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S&P reaffirms New Zealand‘s AA rating

The last of the world‘s major credit agencies has reaffirmed New Zealand‘s high level rating despite saying the economy is probably already in recession and the government‘s financial position is weakening because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: RNZ / Samuel Rillstone S&P Global Ratings has reaffirmed the country‘s rating at AA with a positive outlook. […]

Māori health professionals left out of Epidemic Response Committee meetings

Māori health experts and industry leaders have largely been excluded from Parliament‘s Epidemic Response Committee meetings, leaving many feeling extremely frustrated and left out. Iwi Chairs Forum spokesperson Mike Smith. Photo: NZ Herald / File The committee is tasked with challenging the government‘s response to Covid-19, but in six weeks only two Māori organisations, Te […]

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to join Australia Cabinet meeting to discuss trans-Tasman bubble

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will join Australia‘s Cabinet meeting tomorrow via video link to discuss the possibility of a trans-Tasman bubble. Ardern briefed media at 4pm after her own government‘s Cabinet meeting. Missed the briefing? Watch here: “The meeting will discuss a range of matters in relation to the covid response on both sides of […]


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