Health system prepared to check COVID-19 says Minister

Health system prepared to check COVID-19 says Minister

Venkat Raman Auckland, March 31, 2020 The government has proper systems in place to contain the spread of Covid-19, Health Minister Dr David Clark told the Epidemic Response Committee of Parliament at its first meeting today. Chaired by Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridge, the Committee, established by Parliament, comprises MPs from Labour, National, New Zealand First, Green and New…

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Greenlight to supermarkets to open on Easter Sunday

Greenlight to supermarkets to open on Easter Sunday

Venkat Raman Wellington, March 31, 2020 The government has allowed supermarkets to remain open on Easter Sunday (April 12,) this year but employees cannot be forced to work, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway said in a press release. However, these businesses must close on Good Friday (April 10). “Supermarkets will be able to open on Easter Sunday during…

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International students, you are us and we care

International students, you are us and we care

Sourced Content Wellington, March 31, 2020 International students are a valued part of New Zealand’s education system and of our community. New Zealand provides quality education to many thousands of international students each year, and we want that to continue. The New Zealand Government’s number one priority is the health of people in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Our…

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Community newspapers should be allowed to continue

Community newspapers should be allowed to continue

Auckland, March 31, 2020 A decision to block publication of community newspapers under the State of Emergency could be changed today (March 31, 2020). A decision to stop community newspapers from circulating in the country’s suburbs, towns and settlements appears to have been an example of officials scratching their regulatory itch. On Friday, without consultation, newspapers and magazines that do not…

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