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Covid live news: UK extends booster vaccinations; Spain, Sweden and Canada report Omicron cases
All over-18s in UK will be offered third jab in response to new variant now also recorded in Spain, Sweden and Canada

Samantha Lock (now); Jedidajah Otte , Rachel Hall, Lucy Campbell, Martin Belam, Virginia Harrison and Helen Livingstone (earlier)

30, Nov, 2021 @1:21 AM

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Trust in scientists soared in Australia and New Zealand during Covid pandemic, poll finds
Gallup survey reveals the two countries have the world’s highest levels of trust in scientists, with 62% saying they trust them ‘a lot’

Tess McClure in Christchurch

29, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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The era of Judith ‘Crusher’ Collins ends in a blaze of fury
Known for her political ruthlessness and a fondness for going on the offensive, Collins was unable to unite the caucus behind her

Tess McClure in Christchurch

26, Nov, 2021 @6:00 PM

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New Zealand opposition leader Judith Collins ousted after move to demote rival backfires
New National party leader will be chosen next week, with former Air New Zealand boss Chris Luxon a favourite for the job

Eva Corlett in Wellington and Tess McClure in Christchurch

25, Nov, 2021 @12:28 AM

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Coalition and Labor test new Speaker’s limits in question time – as it happened
This blog is now closed

Josh Taylor and Amy Remeikis

24, Nov, 2021 @8:06 AM

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Climate crisis pushes albatross ‘divorce’ rates higher – study
Researchers say warmer waters mean birds are travelling further for food and becoming more stressed, triggering relationship breakdowns

Tess McClure in Christchurch

24, Nov, 2021 @3:14 AM

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New Zealand to reopen borders to vaccinated visitors from new year
Border will first open to New Zealand citizens coming from Australia, then from the rest of the world, and finally to all other vaccinated visitors from April

Tess McClure in Christchurch

24, Nov, 2021 @1:38 AM

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As New Zealand lifts Covid lockdowns, some small towns ask tourists to stay away
Local leaders, particularly in vulnerable Māori communities, fear travellers could bring the virus with them

Tess McClure in Christchurch

23, Nov, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Whey too expensive: New Zealand cheese lovers forced to eke out supplies as prices jump
Range of issues blamed for spike in cost to $20 a block, including inflation, Covid-related supply issues and high milk prices

Tess McClure in Christchurch

23, Nov, 2021 @2:51 AM

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Covid live: UK records 44,917 new cases; strict restrictions for unvaccinated come into effect in Greece
UK also reports 45 further Covid-related deaths; from today Greeks barred from all enclosed public spaces if they are unvaccinated

Miranda Bryant (now); Sarah Marsh, Martin Belam and Samantha Lock (earlier)

23, Nov, 2021 @12:33 AM

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Air New Zealand cancels flights to Australia – as it happened
This blog is now closed

Josh Taylor (now) Amy Remeikis (earlier)

22, Nov, 2021 @7:54 AM

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Unusual bedfellows: how gangs are pushing New Zealand’s Covid vaccination drive
Cabinet ministers have been meeting with gang leaders as the country targets an ambitious vaccination rate

Tess McClure in Christchurch

21, Nov, 2021 @12:53 AM

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