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The 10 hottest takes from the Gone By Lunchtime Covid plan 

Aotearoa’s most locked-down politics podcast crew weigh up the pandemic blueprints. 

Quiz: Whose Covid plan is it anyway?

There are now four rival Covid response plans, if you count Sir John Key's. Can you tell them apart, based on verbatim quotes?

National’s ‘Opening Up’ plan – in a nutshell

It’s been a big few days for alternative Covid response plans. Here's what the just-released National Party blueprint has to say.

I am writing an allegorical novel about alpaca breeders and democracy

Critics of public funding for the arts during the Covid crisis have alighted in recent weeks on a grant for a novel about alpaca breeders. Its writer responds.

Live updates, September 27: Twice as many back Seymour for PM over Collins in new poll

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

Live updates, September 26: 18 new community Covid cases, all in Auckland

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

Live updates, September 25: Sixteen new community Covid cases, all in Auckland

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

Facebook livestreams of PM’s 1pm update swarmed by anti-vax misinformation

The benefits of reaching the wider audience outweigh the risk of damage, says Ardern.

The beacons and black holes of NZ’s big new mental health plan

A new plan for mental health for the next decade makes for welcome reading. But important questions await.

Live updates, September 23: Modelling on vaccination and fatality risk released; 15 new delta cases

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

Opinion: My opinion on NZ’s Covid strategy is bold, unwavering and probably wrong

The truth is that I didn’t know what an 'R number' was a year ago.

If we want to reach 90% vaccination, we need to change up our strategy

Communications specialist Samson Samasoni explains why Stuart Nash won't be winning any bets.

Live updates, September 19: Three people outside level four border in Waikato test positive

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

Live updates, September 18: 20 new cases in community; Black Caps abandon Pakistan tour

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

Live updates, September 16: Delta outbreak grows by 13, mobile vaccine buses hit the road in Auckland

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

Our obligation to the people of Afghanistan

An open letter signed by more than 60 organisations and individuals calls on the government to urgently increase its efforts.

Live updates, September 15: Auckland delta outbreak grows by 14; MIQ booking pause to lift

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