Lockdown in NZ hospital

Lockdown in NZ hospital

Tupapa’s Julia Evans flew from Rarotonga to Christchurch to give birth to their baby. By the time she went into labour, Christchurch was going into full lockdown.

Seeds of hope: Support package for growers welcomed

Government support for growers and home gardeners provides first plan for food security and vision for new export revenues.

Police warning: It’s your funeral

Police were called to two noisy 21st birthday parties this weekend, as the reality of new social distancing rules sink in.

Motorcyclist’s head injuries at worst time for hospital

A motorcyclist discovered the hard way that this is a bad time to ride recklessly.

Covid-19 support packages: How to apply

It can be hard to navigate the support available to those suffering from the Covid-19 downturn. With a lot of support going live April 1, we provide some guidance – and tell you how to apply.

Crime

Accused given time to get legal advice

Weather

Rachel Reeves: From cyclones to coronavirus

Outer Islands

Govt pays to send cargo ships to outer islands

Education

School holidays extended to April 19

Environment

Return to the blue lagoon

Culture

A Sunday  without  church