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Govt tries to regain covid agenda with early antivirals move

Pattrick Smellie
Mon, 11 Oct 2021

Get jabbed! PM Jacinda Ardern on the road selling the vaccination message in Hastings. (Image: Getty)
Pattrick Smellie
Mon, 11 Oct 2021
The Ardern government is starting a new political week with an attempt to grab back the initiative it has lost in the fight against covid-19 by announcing early talks to secure supplies of a new antiviral treatment.“New Zealand is amongst the first countries in the world to sign an advanced purchase agreement for the new covid-19 oral antiviral treatment molnupiravir from pharmaceutical company Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD)," the prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, announced in a statement released to media last night and embargoed to 5a...

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Some people still think RBNZ jumped the gun
Jenny Ruth | Thu, 21 Oct 2021

Inflation's on fire, cafes can't find chefs for love nor money and yet some people are still asking the Reserve Bank, what's the hurry?

Primary Sector
97% tariff free: NZ's new UK trade deal
Rebecca Howard | Thu, 21 Oct 2021

Agreement in principle removes tariffs on most NZ exports with sheepmeat, beef and some dairy products to be phased in. 

Light rail bill hits $40m
Brent Melville | Thu, 21 Oct 2021

Waka Kotahi has invested $270 million into transport planning in Auckland, including $40m into the city's stalled light rail project, highlighting a contrast in transport priorities.

Let's not lose sight of the wood for the trees

As much generation will need to be built in the next 14 years as has been built in the last 40+ years for Aotearoa to meet its commitment of achieving net zero emissions by 2050.

Getting the health and safety of remote workers right

With many staff working alone or in isolated situations, workplace health and safety is an operational priority. Here is how your business can protect remote workers.