Jacinda Ardern

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Jacinda Ardern facing biggest challenge yet as New Zealand switches to Covid suppression
The prime minister has enjoyed huge support during the pandemic – but the country’s new course may force unpopular trade-offs

Tess McClure in Christchurch

09, Oct, 2021 @6:00 PM

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How New Zealand snookered itself by calling time on its Covid elimination strategy | Lew Stoddart
By granting freedom as case numbers rise, Jacinda Ardern has diverged from the nation’s understood strategy of aligning policy with expert consensus

Lew Stoddart

06, Oct, 2021 @3:27 AM

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New Zealand Mongrel Mob leader given essential worker exemption to help boost Covid tests
Head of the Waikato Mongrel Mob chapter Sonny Fatupaito was asked to encourage gang members and their families to get tested

Eva Corlett in Wellington

06, Oct, 2021 @12:13 AM

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John Key calling New Zealand’s Covid response ‘North Korean’ isn’t just lazy rhetoric, it’s wrong | Brian Ng
Irresponsible statements are fuel for those who falsely believe their rights have been taken away

Brian Ng

01, Oct, 2021 @12:58 AM

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Jacinda Ardern needs to speak out on Aukus – her tacit approval allows a dangerous military build-up | Bryce Edwards
New Zealand’s prime minister has essentially turned a blind eye to the pact – she knows taking the moral high ground leads to punishment

Bryce Edwards

28, Sep, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Jacinda Ardern looks to life beyond lockdowns with 90% vaccination target
News that jabs may soon be approved for children could allow New Zealand to achieve milestone, experts say, but equality in access must be improved

Eva Corlett in Wellington

24, Sep, 2021 @2:02 AM

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‘Calculated risk’: Ardern gambles as New Zealand Covid restrictions eased
Elimination still the strategy but PM is relying on luck and people doing the right thing in easing measures while there are still new cases, say experts

Tess McClure in Wellington

22, Sep, 2021 @1:38 AM

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‘Do it for our kids’: Ardern urges people to get Covid vaccine as New Zealand reports 13 cases
Mobile vaccination buses head out to boost rollout as health officials trace movements of infected essential worker who travelled outside Auckland

Eva Corlett in Wellington

16, Sep, 2021 @3:28 AM

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Ardern secures 250,000 Pfizer doses from Spain as New Zealand records 13 new cases
New Delta cases below 21 for sixth consecutive day, as Jacinda Ardern announces vaccine purchase from Spain

Eva Corlett in Wellington

09, Sep, 2021 @3:00 AM

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New Zealand stabbings: new law to close loophole to pass in September, says Ardern
PM says supermarket terrorist had fraudulent refugee status amid warnings against kneejerk reactions

Eva Corlett

06, Sep, 2021 @9:01 AM

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New Zealand stabbings: officials tried for years to deport terrorist prior to Auckland attack, Jacinda Ardern says
Jacinda Ardern says ‘every legal avenue’ was used to detain Ahamed Aathil Mohamed Samsudeen until his refugee status was resolved

Charlotte Graham-McLay and Eva Corlett

05, Sep, 2021 @1:46 AM

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Even as New Zealand battles Covid, trust in government bucks global trend
With a nationwide lockdown and some of the world’s strictest restrictions, Jacinda Ardern is counting on her people’s goodwill again

Tess McClure in Christchurch

30, Aug, 2021 @4:21 AM

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