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27 February 2020

Sale of essential goods allowed (31 March 2020)

31 March 2020 The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment says the Government has decided that the sale of essential goods such as heaters, whiteware and computers will be allowed.It says this is in recognition of the need for people to safely isolate, stay connected to one another and... More about Sale of essential goods allowed.

How come the Government can do all these things? Explaining the legislative response so far to COVID-19 (27 March 2020)

27 March 2020 - By Jamie Dobson and Nick Butcher In the third reading of the Law Reform (Epidemic Preparedness) Bill on 13 December 2006, five days prior to the bill receiving the Royal assent, Māori Party MP for Waiariki Te Ururoa Flavell stated in his speech;“Should avian influenza... More about How come the Government can do all these things? Explaining the legislative response so far to COVID-19.

Public courthouse access limited (27 March 2020)

27 March 2020 District Courts and the High Court are now excluding from courthouses members of the public whose attendance is not required for the business of the court that day, Chief Justice Helen Winkelmann has announced.Dame Helen says this is to preserve public safety and give effect to... More about Public courthouse access limited.

Last updated on the 27th February 2020