Tag: covid-19

Live updates, June 5-6: No new cases of Covid-19; Shane Jones to run in Northland

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

NZ ‘psychic healer’ promotes dietary supplement as Covid-19 ‘preventative’

When approached by The Spinoff Jeanette Wilson denied telling participants in an online session that the product ‘lined the lungs’, despite clear evidence to the contrary.

Should we get more than five days’ sick leave a year?

The union movement launched a push earlier this week to double the legal minimum of sick leave from five days a year to 10. Is a change likely?

Live updates, June 4: No new cases for 13th consecutive day

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

Three graphs that tell the story of Covid-19’s impact on small businesses

What do the graphs tell us about Covid-19's impact on the small business sector?

New Zealand’s Covid-19 border restrictions are about to get tougher

Justin Giovannetti looks at what the government is doing to increase border defences and prevent another influx of Covid-19.

The practical and peculiar creations on the NZ Made Products Facebook page

In a vibrant world of online marketing and ecommerce, what makes a post jump off the Facebook page?

What life will be like under level one

Jacinda Ardern has unveiled details of the changes New Zealanders can expect when we move from level two to level one. What will it mean for businesses, hospitality and day-to-day life? 

My KiwiSaver is disappearing! Am I in the right fund?

Two readers at different ends of their saving journeys ask what to do with their KiwiSaver account in this time of stock market uncertainty.

Live updates, June 3: All restrictions ‘essentially lifted’ under level one, zero new cases for 12th day

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

The week in Covid-19 data: False finishes across the globe

New Zealand has had zero new cases for 11 days in a row. Should we be complacent?

Goodbye social distancing, hello the ‘new normal’: NZ prepares for level one

Life will pretty much return to normal as physical distancing and limits on group sizes become history under level one.

Keeping the lights on: Can Waitomo and its worms survive a post-Covid world?

Waitomo is a town built on tourism. What happens now?

Live updates, June 2: Move to alert level one could come next week; apprenticeships to be fully subsidised

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

The Bulletin: US police violence and New Zealand protests

Thousands of NZers join solidarity protests, increasing questions about alert level move, and Muller pushes hiring bonus policy.

Live updates, June 1: Thousands of Black Lives Matter NZ protesters fill Aotea Square

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

Building equity into the infrastructure-led recovery for Māori and Pasifika

This is a huge opportunity – and a wero – to demonstrate commitments to diversity, write four sector engineers.

Remote working could change how, and where, we earn a living

For some people, living and working in a small town might become a whole lot easier.

Deep tech and the Māori economy can be the backbone of NZ’s recovery

Deep tech provides a chance for that recovery to be sustainable and values-led – an approach already bringing success to the Māori economy. 

Live updates, May 31: No new cases, earthquake strikes near New Plymouth

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

Siouxsie Wiles: Many want to go to alert level one right now. I get that. But we’d be fools to rush

With NZ on the brink of zero known active cases of Covid-19, the clamour for an immediate move to alert level one is growing.

Why New Zealand must join the global call for a people’s vaccine

Leaders around the world are uniting to ensure that a Covid-19 vaccine is free to everyone who wants it.

Live updates, May 30: No new cases; Covid-19 testing centres closing

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

NZ is on the brink of zero active cases. Who else is in the Covid-free club?

As NZ approaches elimination of Covid-19, we look at who else has pulled it off.

Live updates, May 29: One active case remaining in NZ, with zero new cases for seventh day

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

Covid-XV: Rugby’s super-genius law change ideas, explained

The brains trust at World Rugby have conjured up some rule changes to obviate the risks of coronavirus.

Now is the time to invest in the creative arts

An even more substantial investment in the creative arts will help drive our post-Covid recovery.

Live updates, May 28: No new cases, one new death; Peters wants fast-track of trans-Tasman bubble

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