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Ardern delays NZ election as virus worsens – Sydney Morning Herald

The NZ Prime Minister said the number of cases will “grow before they slow”.

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A total of 26,014 tests were conducted on Sunday. Testing has been ramped up as a result of the new outbreak, but the Prime Minister has warned the numbers will “grow before they slow”.
The Prime Minister revealed she had considered three options for the election – sticking with September 19, moving to October 17, or delaying to as late as November 21 – and had consulted with her coalition partners, opposition parties, business groups and unions.
She said that the NZ Electoral Commission had b…

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