National reshuffle, RBNZ and Covid-19 dominate public discussions

Peter Wilson Wellington, November 14, 2020 In the week that was: Judith Collins splits the finance portfolio in her shadow cabinet, the Reserve Bank’s Adrian Orr makes waves with a cheap money announcement and the government scrambles to deal with Covid-19 in Auckland. Andrew who? Andrew Bayly, he’s the second most important opposition MP in Parliament. National’s leader Judith Collins has…

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“People should not be blamed for Covid-19,’ says Minister Hipkins

Auckland remains at Alert Level One; CBD opens Sourced Content Wellington, November 13, 2020 There have been no additional community cases linked to the latest Auckland case, which has now been directly connected to the Defence Force cluster. Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins and Director of Public Health Dr Caroline McElnay provided an update this afternoon. Mr Hipkins said that…

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Containing terrorism runs the common Diwali thread across religions

(Picture from The Conversation) As many Indian Americans celebrate the election of the first Black and South Asian woman, Kamala Harris to the White House, many will also be celebrating the Festival of Diwali on Saturday, November 14, 2020. Sometimes called the Indian Festival of Lights, Diwali is arguably the most important holiday of the year for South Asian families. The Festival, which is observed…

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