Covid-19 Archive

The Bulletin: Timber supply shortage raises house building fears

Timber supply shortage raises house building fears, Commerce Commission investigating pyramid schemes targeting Tongan community, and mixed messages being given over ID for Covid vaccine

As India confronts a ‘double mutation’, what is the state of Covid variants, and what do they mean for vaccines?

India has reported a new, double mutation coronavirus variant. Mirjam Guesgen explains what that means.

The Bulletin: Still plenty to contest in health system reforms

Still plenty to contest in health system reforms, possible Covid-19 transmission takes place at Grand Mercure, and Suez blockage may impact NZ supply chains.

The Bulletin: Campaign against speaker Mallard gains momentum

National escalates campaign against speaker Mallard, top spies front up at parliament, and Westpac considers selling NZ-based banking operation.

Live updates, March 24: Some sportspeople will be able to get early Covid-19 vaccine

Top stories from New Zealand, updated throughout the day.

The Bulletin: What effect will big housing policy changes have?

Analysing the effects of the big housing changes, spending on pokies jumps in 2020, and controversial Rocket Lab payload launches from Māhia.

The Bulletin: Government’s day to confront housing crisis

Government's day to confront housing crisis, travel bubble announcement announcement made, and Corrections minister rebukes department.

We rewatched last year’s 1pm briefings. Today, the team of five million needs a pep talk

We focused on the voices of Ardern and Bloomfield and used thematic analysis to identify different themes in the briefings.

The trouble with bubbles: When will we get quarantine-free travel in the Pacific?

Bubble talk has been firmly focused on Australia of late. But what about our island neighbours?

The Bulletin: Tourism and the travel bubbles

Tourism and the travel bubbles, major new study reveals carbon damage from bottom trawling, and mixed season for horticulture industry.

Papua New Guinea faces a Covid-19 catastrophe. NZ is nowhere to be seen

The picture looks increasingly like that of Italy a year ago. Australia is scrambling to provide support. Where is NZ?

Live updates, March 19: NZ flight to PNG; 10 new Covid-19 cases in MIQ

Top stories from New Zealand, updated throughout the day.

The Bulletin: Scientists back central government fluoride takeover

Scientists back central government fluoride takeover, GDP takes heavy hit in December quarter, and confirmation that travel bubble plans are back on.

The New Zealand economy experienced its largest ever decline in 2020

Covid-19 pummelled New Zealand harder than the great depression or the global financial crisis.

Live updates, March 18: Almost $1m to have Rod Stewart ‘rock the dock’

Top stories from New Zealand, updated throughout the day.

The Bulletin: Further America’s Cup funding already signalled

Further America's Cup funding already signalled, NZ organisation links to Uyghur persecution revealed, and IT panic as files deleted at Victoria University.

The Bulletin: Accusations fly over trans-Tasman bubble

Accusations fly over trans-Tasman bubble, Human Rights Commission calls for better March 15 support, and family to be deported after father stole to feed them.

One year on: The St Patrick’s Day and Bluff wedding clusters

The St Patrick's Day cluster and the Bluff wedding cluster both began one year ago this month.