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Archive for March, 2020

The Challenges And Benefits Of Outdoor Recreation During NZ’s Coronavirus Lockdown

Article – The Conversation

Holly Thorpe, University of Waikato Read more »

COVID-19 – Where Does The Housing Market Go From Here?

Press Release – Quotable Value New Zealand

The latest QV House Price Index data for March provides us with a view of the housing market as New Zealand headed into lockdown on 25th March. But what it doesn’t tell us is what happens beyond the proverbial brick wall that the Covid-19 lockdown has created. Read more »

Health System Scaled Up To Prepare For COVID-19

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Work to scale up the health system in preparation for COVID-19 was today outlined by Health Minister David Clark, as he reported back to the new Epidemic Response Committee. Read more »

Help Available For Canterbury Residents

Press Release – Canterbury Civil Defence

Cantabrians in need of assistance in accessing essential household goods and services due to the COVID-19 lockdown can get help via a local helpline. Read more »

Kiwibank Branches Open For Urgent Needs Only During Lockdown

Press Release – Kiwibank


Kiwibank is encouraging customers to continue using online and phone banking services during lockdown, but from tomorrow (Wednesday 1 April) is opening some of its branches on Wednesdays from 10am to 1pm to provide urgent services only. Read more »

Christchurch City Council Must Do More For Ratepayers

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming Christchurch City Council’s decision to allow delayed rates payments, but says the relief plan doesn’t go far enough. Read more »

58 New Cases Of COVID-19

Press Release – Ministry of Health

Today, there are 48 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 10 new probable cases.

There are no additional deaths to report.  Read more »

Minimum Wage Increase Postponement “most Sensible Option”

Press Release – Canterbury Employers’ Chamber Of Commerce

The planned minimum wage increase for 1 April should be postponed to reduce pressure on businesses during an unprecedented and challenging time, says Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Leeann Watson. Read more »

Learning In The Lockdown

Press Release – CUCP

If there was ever a time to encourage children to engage in online learning, that time is now!

Children’s University Canterbury Partnership (CUCP) is adapting to these constrained times by offering members a range of fun learning activities via their new Online Portal. Read more »

BNZ Opens 48 Branches On Thursday

Press Release – BNZ

Online and contact-centre geared-up to help customers

Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) is open for business with online banking, digital tools, all smart ATMs, contact centres and 48 of its branches open this Thursday. Read more »

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