Live updates, October 16: Vaccine dose count now at 120,000 with hours to go

Bringing you the latest on the Covid-19 delta crisis – and more.

Is our delta outbreak really ‘under control’?

It's time to give Aucklanders some clarity about the delta strategy.

Anniversary of a landslide: What really swung the 2020 ‘Covid election’

The Covid response and Jacinda Ardern's personal popularity were decisive factors, while talk of strategic anti-Green voting appears to have been overblown.

Politics Archive

Exclusive: Stuart Nash attempts to explain his shirtless vax pic

The Labour minister got his second dose without a shirt on. Mad Chapman asked him to justify himself.

100-plus daily Covid cases on the cards for Auckland within two weeks

And without high compliance and fast rising vaccination rates, it will just go higher.

A just transition for workers requires more than what’s in this climate plan

This week's discussion document on New Zealand's emissions reduction plan sets a low bar, then fails to clear it.

Some big, clear calls are urgently needed on the path out of elimination

The goal of zero cases brought us together. Without a strong plan, enmity and blame may take its place.

As MMP turns 25, here are the ads with the original orange guy: Wal from Footrot Flats

Plus: some 2016 thoughts on the system by Winston Peters, Judith Collins, David Seymour and Metiria Turei.

The week the world-beating Covid response lost its way

Jacinda Ardern won plaudits for leading NZ through a pandemic with decisiveness, resolve, and crisp communications. Last week, that was suddenly gone.

Live updates, October 9: New Covid case in Bay of Plenty; 34 new cases in Auckland and Waikato

Bringing you the latest on the Covid-19 delta crisis – and more.

Live updates, October 8: Northland to move to alert level three from midnight tonight

Bringing you the latest on the Covid-19 delta crisis – and more.