New Zealand coronavirus restrictions to stay in place until mid-September, PM says

New Zealand‘s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Friday current restrictions to beat the spread of the coronavirus would be in place until at least mid-September. Auckland, the country’s largest … Read More

New Zealand PM says Trump’s coronavirus ‘surge’ comments are ‘patently wrong’

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern hit back on Tuesday against U.S. President Donald Trump for saying her country is experiencing a “big surge” in COVID-19, calling the remarks “patently … Read More

New Zealand PM expected to go ahead with Sept. election despite coronavirus surge

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is set to decide by Monday whether a general election will go ahead on Sept. 19, with most analysts expecting her to resist opposition … Read More

New Zealand reports 12 more coronavirus cases as country mulls lockdown extension

New Zealand’s first coronavirus outbreak in three months has spread further, officials reported on Friday, just hours before Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is due to announce whether a lockdown in … Read More

New Zealand extends lockdown in capital as new coronavirus cluster grows

New Zealand’s first coronavirus outbreak in three months has spread further, officials reported on Friday, prompting Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to extend a lockdown in the country’s biggest city by another … Read More

New Zealand extends lockdown in largest city as new coronavirus cluster grows

New Zealand’s first coronavirus outbreak in three months has spread further, officials reported on Friday, prompting Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to extend a lockdown in the country’s biggest city by another … Read More

New Zealand PM says new coronavirus outbreak stems from different strain of virus

WELLINGTON  — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern extended a lockdown in the country’s biggest city on Friday in response to the first national coronavirus outbreak in months, sticking with … Read More

After 102 days coronavirus-free, New Zealand reports 4 new cases

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Tuesday that authorities have found four cases of the coronavirus in one Auckland household from an unknown source, the … Read More

Decade-long research project results in app to help women escape domestic abuse

A joint project involving input from experts in Canada, the United States, Australia and New Zealand has resulted in an app described as is “the first interactive safety decision aid.” … Read More

New Zealand health minister resigns as coronavirus cases re-emerge

New Zealand’s embattled Health Minister resigned on Thursday after security slip-ups at quarantine facilities where the coronavirus was detected just days after officials declared it had been eliminated from the … Read More

3rd new COVID-19 case in New Zealand sparks worry in once virus-free country

New Zealand recorded on Thursday its third new case of the coronavirus this week as quarantine breaches and other failures undermined public confidence days after it declared itself among the … Read More

New Zealand says country has eradicated coronavirus as final patient recovers

New Zealand appears to have completely eradicated the coronavirus — at least for now — after health officials said Monday the last known infected person had recovered. The announcement was … Read More

New Zealand’s film industry heads back to work after coronavirus

New Zealand’s capital has had an extra buzz of excitement over the past week since Hollywood director James Cameron and his crew flew in to film the much-anticipated sequel of … Read More

New Zealand mulls 4-day workweek post-coronavirus. Could that work in Canada?

As countries around the world begin to reopen amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, some are considering creative ways to help jump-start their economies — including shortening the workweek. During a … Read More

Coronavirus: New Zealanders seek fast food on first day of freedom from lockdown

New Zealanders queued for burgers, fries and coffee takeaway on Tuesday after they were freed from a month-long lockdown, which Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has credited with eliminating domestic transmission … Read More

Coronavirus: New Zealanders allowed to surf, hike for first time in more than a month

New Zealanders will be allowed to go fishing, surfing, hunting and hiking this week for the first time in more than a month as the country begins to ease its … Read More

New Zealand is reopening — how did it handle coronavirus differently than Canada?

New Zealand is set to reopen its economy next week, following a complete lockdown in late March due to the novel coronavirus. As of April 27, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern … Read More

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