Melbourne is in lockdown again, while New Zealand has escapees from its quarantine hotels. It feels like we’ve seen it all before. The NZ National Party has seen a number of resignations and early retirements. All the while tensions are escalating with the Chinese Empire. Dieuwe de Boer and Tim Wilms discuss this and more on this week’s Trad Tasman Talk.
Indian Man In Covid Isolation Runs Away In Auckland, Visits Mall; Faces $4,000 Penalty, Jail – NDTV
Man escapes from isolation hotel in Hamilton to go-to liquor store – Newstalk ZB
International flights cut by half as travellers forced to pay for quarantine – news.com.au
Greens call for HARDER lockdowns like the restrictions that froze New Zealand so Australia can try to eliminate coronavirus – Daily Mail
Late-night KFC run in Melbourne leads to 16 partygoers fined $26,000 for lockdown breach – news.com.au
National’s five-point plan – Croaking Cassandra
Auckland drought: Storms provide little relief for depleted dams – Stuff