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The latest from Editor and chief executive Pattrick Smellie

Pattrick was judged New Zealand's best overall columnist and business columnist of the year at the Voyager 2021 Media Awards. He has more than 35 years’ experience reporting and working in New Zealand politics and the commercial sector. A former Press Gallery chairman, he is an award-winning journalist and has worked for titles including The Dominion, The Press, Sunday Star-Times and National Business Review. He was the first NZ correspondent for The Australian and co-founded BusinessDesk in 2008.

Auckland in lockdown till December – vaccination crucial to freedoms
Pattrick Smellie | Fri, 22 Oct 2021

Successful implementation of a vaccine passport system by the end of November is vital to NZ moving into a world without national lockdowns.

Govt to trial rapid covid testing in workplaces
Pattrick Smellie | Thu, 07 Oct 2021

But no sign that the call from big employers for rapid implementation - as early as next week - will happen.


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