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Announcement of state of national emergency during COVID-19 pandemic

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces a state of national emergency in Parliament in March 2020, during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Civil defence - Civil defence in the 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/47622/announcement-of-state-of-national-emergency-during-covid-19-pandemic (accessed 18 August 2022)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 May 2020