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Opening borders in 2022: what the Skegg report says

Pattrick Smellie
Wed, 11 Aug 2021

Borders can only start opening once everyone who wants a covid jab has been offered one. (Image: Getty)
Pattrick Smellie
Wed, 11 Aug 2021
Opening the country’s borders can only start once every New Zealander who wants a covid vaccination has had a chance to get one, says a government-appointed covid-19 expert advisory body. This means border control relaxations cannot happen before next year when the current rollout is complete. However, the reports released this morning warn vaccination rates are unlikely ever to reach the levels that would provide ‘herd immunity’ levels of protection, particularly because more virulent strains of the virus require higher...

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Climate denial, democracy and Vector: inside the Entrust election
Ian Llewellyn | Tue, 19 Oct 2021

Climate change and dividends are the central issues in yet another bitterly divided election, to which most voters are unlikely to pay any attention.

New 3-storey planning rules, shorter MIQ in prospect this week
Pattrick Smellie | Tue, 19 Oct 2021

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New Zealand’s international vaccine certificates will be based on the EU standard.

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