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

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

Licenses, WoFs and regos extended under lockdown

All driver licences, WoFs, CoFs, and some vehicle certifications, that expired on or after January 1 will be valid for up to six months from April 10. Transport... Read More

COVID-19: The key developments from April 8

  In today's COVID-19 updates, the daily increase of cases in New Zealand is slowly dwindling, a home learning support package has been... Read More

120 COVID-19 testing centres now operating in NZ

Across New Zealand 120 sites are taking samples to be tested for COVID-19. Sixty eight community based assessment centres have been established to take... Read More

Changes for Eastern Bay COVID-19 testing sites

  The Whakatāne COVID-19 assessment centre will be changing its opening hours.   The new hours will be 9am to 4pm daily, this means the... Read More

Flu vaccine available to the public on April 27

Priority groups, such as health workers and those aged over 65, now have more time to get their flu vaccine. The flu vaccine will be made public in... Read More

Work starts to fastrack consents

Work is underway looking at measures to speed up consents for development and infrastructure projects during the recovery from COVID 19, to provide jobs... Read More

Too many beers for Greerton bear

Spotted in a Greerton driveway this week, 'Little Bear' is part of the nationwide “We're Not Scared NZ Bear Hunt”, the fun Facebook... Read More

Whakatāne District road closure update

Whakatāne Police are urging people to follow instructions to stay home to ensure the lockdown period achieves its goal. In partnership with Whakatāne... Read More

Support plans for distance learning revealed

Schools around the country will be given help to make sure students can still learn at home under lockdown, when term two officially starts on April... Read More

Tauranga COVID-19 patient in awe of health staff

The first COVID-19 positive patient treated and discharged from Tauranga Hospital has praised healthcare staff for the exceptional and compassionate... Read More