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New Zealand's Ardern extends lockdown to stamp out coronavirus outbreak

12:34pm BST

WELLINGTON New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern extended a lockdown in the country's biggest city on Friday in response to the first national coronavirus outbreak in months, sticking with a "go early, go hard" approach she said has proven effective. | Video

New Zealand to announce decision on coronavirus lockdown extension

12:47am BST

WELLINGTON, Aug 13 New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is due to announce on Friday whether a lockdown in the country's biggest city will be eased or extended, as officials scramble to contain a coronavirus outbreak.

New Zealand scrambles to contain coronavirus resurgence as it heads towards election

13 Aug 2020

WELLINGTON New Zealand was scrambling to trace the source of its first coronavirus outbreak in more than three months, reporting 13 new community infections on Thursday, after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern had sought to eradicate the virus with a hard lockdown. | Video

UPDATE 1-NZ central bank official says coronavirus resurgence poses risks to outlook

13 Aug 2020

WELLINGTON, Aug 13 New Zealand's central bank will consider more monetary stimulus if there are periods of resurgence in local coronavirus infections and renewed lockdowns in the country, a top official said on Thursday.

NZ central bank official says coronavirus resurgence poses risks to outlook

13 Aug 2020

WELLINGTON, Aug 13 New Zealand's central bank will consider more monetary stimulus if there are periods of resurgence in local coronavirus infections and renewed lockdowns in the country, a top official said on Thursday.

New Zealand considers freight as possible source of new coronavirus cluster

12 Aug 2020

WELLINGTON New Zealand officials are investigating the possibility that its first COVID-19 cases in more than three months were imported by freight, as the country's biggest city plunged back into lockdown on Wednesday. | Video

New Zealand central bank expands bond-buying, warns of negative rates as nation locks down again

12 Aug 2020

WELLINGTON/SYDNEY New Zealand's central bank surprised markets on Wednesday by expanding its bond-buying programme and warned that policy rates might have to go below zero to revive the coronavirus-battered economy as the country was plunged back into lockdown. | Video

New Zealand delays election process as it plunges back into coronavirus lockdown

12 Aug 2020

WELLINGTON, Aug 12 New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Wednesday delayed a key step toward next month's general election, as the country was plunged back into lockdown after the discovery of the first COVID-19 cases in more than three months.

New Zealand city of Auckland prepares for lockdown as mystery COVID cases emerge

12 Aug 2020

WELLINGTON New Zealanders on Wednesday scrambled to stock up on essentials as the country's biggest city prepared to go into lockdown again, following new cases of the coronavirus that ended a 102-day record run without any new infections.

New Zealand parliament dissolution delayed following COVID-19 outbreak, local broadcaster 1NEWS says

11 Aug 2020

WELLINGTON The dissolution of New Zealand's parliament to make way for a general election has been delayed following the latest COVID-19 outbreak in the country, local broadcaster 1NEWS reported on Wednesday without identifying a source for the information.

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