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The Chief Ombudsman is launching an investigation into the MIQ booking system after receiving a record number of complaints on a single issue. His office received 8-hundred complaints. Peter Boshier says he'll ask why MBIE has worked through so many different types of technology give a queue fairness. Ashwin Naidu lives in Melbourne and wanted to v…
 
From the end of November 300 health workers will be given spots in MIQ each month but the big question is who will get those spots. The Ministry of Health will work with DHBs and Primary Health Organisations to divvy up the rooms - but many are holding their breath to see who will be considered most in need. There are 60 new cases of Covid-19 in th…
 
It's hello classroom, goodbye online learning for Auckland and Waikato's year 11, 12 and 13 students. Despite Auckland's high Delta case count, seniors can head back to school from next Tuesday. But uncertainty remains for students in years 1 to 10. And that spells disappointment for some, who desperately want catch up with mates, and get their fee…
 
School is back on campus from Tuesday but only for a select few and under strict conditions. And there is no end in sight for parents of primary students learning at home - Cabinet will review their situation next week. Years 11 to 13 can head back to class, basically to get ready for exams, but there are a list of rules. School staff need a negati…
 
The Chief Ombudsman has launched an investigation into the MIQ system following a flood of complaints. Judge Peter Boshier has received more than 800 complaints about the government-run system since July last year. He has previously raised concerns about the systems limited capacity with most people now vying for a voucher through a lottery system.…
 
National says it would get rid of lockdowns once vaccination rates hit 85 percent, or on December 1 - whichever comes first. Its 'Back in Business' plan would also boost the wage subsidy and introduce temporary tax cuts for businesses and workers. There would be targeted support for the worst-hit industries, and possible compensation for lost earni…
 
An Auckland man who travelled to Waiheke Island after testing positive for Covid-19 will be allowed to remain on the island, despite allegedly breaching multiple health orders. The case is the first on Waiheke, which is supposed to be cut off from the rest of Auckland due to the limited medical resources on the Island. It's worrying locals who want…
 
Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins told Checkpoint it is “certainly a possibility” by Christmas that Aucklanders could have more freedoms while still being restricted within the regional Covid boundary. He also discusses the return to classrooms for senior high school students, and questions around younger students returning before the end of…
 
Thousands of teenagers in Auckland are going back to school next week for the first time in two months. The government has given the green light for schools in alert level three regions, currently Auckland and Waikato, to reopen classrooms to students in Years 11, 12 and 13 on Tuesday. It has also announced NCEA and Scholarship exams are going ahea…
 
Hon JUDITH COLLINS to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all of her Government’s statements and actions? ANNA LORCK to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he seen on the New Zealand economy? Dr SHANE RETI to the Minister of Health: What is his response to Capital and Coast intensive care specialist Dr Paul Young, who has said, “I am afraid…
 
An Auckland budgeting services trust says something needs to change - and fast - to help families struggling to feed themselves as food, fuel and housing prices increase faster than income. Mangere Budgeting Services Trust's research into families found an average family of four in Auckland has $39 to spend on food a week. Consumer NZ and The NZ Fo…
 
A Pacific public health expert is warning it's absurd and unrealistic not to ensure all ethnicities reach vaccination milestones before opening up and easing restrictions. 94 community cases were announced yesterday; most of them in Auckland and there are now 183 mystery cases from the past fortnight. Auckland University associate professor Collin …
 
The National Party has laid out its so-called Back in Business plan to support businesses, reduce restrictions, and reopen the country. It would let areas with 70 percent vaccination and no Covid-19 move to level 1, and fully vaccinated businesses return to normal operation. It would also bring in temporary tax cuts for small business and industry-…
 
The government this morning announced plans to change the way managed isolation is co-ordinated for health workers, guaranteeing 300 spots a month for the health and disability sector. Health Minister Andrew Little says Aotearoa needs to get health workers into the country, whether they are returning New Zealanders or doctors and nurses coming in f…
 
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