23rd March, 2022
Post-peak plan a safe return to greater normality

Kia ora koutou katoa I’m here today to set out the next set of changes to our Covid-19 settings in New Zealand. After two long years of living through a pandemic, it’s easy to lose sight of how far New Zealand has come. This exact day two years ago, Dr Ashley Bloomfield announced from the…Read More

3rd February, 2022
Reconnecting New Zealand to the World

Kia ora koutou katoa It is an honour to be hosted by Mind Lab in conjunction with Business New Zealand today. A special thank you and acknowledgement to CEO, Frances Valintine. I recall first meeting Frances several years ago when she was chief executive of the media design school. It would be fair to say…Read More

23rd January, 2022
NZ to move to Red

Nine COVID-19 cases reported yesterday in the Nelson/Marlborough region have now been confirmed as the Omicron variant, and a further case from the same household was confirmed late yesterday. These cases are in a single family that flew to Auckland on 13 January to attend a wedding and other events on the weekend of January…Read More

2nd December, 2021
The legal and constitutional implications of New Zealand’s fight against COVID

Tēnā koutou katoa Thank you for providing this opportunity to speak with you today as Attorney General. I’m here to talk about the constitutional consequences of Covid -19. I love the law. The way it exists with the consent of the people for the benefit of the people. The Covid-19 crisis reminds us of this.…Read More

17th November, 2021
Next steps in our COVID-19 response

Kia ora koutou katoa Today I will set out our plan for the next steps in our COVID-19 response, including how the country will step into the new traffic light system ahead of Christmas, how Auckland’s boundary will change and what’s coming up next for the other core components in our management of COVID-19 such…Read More