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Lockdown policing can’t work well while there’s still confusion over rules

When officials don't seem clear on the rules around movement, it makes it harder for everyone to do the right thing.

Radio Sport off air, closed indefinitely

The Covid-19 crisis in media has claimed New Zealand's last surviving radio station solely dedicated to sport. 

Emily Writes: Why TV is the answer for working parents turned home-schoolers

Get the TV to watch your kids, when you can't watch them yourself.

Disabled people can’t be allowed to fall through the cracks of the Covid-19 crisis

Robyn Hunt writes on the challenges facing disabled people and what needs to be done to support them during the lockdown.

Do Māori Made Easy with me: Week one – pronunciation

Join Leonie Hayden as she works through the first four weeks of Scotty Morrison's Māori Made Easy. Week one: pronunciation.

The best of NZ social media in week one of lockdown

The first days of national lockdown have truly brought out the best in our social media stars.

Lockdown letters, #4, Glenn Colquhoun: A note to Hone Tūwhare

A letter to poet Hone Tūwhare – and his Travelling Band of Constant Companions

High School 2.0: It’s time for education to prepare for the new normal

As New Zealand looks toward an uncertain future in all areas of life, a school principal sees an opportunity to overhaul high school education for the better. 

The Bulletin: When are we getting out of lockdown?

Conditions for leaving lockdown explored, nation’s first death from Covid-19 reported, and Australian govt continues to discriminate against NZers.

Covid-19 live updates, March 30: PM announces price-gouging watchdog email; good news for NZers in Australia

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

Covid-19: Petitions launched demanding ‘hazard pay’ for essential workers

Calls are growing for extra payment for those who continue to head out to work every day, including many on low wages.

History, hope, and Covid-19

Covid-19 will transform society, just as the plague and smallpox transformed nations centuries ago. This time, however, we have something they didn't.

Broadband and data usage surges as New Zealanders reach out

Whether to connect with friends and colleagues, catch up on news, or stave off the boredom with bingeable TV, we've all been on our devices a lot more than normal.

Review: Netflix’s addictive Tiger King will leave you feeling grubby for watching

The new true crime documentary sensation shares many of the flaws of its own subject.

Ohura Medieval Market Day, and the fight to keep a small town standing

How did a small town in the middle of the North Island become an unlikely centre of Medieval Combat sports in New Zealand?

The Pink Jumpsuit: An essay about the bubbles we live in

'It seems like someone else’s dream of my past.' For Emma Neale, the painting ‘Wanderlust’ by Dunedin artist Sharon Singer stirs memories of her childhood.

Covid-19 scams: Here’s what you need to look out for

Keep your eyes peeled… there are Covid-19 tricksters about.

Life on paws: How to deal with your pets during lockdown

As New Zealand adjusts to a month of lockdown, many pet owners have questions about their furry friends.

No shops, no launches – but the NZ book scene is finding new ways to reach people under lockdown

Books editor Catherine Woulfe with an energising walk round the block of NZ books in the first week of lockdown under Covid-19.

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.

Covid-19: Who really needs to be wearing protective gear?

Unless you have a respiratory illness, you probably don’t need to wear that mask to the supermarket.

The face of the Covid-19 response: Who is Ashley Bloomfield?

A month ago few had heard of him. Now the country hangs on his every word.

Can you go fishing under NZ’s level four lockdown? It’s a hard no from the ocean safety experts

Is surfing allowed under lockdown rules? How about fishing? We asked the experts.