The week in Covid-19 data: False finishes across the globe

New Zealand has had zero new cases for 11 days in a row. Should we be complacent?

The Bulletin: Apprenticeships to be free, skills shortages targeted

Significant new support announced for trainees and apprenticeships, more level one detail coming, and long-delayed changes made to ETS.

Goodbye social distancing, hello the ‘new normal’: NZ prepares for level one

Life will pretty much return to normal as physical distancing and limits on group sizes become history under level one.

Keeping the lights on: Can Waitomo and its worms survive a post-Covid world?

Waitomo is a town built on tourism. What happens now?

Covid-19 Archive

Live updates, June 2: Move to alert level one could come next week; apprenticeships to be fully subsidised

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

The Bulletin: US police violence and New Zealand protests

Thousands of NZers join solidarity protests, increasing questions about alert level move, and Muller pushes hiring bonus policy.

Remote working could change how, and where, we earn a living

For some people, living and working in a small town might become a whole lot easier.

Live updates, May 31: No new cases, earthquake strikes near New Plymouth

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

Siouxsie Wiles: Many want to go to alert level one right now. I get that. But we’d be fools to rush

With NZ on the brink of zero known active cases of Covid-19, the clamour for an immediate move to alert level one is growing.

Why New Zealand must join the global call for a people’s vaccine

Leaders around the world are uniting to ensure that a Covid-19 vaccine is free to everyone who wants it.

Live updates, May 30: No new cases; Covid-19 testing centres closing

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

NZ is on the brink of zero active cases. Who else is in the Covid-free club?

As NZ approaches elimination of Covid-19, we look at who else has pulled it off.

Live updates, May 29: One active case remaining in NZ, with zero new cases for seventh day

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

Covid-XV: Rugby’s super-genius law change ideas, explained

The brains trust at World Rugby have conjured up some rule changes to obviate the risks of coronavirus.

Now is the time to invest in the creative arts

An even more substantial investment in the creative arts will help drive our post-Covid recovery.

Live updates, May 28: No new cases, one new death; Peters wants fast-track of trans-Tasman bubble

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