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Hunting banned under new government order

A new Government Order has effectively banned hunting until Alert Level 4 is lifted, says The Game Animal Council.

Government chartered flights should bring Kiwis home - Bridges

The Government needs to ensure the international flights being chartered for stranded tourists are returning home with New Zealanders who are currently stuck overseas, Opposition Leader Simon Bridges says.

Māori Party welcome seabed mining decision and push for nationwide ban

During the challenges associated with lockdown, the Māori Party are congratulating Ngāti Ruanui and South Taranaki on the decision of the Court of Appeal, announced today, to stop Trans-Tasman Resources plans for risky seabed mining off the South Taranaki Bight, and are pushing for a nationwide

Govt’s COVID plan, economic strength recognised - Robertson

The Government’s plan to cushion the blow of COVID-19 by supporting incomes, jobs and businesses, and position the economy to recover has been backed by another international report.

New Zealand workers speak out on unsafe conditions, wage cuts - SEG

Workers in New Zealand remain deeply concerned about being exposed to the potentially deadly COVID-19 coronavirus. The Labour Party-led government’s four-week shutdown of schools and non-essential businesses began on March 26 in an attempt to stop the virus from spreading.

Funding certainty for sports through COVID-19 - Robertson

National sports organisations have been given certainty of funding to ensure they can remain viable through the COVID-19 pandemic, Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson announced today.

Butchers now allowed to process pork - NZ Government

Changes have been made to allow butchers to process pork, only for supply to supermarkets or other processors or retailers that are open, Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor has announced.

"Virtual" Monitoring Of children detained in secure residences

Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft says the safety and conditions of children and young people in the care of Oranga Tamariki continue to be monitored, despite the challenges presented by COVID-19.

Essential workers leave scheme established

Essential workers who take leave from work to comply with public health guidance are being supported with a leave scheme to ensure they will continue to receive income, say the Minister of Workplace Relations and Safety Iain Lees-Galloway and Minister for Social Development, Carmel Sepuloni.

Govt WhatsApp helps share COVID-19 information

A Government WhatsApp channel has been launched to help make information more easily accessible and shareable in the fight against COVID-19.