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What happens if your WOF runs out during lockdown?

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 13:46
The New Zealand Transport Agency has not yet clarified whether people would still be ticketed for having expired WOFs during the level 4 quarantine. Insurance companies will still cover you for a crash if your warrant of fitness runs out during the lockdown period, as long as your vehicle doesn't have an existing safety issue.
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Location rules out nurse's bid to join contact tracing team

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 13:32
New Zealand's national centre as of last night had 100 nurses, the ministry said. Photo: Getty Images The Covid-19 contact tracing system is coming under increased pressure and scrutiny with one medical expert calling for more staffing.
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What an epidemic notice allows the Govt to do

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 13:06
A small number of MPs will return to Parliament today to debate and pass much-needed legislation as the country prepares for a nationwide lockdown tonight.
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Live: Covid-19 update as lockdown approaches

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 12:57
Officials from across the Government are set to update New Zealand from 1pm, including providing the number of new Covid-19 cases, ahead of a level four alert kicking in tonight.
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Live: 50 new Covid-19 cases

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 12:55
Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield has revealed there are 50 new confirmed and probable cases as officials from across the Government update New Zealand ahead of a level four alert kicking in tonight.
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Non-essential businesses who flout rules may be fined

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 12:49
Up to 15 sectors of society have been identified as being essential services; including supermarkets, pharmacies and banks. Photo: Getty Images Non-essential businesses that flout the lockdown rules and remain open will be fined and shut down immediately, authorities warn.
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Wage subsidy: Lawyer warns many will fall through cracks

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 12:18
To qualify, employers must make best efforts to top up the $585 payment to a minimum of 80 percent of their normal income for the 12-week subsidised period. Photo: File An employment lawyer is warning some workers will fall through the cracks under the government's Covid-19 wage subsidy scheme.
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Coronavirus: Christchurch tenant wants more help for renters

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 12:02
gettyimages-1161056312.jpg Photo: Getty Images A mortgage holiday repayment scheme is being welcomed by landlords, but hitting all the wrong notes with a Christchurch renter.
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Minor injuries in South Dunedin crash

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 11:50
Emergency services at the scene in Burns St. Photo: Stephen Jaquiery One person has minor injuries after two cars crashed in South Dunedin today.
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Countdown's lockdown safety measures

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 11:40
Countdown in Dunedin Central. Photo: ODT Countdown customers will have to use Paywave and pack their own groceries during the nationwide restrictions, the supermarket says.
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Man killed in crash near Oamaru named

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 11:39
Emergency services at the scene of the crash in Oamaru on Saturday. Photo: Rebecca Ryan Police have named the man who was killed in a crash in Oamaru following a report of dangerous driving in the area at the weekend.
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Location rules out nurse's bid to join contact tracing team

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 11:35
New Zealand's national centre as of last night had 100 nurses, the ministry said. Photo: Getty Images The Covid-19 contact tracing system is coming under increased pressure and scrutiny with one medical expert calling for more staffing.
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Students' reassuring words to help us through the lockdown

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 10:50
Students at a Christchurch college have a few reassuring words of wisdom for anyone worried about the Covid-19 lockdown.
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Dunedin man killed in crash near Oamaru

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 10:40
Emergency services at the scene of the crash in Oamaru on Saturday. Photo: Rebecca Ryan Police have named the man who was killed in a crash in Oamaru following a report of dangerous driving in the area at the weekend.
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Firefighters spend the morning battling large blaze

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 10:14
Three fire crews spent more than two hours battling a large hedge fire south of Christchurch this morning.
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Chch Hospital park and ride shuttle goes on hold

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 09:44
Christchurch Hospital. Photo: RNZ / Karen Brown The park and ride shuttle service at Christchurch Hospital will be put on hold from 8.30pm tonight.
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The first NZ Covid-19 cases: What do they show?

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 09:41
A health technician wearing protective gear takes a swab from a patients nostrils at a Covid-19 testing centre in Portugal. Photo: Getty Images By Kate Newton Two-thirds of New Zealand's Covid-19 cases so far are in older people but the patterns are still too "idiosyncratic" to draw any strong predictions from, a researcher modelling the virus says.
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Couple say 'I do' as honeymoon in lockdown looms

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 09:39
Their honeymoon will have to wait, with a four-week lockdown to begin at 11.59pm on Wednesday. Photo: Supplied via NZ Herald Lily and James Balderston weren't planning to marry in a live-streamed service on a backyard deck.
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Tourists plan lockdown in van

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 09:34
French visitors Brandon Moya and Solene Corbet are worried about finding somewhere to stay during the Level 4 lockdown. Photo: Peter McIntosh Even in lockdown, New Zealand is a better place to be than other parts of the world right now.
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The first NZ Covid-19 cases: What do they show?

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 09:34
A health technician wearing protective gear takes a swab from a patients nostrils at a Covid-19 testing centre in Portugal. Photo: Getty Images By Kate Newton Two-thirds of New Zealand's Covid-19 cases so far are in older people but the patterns are still too "idiosyncratic" to draw any strong predictions from, a researcher modelling the virus says.
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