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The Nats come up with a Covid plan – and the Greens come up with nonsense to rebut it


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One of two new announcements, when we checked the Beehive website around noon, changes the managed isolation system for health workers.  The other is a progress report on the government’s aim to make it easier for New Zealanders to safely prove who they are digitally and control who has access to that information.

Since then Education Minister Chris Hipkins has announced that NCEA and New Zealand Scholarship exams will proceed, including in areas where Alert Level 3 has been in place.

But the press statement that grabbed our attention came from the Green Party, posted on the Scoop website and headed National’s Irresponsible COVID Plan Will Cost Lives

This is arrant nonsense, of course, because – and here, we confess to getting into the dodgy business of future-gazing – it won’t cost lives.

We confidently say this after counting the number of votes National commands in…

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