COVID-19 measures knock retail spending

Spending on eating out and accommodation plunged more than $300 million or almost one-third in March in the wake of measures to slow the spread of COVID-19,... Read More

Rahui on Rotorua’s lakes to save lives

Te Arawa Lakes Trust has put a rahui on the 14 Te Arawa Lakes over Easter Weekend to encourage people to stay home and stay safe in response to the COVID-19... Read More

BOPDHB COVID-19 weekly update

Community Based Assessment Centre update Community Based Assessment Centres are based at Trustpower Baypark Stadium, previously at the Tauranga Racecourse,... Read More

It‘s the little things that count

If we can thank coronavirus for one thing so far it's the way its brought  the community spirit and kindness of everyday regular kiwis to the... Read More

Armed guards protect 500 tonnes of PPE gear

The first of five charter flights scheduled to arrive within the next 10 days carrying 500 tonnes of PPE products for essential service providers and healthcare... Read More

Kiwis urged to stay on course this Easter

New Zealand’s Search and Rescue, Water Safety and Outdoor Recreation sectors are encouraged by positive signs that people are following advice to... Read More

Trainers and gyms head online for lockdown

Trainers and exercise facilities are adapting to the COVID-19 lockdown by offering their services online. ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie estimates... Read More

‘The Isolation Song’ proves popular in Papamoa

An isolation-themed Hotel California cover is bringing laughter to the people of Papamoa amid the COVID-19 lockdown.  ‘The Isolation Song’... Read More

Man sentenced to jail for spitting at police

A man has been jailed for three months for spitting at police after his appearance in New Plymouth District Court today. The man has been sentenced... Read More

Slick road warning as rain falls in the region

People are being urged to take care if they need to travel for essential services or supplies, ahead of a wet forecast for Waikato and Bay of Plenty... Read More

One injured in Te Puke crash

UPDATED 3.01PM: One person has been taken to hospital following a crash near Te Puke this afternoon. A police spokesperson says emergency services were... Read More

Online farmers market keeps producers afloat

The recent launch of an online famers market is helping Kiwi artisan food and beverage producers stay afloat during the COVID-19 lockdown. Maker2u,... Read More

Government announces mandatory border quarantine

A mandatory quarantine at the border will be imposed to stop coronavirus spreading from new arrivals. The strict two-week quarantine of all Kiwis... Read More

LIVE: 29 new cases, 35 recovered cases

UPDATE: The number of people who have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours is now higher than the number of new cases. Director-General... Read More

Two Waikato DHB nurses test positive for COVID-19

Waikato Hospital says two of their nurses have tested positive for COVID-19. The Waikato District Health Board says the nurses were stood down... Read More