Associate health minister Dr Ayesha Verrall: ‘This is a historic day for the health of our people.’ Photograph: iStock

New Zealand has announced it will outlaw smoking for the next generation, so that those who are aged 14 and under today will never be legally able to (...)

New Zealand has a similar population to Ireland’s, yet 35 people died with coronavirus while 5,609 people died with the virus in Ireland. Photograph: iStock

When the New Zealand government announced a nationwide lockdown in response to Covid-19 in March, 2020, newly-arrived Lolsy Byrne was desperately tryi(...)

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern looks on during a visit to the Pasifika Youth Vax Festival at Cannons Creek Cage in Porirua, New Zealand. Photograph: Hagen Hopkins/Getty

Rawiri Jansen, a Maori doctor, has an urgent message for the 150 people, mostly patch-wearing members of New Zealand’s plentiful street gangs and thei(...)

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern, holding  map of New Zealand outbreaks. Photograph: Robert Kitchin/Pool Photo via AP

One week ago, on August 17th, New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern announced the country was going into strict lockdown after the first coronavir(...)

Amazon Prime, the membership product that includes Prime Video, now has 200 million members.  Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP

Amazon isn’t always stingy. The ecommerce giant, one of just four companies with a market capitalisation of more than a trillion, hates unions and has(...)

Prime minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern: ‘The Trans-Tasman travel bubble represents a start of a new chapter in our Covid response and recovery, one that people have worked so hard at.’ Photograph: Mark Coote/Bloomberg

After nearly a year shut off from the world, New Zealand is cracking open its borders, with a trans-Tasman travel bubble allowing two-way quarantine-f(...)

New Zealand’s national carrier, which employs 12,500 people, said the announced number of layoffs was a “conservative” assumption, and that it could rise if the domestic lockdown and border restrictions were extended. File photograph: Brendon O’Hagan/Bloomberg

Air New Zealand said on Tuesday nearly a third of its employees, about 3,500 people, will be laid off in the coming months, as it grapples with sever(...)

Gabriel Makhlouf took up his role as Central Bank governor full time on September 1st. Photograph: Vivek Prakash/Bloomberg/Getty Images

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe was briefed by his officials to warn the new governor of the Central Bank to keep a close eye on costs, according(...)

Gabriel Makhlouf, the incoming governor of the Central Bank, whose term as New Zealand treasury secretary ended in controversy. Photograph: Vivek Prakash/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has received a confidential review into the incoming governor of the Central Bank from the New Zealand governmen(...)

New Zealand’s treasury chief Gabriel Makhlouf:  he is due to become the Irish Central Bank’s new governor

The result of an inquiry into charges that incoming Central Bank of Ireland governor Gabriel Makhlouf misled the New Zealand government is expected la(...)

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