Dark mutterings, negativity drive politics in the wrong direction

Dark mutterings, negativity drive politics in the wrong direction

Sam Sachdeva Wellington, August 13, 2020 Criticism of the Government’s Covid-19 response is far from new, and has often had merit. But the new National leadership’s dark mutterings of a cover-up are taking New Zealand politics in a dangerous direction. “We are all sufferers from history, but the paranoid is a double sufferer, since he is afflicted not only by…

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General Election should be held as scheduled-Covid or not

General Election should be held as scheduled-Covid or not

Postponing Polling is not good for democracy Grant Duncan Auckland, August 13, 2020 If we can do our grocery shopping under lockdown, we can vote under lockdown too. As much as supermarkets and pharmacies, the general election is an essential service and it must continue. There are ways and means to safely exercise our democratic rights during lockdown. Democracy delayed…

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Travel bubble with Cook Islands in three careful phases

Travel bubble with Cook Islands in three careful phases

Staff Reporter Auckland, July 13, 2020 Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her Cook Islands counterpart Henry Puna have said that the completion of Phase One in the establishment of a travel bubble between New Zealand and the Cook Island as a step in the right direction. Negotiations on the text of an ‘Arrangement to Facilitate Quarantine-Free Travel between the Cook…

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Frustrating it is but fight against Covid-19 should be united

Frustrating it is but fight against Covid-19 should be united

Wellington, August 13, 2020 The return to lockdowns is devastating news, on a variety of fronts. From the health perspective, there must now be the deep worry that despite all the steps taken during the earlier lockdowns and the border restrictions and quarantines, there is community transmission of the Covid-19 virus in New Zealand after all. Just a few days ago,…

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