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New Zealand declares state of emergency, police enforcing compliance

In New Zealand the government has declared a state of national emergency which with their other legislative powers effectively enables them to run a...

New Zealand enters complete lockdown

New Zealand will go into complete lockdown, except for essential services, from midnight Wednesday. The government has raised the COVID-19 alert level from two to...

NZ TAB requests government bailout

New Zealand’s Totalisator Agency Board, which has a monopoly on off track betting on horses and dogs is in deep financial trouble and is on the verge of collapse – and covid 19 is mostly to blame.

New Zealand Totalisator Agency Board

NZ racing board

New Zealand shuts borders, all tourists locked out

New Zealand has closed its borders to all nations. The last flights from international destinations have already arrived. Partners and children of New Zealand citizens...

SkyCity sees $55m hit to EBITDA vs guidance for 2020

SkyCity Entertainment says it expects its EBITDA for the year to end June to be about $55 million lower than its previous expectations, assuming its properties remain open. 

SkyCity concerned about potential closures and job losses

Chief Executive Graeme Stephens told a New Zealand media outlet that in the event the government declared a total lockdown resulting in casino closures,...

NZ announces NZ$12.5b stimulus package

The New Zealand government has released a NZ$12.1 billion ($7.5 billion) stimulus package to maintain jobs and boost the economy particularly to help the lower paid, beneficiaries and those whose jobs are at risk.

NZ stimulus package aims to boost hard-hit tourism sector

In New Zealand the government is to announce a major set of measures to stimulate the economy and maintain jobs in the wake of...

New Zealand entry restrictions expected to hit gaming sector

The government of New Zealand’s decision to impose the world’s toughest measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19, is expected to hit the gaming...

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