covid-19 pandemic in New Zealand, for March 23

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