Opinion

Omicron arrives – we're all over it already

Pattrick Smellie
Mon, 24 Jan 2022

Omicron arrives – we're all over it already
Late preparations for rapid antigen testing remain an Achilles heel for the government. (Image: Dan Brunskill)
Pattrick Smellie
Mon, 24 Jan 2022
The first rumour came at 8.49am Sunday morning from our family Facebook messenger account.A “friend in government” was suggesting an 11am announcement about going to red for omicron.“Ah, the covid rumour mill – working already,” I thought and dismissed it. We’d seen this repeatedly in previous preludes to alert and traffic light level changes.More compelling evidence was soon to emerge.Driving into central Wellington through Thorndon, there was Grant Robertson getting into a car in a pressed shirt, carrying t...

Not convinced yet?

Subscribe to our Daily News Update free newsletter.

Markets market close
US dive brings down NZ stocks
Dan Brunskill | Thu, 19 May 2022

In the US, Target's earnings results exacerbated some recession fears.

Budget 2022
Budget 2022: top five announcements for New Zealanders
Pattrick Smellie | Thu, 19 May 2022

Here are the top five things that the public can expect following today's Budget.

Budget 2022
Budget 2022: top five announcements for business
Pattrick Smellie | Thu, 19 May 2022

What business can look for.

Partner content
What’s driving the ram raids, and what shop owners can do

Scott La Franchie explains the motivations behind the spate of burglaries.

Partner content
Grow your business by taking time to plan

Getting business fundamentals right gives the best chance at beating the unplannable.