Chris Hipkins

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Chris Hipkins said : "We will have announcements on that shortly. We're working our way through the advice we're getting from officials on that," External link

nzherald Sunday, April 18, 2021 5:10:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "We are committed to ensuring that any doses not needed here are put to good use elsewhere," External link

nzherald Friday, April 16, 2021 9:19:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “there is always movement in this space” External link

Stuff Friday, April 16, 2021 3:38:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "One of the important points to note here is people may or may not need to be tested in a given fortnight or a given week depending on when they worked," "The records for that sit with the employer. The Government does not collect all of that information" External link

newshub Thursday, April 15, 2021 8:40:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “it would appear that the employee was providing information to their employer that suggested they had been regularly tested” External link

Stuff Thursday, April 15, 2021 4:07:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “Border workers don’t wear ankle bracelets, so ultimately we rely on employers to tell us when an employee has worked, and to verify when they’ve been tested, to make sure they are being tested in the appropriate testing cycle,” “People go on holiday, people miss shifts, people move into different roles. That sort of thing happens and only the employers are going to have that detailed information” External link

Stuff Thursday, April 15, 2021 4:07:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “In terms of the risk that this case has identified, it really was this case that’s identified it. So, within the last week it became apparent that it could be a problem, and within the last few days it’s been verified that it was a problem,” “Obviously this has highlighted that there could be a handful of people out there who are abusing the system” External link

Stuff Thursday, April 15, 2021 4:07:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : "Border workers don't wear ankle bracelets," External link

nzherald Thursday, April 15, 2021 12:24:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “Border workers don’t wear ankle bracelets, so ultimately we rely on employers to tell us when an employee has worked, and to verify when they’ve been tested, to make sure they are being tested in the appropriate testing cycle,” “People go on holiday, people miss shifts, people move into different roles. That sort of thing happens and only the employers are going to have that detailed information” External link

Stuff Thursday, April 15, 2021 12:13:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “In terms of the risk that this case has identified, it really was this case that’s identified it. So, within the last week it became apparent that it could be a problem, and within the last few days it’s been verified that it was a problem,” “Obviously this has highlighted that there could be a handful of people out there who are abusing the system” External link

Stuff Thursday, April 15, 2021 12:13:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The advice that I've had at the moment is that the individual concerned was supplying information to their employer that they had been regularly tested... at this point it appears that's not been the case," External link

newshub Wednesday, April 14, 2021 9:51:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Look, it's reasonably effective but we're making it more effective," External link

newshub Wednesday, April 14, 2021 9:51:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The advice that I've had at the moment is that the individual concerned was supplying information to their employer that they had been regularly tested... at this point it appears that's not been the case," External link

nzherald Wednesday, April 14, 2021 9:38:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins says : "As we go through this process of scaling up, there are going to be a few more unders and overs in terms of delivery on a day-by-day basis," External link

newshub Wednesday, April 14, 2021 1:59:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : “If DHBs have surplus and they find creative ways to use it, then I’m not worried. I would far rather people have the vaccine than for them to be wasted,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, April 14, 2021 6:25:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The individual concerned was supplying information to their employer that they were being regularly tested - it appears that was not the case," External link

newshub Wednesday, April 14, 2021 6:23:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : “Based on our projections and the agreed Pfizer delivery schedule, we are expected to finish vaccinating most people (both doses) in New Zealand by the end of the year,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, April 13, 2021 6:38:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "I am making the use of the register compulsory. So this will ultimately address this particular data issue and it is predominantly a data issue, rather than an issue of people being tested. " External link

newshub Tuesday, April 13, 2021 3:06:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "They are doing other vaccinations. For example, they might be doing flu jabs or might be doing MMR vaccines," External link

newshub Tuesday, April 13, 2021 1:10:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "About 1600 - I don't have the exact number - people who have done that vaccinator training at the moment. Not all of those are active vaccinators," External link

newshub Tuesday, April 13, 2021 1:10:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "I would like it to be a bit faster," External link

newshub Tuesday, April 13, 2021 1:10:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "We're monitoring those 12,000 people, they are being tested, their test results are automatically linked back into the register. We can tell when they have been tested and when they haven't," External link

nzherald Monday, April 12, 2021 11:43:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "This is a temporary restriction and it is important to note it is a temporary restriction. It is not a decision that we took lightly," External link

newshub Saturday, April 10, 2021 6:25:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "All relevant employers have had a specific duty to keep records of testing since last year," External link

newshub Friday, April 9, 2021 10:14:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : "We can look at should the requirement be closer to the point of departure, are there other forms of testing we could do in India," External link

nzherald Friday, April 9, 2021 3:04:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "A little over a year ago, no-one could have envisaged what it would take to protect New Zealand from a fast-growing, deadly pandemic," External link

voxy Friday, April 9, 2021 2:56:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "It has been an extraordinary year," External link

voxy Friday, April 9, 2021 2:56:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : "It's important to note that this is a temporary restriction and as you've pointed out it's not a decision that we've taken lightly," External link

newshub Friday, April 9, 2021 2:09:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : "It's important to note that this is a temporary restriction and as you've pointed out it's not a decision that we've taken lightly," External link

newshub Thursday, April 8, 2021 11:07:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Part of the interview process that we are going through today is to understand why," External link

nzherald Thursday, April 8, 2021 10:19:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Part of the interview process that we are going through today is to really understand why that is," External link

nzherald Thursday, April 8, 2021 9:17:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins says : "I’m proud of what we’re achieving in Christchurch, and I hope students, teachers and their communities are as well. Schools aren’t just places of learning - they bring people together and connect communities, which is vital in post-earthquake Christchurch," External link

voxy Thursday, April 8, 2021 1:03:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins says : “We have completed a new block of ten roll growth classrooms at Shotover Primary School, which opened this term and provides space for 250 students. This expansion delivers on this Government’s commitment to ensure all students and teachers can learn and work in environments that are warm, dry, safe and fit for purpose,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, April 8, 2021 12:31:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “Te Kura O Take Kārara in Wānaka is a fantastic example of a new school in an area with huge population growth. A year on from its opening, the school has helped to ease pressure on the local network and is providing a high-quality teaching and learning environment for local students,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, April 8, 2021 12:31:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “At that point, they did not have information on when vaccines were going to be arriving throughout the year and, particularly, any indication of when the vaccine arrivals were likely to be in the second part of the year,” “One of the challenges around the inventory management is ensuring that we have enough to give people their second dose after they have received their first dose, within the three-week window that we are aiming for to do that – or just past the three-week window – so that they can get those second doses on time,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, April 7, 2021 12:05:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “At that point, they didn't have information on when vaccines were going to be arriving throughout the year and, particularly, any indication of when the vaccine arrivals were likely to be in the second part of the year,” “One of the challenges around the inventory management is ensuring that we have enough to give people their second dose after they've received their first dose, within the three-week window that we're aiming for to do that – or just past the three-week window – so that they can get those second doses on time,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, April 7, 2021 10:19:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins says : "The Ministry of Health put forward in the early half of the year - late last year and early into this year - of a variety of different models for the potential vaccine rollout, which at that point, they didn't have information on when vaccines were going to be arriving throughout the year," "We're not [behind], we're tracking at about 95 percent of the allocation schedule that we have been working to" External link

newshub Wednesday, April 7, 2021 8:37:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The Government will consider the best ways to use the remaining rooms over the coming weeks, including the option of finding more places for people from the Pacific, including the RSE workforce," External link

newshub Wednesday, April 7, 2021 7:36:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “Passengers will need to provide comprehensive information on how they can be contacted while in New Zealand, complete a pre-departure health declaration and won’t be able to travel if they have cold or flu symptoms,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, April 6, 2021 10:24:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “Of these, we will retain roughly 500 spaces as contingency should they be needed for the Trans-Tasman arrangement,” “We also have a small number of facilities that we consider to have only been suitable for travellers in quarantine from low risk countries. With the opening of travel, we will look to decommission these facilities – but in the meantime we are considering whether they could be used for other low risk countries, such as the Pacific Islands” External link

Stuff Tuesday, April 6, 2021 10:24:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "To be eligible to travel to or from New Zealand on a quarantine-free flight, people must not have had a positive COVID-19 test result in the previous 14-day period and must not be awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test taken during that period," External link

voxy Tuesday, April 6, 2021 9:30:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "To be eligible to travel to or from New Zealand on a quarantine-free flight, people must not have had a positive COVID-19 test result in the previous 14-day period and must not be awaiting the results of a test taken during that period," External link

voxy Tuesday, April 6, 2021 8:29:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "We will also be undertaking random temperature checks of those arriving as an added precaution," External link

newstalkzb Tuesday, April 6, 2021 8:10:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Of these, we will retain roughly 500 spaces as contingency should they be needed for the trans-Tasman arrangement," External link

newstalkzb Tuesday, April 6, 2021 8:10:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "To be eligible to travel to or from New Zealand on a quarantine-free flight, people must not have had a positive COVID-19 test result in the previous 14-day period and must not be awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test taken during that 14-day period," External link

newshub Tuesday, April 6, 2021 8:08:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Passengers will need to provide comprehensive information on how they can be contacted while in New Zealand, complete a pre-departure health declaration and won't be able to travel if they have cold or flu symptoms," "When they fly, they will be required to wear a mask on their flight and will also be asked to download and use the NZ COVID-19 Tracer app while in New Zealand" External link

newshub Tuesday, April 6, 2021 8:08:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “To be eligible to travel to or from New Zealand on a quarantine-free flight, people must not have had a positive COVID-19 test result in the previous 14-day period and must not be awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test taken during that period,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, April 6, 2021 7:49:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "We worked really hard just to try and get the balance right here," "None of us wants to be seen to be jumping the queue but we also have to recognise that people are looking to us to demonstrate confidence in the vaccine programme" External link

newshub Wednesday, March 31, 2021 10:28:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "This is a very full flight and it's obviously coming from a country where Covid-19 is very rampant," External link

nzherald Wednesday, March 31, 2021 7:25:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "That's ultimately a choice for him a decision for him," "I don't want this to become a political football. It was a very difficult decision to make about when we went so it didn't become a political football. I prefer to keep it that way" External link

nzherald Wednesday, March 31, 2021 5:18:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “we are doing this as a sign of confidence in the vaccination programmes” External link

tvnz Wednesday, March 31, 2021 1:21:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “We are well through the border workforce now,” External link

tvnz Wednesday, March 31, 2021 1:21:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "This work is well advanced and is sponsored by the Covid-19 CEs Board," External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, March 31, 2021 12:19:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "This work is well advanced and is sponsored by the Covid-19 CEs Board," External link

nzherald Tuesday, March 30, 2021 8:12:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “It is also a show of support for our frontline health workforce, which has recently begun receiving vaccinations,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, March 30, 2021 4:44:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "It's important to remember that this is not going to stop Covid-19 coming into New Zealand. " External link

newstalkzb Sunday, March 28, 2021 11:51:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “We do have to balance many competing demands for what is a finite resource set up to protect all New Zealanders, however, I will continue to take advice on this matter,” “I will also be consulting with my colleagues in Transport and Immigration” External link

Stuff Saturday, March 27, 2021 4:31:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "It's unacceptable. There are consequences," External link

newshub Friday, March 26, 2021 8:47:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “May Road is in a high urban growth area and is likely to experience significant roll pressure due to housing construction taking place directly adjacent to the school,” External link

Stuff Friday, March 26, 2021 7:03:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins announced : "Onehunga Primary School is in desperate need of further space to teach in - and will see a new three-level block built with 14 teaching spaces, library and admin space," External link

voxy Friday, March 26, 2021 5:36:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "May Road is in a high urban growth area and is likely to experience significant roll pressure due to housing construction taking place directly adjacent to the school," External link

voxy Friday, March 26, 2021 5:36:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "We need property to last and serve generations of students and teachers, instil pride in their local communities and help schools attract and retain students," "The additional investment in these three schools will support them to provide learning environments for their students that are warm, comfortable and fit for purpose" External link

voxy Friday, March 26, 2021 5:36:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : "The key yardstick here is people travelling in an official capacity and ensuring their participation is in our national interest," External link

deutschewelle-en Thursday, March 25, 2021 6:38:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : “The key yardstick here is people travelling in an official capacity and ensuring their participation is in our national interest,” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, March 25, 2021 9:20:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The government has carefully considered circumstances where there is a genuine need for people to be vaccinated urgently in order to travel overseas," "A high threshold has been set, which will balance compassion with the need to avoid potential queue jumping ahead of at-risk groups, without a strong justification. These provisions will not extend to vaccinations for new arrivals or returnees" External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, March 25, 2021 3:53:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "People should also ensure they will be able to receive both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine prior to their departure," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, March 25, 2021 3:53:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : “The key yardstick here is people travelling in an official capacity and ensuring their participation is in our national interest,” External link

dailytimesPK Thursday, March 25, 2021 2:02:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : “The key yardstick here is people travelling in an official capacity and ensuring their participation is in our national interest,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, March 25, 2021 1:26:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “I don’t think it’s going to be a sudden wake up one moment and the world returns back to normal. I think we’re going to see a series of progressive changes over the course of the latter part of this year, early into the new year,” External link

Stuff Thursday, March 25, 2021 12:40:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “The key yardstick here is people travelling in an official capacity and ensuring their participation is in our national interest,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, March 24, 2021 11:51:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “It has to meet that national significance criteria,” “So obviously, those sports that everyone is hanging out to watch on TV for example, are more likely to hit the national significance criteria, than a school sports team going to compete with someone else around the world” External link

Stuff Wednesday, March 24, 2021 11:51:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "There have been some allegations made in the House. We have only heard one side of that story," "The Speaker will have the opportunity to present his version of things and his side of the story. We should reserve judgement until he has had the opportunity to do that" External link

newshub Wednesday, March 24, 2021 11:09:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : “The key yardstick here is people travelling in an official capacity and ensuring their participation is in our national interest,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Wednesday, March 24, 2021 8:43:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "My understanding is that we are talking about a few hundred potential athletes and sportspeople who might fit the category, so it is not a large group but, certainly, where the national significance criteria are met, then yes they would be able to" External link

business-standard Wednesday, March 24, 2021 6:21:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "My understanding is that we are talking about a few hundred potential athletes and sportspeople who might fit the category, so it is not a large group but, certainly, where the national significance criteria are met, then yes they would be able to" External link

timesofoman Wednesday, March 24, 2021 5:18:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : "The key yardstick here is people travelling in an official capacity and ensuring their participation is in our national interest," External link

dw-en Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:23:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : "The key yardstick here is people travelling in an official capacity and ensuring their participation is in our national interest," External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, March 24, 2021 11:28:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : “The key yardstick here is people travelling in an official capacity and ensuring their participation is in our national interest,” External link

reuters-af Wednesday, March 24, 2021 10:10:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "I would be disappointed as I'm sure the people who are in that position are disappointed. I am disappointed for them. This is something we'll look very closely at to ensure we minimise the potential for it to happen to someone else again" External link

nzherald Wednesday, March 24, 2021 9:58:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "There is something about those precious final moments that make people's desire to see those family members before they pass away very, very understandable," External link

bordermail Wednesday, March 24, 2021 7:57:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "This has occupied a lot of our thinking," External link

bordermail Wednesday, March 24, 2021 7:57:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “At this point we're not making any changes ... but as vaccines become more widely deployed in New Zealand and around the world then obviously that opens up space for us to have those conversations,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, March 24, 2021 7:55:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "This does not include reuniting with family, attending a funeral or memorial service, or attending a school or university," External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, March 24, 2021 6:11:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "These provisions will not extend to vaccinations for new arrivals or returnees," "It does not include private or recreational travel" External link

newshub Wednesday, March 24, 2021 5:40:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “The Government has carefully considered circumstances where there is a genuine need for people to be vaccinated urgently in order to travel overseas,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, March 24, 2021 5:17:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “It does not include private or recreational travel,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, March 24, 2021 5:17:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “This does not include reuniting with family, attending a funeral or memorial service, or attending a school or university,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, March 24, 2021 5:17:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said ( about Valerie Adams ) : “The key yardstick here is people travelling in an official capacity and ensuring their participation is in our national interest,” “We also expect these requests will need to be made by the appropriate agency or association on behalf of the individual, not by individuals themselves. Dame Valerie Adams is hoping to compete in her final Olympic Games later this year. "The final consideration is the level of risk travellers will be exposed to COVID-19 in the destination country” External link

Stuff Wednesday, March 24, 2021 5:17:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “It has to meet that national significance criteria,” “So obviously, those sports that everyone is hanging out to watch on TV for example, are more likely to hit the national significance criteria, than a school sports team going to compete with someone else around the world” External link

Stuff Wednesday, March 24, 2021 5:17:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "This does not include reuniting with family, attending a funeral or memorial service, or attending a school or university," External link

nzherald Wednesday, March 24, 2021 4:19:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Those sports that everyone is hanging out on TV to watch" External link

nzherald Wednesday, March 24, 2021 4:19:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “The Government has carefully considered circumstances where there is a genuine need for people to be vaccinated urgently in order to travel overseas ,” “A high threshold has been set, which will balance compassion with the need to avoid potential queue jumping ahead of at-risk groups, without a strong justification. These provisions will not extend to vaccinations for new arrivals or returnees” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, March 24, 2021 4:15:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “People should also ensure they will be able to receive both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine prior to their departure,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, March 24, 2021 4:15:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “Underlying these decisions is a fundamental recognition that while where there are legitimate urgent reasons to travel overseas, it is also in all our interests to ensure New Zealanders are protected against COVID-19 to the best extent possible when travellers return home,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, March 24, 2021 4:15:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The Government has carefully considered circumstances where there is a genuine need for people to be vaccinated urgently in order to travel overseas," "A high threshold has been set, which will balance compassion with the need to avoid potential queue jumping ahead of at-risk groups, without a strong justification. These provisions will not extend to vaccinations for new arrivals or returnees" External link

voxy Wednesday, March 24, 2021 3:46:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "People should also ensure they will be able to receive both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine prior to their departure," External link

voxy Wednesday, March 24, 2021 3:46:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "These provisions will not extend to vaccinations for new arrivals or returnees," "It does not include private or recreational travel" External link

newshub Wednesday, March 24, 2021 3:38:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "This does not include reuniting with family, attending a funeral or memorial service, or attending a school or university," External link

nzherald Wednesday, March 24, 2021 3:17:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "That's one of the things we'll look at" External link

nzherald Tuesday, March 23, 2021 9:19:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "this is the system working as we intended" External link

bordermail Tuesday, March 23, 2021 5:59:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Further work is being undertaken to get to the bottom of that today," "While this case is connected to the border, we do see it as low-risk to the community. Contact tracing [and] further genome sequencing is underway" External link

newshub Tuesday, March 23, 2021 4:14:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “there’s not a particularly big circle of concern around this case” External link

Stuff Tuesday, March 23, 2021 3:11:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Extending Apprenticeship Boost helps employers keep apprentices on when times are tough. This decision keeps more people employed and learning valuable vocational skills that will accelerate our economic recovery from COVID-19," External link

voxy Friday, March 19, 2021 11:56:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "We must ensure we have the workforce to build the houses needed to address our current supply issues. Extending Apprenticeship Boost will encourage more people into building trades and will assist employers to keep apprentices on, making sure the workforce is at the ready to get building," External link

voxy Friday, March 19, 2021 11:56:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "We have to keep some space aside for contingency because ultimately, when we're having thousands of people every day flowing across the Tasman, we have to allow for the fact that if there was a COVID-19 positive person on one of those flights for example, then we would need to isolate that flight," "We'd need to make sure that we've got capacity to be able to do that" External link

newshub Friday, March 19, 2021 7:02:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The second thing is, as we open up more space for people coming from further afield, we know that we'll get more positive cases, and so we just have to think about how we manage that within the facilities," External link

newshub Friday, March 19, 2021 7:02:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Sometimes there are cancellations, rooms become available and I think they have managed to find a way to accommodate them," External link

newshub Thursday, March 18, 2021 11:11:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "As soon as I'm in a position to set down some firmer dates, I will do that," External link

newstalkzb Thursday, March 18, 2021 10:17:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The key thing is understanding the response framework of each country," External link

newstalkzb Thursday, March 18, 2021 10:17:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "I wouldn't guarantee that 30 to 40 per cent would automatically be available to travellers from other areas," External link

newstalkzb Thursday, March 18, 2021 10:17:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "As soon as I'm in a position to set down some firmer dates, I will do that," External link

nzherald Thursday, March 18, 2021 7:19:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The key thing is understanding the response framework of each country," External link

nzherald Thursday, March 18, 2021 7:19:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "I wouldn't guarantee that 30 to 40 per cent would automatically be available to travellers from other areas," External link

nzherald Thursday, March 18, 2021 7:19:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "I certainly wouldn't guarantee at this point that 30 to 40 percent of rooms currently occupied by trans-Tasman would automatically be available for travellers from other areas," External link

newshub Thursday, March 18, 2021 6:07:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Obviously our position changed in February when Australia's position changed and that meant that there was some further intensive work required to recalibrate to a different environment," "But we've always been clear we want to open this up as soon as we're able to" External link

newshub Thursday, March 18, 2021 6:07:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : "My understanding from the last conversation I had with MedSafe, which was about a week-and-a-half ago, was that the Jansen vaccine was the next one that was the closest to getting over the approval line, still some more work to go there," External link

newshub Thursday, March 18, 2021 1:16:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "We're making good progress on group 1," External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, March 17, 2021 5:06:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : "The obvious question that we get asked all of the time is 'when will we [ministers] get the vaccination?'" External link

newshub Wednesday, March 17, 2021 4:32:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "We're making good progress on group 1," External link

nzherald Wednesday, March 17, 2021 3:14:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "We were relatively comfortable with where things were heading, we were sort of on track. Since then Australia's position shifted so we've had to recalibrate," External link

newshub Tuesday, March 16, 2021 11:34:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : “The reason we haven't ruled it out is because that's actually where we're most likely to end up,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, March 16, 2021 8:07:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “We have moved from discussing a joint decision-making framework with Australia to discussing more of a unilateral approach to decision-making, and those discussions continue,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, March 16, 2021 8:07:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "We were relatively comfortable with where things were heading, we were sort of on track. Since then Australia's position shifted so we've had to recalibrate," External link

newshub Tuesday, March 16, 2021 10:06:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Issues that we're working through include understanding the circumstances that could lead to a suspension of green zone travel on either side of the Tasman; what we would do with those whose travel is disrupted by the suspension of a green zone; testing requirements that may be put in place on either side; Australia's current exit visa restriction that prevents Australians travelling to New Zealand without a visa; the state-by-state differences in decision making in Australia; decision making around expansion to other countries outside of the safe travel zone and who would make those, and whether New Zealand would have any input into that process; and contact tracing system interoperability, in the event that we needed to do contact tracing for people who had been in one country, and were then identified as being more at risk after they had travelled to another country," External link

newshub Tuesday, March 16, 2021 10:06:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “It has been a difficult process, but I’m still optimistic about it,” “One of the things that we have to work through is making sure that we’re absolutely clear about what may happen if the green zone travel was suspended by either Government for any reason, in the context of a much larger movement of people” External link

Stuff Tuesday, March 16, 2021 3:40:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “It has been a difficult process, but I’m still optimistic about it,” “One of the things that we have to work through is making sure that we’re absolutely clear about what may happen if the green zone travel was suspended by either Government for any reason, in the context of a much larger movement of people” External link

Stuff Tuesday, March 16, 2021 1:05:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The latest enrolment data shows 106,600 people have taken advantage of free trades training since we introduced TTAF in July 2020, including more than 58,000 apprentices," External link

voxy Tuesday, March 16, 2021 12:01:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “The latest enrolment data shows 106,600 people have taken advantage of free trades training since we introduced TTAF in July 2020, including more than 58,000 apprentices,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, March 15, 2021 10:03:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “Both Year 1-6 schools in the growing areas of north-west Ōrewa and Milldale are expected to be open for Term 1, 2023,” “The Ōrewa Whangaparāoa catchment is a high growth area , with more than 1800 extra students expected by 2030” External link

Stuff Monday, March 15, 2021 6:11:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Both Year 1-6 schools in the growing areas of north-west Orewa and Milldale are expected to be open for Term 1, 2023," "The Orewa Whangaparaoa catchment is a high growth area, with more than 1800 extra students expected by 2030" External link

voxy Monday, March 15, 2021 12:14:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "It is not necessarily about making a final decision," "It is about making sure that we have all of the right information, that everything is being followed-up, that if there are any additional issues that people need information on before that final button gets pushed" External link

newshub Monday, March 15, 2021 12:02:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : "It is about making sure that we have all of the right information, that everything is being followed-up, that if there are any additional issues that people need information on before that final button gets pushed, that we have that. We will make an announcement as soon as we are able to," External link

newshub Friday, March 12, 2021 3:53:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "It is not necessarily about making a final decision at this point," "It is about making sure that we have all of the right information, that everything is being followed-up, that if there are any additional issues that people need information on before that final button gets pushed, that we have that. We will make an announcement as soon as we are able to" External link

newshub Friday, March 12, 2021 1:57:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "It is not necessarily about making a final decision at this point," "It is about making sure that we have all of the right information, that everything is being followed-up, that if there are any additional issues that people need information on before that final button gets pushed, that we have that. We will make an announcement as soon as we are able to" External link

newshub Thursday, March 11, 2021 10:43:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "We are wanting to make sure that we have got all of the right information to make a good decision," "The last thing we want to do is make a decision without all the right information and find ourselves in the position that we already have where we then had to change the decision" External link

newshub Thursday, March 11, 2021 10:43:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : "This is Australia exporting its garbage to New Zealand. Their criminal offending has been in Australia," External link

newshub Thursday, March 11, 2021 4:54:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "I don't necessarily completely agree with that sentiment, but if that is Peter Dutton's view, it is his view... probably should have chosen a better frame of words," "I am just reflecting that question that I was asked. If that is Peter Dutton's view of it, then he is exporting his rubbish to New Zealand" External link

newshub Thursday, March 11, 2021 4:54:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "we haven't been able to reach a common understanding for a joint decision-making framework and, therefore, we have to plan based on more of a unilateral decision-making framework when it comes to suspension of the safe-travel zone" External link

voxy Thursday, March 11, 2021 3:14:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The programme enables teachers to partner with creative professionals to provide creative learning experiences for students. Last year, we had 34 schools and kura delivering projects across different art forms," External link

voxy Thursday, March 11, 2021 1:15:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "For schools and kura who are keen to take part in this programme, I encourage them to plan to apply for the next round, which opens in June 2021," External link

voxy Thursday, March 11, 2021 1:15:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "We've seen the devastating impact that outbreaks in residential care facilities can have here and overseas," External link

newshub Wednesday, March 10, 2021 9:34:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The vast majority of our COVID deaths have been people aged over 65 and we do note that is a critical group to get vaccinated early," External link

newshub Wednesday, March 10, 2021 9:34:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The bar to access a vaccine under those criteria will be a very high one," External link

newshub Wednesday, March 10, 2021 9:34:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Our plan is clear – first protect those most at risk of picking up the virus in their workplace, reducing the risk of future outbreaks and lockdowns and then protecting those most at risk of getting seriously ill if they get the virus," External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, March 10, 2021 7:06:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "An online tool that helps people find out when they can get the vaccine will be launched shortly. It describes the four broad groups and will take people through a series of questions to work out when it'll be their turn," External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, March 10, 2021 7:06:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Decisions around these categories will be made at Cabinet in coming weeks," External link

newshub Wednesday, March 10, 2021 6:25:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The timing of the opening of a travel bubble is a dynamic thing, and I cannot guarantee it will be open by the end of the month," External link

newshub Wednesday, March 10, 2021 6:25:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : "A top priority this year is to make sure New Zealanders get free, fair and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines," External link

sinacom-en Wednesday, March 10, 2021 6:18:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "We are setting out the plan today after securing enough Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for everyone in New Zealand to get the two doses. They need to be fully vaccinated against the virus," "The Ministry of Health is working with Pfizer on a delivery schedule to ensure a smooth rollout and a scaling up of our vaccination program," External link

sinacom-en Wednesday, March 10, 2021 6:18:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : "A top priority this year is to make sure New Zealanders get free, fair and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, March 10, 2021 5:25:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "We are setting out the plan today after securing enough Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for everyone in New Zealand to get the two doses. They need to be fully vaccinated against the virus," "The Ministry of Health is working with Pfizer on a delivery schedule to ensure a smooth rollout and a scaling up of our vaccination program," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, March 10, 2021 5:25:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "A top priority this year is to make sure New Zealanders get free, fair and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines," External link

voxy Wednesday, March 10, 2021 4:12:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Over 2 million New Zealanders are in line to start receiving the vaccine over the next four months with a focus on protecting those most at risk of getting the virus or being harmed by it, while also reducing the chance of ongoing spread and future outbreaks," External link

voxy Wednesday, March 10, 2021 4:12:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Our plan is clear - first protect those most at risk of picking up the virus in their workplace, reducing the risk of future outbreaks and lockdowns and then protecting those most at risk of getting seriously ill if they get the virus," External link

voxy Wednesday, March 10, 2021 4:12:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Approximately 40,000 courses are being allocated to MÄori and Pacific providers who are working directly with older people, and we are also recognising the special circumstances of South Auckland," External link

voxy Wednesday, March 10, 2021 4:12:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "An online tool that helps people find out when they can get the vaccine will be launched shortly. It describes the four broad groups and will take people through a series of questions to work out when it’ll be their turn," External link

voxy Wednesday, March 10, 2021 4:12:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “This is a balanced plan that prioritises reducing the chance of future outbreaks while protecting our elders, those with underlying health conditions and those who live in locations where we know outbreaks have occurred,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, March 10, 2021 3:48:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “Anyone who lives in the Counties Manukau DHB area who is 65 and older or who has an underlying health condition is also in Group 2. This recognises that there are many border operations and MIQ facilities and their workforces based in this area,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, March 10, 2021 3:48:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Our plan is clear – first protect those most at risk of picking up the virus in their workplace, reducing the risk of future outbreaks and lockdowns and then protecting those most at risk of getting seriously ill if they get the virus," External link

nzherald Wednesday, March 10, 2021 3:35:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "An online tool that helps people find out when they can get the vaccine will be launched shortly. It describes the four broad groups and will take people through a series of questions to work out when it'll be their turn," External link

nzherald Wednesday, March 10, 2021 3:35:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Throughout our response to the unprecedented challenges posed by COVID-19, we have been committed to continual improvement, and independent advice has been a really important part of that process," External link

peopledaily Tuesday, March 9, 2021 11:41:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Independent reviews of our contact tracing systems and the implementation of our testing strategy provided useful advice and recommendations. Implementation of those recommendations has left us better protected and better prepared," External link

peopledaily Tuesday, March 9, 2021 11:41:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Throughout our response to the unprecedented challenges posed by COVID-19, we have been committed to continual improvement, and independent advice has been a really important part of that process," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, March 9, 2021 10:47:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Independent reviews of our contact tracing systems and the implementation of our testing strategy provided useful advice and recommendations. Implementation of those recommendations has left us better protected and better prepared," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, March 9, 2021 10:47:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The reality is there is certainly enough information there that the person shouldn't have been going to work," "I think that's the point that the Prime Minister was making. I think it's a very fair point to be making" External link

newshub Tuesday, March 9, 2021 7:03:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "We will tomorrow be releasing the overall sequencing framework for the rest of the year. We're just doing the final kind of finishing touches on that," "We couldn't lock that down until we knew exactly what vaccine we were using and when we were expecting it to arrive. We were able to confirm that information with Pfizer late last week. That means we can now lock all that down and we can share that with people tomorrow" External link

newshub Tuesday, March 9, 2021 2:59:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “We want them to be able to go in and have a look at the most recent outbreak experience that we've had over the last few weeks ... and say, did the system work as intended?” External link

Stuff Tuesday, March 9, 2021 1:55:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "This is a group of highly respected and experienced experts, with strong connections across a number of fields," External link

nzherald Tuesday, March 9, 2021 12:56:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Throughout our response to the unprecedented challenges posed by COVID-19 we have been committed to continual improvement, and independent advice has been a really important part of that process," External link

voxy Tuesday, March 9, 2021 12:52:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "We are also working closely with the Realm countries of Niue, Tokelau, and the Cook Islands, as well as our close neighbours Samoa, Tonga and Tuvalu to provide access to our vaccine portfolio and provide wider support for vaccine roll-out," External link

newstalkzb Monday, March 8, 2021 8:22:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "We are also working closely with the Realm countries of Niue, Tokelau, and the Cook Islands, as well as our close neighbours Samoa, Tonga and Tuvalu to provide access to our vaccine portfolio and provide wider support for vaccine roll-out," External link

nzherald Monday, March 8, 2021 6:56:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “We are also working closely with the Realm countries of Niue, Tokelau, and the Cook Islands, as well as our close neighbours Samoa, Tonga and Tuvalu to provide access to our vaccine portfolio and provide wider support for vaccine roll-out,” External link

Stuff Monday, March 8, 2021 6:53:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Consideration is also being given to how best to use vaccine doses that don't end up being needed in New Zealand," "We are working on options for donating surplus doses across our wider portfolio to the Pacific and developing countries worldwide" External link

newshub Monday, March 8, 2021 6:45:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "It would have to be something very unexpected for that to be the case. I think it is highly unlikely that there'd be any need to escalate. It looks very contained" External link

newstalkzb Sunday, March 7, 2021 11:56:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "It would have to be something very unexpected for that to be the case. I think it is highly unlikely that there'd be any need to escalate. It looks very contained" External link

newstalkzb Sunday, March 7, 2021 2:26:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : "It would appear to be contained at the moment - I never want to speak too soon. I've learned from experience never to say it's all over before it is actually all over but at this point it's looking pretty good," External link

newstalkzb Sunday, March 7, 2021 3:52:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : "It is a constant learning exercise and we will now have the opportunity to sort of do a bit of a debrief and say okay what did we do well [and] if we had to do this again what would we do differently?" External link

newstalkzb Sunday, March 7, 2021 3:52:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : "It is a constant learning exercise and we will now have the opportunity to sort of do a bit of a debrief and say okay what did we do well [and] if we had to do this again what would we do differently?" External link

newstalkzb Sunday, March 7, 2021 3:52:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The reality is there is certainly enough information there that the person shouldn't have been going to work. I think that's the point that the Prime Minister was making. I think it's a very fair point to be making," External link

nzherald Saturday, March 6, 2021 9:36:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The reality is there is certainly enough information there that the person shouldn't have been going to work. I think that's the point that the Prime Minister was making. I think it's a very fair point to be making," "Information changes as risk changes. There was clearly enough risk here for this family to know that they should have been engaging widely with the community" External link

nzherald Saturday, March 6, 2021 9:36:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The reality is there is certainly enough information there that the person shouldn't have been going to work," "I think that's the point that the Prime Minister was making. I think it's a very fair point to be making" External link

newshub Friday, March 5, 2021 9:22:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "It's important to note that, to date, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is the only one to receive provisional approval for use here in New Zealand," External link

newshub Friday, March 5, 2021 6:19:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : "The biggest logistical hurdle for people in Myanmar will be getting travel back to New Zealand," External link

newshub Thursday, March 4, 2021 11:00:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "pile-ons ... simply don't help with our communications" External link

newstalkzb Thursday, March 4, 2021 10:39:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "I don't think putting facts out there is doing that," External link

newstalkzb Thursday, March 4, 2021 10:39:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "We are well on our way to ensuring those who are most at risk of Covid-19, the cleaners, nurses who carry out health checks in MIQ, security staff, customs and border officials, hotel workers, airline staff, port authorities and vaccinators will be protected from this virus," External link

newstalkzb Thursday, March 4, 2021 10:39:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "I think we're still in the critical period where we're wanting to see all the test results of the relevant close and casual contacts come back, so that work is still underway," External link

newshub Thursday, March 4, 2021 5:38:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Growing the programme now further supports families to meet their living costs, and provides an economic boost throughout the whole community, employing local people and spending in local economies," External link

voxy Thursday, March 4, 2021 3:31:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The start of the school year can be an expensive time for families with a lot of additional costs," "Providing a daily nutritious lunch is one way we can help ease pressure on the household budget and ensure our tamariki don't miss out on learning because they're hungry" External link

nzherald Thursday, March 4, 2021 3:00:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Growing the programme now further supports families to meet their living costs, and provides an economic boost throughout the whole community, employing local people and spending in local economies," External link

nzherald Thursday, March 4, 2021 3:00:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "As more vaccines become available, we'll release the information about how they'll be prioritised," "It will be a bit of a rolling maul" External link

newshub Thursday, March 4, 2021 1:19:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "there is light at the end of the tunnel, but it's still a very long tunnel" External link

nzherald Wednesday, March 3, 2021 8:41:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “We actually changed the law so we could remove restrictions more quickly,” “Having said that, the decision we take on Friday will be based on all of the information – and sometimes we will make a decision in advance of when it will take effect” External link

Stuff Wednesday, March 3, 2021 11:26:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : "We're still working through a number of factors which include how many vaccines we will have available and when we will have them available," External link

newshub Wednesday, March 3, 2021 10:16:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "In places like Nelson/Marlborough, the smaller workforce has meant both the border workers and their families have been vaccinated at the same time, with the same batch of doses," "This is really good news as it means they will also be protected from the virus, and ahead of schedule. I look forward to this rolling out in our main centres from next week" External link

newshub Wednesday, March 3, 2021 10:16:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "We are well on our way to ensuring those who are most at risk of COVID-19, the cleaners, nurses who carry out health checks in MIQ (managed isolation and quarantine facilities), security staff, customs and border officials, hotel workers, airline staff, port authorities and vaccinators will be protected from this virus," External link

sinacom-en Wednesday, March 3, 2021 8:57:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The reality is there is certainly enough information there that the person shouldn't have been going to work. I think that's the point that the Prime Minister was making. I think it's a very fair point to be making," External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, March 3, 2021 8:39:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The reality is there is certainly enough information there that the person shouldn't have been going to work. I think that's the point that the Prime Minister was making. I think it's a very fair point to be making," "Information changes as risk changes. There was clearly enough risk here for this family to know that they should have been engaging widely with the community" External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, March 3, 2021 8:39:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "We are well on our way to ensuring those who are most at risk of COVID-19, the cleaners, nurses who carry out health checks in MIQ (managed isolation and quarantine facilities), security staff, customs and border officials, hotel workers, airline staff, port authorities and vaccinators will be protected from this virus," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, March 3, 2021 7:49:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "We've got a sense of the first groups of prioritisation," External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, March 3, 2021 7:32:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The reality is there is certainly enough information there that the person shouldn't have been going to work. I think that's the point that the Prime Minister was making. I think it's a very fair point to be making," "Information changes as risk changes. There was clearly enough risk here for this family to know that they should have been engaging widely with the community" External link

newshub Wednesday, March 3, 2021 6:30:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "I don't think putting facts out there is doing that. I think how people respond to that is up to individual people, and our message to them is that we should be showing kindness towards people who are coming forward," "They were all asked to be tested and none of them were" External link

newshub Wednesday, March 3, 2021 6:30:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "We've got a sense of the first groups of prioritisation," External link

bordermail Wednesday, March 3, 2021 6:16:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “light at the end of the tunnel” External link

Stuff Wednesday, March 3, 2021 5:29:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "We are well on our way to ensuring those who are most at risk of COVID-19, the cleaners, nurses who carry out health checks in MIQ, security staff, customs and border officials, hotel workers, airline staff, port authorities and vaccinators will be protected from this virus," External link

voxy Wednesday, March 3, 2021 4:26:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "I think we're back to where we were two weeks ago. Ultimately we want to get out of lockdown as soon as we can... we're working at speed to make sure we can get decisions as quick as we can," External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:31:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “Clearly, South Auckland is located by the big airport where most of the people are coming into the country from,” “Clearly, that [South Auckland] is a setting that probably is a bit more at risk. I think you will see that reflected in the vaccine rollout plan” External link

samoaobserver Monday, March 1, 2021 1:32:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : “Recent developments in Australia, around the way they handle travel between New Zealand and Australia, where there is an outbreak or even a single community case, means that the trans-Tasman bubble is proceeding very slowly,” External link

Stuff Thursday, February 25, 2021 11:22:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins answered ( about On Thursday ) : “On February 4, 2021, New Zealand and Australian officials met for a 12th round of trans-Tasman talks, where key issues of discussion included the draft Arrangement text, response frameworks, and ongoing implementation planning,” “As at February 11, officials are in the process of concluding arrangements with Australia that would allow two-way quarantine-free travel to commence” External link

Stuff Thursday, February 25, 2021 11:22:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "I think in regard to the latter part of the question, the member might like to consider how many of the people from those countries would be spending their money in Queenstown," External link

newshub Thursday, February 25, 2021 10:18:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "With regard to the Pacific, the biggest impediment there and the biggest area of caution is the desire to ensure that New Zealand does not export COVID-19 to the Pacific, because the consequences of that - as we have seen in the past - could be devastating for those Pacific nations," External link

newshub Thursday, February 25, 2021 7:16:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins responded : "I think in regard to the latter part of the question, the member might like to consider how many of the people from those countries would be spending their money in Queenstown" External link

newshub Thursday, February 25, 2021 7:16:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "That's a great start and we appreciate the effort of the vaccinators and border workers," External link

newshub Wednesday, February 24, 2021 6:56:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Making the most of every vial of the vaccine and avoiding waste will help to ensure the successful rollout of our immunisation programme," External link

newshub Wednesday, February 24, 2021 6:56:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "This shipment contained about 76,000 doses, and follows our first shipment of 60,000 doses that arrived last week. We expect further shipments of vaccine over the coming weeks," External link

voxy Wednesday, February 24, 2021 3:20:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "This passes a milestone of the first 1000 border workers and vaccinators in New Zealand to receive their first dose. That’s a great start and we appreciate the effort of the vaccinators and border workers," External link

voxy Wednesday, February 24, 2021 3:20:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Ultimately when someone refuses to be tested - which people are entitled to do - they'll find that they'll be having a much longer stay in managed isolation than they necessarily needed to," External link

newshub Wednesday, February 24, 2021 1:52:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "In this particular case, if the woman concerned gets a clean bill of health and is deemed by health clinicians to be COVID-free, then she will be able to leave after 28 days - which I understand is today. It's probably twice as long as it needed to be," External link

newshub Wednesday, February 24, 2021 1:52:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "It's important that we let this investigation take its course," External link

newstalkzb Tuesday, February 23, 2021 9:43:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "It just takes some time to get hold of someone," External link

newstalkzb Tuesday, February 23, 2021 9:43:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "trying to do the right thing" External link

newstalkzb Tuesday, February 23, 2021 9:43:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "It's unfortunate when people buy into conspiracy theories," External link

newstalkzb Tuesday, February 23, 2021 9:43:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "It's important that we let this investigation take its course," External link

nzherald Tuesday, February 23, 2021 9:43:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "It just takes some time to get hold of someone," External link

nzherald Tuesday, February 23, 2021 9:43:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "trying to do the right thing" External link

nzherald Tuesday, February 23, 2021 9:43:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “It’s unfortunate when people buy into conspiracy theories and base their decisions on misinformation,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, February 23, 2021 9:18:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “It’s unfortunate when people buy into conspiracy theories and base their decisions on misinformation,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, February 23, 2021 6:48:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “It’s unfortunate when people buy into conspiracy theories and base their decisions on misinformation,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, February 23, 2021 4:22:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Vaccines work and that's why we're doing this," External link

newshub Tuesday, February 23, 2021 3:36:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The past year has reminded us how important teachers and kaiako are and how their work impacts the lives of all New Zealanders. These awards celebrate exceptional teaching practices that are making a difference not just to learners, but to their whÄnau and communities as well," "Teaching that changes us all starts with a story - if your team is achieving great things for learners, it’s time to share your story and inspire others to follow in your footsteps" External link

voxy Tuesday, February 23, 2021 1:04:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "We are in an incredibly fortunate position, I can understand why New Zealanders are feeling confident - but confidence shouldn't mean complacency," "We can feel good about what we've managed to achieve, the very, very rare position that we're in relative to the rest of the world - I think we should feel good about that... but if we want to keep enjoying that success, we've got to remain very vigilant as well" External link

newshub Monday, February 22, 2021 11:37:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Vaccines work and that's why we're doing this," External link

nzherald Monday, February 22, 2021 11:14:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "My request is, really, let's be a bit supportive of our border workers. Let's not label their efforts as failures or their successes as 'down to good luck'. It's actually down to hard work," External link

nzherald Monday, February 22, 2021 8:05:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "As these batches arrive, we'll vaccinate border workers' household contacts, then the next group will be many frontline healthcare and essential workers, plus those most at risk from COVID-19, such as older people or those with medical conditions that make them vulnerable if infected," External link

sinacom-en Friday, February 19, 2021 12:43:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The trial run took place in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch yesterday afternoon, ahead of the vaccination program formally kicking off on Saturday," External link

sinacom-en Thursday, February 18, 2021 7:27:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "It can be done easily and it can become a normal part of day-to-day life," External link

bordermail Thursday, February 18, 2021 5:03:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The final steps in our preparations for border workers to receive their vaccines on Saturday, and for the start of our overall programme, will include vaccinators who will be vaccinating our border workforce over the next two to three weeks, receiving the first of their vaccines," External link

newshub Thursday, February 18, 2021 4:07:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The trial run took place in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch yesterday afternoon, ahead of the vaccination programme formally kicking off on Saturday," External link

voxy Thursday, February 18, 2021 3:51:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “A day when we get zero positive test results is always a good day,” External link

albawaba-en Wednesday, February 17, 2021 7:48:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "My understanding around the time period in question here is the risk is still quite low" External link

Stuff Wednesday, February 17, 2021 10:50:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "I'm certainly not going to say there won't be more cases out of this cluster but as long as they are connected to the cluster and our contact tracing system is identifying them, then we can manage that without the need for alert level escalation," External link

Stuff Wednesday, February 17, 2021 10:50:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "I wouldn't go that far - there's still a few pieces of the puzzle that Cabinet will want to weigh up including the fact that we haven't got a confirmed source for this group of cases" External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, February 17, 2021 4:18:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "every potential opportunity there could have been for infection" External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, February 17, 2021 3:11:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "I wouldn't go that far - there's still a few pieces of the puzzle that Cabinet will want to weigh up including the fact that we haven't got a confirmed source for this group of cases" External link

nzherald Wednesday, February 17, 2021 3:11:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "With this one we've done extensive testing, as we did in August, and it hasn't thrown up any additional cases thus far. That's really encouraging," External link

newshub Wednesday, February 17, 2021 2:42:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The thing about this particular case is all of our potential sources are looking like they're highly unlikely. Could it have come off the laundry? Highly unlikely but possible. Could the daughter have picked it up somewhere in the community? Highly unlikely but possible. That's what this investigation process looks at," "We may never be able to nail it down but what we can do with the extensive testing that we've been doing, the contact tracing we've been doing, is really minimise any risk of further spread, and that's looking pretty good so far" External link

newshub Wednesday, February 17, 2021 2:42:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : "It appears to be another good day today so far. I haven't been notified of any positive test results," External link

newshub Wednesday, February 17, 2021 1:45:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "With this one we've done extensive testing, as we did in August, and it hasn't thrown up any additional cases thus far. That's really encouraging," "But there are a few other things Cabinet will look at - what more we know about the potential source, and so on" External link

newshub Wednesday, February 17, 2021 1:45:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The thing about this particular case is all of our potential sources are looking like they're highly unlikely. Could it have come off the laundry? Highly unlikely but possible. Could the daughter have picked it up somewhere in the community? Highly unlikely but possible. That's what this investigation process looks at," "We may never be able to nail it down but what we can do with the extensive testing that we've been doing, the contact tracing we've been doing, is really minimise any risk of further spread, and that's looking pretty good so far" External link

newshub Wednesday, February 17, 2021 1:45:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Experiences from around the world where they might have roaming groups of people walking around to encourage scanning uptake, that eases some of the pressure on businesses to have to do that for themselves," External link

nzherald Wednesday, February 17, 2021 1:20:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : "I haven't been notified of any positive cases overnight," External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, February 17, 2021 1:20:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "I wouldn't go that far - there's still a few pieces of the puzzle that Cabinet will want to weigh up including the fact that we haven't got a confirmed source for this group of cases" External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, February 17, 2021 1:20:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "We may never be able to nail it down," External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, February 17, 2021 1:20:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "It came out of nowhere and there was no clearly identified source," External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, February 17, 2021 1:20:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "That's the thing about this particular case - all of our potential sources are looking like they're highly unlikely. We're looking at a bunch of scenarios that are highly unlikely, but possible," External link

newshub Wednesday, February 17, 2021 12:27:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : "Could it have come off the laundry? Highly unlikely, but possible. Could the daughter have picked it up somewhere in the community? Highly unlikely, but possible," External link

newshub Wednesday, February 17, 2021 12:27:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : “That’s [no new cases] a good way to start the day,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, February 16, 2021 10:34:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "are at increased risk of exposure to Covid-19 and increased risk of harm if they contract the virus" External link

nzherald Tuesday, February 16, 2021 9:44:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins says : "Then, as we continue to expand out from there, we're working very closely with Mǡori health providers, because one of the things that we're very mindful of is we need to ensure that Māori feel confident in receiving the vaccine, and they are more likely to feel confident if we are working and if they're receiving that vaccine through health providers that they have an existing trusted relationship with," External link

nzherald Tuesday, February 16, 2021 9:44:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “A day when we get zero positive test results is always a good day,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, February 16, 2021 1:02:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "A day when we get zero positive test results is always a good day," External link

medicalxpress Tuesday, February 16, 2021 11:51:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “A day when we get zero positive test results is always a good day,” External link

alarabiya-en Tuesday, February 16, 2021 10:26:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "When we're in a position where people are feeling comfortable, they're not always good at taking those precautions," External link

newshub Tuesday, February 16, 2021 9:17:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "New Zealand responds well when we're dealing with COVID-19," External link

newshub Tuesday, February 16, 2021 9:17:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "We haven't ruled that out at this point," "We are considering further how we can ensure that the QR codes are operating as the useful tool that they can be" External link

newshub Tuesday, February 16, 2021 9:17:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The overall confidence is lower than PCR; PCR is still, around the world, regarded as the 'gold standard' test," External link

newshub Tuesday, February 16, 2021 8:16:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "We're going to be looking at testing numbers, we're going to be looking at what that's telling us ... and whether there's more information about our source investigation," External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, February 16, 2021 7:52:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "It's not just about the lab's capacity to process it, it's about the nursing workforce to be able to take the tests," "In our MIQ facilities there's a limited number of people willing to do that work" External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, February 16, 2021 7:52:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The Pullman has been a very important part of our MIQ system. It's received consistently good feedback from returnees," External link

newshub Tuesday, February 16, 2021 7:15:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "We don't necessarily prepare well, so when we're in a position where people are feeling comfortable they are not always good at taking those precautionary measures, but when we ask New Zealanders to ramp up because we're responding to something, Kiwis are pretty responsive," External link

nzherald Tuesday, February 16, 2021 6:54:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Experiences from around the world where they might have roaming groups of people walking around to encourage scanning uptake, that eases some of the pressure on businesses to have to do that for themselves," External link

nzherald Tuesday, February 16, 2021 6:54:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “A day when we get zero positive test results is always a good day,” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, February 16, 2021 5:30:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "A day when we get zero positive test results is always a good day," External link

startribune Tuesday, February 16, 2021 5:22:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : "PCR is still, around the world, regarded as the gold standard test so we have to consider carefully the impact on our workforces," External link

newshub Tuesday, February 16, 2021 5:14:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “A day when we get zero positive test results is always a good day,” External link

680news Tuesday, February 16, 2021 4:55:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “A day when we get zero positive test results is always a good day,” External link

ABCnews Tuesday, February 16, 2021 4:39:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “A day when we get zero positive test results is always a good day,” External link

beaumontenterprise Tuesday, February 16, 2021 4:38:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins déclaré : "A mesure que ces lots arriveront, nous vaccinerons les contacts familiaux des travailleurs frontaliers, puis le prochain groupe sera composé de nombreux travailleurs de santé et de travailleurs essentiels de première ligne, ainsi que des personnes les plus exposées au risque de COVID-19, comme les personnes âgées ou celles dont les conditions médicales les rendent vulnérables en cas d'infection" External link

french-news Tuesday, February 16, 2021 3:08:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "As these batches arrive, we'll vaccinate border workers' household contacts, then the next group will be many frontline healthcare and essential workers, plus those most at risk from COVID-19, such as older people or those with medical conditions that make them vulnerable if infected," External link

chinadaily Monday, February 15, 2021 4:02:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins déclaré : "A mesure que ces lots arriveront, nous vaccinerons les contacts familiaux des travailleurs frontaliers, puis le prochain groupe sera composé de nombreux travailleurs de santé et de travailleurs essentiels de première ligne, ainsi que des personnes les plus exposées au risque de COVID-19, comme les personnes âgées ou celles dont les conditions médicales les rendent vulnérables en cas d'infection" External link

french.china.org.cn Monday, February 15, 2021 12:55:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “As these batches arrive, we’ll vaccinate border workers’ household contacts, then the next group will be many frontline healthcare and essential workers, plus those most at risk from COVID-19, such as older people or those with medical conditions that make them vulnerable if infected,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, February 15, 2021 12:46:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “New Zealand has kept Covid-19 contained better than almost any other country,” “But as we have kept saying, there is no such thing as no risk” External link

independent-ie Monday, February 15, 2021 10:59:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "This has been completed and the vaccine has been formally transferred to our ownership and has been transferred to our new ultra-low temperature storage facility in Auckland," External link

voxy Monday, February 15, 2021 9:44:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins adds : "We need them to keep flying so we're working very closely with them to make sure they can keep flying," External link

newshub Monday, February 15, 2021 8:57:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “This has been completed and the vaccine has been formally transferred to our ownership and has been transferred to our new ultra-low temperature storage facility in Auckland,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, February 15, 2021 8:42:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "New Zealand has kept COVID-19 contained better than almost any other country," "But as we have kept saying, there is no such thing as no risk" External link

startribune Monday, February 15, 2021 8:20:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “New Zealand has kept COVID-19 contained better than almost any other country,” “But as we have kept saying, there is no such thing as no risk” External link

financialexpress Monday, February 15, 2021 8:16:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “New Zealand has kept COVID-19 contained better than almost any other country,” “But as we have kept saying, there is no such thing as no risk” External link

ABCnews Monday, February 15, 2021 6:54:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “New Zealand has kept COVID-19 contained better than almost any other country,” “But as we have kept saying, there is no such thing as no risk” External link

cbs46 Monday, February 15, 2021 5:21:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “New Zealand has kept COVID-19 contained better than almost any other country,” “But as we have kept saying, there is no such thing as no risk” External link

hjnews Monday, February 15, 2021 4:30:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “New Zealand has kept COVID-19 contained better than almost any other country,” “But as we have kept saying, there is no such thing as no risk” External link

wacotrib Monday, February 15, 2021 4:15:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “New Zealand has kept COVID-19 contained better than almost any other country,” “But as we have kept saying, there is no such thing as no risk” External link

muscatinejournal Monday, February 15, 2021 4:06:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "New Zealand has kept COVID-19 contained better than almost any other country," "But as we have kept saying, there is no such thing as no risk" External link

fox35orlando Monday, February 15, 2021 4:04:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “New Zealand has kept COVID-19 contained better than almost any other country,” “But as we have kept saying, there is no such thing as no risk” External link

siouxcityjournal Monday, February 15, 2021 3:59:00 AM EAT



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Chris Hipkins said : "We will have announcements on that shortly. We're working our way through the advice we're getting from officials on that," External link

nzherald Sunday, April 18, 2021 5:10:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "We are committed to ensuring that any doses not needed here are put to good use elsewhere," External link

nzherald Friday, April 16, 2021 9:19:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “there is always movement in this space” External link

Stuff Friday, April 16, 2021 3:38:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "One of the important points to note here is people may or may not need to be tested in a given fortnight or a given week depending on when they worked," "The records for that sit with the employer. The Government does not collect all of that information" External link

newshub Thursday, April 15, 2021 8:40:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “it would appear that the employee was providing information to their employer that suggested they had been regularly tested” External link

Stuff Thursday, April 15, 2021 4:07:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “Border workers don’t wear ankle bracelets, so ultimately we rely on employers to tell us when an employee has worked, and to verify when they’ve been tested, to make sure they are being tested in the appropriate testing cycle,” “People go on holiday, people miss shifts, people move into different roles. That sort of thing happens and only the employers are going to have that detailed information” External link

Stuff Thursday, April 15, 2021 4:07:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “In terms of the risk that this case has identified, it really was this case that’s identified it. So, within the last week it became apparent that it could be a problem, and within the last few days it’s been verified that it was a problem,” “Obviously this has highlighted that there could be a handful of people out there who are abusing the system” External link

Stuff Thursday, April 15, 2021 4:07:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : "Border workers don't wear ankle bracelets," External link

nzherald Thursday, April 15, 2021 12:24:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “Border workers don’t wear ankle bracelets, so ultimately we rely on employers to tell us when an employee has worked, and to verify when they’ve been tested, to make sure they are being tested in the appropriate testing cycle,” “People go on holiday, people miss shifts, people move into different roles. That sort of thing happens and only the employers are going to have that detailed information” External link

Stuff Thursday, April 15, 2021 12:13:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “In terms of the risk that this case has identified, it really was this case that’s identified it. So, within the last week it became apparent that it could be a problem, and within the last few days it’s been verified that it was a problem,” “Obviously this has highlighted that there could be a handful of people out there who are abusing the system” External link

Stuff Thursday, April 15, 2021 12:13:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The advice that I've had at the moment is that the individual concerned was supplying information to their employer that they had been regularly tested... at this point it appears that's not been the case," External link

newshub Wednesday, April 14, 2021 9:51:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Look, it's reasonably effective but we're making it more effective," External link

newshub Wednesday, April 14, 2021 9:51:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The advice that I've had at the moment is that the individual concerned was supplying information to their employer that they had been regularly tested... at this point it appears that's not been the case," External link

nzherald Wednesday, April 14, 2021 9:38:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins says : "As we go through this process of scaling up, there are going to be a few more unders and overs in terms of delivery on a day-by-day basis," External link

newshub Wednesday, April 14, 2021 1:59:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : “If DHBs have surplus and they find creative ways to use it, then I’m not worried. I would far rather people have the vaccine than for them to be wasted,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, April 14, 2021 6:25:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The individual concerned was supplying information to their employer that they were being regularly tested - it appears that was not the case," External link

newshub Wednesday, April 14, 2021 6:23:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : “Based on our projections and the agreed Pfizer delivery schedule, we are expected to finish vaccinating most people (both doses) in New Zealand by the end of the year,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, April 13, 2021 6:38:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "I am making the use of the register compulsory. So this will ultimately address this particular data issue and it is predominantly a data issue, rather than an issue of people being tested. " External link

newshub Tuesday, April 13, 2021 3:06:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "They are doing other vaccinations. For example, they might be doing flu jabs or might be doing MMR vaccines," External link

newshub Tuesday, April 13, 2021 1:10:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "About 1600 - I don't have the exact number - people who have done that vaccinator training at the moment. Not all of those are active vaccinators," External link

newshub Tuesday, April 13, 2021 1:10:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "I would like it to be a bit faster," External link

newshub Tuesday, April 13, 2021 1:10:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "We're monitoring those 12,000 people, they are being tested, their test results are automatically linked back into the register. We can tell when they have been tested and when they haven't," External link

nzherald Monday, April 12, 2021 11:43:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "This is a temporary restriction and it is important to note it is a temporary restriction. It is not a decision that we took lightly," External link

newshub Saturday, April 10, 2021 6:25:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "All relevant employers have had a specific duty to keep records of testing since last year," External link

newshub Friday, April 9, 2021 10:14:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : "We can look at should the requirement be closer to the point of departure, are there other forms of testing we could do in India," External link

nzherald Friday, April 9, 2021 3:04:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "A little over a year ago, no-one could have envisaged what it would take to protect New Zealand from a fast-growing, deadly pandemic," External link

voxy Friday, April 9, 2021 2:56:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "It has been an extraordinary year," External link

voxy Friday, April 9, 2021 2:56:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : "It's important to note that this is a temporary restriction and as you've pointed out it's not a decision that we've taken lightly," External link

newshub Friday, April 9, 2021 2:09:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : "It's important to note that this is a temporary restriction and as you've pointed out it's not a decision that we've taken lightly," External link

newshub Thursday, April 8, 2021 11:07:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Part of the interview process that we are going through today is to understand why," External link

nzherald Thursday, April 8, 2021 10:19:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Part of the interview process that we are going through today is to really understand why that is," External link

nzherald Thursday, April 8, 2021 9:17:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins says : "I’m proud of what we’re achieving in Christchurch, and I hope students, teachers and their communities are as well. Schools aren’t just places of learning - they bring people together and connect communities, which is vital in post-earthquake Christchurch," External link

voxy Thursday, April 8, 2021 1:03:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins says : “We have completed a new block of ten roll growth classrooms at Shotover Primary School, which opened this term and provides space for 250 students. This expansion delivers on this Government’s commitment to ensure all students and teachers can learn and work in environments that are warm, dry, safe and fit for purpose,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, April 8, 2021 12:31:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “Te Kura O Take Kārara in Wānaka is a fantastic example of a new school in an area with huge population growth. A year on from its opening, the school has helped to ease pressure on the local network and is providing a high-quality teaching and learning environment for local students,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, April 8, 2021 12:31:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “At that point, they did not have information on when vaccines were going to be arriving throughout the year and, particularly, any indication of when the vaccine arrivals were likely to be in the second part of the year,” “One of the challenges around the inventory management is ensuring that we have enough to give people their second dose after they have received their first dose, within the three-week window that we are aiming for to do that – or just past the three-week window – so that they can get those second doses on time,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, April 7, 2021 12:05:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “At that point, they didn't have information on when vaccines were going to be arriving throughout the year and, particularly, any indication of when the vaccine arrivals were likely to be in the second part of the year,” “One of the challenges around the inventory management is ensuring that we have enough to give people their second dose after they've received their first dose, within the three-week window that we're aiming for to do that – or just past the three-week window – so that they can get those second doses on time,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, April 7, 2021 10:19:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins says : "The Ministry of Health put forward in the early half of the year - late last year and early into this year - of a variety of different models for the potential vaccine rollout, which at that point, they didn't have information on when vaccines were going to be arriving throughout the year," "We're not [behind], we're tracking at about 95 percent of the allocation schedule that we have been working to" External link

newshub Wednesday, April 7, 2021 8:37:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The Government will consider the best ways to use the remaining rooms over the coming weeks, including the option of finding more places for people from the Pacific, including the RSE workforce," External link

newshub Wednesday, April 7, 2021 7:36:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “Passengers will need to provide comprehensive information on how they can be contacted while in New Zealand, complete a pre-departure health declaration and won’t be able to travel if they have cold or flu symptoms,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, April 6, 2021 10:24:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “Of these, we will retain roughly 500 spaces as contingency should they be needed for the Trans-Tasman arrangement,” “We also have a small number of facilities that we consider to have only been suitable for travellers in quarantine from low risk countries. With the opening of travel, we will look to decommission these facilities – but in the meantime we are considering whether they could be used for other low risk countries, such as the Pacific Islands” External link

Stuff Tuesday, April 6, 2021 10:24:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "To be eligible to travel to or from New Zealand on a quarantine-free flight, people must not have had a positive COVID-19 test result in the previous 14-day period and must not be awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test taken during that period," External link

voxy Tuesday, April 6, 2021 9:30:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "To be eligible to travel to or from New Zealand on a quarantine-free flight, people must not have had a positive COVID-19 test result in the previous 14-day period and must not be awaiting the results of a test taken during that period," External link

voxy Tuesday, April 6, 2021 8:29:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "We will also be undertaking random temperature checks of those arriving as an added precaution," External link

newstalkzb Tuesday, April 6, 2021 8:10:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Of these, we will retain roughly 500 spaces as contingency should they be needed for the trans-Tasman arrangement," External link

newstalkzb Tuesday, April 6, 2021 8:10:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "To be eligible to travel to or from New Zealand on a quarantine-free flight, people must not have had a positive COVID-19 test result in the previous 14-day period and must not be awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test taken during that 14-day period," External link

newshub Tuesday, April 6, 2021 8:08:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Passengers will need to provide comprehensive information on how they can be contacted while in New Zealand, complete a pre-departure health declaration and won't be able to travel if they have cold or flu symptoms," "When they fly, they will be required to wear a mask on their flight and will also be asked to download and use the NZ COVID-19 Tracer app while in New Zealand" External link

newshub Tuesday, April 6, 2021 8:08:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “To be eligible to travel to or from New Zealand on a quarantine-free flight, people must not have had a positive COVID-19 test result in the previous 14-day period and must not be awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test taken during that period,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, April 6, 2021 7:49:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "We worked really hard just to try and get the balance right here," "None of us wants to be seen to be jumping the queue but we also have to recognise that people are looking to us to demonstrate confidence in the vaccine programme" External link

newshub Wednesday, March 31, 2021 10:28:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "This is a very full flight and it's obviously coming from a country where Covid-19 is very rampant," External link

nzherald Wednesday, March 31, 2021 7:25:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "That's ultimately a choice for him a decision for him," "I don't want this to become a political football. It was a very difficult decision to make about when we went so it didn't become a political football. I prefer to keep it that way" External link

nzherald Wednesday, March 31, 2021 5:18:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “we are doing this as a sign of confidence in the vaccination programmes” External link

tvnz Wednesday, March 31, 2021 1:21:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “We are well through the border workforce now,” External link

tvnz Wednesday, March 31, 2021 1:21:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "This work is well advanced and is sponsored by the Covid-19 CEs Board," External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, March 31, 2021 12:19:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "This work is well advanced and is sponsored by the Covid-19 CEs Board," External link

nzherald Tuesday, March 30, 2021 8:12:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “It is also a show of support for our frontline health workforce, which has recently begun receiving vaccinations,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, March 30, 2021 4:44:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "It's important to remember that this is not going to stop Covid-19 coming into New Zealand. " External link

newstalkzb Sunday, March 28, 2021 11:51:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “We do have to balance many competing demands for what is a finite resource set up to protect all New Zealanders, however, I will continue to take advice on this matter,” “I will also be consulting with my colleagues in Transport and Immigration” External link

Stuff Saturday, March 27, 2021 4:31:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "It's unacceptable. There are consequences," External link

newshub Friday, March 26, 2021 8:47:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “May Road is in a high urban growth area and is likely to experience significant roll pressure due to housing construction taking place directly adjacent to the school,” External link

Stuff Friday, March 26, 2021 7:03:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins announced : "Onehunga Primary School is in desperate need of further space to teach in - and will see a new three-level block built with 14 teaching spaces, library and admin space," External link

voxy Friday, March 26, 2021 5:36:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "May Road is in a high urban growth area and is likely to experience significant roll pressure due to housing construction taking place directly adjacent to the school," External link

voxy Friday, March 26, 2021 5:36:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "We need property to last and serve generations of students and teachers, instil pride in their local communities and help schools attract and retain students," "The additional investment in these three schools will support them to provide learning environments for their students that are warm, comfortable and fit for purpose" External link

voxy Friday, March 26, 2021 5:36:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : "The key yardstick here is people travelling in an official capacity and ensuring their participation is in our national interest," External link

deutschewelle-en Thursday, March 25, 2021 6:38:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : “The key yardstick here is people travelling in an official capacity and ensuring their participation is in our national interest,” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, March 25, 2021 9:20:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The government has carefully considered circumstances where there is a genuine need for people to be vaccinated urgently in order to travel overseas," "A high threshold has been set, which will balance compassion with the need to avoid potential queue jumping ahead of at-risk groups, without a strong justification. These provisions will not extend to vaccinations for new arrivals or returnees" External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, March 25, 2021 3:53:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "People should also ensure they will be able to receive both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine prior to their departure," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, March 25, 2021 3:53:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : “The key yardstick here is people travelling in an official capacity and ensuring their participation is in our national interest,” External link

dailytimesPK Thursday, March 25, 2021 2:02:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : “The key yardstick here is people travelling in an official capacity and ensuring their participation is in our national interest,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, March 25, 2021 1:26:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “I don’t think it’s going to be a sudden wake up one moment and the world returns back to normal. I think we’re going to see a series of progressive changes over the course of the latter part of this year, early into the new year,” External link

Stuff Thursday, March 25, 2021 12:40:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “The key yardstick here is people travelling in an official capacity and ensuring their participation is in our national interest,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, March 24, 2021 11:51:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “It has to meet that national significance criteria,” “So obviously, those sports that everyone is hanging out to watch on TV for example, are more likely to hit the national significance criteria, than a school sports team going to compete with someone else around the world” External link

Stuff Wednesday, March 24, 2021 11:51:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "There have been some allegations made in the House. We have only heard one side of that story," "The Speaker will have the opportunity to present his version of things and his side of the story. We should reserve judgement until he has had the opportunity to do that" External link

newshub Wednesday, March 24, 2021 11:09:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : “The key yardstick here is people travelling in an official capacity and ensuring their participation is in our national interest,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Wednesday, March 24, 2021 8:43:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "My understanding is that we are talking about a few hundred potential athletes and sportspeople who might fit the category, so it is not a large group but, certainly, where the national significance criteria are met, then yes they would be able to" External link

business-standard Wednesday, March 24, 2021 6:21:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "My understanding is that we are talking about a few hundred potential athletes and sportspeople who might fit the category, so it is not a large group but, certainly, where the national significance criteria are met, then yes they would be able to" External link

timesofoman Wednesday, March 24, 2021 5:18:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : "The key yardstick here is people travelling in an official capacity and ensuring their participation is in our national interest," External link

dw-en Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:23:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : "The key yardstick here is people travelling in an official capacity and ensuring their participation is in our national interest," External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, March 24, 2021 11:28:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : “The key yardstick here is people travelling in an official capacity and ensuring their participation is in our national interest,” External link

reuters-af Wednesday, March 24, 2021 10:10:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "I would be disappointed as I'm sure the people who are in that position are disappointed. I am disappointed for them. This is something we'll look very closely at to ensure we minimise the potential for it to happen to someone else again" External link

nzherald Wednesday, March 24, 2021 9:58:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "There is something about those precious final moments that make people's desire to see those family members before they pass away very, very understandable," External link

bordermail Wednesday, March 24, 2021 7:57:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "This has occupied a lot of our thinking," External link

bordermail Wednesday, March 24, 2021 7:57:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “At this point we're not making any changes ... but as vaccines become more widely deployed in New Zealand and around the world then obviously that opens up space for us to have those conversations,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, March 24, 2021 7:55:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "This does not include reuniting with family, attending a funeral or memorial service, or attending a school or university," External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, March 24, 2021 6:11:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "These provisions will not extend to vaccinations for new arrivals or returnees," "It does not include private or recreational travel" External link

newshub Wednesday, March 24, 2021 5:40:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “The Government has carefully considered circumstances where there is a genuine need for people to be vaccinated urgently in order to travel overseas,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, March 24, 2021 5:17:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “It does not include private or recreational travel,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, March 24, 2021 5:17:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “This does not include reuniting with family, attending a funeral or memorial service, or attending a school or university,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, March 24, 2021 5:17:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said ( about Valerie Adams ) : “The key yardstick here is people travelling in an official capacity and ensuring their participation is in our national interest,” “We also expect these requests will need to be made by the appropriate agency or association on behalf of the individual, not by individuals themselves. Dame Valerie Adams is hoping to compete in her final Olympic Games later this year. "The final consideration is the level of risk travellers will be exposed to COVID-19 in the destination country” External link

Stuff Wednesday, March 24, 2021 5:17:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “It has to meet that national significance criteria,” “So obviously, those sports that everyone is hanging out to watch on TV for example, are more likely to hit the national significance criteria, than a school sports team going to compete with someone else around the world” External link

Stuff Wednesday, March 24, 2021 5:17:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "This does not include reuniting with family, attending a funeral or memorial service, or attending a school or university," External link

nzherald Wednesday, March 24, 2021 4:19:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Those sports that everyone is hanging out on TV to watch" External link

nzherald Wednesday, March 24, 2021 4:19:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “The Government has carefully considered circumstances where there is a genuine need for people to be vaccinated urgently in order to travel overseas ,” “A high threshold has been set, which will balance compassion with the need to avoid potential queue jumping ahead of at-risk groups, without a strong justification. These provisions will not extend to vaccinations for new arrivals or returnees” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, March 24, 2021 4:15:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “People should also ensure they will be able to receive both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine prior to their departure,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, March 24, 2021 4:15:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “Underlying these decisions is a fundamental recognition that while where there are legitimate urgent reasons to travel overseas, it is also in all our interests to ensure New Zealanders are protected against COVID-19 to the best extent possible when travellers return home,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, March 24, 2021 4:15:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The Government has carefully considered circumstances where there is a genuine need for people to be vaccinated urgently in order to travel overseas," "A high threshold has been set, which will balance compassion with the need to avoid potential queue jumping ahead of at-risk groups, without a strong justification. These provisions will not extend to vaccinations for new arrivals or returnees" External link

voxy Wednesday, March 24, 2021 3:46:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "People should also ensure they will be able to receive both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine prior to their departure," External link

voxy Wednesday, March 24, 2021 3:46:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "These provisions will not extend to vaccinations for new arrivals or returnees," "It does not include private or recreational travel" External link

newshub Wednesday, March 24, 2021 3:38:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "This does not include reuniting with family, attending a funeral or memorial service, or attending a school or university," External link

nzherald Wednesday, March 24, 2021 3:17:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "That's one of the things we'll look at" External link

nzherald Tuesday, March 23, 2021 9:19:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "this is the system working as we intended" External link

bordermail Tuesday, March 23, 2021 5:59:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Further work is being undertaken to get to the bottom of that today," "While this case is connected to the border, we do see it as low-risk to the community. Contact tracing [and] further genome sequencing is underway" External link

newshub Tuesday, March 23, 2021 4:14:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “there’s not a particularly big circle of concern around this case” External link

Stuff Tuesday, March 23, 2021 3:11:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Extending Apprenticeship Boost helps employers keep apprentices on when times are tough. This decision keeps more people employed and learning valuable vocational skills that will accelerate our economic recovery from COVID-19," External link

voxy Friday, March 19, 2021 11:56:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "We must ensure we have the workforce to build the houses needed to address our current supply issues. Extending Apprenticeship Boost will encourage more people into building trades and will assist employers to keep apprentices on, making sure the workforce is at the ready to get building," External link

voxy Friday, March 19, 2021 11:56:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "We have to keep some space aside for contingency because ultimately, when we're having thousands of people every day flowing across the Tasman, we have to allow for the fact that if there was a COVID-19 positive person on one of those flights for example, then we would need to isolate that flight," "We'd need to make sure that we've got capacity to be able to do that" External link

newshub Friday, March 19, 2021 7:02:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The second thing is, as we open up more space for people coming from further afield, we know that we'll get more positive cases, and so we just have to think about how we manage that within the facilities," External link

newshub Friday, March 19, 2021 7:02:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Sometimes there are cancellations, rooms become available and I think they have managed to find a way to accommodate them," External link

newshub Thursday, March 18, 2021 11:11:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "As soon as I'm in a position to set down some firmer dates, I will do that," External link

newstalkzb Thursday, March 18, 2021 10:17:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The key thing is understanding the response framework of each country," External link

newstalkzb Thursday, March 18, 2021 10:17:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "I wouldn't guarantee that 30 to 40 per cent would automatically be available to travellers from other areas," External link

newstalkzb Thursday, March 18, 2021 10:17:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "As soon as I'm in a position to set down some firmer dates, I will do that," External link

nzherald Thursday, March 18, 2021 7:19:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The key thing is understanding the response framework of each country," External link

nzherald Thursday, March 18, 2021 7:19:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "I wouldn't guarantee that 30 to 40 per cent would automatically be available to travellers from other areas," External link

nzherald Thursday, March 18, 2021 7:19:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "I certainly wouldn't guarantee at this point that 30 to 40 percent of rooms currently occupied by trans-Tasman would automatically be available for travellers from other areas," External link

newshub Thursday, March 18, 2021 6:07:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Obviously our position changed in February when Australia's position changed and that meant that there was some further intensive work required to recalibrate to a different environment," "But we've always been clear we want to open this up as soon as we're able to" External link

newshub Thursday, March 18, 2021 6:07:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : "My understanding from the last conversation I had with MedSafe, which was about a week-and-a-half ago, was that the Jansen vaccine was the next one that was the closest to getting over the approval line, still some more work to go there," External link

newshub Thursday, March 18, 2021 1:16:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "We're making good progress on group 1," External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, March 17, 2021 5:06:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : "The obvious question that we get asked all of the time is 'when will we [ministers] get the vaccination?'" External link

newshub Wednesday, March 17, 2021 4:32:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "We're making good progress on group 1," External link

nzherald Wednesday, March 17, 2021 3:14:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "We were relatively comfortable with where things were heading, we were sort of on track. Since then Australia's position shifted so we've had to recalibrate," External link

newshub Tuesday, March 16, 2021 11:34:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : “The reason we haven't ruled it out is because that's actually where we're most likely to end up,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, March 16, 2021 8:07:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “We have moved from discussing a joint decision-making framework with Australia to discussing more of a unilateral approach to decision-making, and those discussions continue,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, March 16, 2021 8:07:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "We were relatively comfortable with where things were heading, we were sort of on track. Since then Australia's position shifted so we've had to recalibrate," External link

newshub Tuesday, March 16, 2021 10:06:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Issues that we're working through include understanding the circumstances that could lead to a suspension of green zone travel on either side of the Tasman; what we would do with those whose travel is disrupted by the suspension of a green zone; testing requirements that may be put in place on either side; Australia's current exit visa restriction that prevents Australians travelling to New Zealand without a visa; the state-by-state differences in decision making in Australia; decision making around expansion to other countries outside of the safe travel zone and who would make those, and whether New Zealand would have any input into that process; and contact tracing system interoperability, in the event that we needed to do contact tracing for people who had been in one country, and were then identified as being more at risk after they had travelled to another country," External link

newshub Tuesday, March 16, 2021 10:06:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “It has been a difficult process, but I’m still optimistic about it,” “One of the things that we have to work through is making sure that we’re absolutely clear about what may happen if the green zone travel was suspended by either Government for any reason, in the context of a much larger movement of people” External link

Stuff Tuesday, March 16, 2021 3:40:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “It has been a difficult process, but I’m still optimistic about it,” “One of the things that we have to work through is making sure that we’re absolutely clear about what may happen if the green zone travel was suspended by either Government for any reason, in the context of a much larger movement of people” External link

Stuff Tuesday, March 16, 2021 1:05:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The latest enrolment data shows 106,600 people have taken advantage of free trades training since we introduced TTAF in July 2020, including more than 58,000 apprentices," External link

voxy Tuesday, March 16, 2021 12:01:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “The latest enrolment data shows 106,600 people have taken advantage of free trades training since we introduced TTAF in July 2020, including more than 58,000 apprentices,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, March 15, 2021 10:03:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “Both Year 1-6 schools in the growing areas of north-west Ōrewa and Milldale are expected to be open for Term 1, 2023,” “The Ōrewa Whangaparāoa catchment is a high growth area , with more than 1800 extra students expected by 2030” External link

Stuff Monday, March 15, 2021 6:11:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Both Year 1-6 schools in the growing areas of north-west Orewa and Milldale are expected to be open for Term 1, 2023," "The Orewa Whangaparaoa catchment is a high growth area, with more than 1800 extra students expected by 2030" External link

voxy Monday, March 15, 2021 12:14:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "It is not necessarily about making a final decision," "It is about making sure that we have all of the right information, that everything is being followed-up, that if there are any additional issues that people need information on before that final button gets pushed" External link

newshub Monday, March 15, 2021 12:02:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : "It is about making sure that we have all of the right information, that everything is being followed-up, that if there are any additional issues that people need information on before that final button gets pushed, that we have that. We will make an announcement as soon as we are able to," External link

newshub Friday, March 12, 2021 3:53:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "It is not necessarily about making a final decision at this point," "It is about making sure that we have all of the right information, that everything is being followed-up, that if there are any additional issues that people need information on before that final button gets pushed, that we have that. We will make an announcement as soon as we are able to" External link

newshub Friday, March 12, 2021 1:57:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "It is not necessarily about making a final decision at this point," "It is about making sure that we have all of the right information, that everything is being followed-up, that if there are any additional issues that people need information on before that final button gets pushed, that we have that. We will make an announcement as soon as we are able to" External link

newshub Thursday, March 11, 2021 10:43:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "We are wanting to make sure that we have got all of the right information to make a good decision," "The last thing we want to do is make a decision without all the right information and find ourselves in the position that we already have where we then had to change the decision" External link

newshub Thursday, March 11, 2021 10:43:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : "This is Australia exporting its garbage to New Zealand. Their criminal offending has been in Australia," External link

newshub Thursday, March 11, 2021 4:54:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "I don't necessarily completely agree with that sentiment, but if that is Peter Dutton's view, it is his view... probably should have chosen a better frame of words," "I am just reflecting that question that I was asked. If that is Peter Dutton's view of it, then he is exporting his rubbish to New Zealand" External link

newshub Thursday, March 11, 2021 4:54:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "we haven't been able to reach a common understanding for a joint decision-making framework and, therefore, we have to plan based on more of a unilateral decision-making framework when it comes to suspension of the safe-travel zone" External link

voxy Thursday, March 11, 2021 3:14:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The programme enables teachers to partner with creative professionals to provide creative learning experiences for students. Last year, we had 34 schools and kura delivering projects across different art forms," External link

voxy Thursday, March 11, 2021 1:15:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "For schools and kura who are keen to take part in this programme, I encourage them to plan to apply for the next round, which opens in June 2021," External link

voxy Thursday, March 11, 2021 1:15:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "We've seen the devastating impact that outbreaks in residential care facilities can have here and overseas," External link

newshub Wednesday, March 10, 2021 9:34:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The vast majority of our COVID deaths have been people aged over 65 and we do note that is a critical group to get vaccinated early," External link

newshub Wednesday, March 10, 2021 9:34:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The bar to access a vaccine under those criteria will be a very high one," External link

newshub Wednesday, March 10, 2021 9:34:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Our plan is clear – first protect those most at risk of picking up the virus in their workplace, reducing the risk of future outbreaks and lockdowns and then protecting those most at risk of getting seriously ill if they get the virus," External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, March 10, 2021 7:06:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "An online tool that helps people find out when they can get the vaccine will be launched shortly. It describes the four broad groups and will take people through a series of questions to work out when it'll be their turn," External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, March 10, 2021 7:06:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Decisions around these categories will be made at Cabinet in coming weeks," External link

newshub Wednesday, March 10, 2021 6:25:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The timing of the opening of a travel bubble is a dynamic thing, and I cannot guarantee it will be open by the end of the month," External link

newshub Wednesday, March 10, 2021 6:25:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : "A top priority this year is to make sure New Zealanders get free, fair and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines," External link

sinacom-en Wednesday, March 10, 2021 6:18:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "We are setting out the plan today after securing enough Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for everyone in New Zealand to get the two doses. They need to be fully vaccinated against the virus," "The Ministry of Health is working with Pfizer on a delivery schedule to ensure a smooth rollout and a scaling up of our vaccination program," External link

sinacom-en Wednesday, March 10, 2021 6:18:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : "A top priority this year is to make sure New Zealanders get free, fair and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, March 10, 2021 5:25:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "We are setting out the plan today after securing enough Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for everyone in New Zealand to get the two doses. They need to be fully vaccinated against the virus," "The Ministry of Health is working with Pfizer on a delivery schedule to ensure a smooth rollout and a scaling up of our vaccination program," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, March 10, 2021 5:25:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "A top priority this year is to make sure New Zealanders get free, fair and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines," External link

voxy Wednesday, March 10, 2021 4:12:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Over 2 million New Zealanders are in line to start receiving the vaccine over the next four months with a focus on protecting those most at risk of getting the virus or being harmed by it, while also reducing the chance of ongoing spread and future outbreaks," External link

voxy Wednesday, March 10, 2021 4:12:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Our plan is clear - first protect those most at risk of picking up the virus in their workplace, reducing the risk of future outbreaks and lockdowns and then protecting those most at risk of getting seriously ill if they get the virus," External link

voxy Wednesday, March 10, 2021 4:12:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Approximately 40,000 courses are being allocated to MÄori and Pacific providers who are working directly with older people, and we are also recognising the special circumstances of South Auckland," External link

voxy Wednesday, March 10, 2021 4:12:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "An online tool that helps people find out when they can get the vaccine will be launched shortly. It describes the four broad groups and will take people through a series of questions to work out when it’ll be their turn," External link

voxy Wednesday, March 10, 2021 4:12:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “This is a balanced plan that prioritises reducing the chance of future outbreaks while protecting our elders, those with underlying health conditions and those who live in locations where we know outbreaks have occurred,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, March 10, 2021 3:48:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “Anyone who lives in the Counties Manukau DHB area who is 65 and older or who has an underlying health condition is also in Group 2. This recognises that there are many border operations and MIQ facilities and their workforces based in this area,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, March 10, 2021 3:48:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Our plan is clear – first protect those most at risk of picking up the virus in their workplace, reducing the risk of future outbreaks and lockdowns and then protecting those most at risk of getting seriously ill if they get the virus," External link

nzherald Wednesday, March 10, 2021 3:35:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "An online tool that helps people find out when they can get the vaccine will be launched shortly. It describes the four broad groups and will take people through a series of questions to work out when it'll be their turn," External link

nzherald Wednesday, March 10, 2021 3:35:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Throughout our response to the unprecedented challenges posed by COVID-19, we have been committed to continual improvement, and independent advice has been a really important part of that process," External link

peopledaily Tuesday, March 9, 2021 11:41:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Independent reviews of our contact tracing systems and the implementation of our testing strategy provided useful advice and recommendations. Implementation of those recommendations has left us better protected and better prepared," External link

peopledaily Tuesday, March 9, 2021 11:41:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Throughout our response to the unprecedented challenges posed by COVID-19, we have been committed to continual improvement, and independent advice has been a really important part of that process," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, March 9, 2021 10:47:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Independent reviews of our contact tracing systems and the implementation of our testing strategy provided useful advice and recommendations. Implementation of those recommendations has left us better protected and better prepared," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, March 9, 2021 10:47:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The reality is there is certainly enough information there that the person shouldn't have been going to work," "I think that's the point that the Prime Minister was making. I think it's a very fair point to be making" External link

newshub Tuesday, March 9, 2021 7:03:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "We will tomorrow be releasing the overall sequencing framework for the rest of the year. We're just doing the final kind of finishing touches on that," "We couldn't lock that down until we knew exactly what vaccine we were using and when we were expecting it to arrive. We were able to confirm that information with Pfizer late last week. That means we can now lock all that down and we can share that with people tomorrow" External link

newshub Tuesday, March 9, 2021 2:59:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “We want them to be able to go in and have a look at the most recent outbreak experience that we've had over the last few weeks ... and say, did the system work as intended?” External link

Stuff Tuesday, March 9, 2021 1:55:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "This is a group of highly respected and experienced experts, with strong connections across a number of fields," External link

nzherald Tuesday, March 9, 2021 12:56:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Throughout our response to the unprecedented challenges posed by COVID-19 we have been committed to continual improvement, and independent advice has been a really important part of that process," External link

voxy Tuesday, March 9, 2021 12:52:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "We are also working closely with the Realm countries of Niue, Tokelau, and the Cook Islands, as well as our close neighbours Samoa, Tonga and Tuvalu to provide access to our vaccine portfolio and provide wider support for vaccine roll-out," External link

newstalkzb Monday, March 8, 2021 8:22:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "We are also working closely with the Realm countries of Niue, Tokelau, and the Cook Islands, as well as our close neighbours Samoa, Tonga and Tuvalu to provide access to our vaccine portfolio and provide wider support for vaccine roll-out," External link

nzherald Monday, March 8, 2021 6:56:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “We are also working closely with the Realm countries of Niue, Tokelau, and the Cook Islands, as well as our close neighbours Samoa, Tonga and Tuvalu to provide access to our vaccine portfolio and provide wider support for vaccine roll-out,” External link

Stuff Monday, March 8, 2021 6:53:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Consideration is also being given to how best to use vaccine doses that don't end up being needed in New Zealand," "We are working on options for donating surplus doses across our wider portfolio to the Pacific and developing countries worldwide" External link

newshub Monday, March 8, 2021 6:45:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "It would have to be something very unexpected for that to be the case. I think it is highly unlikely that there'd be any need to escalate. It looks very contained" External link

newstalkzb Sunday, March 7, 2021 11:56:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "It would have to be something very unexpected for that to be the case. I think it is highly unlikely that there'd be any need to escalate. It looks very contained" External link

newstalkzb Sunday, March 7, 2021 2:26:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : "It would appear to be contained at the moment - I never want to speak too soon. I've learned from experience never to say it's all over before it is actually all over but at this point it's looking pretty good," External link

newstalkzb Sunday, March 7, 2021 3:52:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : "It is a constant learning exercise and we will now have the opportunity to sort of do a bit of a debrief and say okay what did we do well [and] if we had to do this again what would we do differently?" External link

newstalkzb Sunday, March 7, 2021 3:52:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : "It is a constant learning exercise and we will now have the opportunity to sort of do a bit of a debrief and say okay what did we do well [and] if we had to do this again what would we do differently?" External link

newstalkzb Sunday, March 7, 2021 3:52:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The reality is there is certainly enough information there that the person shouldn't have been going to work. I think that's the point that the Prime Minister was making. I think it's a very fair point to be making," External link

nzherald Saturday, March 6, 2021 9:36:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The reality is there is certainly enough information there that the person shouldn't have been going to work. I think that's the point that the Prime Minister was making. I think it's a very fair point to be making," "Information changes as risk changes. There was clearly enough risk here for this family to know that they should have been engaging widely with the community" External link

nzherald Saturday, March 6, 2021 9:36:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The reality is there is certainly enough information there that the person shouldn't have been going to work," "I think that's the point that the Prime Minister was making. I think it's a very fair point to be making" External link

newshub Friday, March 5, 2021 9:22:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "It's important to note that, to date, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is the only one to receive provisional approval for use here in New Zealand," External link

newshub Friday, March 5, 2021 6:19:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : "The biggest logistical hurdle for people in Myanmar will be getting travel back to New Zealand," External link

newshub Thursday, March 4, 2021 11:00:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "pile-ons ... simply don't help with our communications" External link

newstalkzb Thursday, March 4, 2021 10:39:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "I don't think putting facts out there is doing that," External link

newstalkzb Thursday, March 4, 2021 10:39:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "We are well on our way to ensuring those who are most at risk of Covid-19, the cleaners, nurses who carry out health checks in MIQ, security staff, customs and border officials, hotel workers, airline staff, port authorities and vaccinators will be protected from this virus," External link

newstalkzb Thursday, March 4, 2021 10:39:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "I think we're still in the critical period where we're wanting to see all the test results of the relevant close and casual contacts come back, so that work is still underway," External link

newshub Thursday, March 4, 2021 5:38:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Growing the programme now further supports families to meet their living costs, and provides an economic boost throughout the whole community, employing local people and spending in local economies," External link

voxy Thursday, March 4, 2021 3:31:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The start of the school year can be an expensive time for families with a lot of additional costs," "Providing a daily nutritious lunch is one way we can help ease pressure on the household budget and ensure our tamariki don't miss out on learning because they're hungry" External link

nzherald Thursday, March 4, 2021 3:00:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Growing the programme now further supports families to meet their living costs, and provides an economic boost throughout the whole community, employing local people and spending in local economies," External link

nzherald Thursday, March 4, 2021 3:00:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "As more vaccines become available, we'll release the information about how they'll be prioritised," "It will be a bit of a rolling maul" External link

newshub Thursday, March 4, 2021 1:19:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "there is light at the end of the tunnel, but it's still a very long tunnel" External link

nzherald Wednesday, March 3, 2021 8:41:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “We actually changed the law so we could remove restrictions more quickly,” “Having said that, the decision we take on Friday will be based on all of the information – and sometimes we will make a decision in advance of when it will take effect” External link

Stuff Wednesday, March 3, 2021 11:26:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : "We're still working through a number of factors which include how many vaccines we will have available and when we will have them available," External link

newshub Wednesday, March 3, 2021 10:16:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "In places like Nelson/Marlborough, the smaller workforce has meant both the border workers and their families have been vaccinated at the same time, with the same batch of doses," "This is really good news as it means they will also be protected from the virus, and ahead of schedule. I look forward to this rolling out in our main centres from next week" External link

newshub Wednesday, March 3, 2021 10:16:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "We are well on our way to ensuring those who are most at risk of COVID-19, the cleaners, nurses who carry out health checks in MIQ (managed isolation and quarantine facilities), security staff, customs and border officials, hotel workers, airline staff, port authorities and vaccinators will be protected from this virus," External link

sinacom-en Wednesday, March 3, 2021 8:57:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The reality is there is certainly enough information there that the person shouldn't have been going to work. I think that's the point that the Prime Minister was making. I think it's a very fair point to be making," External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, March 3, 2021 8:39:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The reality is there is certainly enough information there that the person shouldn't have been going to work. I think that's the point that the Prime Minister was making. I think it's a very fair point to be making," "Information changes as risk changes. There was clearly enough risk here for this family to know that they should have been engaging widely with the community" External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, March 3, 2021 8:39:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "We are well on our way to ensuring those who are most at risk of COVID-19, the cleaners, nurses who carry out health checks in MIQ (managed isolation and quarantine facilities), security staff, customs and border officials, hotel workers, airline staff, port authorities and vaccinators will be protected from this virus," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, March 3, 2021 7:49:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "We've got a sense of the first groups of prioritisation," External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, March 3, 2021 7:32:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The reality is there is certainly enough information there that the person shouldn't have been going to work. I think that's the point that the Prime Minister was making. I think it's a very fair point to be making," "Information changes as risk changes. There was clearly enough risk here for this family to know that they should have been engaging widely with the community" External link

newshub Wednesday, March 3, 2021 6:30:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "I don't think putting facts out there is doing that. I think how people respond to that is up to individual people, and our message to them is that we should be showing kindness towards people who are coming forward," "They were all asked to be tested and none of them were" External link

newshub Wednesday, March 3, 2021 6:30:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "We've got a sense of the first groups of prioritisation," External link

bordermail Wednesday, March 3, 2021 6:16:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “light at the end of the tunnel” External link

Stuff Wednesday, March 3, 2021 5:29:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "We are well on our way to ensuring those who are most at risk of COVID-19, the cleaners, nurses who carry out health checks in MIQ, security staff, customs and border officials, hotel workers, airline staff, port authorities and vaccinators will be protected from this virus," External link

voxy Wednesday, March 3, 2021 4:26:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "I think we're back to where we were two weeks ago. Ultimately we want to get out of lockdown as soon as we can... we're working at speed to make sure we can get decisions as quick as we can," External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:31:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “Clearly, South Auckland is located by the big airport where most of the people are coming into the country from,” “Clearly, that [South Auckland] is a setting that probably is a bit more at risk. I think you will see that reflected in the vaccine rollout plan” External link

samoaobserver Monday, March 1, 2021 1:32:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : “Recent developments in Australia, around the way they handle travel between New Zealand and Australia, where there is an outbreak or even a single community case, means that the trans-Tasman bubble is proceeding very slowly,” External link

Stuff Thursday, February 25, 2021 11:22:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins answered ( about On Thursday ) : “On February 4, 2021, New Zealand and Australian officials met for a 12th round of trans-Tasman talks, where key issues of discussion included the draft Arrangement text, response frameworks, and ongoing implementation planning,” “As at February 11, officials are in the process of concluding arrangements with Australia that would allow two-way quarantine-free travel to commence” External link

Stuff Thursday, February 25, 2021 11:22:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "I think in regard to the latter part of the question, the member might like to consider how many of the people from those countries would be spending their money in Queenstown," External link

newshub Thursday, February 25, 2021 10:18:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "With regard to the Pacific, the biggest impediment there and the biggest area of caution is the desire to ensure that New Zealand does not export COVID-19 to the Pacific, because the consequences of that - as we have seen in the past - could be devastating for those Pacific nations," External link

newshub Thursday, February 25, 2021 7:16:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins responded : "I think in regard to the latter part of the question, the member might like to consider how many of the people from those countries would be spending their money in Queenstown" External link

newshub Thursday, February 25, 2021 7:16:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "That's a great start and we appreciate the effort of the vaccinators and border workers," External link

newshub Wednesday, February 24, 2021 6:56:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Making the most of every vial of the vaccine and avoiding waste will help to ensure the successful rollout of our immunisation programme," External link

newshub Wednesday, February 24, 2021 6:56:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "This shipment contained about 76,000 doses, and follows our first shipment of 60,000 doses that arrived last week. We expect further shipments of vaccine over the coming weeks," External link

voxy Wednesday, February 24, 2021 3:20:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "This passes a milestone of the first 1000 border workers and vaccinators in New Zealand to receive their first dose. That’s a great start and we appreciate the effort of the vaccinators and border workers," External link

voxy Wednesday, February 24, 2021 3:20:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Ultimately when someone refuses to be tested - which people are entitled to do - they'll find that they'll be having a much longer stay in managed isolation than they necessarily needed to," External link

newshub Wednesday, February 24, 2021 1:52:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "In this particular case, if the woman concerned gets a clean bill of health and is deemed by health clinicians to be COVID-free, then she will be able to leave after 28 days - which I understand is today. It's probably twice as long as it needed to be," External link

newshub Wednesday, February 24, 2021 1:52:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "It's important that we let this investigation take its course," External link

newstalkzb Tuesday, February 23, 2021 9:43:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "It just takes some time to get hold of someone," External link

newstalkzb Tuesday, February 23, 2021 9:43:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "trying to do the right thing" External link

newstalkzb Tuesday, February 23, 2021 9:43:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "It's unfortunate when people buy into conspiracy theories," External link

newstalkzb Tuesday, February 23, 2021 9:43:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "It's important that we let this investigation take its course," External link

nzherald Tuesday, February 23, 2021 9:43:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "It just takes some time to get hold of someone," External link

nzherald Tuesday, February 23, 2021 9:43:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "trying to do the right thing" External link

nzherald Tuesday, February 23, 2021 9:43:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “It’s unfortunate when people buy into conspiracy theories and base their decisions on misinformation,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, February 23, 2021 9:18:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “It’s unfortunate when people buy into conspiracy theories and base their decisions on misinformation,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, February 23, 2021 6:48:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “It’s unfortunate when people buy into conspiracy theories and base their decisions on misinformation,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, February 23, 2021 4:22:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Vaccines work and that's why we're doing this," External link

newshub Tuesday, February 23, 2021 3:36:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The past year has reminded us how important teachers and kaiako are and how their work impacts the lives of all New Zealanders. These awards celebrate exceptional teaching practices that are making a difference not just to learners, but to their whÄnau and communities as well," "Teaching that changes us all starts with a story - if your team is achieving great things for learners, it’s time to share your story and inspire others to follow in your footsteps" External link

voxy Tuesday, February 23, 2021 1:04:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "We are in an incredibly fortunate position, I can understand why New Zealanders are feeling confident - but confidence shouldn't mean complacency," "We can feel good about what we've managed to achieve, the very, very rare position that we're in relative to the rest of the world - I think we should feel good about that... but if we want to keep enjoying that success, we've got to remain very vigilant as well" External link

newshub Monday, February 22, 2021 11:37:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Vaccines work and that's why we're doing this," External link

nzherald Monday, February 22, 2021 11:14:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "My request is, really, let's be a bit supportive of our border workers. Let's not label their efforts as failures or their successes as 'down to good luck'. It's actually down to hard work," External link

nzherald Monday, February 22, 2021 8:05:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "As these batches arrive, we'll vaccinate border workers' household contacts, then the next group will be many frontline healthcare and essential workers, plus those most at risk from COVID-19, such as older people or those with medical conditions that make them vulnerable if infected," External link

sinacom-en Friday, February 19, 2021 12:43:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The trial run took place in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch yesterday afternoon, ahead of the vaccination program formally kicking off on Saturday," External link

sinacom-en Thursday, February 18, 2021 7:27:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "It can be done easily and it can become a normal part of day-to-day life," External link

bordermail Thursday, February 18, 2021 5:03:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The final steps in our preparations for border workers to receive their vaccines on Saturday, and for the start of our overall programme, will include vaccinators who will be vaccinating our border workforce over the next two to three weeks, receiving the first of their vaccines," External link

newshub Thursday, February 18, 2021 4:07:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The trial run took place in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch yesterday afternoon, ahead of the vaccination programme formally kicking off on Saturday," External link

voxy Thursday, February 18, 2021 3:51:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “A day when we get zero positive test results is always a good day,” External link

albawaba-en Wednesday, February 17, 2021 7:48:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "My understanding around the time period in question here is the risk is still quite low" External link

Stuff Wednesday, February 17, 2021 10:50:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "I'm certainly not going to say there won't be more cases out of this cluster but as long as they are connected to the cluster and our contact tracing system is identifying them, then we can manage that without the need for alert level escalation," External link

Stuff Wednesday, February 17, 2021 10:50:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "I wouldn't go that far - there's still a few pieces of the puzzle that Cabinet will want to weigh up including the fact that we haven't got a confirmed source for this group of cases" External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, February 17, 2021 4:18:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "every potential opportunity there could have been for infection" External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, February 17, 2021 3:11:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "I wouldn't go that far - there's still a few pieces of the puzzle that Cabinet will want to weigh up including the fact that we haven't got a confirmed source for this group of cases" External link

nzherald Wednesday, February 17, 2021 3:11:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "With this one we've done extensive testing, as we did in August, and it hasn't thrown up any additional cases thus far. That's really encouraging," External link

newshub Wednesday, February 17, 2021 2:42:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The thing about this particular case is all of our potential sources are looking like they're highly unlikely. Could it have come off the laundry? Highly unlikely but possible. Could the daughter have picked it up somewhere in the community? Highly unlikely but possible. That's what this investigation process looks at," "We may never be able to nail it down but what we can do with the extensive testing that we've been doing, the contact tracing we've been doing, is really minimise any risk of further spread, and that's looking pretty good so far" External link

newshub Wednesday, February 17, 2021 2:42:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : "It appears to be another good day today so far. I haven't been notified of any positive test results," External link

newshub Wednesday, February 17, 2021 1:45:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "With this one we've done extensive testing, as we did in August, and it hasn't thrown up any additional cases thus far. That's really encouraging," "But there are a few other things Cabinet will look at - what more we know about the potential source, and so on" External link

newshub Wednesday, February 17, 2021 1:45:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The thing about this particular case is all of our potential sources are looking like they're highly unlikely. Could it have come off the laundry? Highly unlikely but possible. Could the daughter have picked it up somewhere in the community? Highly unlikely but possible. That's what this investigation process looks at," "We may never be able to nail it down but what we can do with the extensive testing that we've been doing, the contact tracing we've been doing, is really minimise any risk of further spread, and that's looking pretty good so far" External link

newshub Wednesday, February 17, 2021 1:45:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Experiences from around the world where they might have roaming groups of people walking around to encourage scanning uptake, that eases some of the pressure on businesses to have to do that for themselves," External link

nzherald Wednesday, February 17, 2021 1:20:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : "I haven't been notified of any positive cases overnight," External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, February 17, 2021 1:20:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "I wouldn't go that far - there's still a few pieces of the puzzle that Cabinet will want to weigh up including the fact that we haven't got a confirmed source for this group of cases" External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, February 17, 2021 1:20:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "We may never be able to nail it down," External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, February 17, 2021 1:20:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "It came out of nowhere and there was no clearly identified source," External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, February 17, 2021 1:20:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "That's the thing about this particular case - all of our potential sources are looking like they're highly unlikely. We're looking at a bunch of scenarios that are highly unlikely, but possible," External link

newshub Wednesday, February 17, 2021 12:27:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : "Could it have come off the laundry? Highly unlikely, but possible. Could the daughter have picked it up somewhere in the community? Highly unlikely, but possible," External link

newshub Wednesday, February 17, 2021 12:27:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : “That’s [no new cases] a good way to start the day,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, February 16, 2021 10:34:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "are at increased risk of exposure to Covid-19 and increased risk of harm if they contract the virus" External link

nzherald Tuesday, February 16, 2021 9:44:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins says : "Then, as we continue to expand out from there, we're working very closely with Mǡori health providers, because one of the things that we're very mindful of is we need to ensure that Māori feel confident in receiving the vaccine, and they are more likely to feel confident if we are working and if they're receiving that vaccine through health providers that they have an existing trusted relationship with," External link

nzherald Tuesday, February 16, 2021 9:44:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “A day when we get zero positive test results is always a good day,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, February 16, 2021 1:02:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "A day when we get zero positive test results is always a good day," External link

medicalxpress Tuesday, February 16, 2021 11:51:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “A day when we get zero positive test results is always a good day,” External link

alarabiya-en Tuesday, February 16, 2021 10:26:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "When we're in a position where people are feeling comfortable, they're not always good at taking those precautions," External link

newshub Tuesday, February 16, 2021 9:17:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "New Zealand responds well when we're dealing with COVID-19," External link

newshub Tuesday, February 16, 2021 9:17:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "We haven't ruled that out at this point," "We are considering further how we can ensure that the QR codes are operating as the useful tool that they can be" External link

newshub Tuesday, February 16, 2021 9:17:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The overall confidence is lower than PCR; PCR is still, around the world, regarded as the 'gold standard' test," External link

newshub Tuesday, February 16, 2021 8:16:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "We're going to be looking at testing numbers, we're going to be looking at what that's telling us ... and whether there's more information about our source investigation," External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, February 16, 2021 7:52:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "It's not just about the lab's capacity to process it, it's about the nursing workforce to be able to take the tests," "In our MIQ facilities there's a limited number of people willing to do that work" External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, February 16, 2021 7:52:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "The Pullman has been a very important part of our MIQ system. It's received consistently good feedback from returnees," External link

newshub Tuesday, February 16, 2021 7:15:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "We don't necessarily prepare well, so when we're in a position where people are feeling comfortable they are not always good at taking those precautionary measures, but when we ask New Zealanders to ramp up because we're responding to something, Kiwis are pretty responsive," External link

nzherald Tuesday, February 16, 2021 6:54:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "Experiences from around the world where they might have roaming groups of people walking around to encourage scanning uptake, that eases some of the pressure on businesses to have to do that for themselves," External link

nzherald Tuesday, February 16, 2021 6:54:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “A day when we get zero positive test results is always a good day,” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, February 16, 2021 5:30:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "A day when we get zero positive test results is always a good day," External link

startribune Tuesday, February 16, 2021 5:22:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins told : "PCR is still, around the world, regarded as the gold standard test so we have to consider carefully the impact on our workforces," External link

newshub Tuesday, February 16, 2021 5:14:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “A day when we get zero positive test results is always a good day,” External link

680news Tuesday, February 16, 2021 4:55:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “A day when we get zero positive test results is always a good day,” External link

ABCnews Tuesday, February 16, 2021 4:39:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “A day when we get zero positive test results is always a good day,” External link

beaumontenterprise Tuesday, February 16, 2021 4:38:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins déclaré : "A mesure que ces lots arriveront, nous vaccinerons les contacts familiaux des travailleurs frontaliers, puis le prochain groupe sera composé de nombreux travailleurs de santé et de travailleurs essentiels de première ligne, ainsi que des personnes les plus exposées au risque de COVID-19, comme les personnes âgées ou celles dont les conditions médicales les rendent vulnérables en cas d'infection" External link

french-news Tuesday, February 16, 2021 3:08:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "As these batches arrive, we'll vaccinate border workers' household contacts, then the next group will be many frontline healthcare and essential workers, plus those most at risk from COVID-19, such as older people or those with medical conditions that make them vulnerable if infected," External link

chinadaily Monday, February 15, 2021 4:02:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins déclaré : "A mesure que ces lots arriveront, nous vaccinerons les contacts familiaux des travailleurs frontaliers, puis le prochain groupe sera composé de nombreux travailleurs de santé et de travailleurs essentiels de première ligne, ainsi que des personnes les plus exposées au risque de COVID-19, comme les personnes âgées ou celles dont les conditions médicales les rendent vulnérables en cas d'infection" External link

french.china.org.cn Monday, February 15, 2021 12:55:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “As these batches arrive, we’ll vaccinate border workers’ household contacts, then the next group will be many frontline healthcare and essential workers, plus those most at risk from COVID-19, such as older people or those with medical conditions that make them vulnerable if infected,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, February 15, 2021 12:46:00 PM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “New Zealand has kept Covid-19 contained better than almost any other country,” “But as we have kept saying, there is no such thing as no risk” External link

independent-ie Monday, February 15, 2021 10:59:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "This has been completed and the vaccine has been formally transferred to our ownership and has been transferred to our new ultra-low temperature storage facility in Auckland," External link

voxy Monday, February 15, 2021 9:44:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins adds : "We need them to keep flying so we're working very closely with them to make sure they can keep flying," External link

newshub Monday, February 15, 2021 8:57:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “This has been completed and the vaccine has been formally transferred to our ownership and has been transferred to our new ultra-low temperature storage facility in Auckland,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, February 15, 2021 8:42:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "New Zealand has kept COVID-19 contained better than almost any other country," "But as we have kept saying, there is no such thing as no risk" External link

startribune Monday, February 15, 2021 8:20:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “New Zealand has kept COVID-19 contained better than almost any other country,” “But as we have kept saying, there is no such thing as no risk” External link

financialexpress Monday, February 15, 2021 8:16:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “New Zealand has kept COVID-19 contained better than almost any other country,” “But as we have kept saying, there is no such thing as no risk” External link

ABCnews Monday, February 15, 2021 6:54:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “New Zealand has kept COVID-19 contained better than almost any other country,” “But as we have kept saying, there is no such thing as no risk” External link

cbs46 Monday, February 15, 2021 5:21:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “New Zealand has kept COVID-19 contained better than almost any other country,” “But as we have kept saying, there is no such thing as no risk” External link

hjnews Monday, February 15, 2021 4:30:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “New Zealand has kept COVID-19 contained better than almost any other country,” “But as we have kept saying, there is no such thing as no risk” External link

wacotrib Monday, February 15, 2021 4:15:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “New Zealand has kept COVID-19 contained better than almost any other country,” “But as we have kept saying, there is no such thing as no risk” External link

muscatinejournal Monday, February 15, 2021 4:06:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : "New Zealand has kept COVID-19 contained better than almost any other country," "But as we have kept saying, there is no such thing as no risk" External link

fox35orlando Monday, February 15, 2021 4:04:00 AM EAT

Chris Hipkins said : “New Zealand has kept COVID-19 contained better than almost any other country,” “But as we have kept saying, there is no such thing as no risk” External link

siouxcityjournal Monday, February 15, 2021 3:59:00 AM EAT



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education spokesperson2.84%EN12/08/201608/12/2016
whip2.27%EN09/13/201613/09/2016
labour spokesman0.57%EN08/02/201602/08/2016
spokesperson for education0.57%EN06/22/201622/06/2016
Names Lang Count
Chris HipkinsEN100.00%
Chris HipkinsFR0.00%


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