The Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says New Zealand is entering the important phase in the fight against Covid-19. The country is now in level 3, and Parliament resumes today from its adjournment throughout the level 4 lockdown.
1. The Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says New Zealand is entering the important phase in the fight against Covid-19. The country is now in level 3.
2.A Canterbury man has been charged with illegal hunting and breaching the lockdown by traveling more than 200 kilometres to hunt on Department of Conservation land.
3. Parliament resumes today from its adjournment throughout the level 4 lockdown.
4.Up to 400 people could die from cancer if hospitals don’t catch up quickly enough after the lockdown, the Cancer Society says.
5.Global coronavirus cases have now topped 3,000,000, according to a running tally done by Johns Hopkins University. Nearly a third of all cases in the United States, the university reported.
6. The Privacy Commissioner says Government officials unintentionally put sweeping surveillance powers into a bill that is before parliament. The draft APEC 2021 Bill would have let the Police Commissioner authorise devices that could analyse and intercept people’s cell phone calls during the year long APEC event. The Bill is being amended.
7. There have been long lines outside fast food restaurants this morning as New Zealand moved into alert level 3.
8.New Zealand Rugby has launched a review of it’s Super Rugby model with changes expected for the competition which has run for the last 25 years.In a statement New Zealand Rugby says the review is to ensure the future success for the clubs and competition on and off the field.
9. Formula One plans to start its stalled season with two races behind closed doors in Austria in July with reports of more of the same at Britain’s Silverstone circuit.