New Zealand isn’t just flattening the curve. It’s squashing it.

There have been critics and rebels. The police have been ordering surfers out of the waves. The health minister was caught – and publicly chastised by Ardern, who said she would have fired him if it weren’t disruptive to the crisis response – for mountain biking and taking his family to the beach.

Air New Zealand grounds 58 aircraft

On Monday evening Air New Zealand chief executive Greg Foran said the airline would start the process of materially reducing its workforce this week due to the impact coronavirus was having on the company.

The best free fun you can have in New Zealand

For the next 18 months, New Zealand could be our main playground. That’s because the Prime Minister has said strict border measures could be in place until a vaccine is found. That means we’ll have plenty of time to explore Aotearoa, and we’re blessed to have no end of free things to do – from […]

New Zealand among countries best placed to bounce back from coronavirus, report says

This characteristic resilience – along with the fact Finns tend to feel they live in a place where people trust and look out for each other – may go some way to explaining why Finland has emerged the happiest country in the world in the United Nations’ World Happiness Report for three years running, authors […]

Boom netting: New Zealand’s human washing machine

While we’re all isolating, we want to keep showing you our great country. Stuff Travel’s Back Your Backyard project offers Kiwis a chance to see their country from the safety of home, and hopes to give you some ideas once we’re allowed to travel again. Join us as we showcase the best Aotearoa has to offer.  Unlike […]

Doom Eternal’s multiplayer is a splendid game of cats and demonic mice

I live for that flip. Neither side can quite tell when it’s coming, which means the demons have to hunt with one foot/claw ready to retreat. Except obviously, the less they commit, the more room the Slayer has to regenerate health and armour. As the Slayer, you’ve got to constantly ask yourself whether now’s the […]

Coronavirus Adelaide: SA records second coronavirus death as five new cases recorded

“Obviously … the cases from South Australia have been, for the most part, imported in from other states or overseas so I think in terms of how we manage a very flat curve, I think we will also be influenced by the sort of activity of the disease in the eastern states in particular.”

Wuhan exodus sparks virus hope despite mounting death toll

From Wuhan, the coronavirus spread rapidly to infect nearly every country on Earth, killing more than 80,000 people, battering the global economy and forcing around half of humanity into some form of lockdown. Its march across the planet has affected every level of society from workers to royals, with Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson fighting […]

New Plymouth’s libraries are still open – but only in cyberspace

Among the digital files are eBooks and eAudiobooks in their thousands, movies and films, news and magazines through PressReader, Tumble Book Library children’s stories with activities, as well as New Zealand Geographic and Encyclopaedia Britannica. 

WA coronavirus self-isolation breach charges as Mark McGowan announces 285 new police officers

But the 1,313 people refused entry was just a fraction of the 106,029 people to present to a checkpoint — with the overwhelming majority considered to have a valid reason to travel.