Sep 11 • 8M

Dawn Chorus: A maskless holiday?

Cabinet to decide on holiday to mark the end of Queen Elizabeth II's reign and end of orange 'traffic light'; Ukraine routs Russian troops in north east; Eyes ahead to NZ GDP & US inflation

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TLDR: Cabinet will decide this afternoon whether to let Covid rules lapse and whether to have a public holiday to commemorate the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Elsewhere, watch out for US inflation and local GDP data this week for signs of where interest rates and asset prices might be headed later this year.

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PM Jacinda Ardern signing a condolence book for Queen Elizabeth on Friday in Parliament. Photo by Lynn Grieveson for Getty Images.

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