Japan's PM declared a month-long state of emergency for Tokyo and six other prefectures.
"I'm sure a lot of mums are experiencing the same thing as it's really hard to deal with."
There have been more than 42,800 tests so far and almost 3000 yesterday.
Minister said Johnson's intensive care battle is 'truly frightening' for MPs.
Police can enter a home or office is they suspect an unsanctioned gathering.
MBIE says it's the responsibility of small businesses to minimise Covid-19 risks.
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'I think [lifting the lockdown early] should definitely be on the cards.'
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David Clark and Ashley Bloomfield have fronted to the Epidemic Response Committee.
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The Covid-19 saga will no doubt produce many twists and turns before it ends.
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COMMENT: New Zealand will not be the same when this blight leaves us.
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COMMENT: It seems to me that there are some good things emerging from the adversity.
Our 'new normal' is impossible to predict but I think we'll see some great innovation.
It's never been easier or more important to connect with others.
We are all in this together and it's most definitely for the long haul.
It's time to pull up the drawbridges and forget about the overseas tourist dollar.
We're forced out of convenience bubbles - and that can't be a bad thing.
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Restrictions will give many homeowners the chance to rethink their priorities.
Rotorua siblings Dani and Lucas Green have found a unique way to maintain their swim training during lockdown.
Ngākuru School students were able to take part in the annual Pumpkin Roll virtually from home.
Ngākuru School 7-year-old Harriet Grainger-Allen delivers a mock news broadcast about the Covid-19 lock down.
Roaring up a sika deer in the Kaimanawa Forest Park during the 2018 roar.
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Rotorua family enjoying lockdown
Rabbits attempting to escape level four lockdown by digging their way out.
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Helping the homeless through the pandemic
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The St Chads Charitable Trust community still thrives in lockdown due to online sessions.
Neighbours Day Aotearoa is encouraging people to have conversations with their neighbours.
A Rotorua mother has set up a virtual village for parents and whānau during lockdown.
Rotorua held its annual Road Safety Youth Expo this week.
Rotorua's Stella Maris has joined Chris Kirk and Erin Wells as a What Now show presenter.
Exhibitions have been inspiring the next year's intake of Arts students to achieve.
The Rotorua Model Aircraft Club is holding its annual Airshow/Open Day on Sunday.
Rotorua's Denise Cheffings is the Supper Club car raffle winner and has picked up her car.
There are two days of free events planned for this weekend for Children's Weekend.
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As well as crunching the numbers, they will offer practical advice.
Interviews are with Damien O'Connor, Mike McIntyre, Lindy Nelson, Neil Bateup & Jane Smith
More than 14,000 workers are harvesting about 600,000 tonnes of fruit.
There could even be a naked shearing record attempt.
Comment: Supply chain links vital to moving essential supplies must be allowed to work.
Northland growers are throwing out thousands of dollars worth of crops due to lockdown.
The fishermen were heard calling for a friend to pick them up from the boat ramp.
Greg Turner talks to The Country about golf greens surviving Covid-19.