Collaboration in a Time of Covid-19

will it reset the local– central relationship?

  • Mike Reid


The social and economic impact of a pandemic like Covid-19 was always going to require a multi-government response, and so it was in New Zealand. Despite the complexity that has historically characterised intergovernmental relationships, the impact of Covid-19 saw institutional arrangements quickly put in place that enabled a joined-up response from both local and central government. This article looks at how these arrangements worked and how they contributed to the provision of essential services through all levels of the lockdown.


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REID, Mike. Collaboration in a Time of Covid-19. Policy Quarterly, [S.l.], v. 16, n. 3, aug. 2020. ISSN 2324-1101. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 21 sep. 2020. doi: