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With countries around the world banning public gatherings in a bid to curtail the coronavirus, outings to see your favourite musicans are off the agenda for now.
More and more stars are streaming… Video, Audio
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New Zealanders abroad scrambling to return home will still be able to enter the country after it goes into nationwide self-isolation tomorrow at midnight.
But some New Zealanders stuck in remote… Audio
A huge spike in mobile calls yesterday led to phones across the country cutting out or not connecting at all.
In the wake of the Prime Minister's lockdown announcement, everyone wanted to talk to… Audio
We've had a number of audience members text and email in asking for clarification on what classifies as an essential service.
Will you be able to get a warrant of fitness for your car - will… Audio
The Government is putting $4 billion extra into boosting support for businesses and workers.
A cap for wage subsidies in last week's rescue package has been removed which means all businesses are now… Audio
Police have ordered passengers trying to get on he Bluebridge ferry from Picton to Wellington to disperse.
Pam Corbett is one of those trying to get on the ferry this morning.
She speaks to Corin… Audio
People living in crowded or small houses are concerned about spending at least four weeks in lockdown.
RNZ reporter Meriana Johnsen asked people on the streets of Wellington how they were planning to… Audio
Supermarkets across the country were frantic yesterday as people raided the shelves for food and supplies.
Countdown and Foodstuffs have urged customers to shop normally.
Kiri Hannafin represents… Audio
Welcome to the beginning of a new normal, as the country prepares to enter quarantine for at least a month.
Today, we're at Covid 19 Alert Level Three. At this level, many shops and businesses are… Audio
Already reeling before the announcement of a nationwide lockdown some hospitality businesses are now worried about their long-term viability.
Faced with shutting their doors for at least four weeks… Audio
We have been inundated with questions about what is an essential service and what will stay open.
There's more open than you'd think with there being quite a few jobs and services that people need… Audio
All schools will be closed from today except for the children of essential workers such as doctors, nurses, ambulance drivers and police.
From Thursday they will be closed full stop.
Some schools… Audio
After making an emergency cut to the Official Cash Rate last week to an all-time low of 0.25percent, the Reserve Bank is taking further steps to cushion the economic impact of the Coronavirus… Audio
New Zealand is heading into lockdown.
As of Tuesday it is level three - mass gatherings are banned, public venues including cinemas, libraries, restaurants and bars will be shut and there'll be no… Audio
Health officials say modelling shows that going into lockdown and reducing person to person contact over the next few weeks will slow the spread of coronavirus.
The number of confirmed cases in New… Audio
As people steel themselves for the coronavirus lockdown, leaders from some of the country's essential industries are assuring the public they'll keep on providing the goods and services to get people… Audio
New Zealand is now heading into lockdown.
Today it's level three - mass gatherings are banned, public venues including cinemas, libraries, restaurants and bars will be shut and there'll be no school… Audio
Councils say they'll be able to maintain essential services across New Zealand during the lockdown.
That includes services like drinking and waste water, rubbish collection and public transport for… Audio
A doctor who helped launch a petition urging the Government to put New Zealand in lockdown is pleased the alert level will rise to its maximum tomorrow, but wants more to be done.
New Zealand will go… Audio
With a nationwide lockdown imminent, New Zealanders are rushing to return to their homes; others are frantically stocking their shelves.
From today, non-essential businesses should be moving to close… Audio