Covid-19 Archive

‘Constant rule changes’ make for a tough start to alert level two for hospitality

It's been a return to normality for many of us, but anything but for hospo.

The Bulletin: Religious groups struggle with level two limits

Religious groups struggle with level two limits, many more kids going back to school today, and further cellphone tower attacks over the weekend.

Reopening day at Rainbow’s End under alert level two

Michael Andrew heads to the south Auckland amusement park as it returns to business.

The wage subsidy is for those in need. Don’t abuse it

An ethics lecturer on the rights and wrongs of claiming the covid-19 wage subsidy.

How 5G and Covid-19 mixed to make a toxic conspiracy cocktail

Two conspiracy theories have merged into something very nasty online and into the real world.

Covid-19 live updates, May 17: Preparing for school; one new case; more 5G cell towers attacked

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

Covid-19 and the common good

Can we now act with common purpose to address intergenerational inequality?

How sex workers are keeping clients in line in a pandemic

Sex workers are surely New Zealand's most under-acknowledged public health educators. 

Courtney’s Place: Te Papa’s CEO on leading the national museum out of Covid

New Te Papa CEO Courtney Johnston on her vision for the museum, the impact of the pandemic, the return of taonga and making good on the Treaty. 

An interview with Heta Gardiner: A lonely Māori voice at the Covid-19 briefings

Heta Gardiner's questions offer a glimpse of a media world with different incentives, priorities and cultural values.

Covid-19 live updates, May 16: Zero new cases, poll offers hope for tourism industry

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

Exclusive: New poll offers hope for devastated tourism industry

Widespread appetite for domestic tourism, while public support for the alert level two shift is high.

Another kind of isolation: Reflecting on a quake-induced lockdown

When the road closed between Kaikōura and her home, Kate Hicks faced six weeks of isolation. She talks about readjusting to society.

Covid-19 live updates, May 15: one new case of Covid-19

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

This government is not transformational. Neither was its budget

It may have been called "Rebuilding Together", but what exactly was yesterday's budget rebuilding?

How a local fashion label has used lockdown to give back to its customers

This week on Business is Boring, host Simon Pound talks to Emily Miller-Sharma, General Manager at Ruby.

A year on, the Christchurch Call must go beyond ‘don’t livestream mass murder’

Regulation of online content has received little attention amid a global health crisis. But violent extremist activity has not stopped.

The Bulletin: Wrapping Robertson’s rainy day budget

How the budget has been received, Auckland light rail on hold, and more media merger shenanigans.

‘An absolute crock’: Tourism industry rounds on ‘wildly disappointing’ budget

The tourism sector was holding out hope for a lifeline. It didn't come, and now, they say, they're drowning.

One fire put out as others start to rage: Small businesses react to budget 2020

For small business owners, budget 2020 was a mixed bag.

Covid-19 live updates, May 14: Bouquets and brickbats for Robertson’s big-spending ‘once in a generation’ budget

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

Hospitality sector reacts to Budget 2020: ‘I’m not as terrified as I was before’

What does this year's budget mean for one of the hardest-hit sectors post-lockdown?

‘The right direction’: New Zealand unions on the 2020 budget

The budget invests in the future of work, but how does it help workers today?

A ‘tsunami of debt’: Parliament debates the Covid budget

Simon Bridges led the critiques, while Winston Peters got personal.