"It's the type of activity that things can go wrong."
"We've tried not to be too critical of the Government... but we do need to ask these questions."
Finance Minister Grant Robertson says they'll have to prove COVID-19 affected them.
The total number of COVID-19 cases in New Zealand is now 868.
The Prime Minister announced the apology in his behalf.
The publisher's closure means 237 full time staff will lose their jobs.
New applications for the scheme continue to be processed.
PM says Bauer Media was offered Government's wage subsidy scheme and didn't take it up.
PM's daily update comes as 76 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed.