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More rules for returning New Zealand travelers

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Travelers returning to New Zealand will face stricter rules at quarantine hotels as health authorities investigate how up to three people got infected with the coronavirus while isolating at Auckland’s Pullman Hotel.



North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper speaks during a briefing on North Carolina's coronavirus pandemic response Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 at the NC Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh, N.C. (Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP)


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The people were released before testing positive and were potentially contagious, but so far testing has shown no evidence the virus has spread in the community. New Zealand has managed to stamp out community transmission of the virus.



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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a news conference at Rideau Cottage in Ottawa on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said Thursday

The Latest: More rules for returning New Zealand travelers

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Travelers returning to New Zealand will face stricter rules at quarantine hotels as health authorities investigate how up to three people got infected with the coronavirus while isolating at Auckland’s Pullman Hotel.

The people were released before testing positive and were potentially contagious, but so far testing has shown no evidence the virus has spread in the community. New Zealand has managed to stamp out community transmission of the virus.

COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said Thursday that as an interim measure, travelers would need to stay in their hotel rooms for the final days of their 14-day mandatory quarantine, and would also face stricter controls around leaving their rooms at other times.

Health authorities believe the three people at the hotel caught the virus from another returning traveler, who had the South African variant.

Meanwhile, Australia has extended its suspension on quarantine-free travel from New

New Zealand is slammed for offering to ‘broker a peace’ involving Australia and China

New Zealand’s new international minister is slammed as ‘naive’ for providing to broker a deal to conclusion Australia and China’s worsening trade row

  • Canberra-Beijing relations have deteriorated speedily over the course of 2020 
  • Scott Morrison hasn’t spoken to Xi Jinping due to the fact the G20 summit in Japan 
  • New Zealand international minister has available to broker talks involving nations 

New Zealand’s new foreign minister has been branded ‘naive’ after supplying to broker a peace involving Australia and China.

Nanaia Mahuta, who turned the to start with Maori female to keep the job when appointed by Jacinda Ardern very last thirty day period, said her governing administration could assist convey Canberra and Beijing to the table. 

Scott Morrison has not spoken to President Xi Jinping considering that the

Australia’s allies US, UK, Canada and New Zealand consider fighting back against China’s trade war

Our biggest allies could jump to Australia’s defence in its escalating trade war against China as tensions between the two nations continue to sour.

Nations such as New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States could join forces with Australia and hit back to Beijing by imposing their own retaliatory sanctions on Chinese goods and produce.

Cotton and lamb exports are the latest to join the growing list of Australian products sanctioned by China, which include beef, barley, wine, lobster, cotton, seafood and coal.

Australia is part of Five Eyes, a long running intelligence alliance alongside Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States. 

Five Eyes nations are reportedly in preliminary discussions on how to respond to China’s sanctions with one source describing cooperation within the alliance as ‘off the charts at the moment’, NewsCorp reported.

China has taken aim at the Australian wine industry with