“Get a test”: Message clear after wastewater scare

Get tested if sick is the plea from authorities after a positive Covid-19 wastewater testing result was identified in Tauranga this week. Director-General... Read More

Event industry calling for vaccine passport info

Organisers of one the biggest summer festivals will not hold the event unless it can operate under alert level 1 rules. Rhythm and Vines, held near... Read More

Covid-19 detected in Tauranga wastewater

There has been a detection of Covid-19 in Tauranga wastewater and further testing is underway in Tauranga and Mount Maunganui, with results expected... Read More

LIVE: Everyone can be a vaccine influencer- Ardern

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Director General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield have once again spoken about the importance of vaccines for New Zealand. The... Read More

No plea yet from alleged fake Covid texter

A man who allegedly altered a text message to say he had returned a positive Covid-19 test result, before sending it to several other people, has appeared... Read More

Zespri response to Covid kiwifruit result praised

An agribusiness expert says the detection of Covid-19 on a sample of Zespri kiwifruit in China is unlikely to create any long-term problems for the... Read More

Covid-19: 12 new cases today

The Ministry of Health is reporting 12 new cases of Covid-19 in the community today. All of today's new cases are in the Auckland area. To date,... Read More

Mixed response to vaccination passports

A new survey of Restaurant Association members shows a mixed response to vaccination passports in hospitality venues. When asked if they would support... Read More

Live updates: the latest on the Delta outbreak

The Covid-19 outbreak added 34 new cases in Auckland over the weekend, prompting calls for a new approach to stop the Delta variant circulating in the... Read More

Covid-19 wrap: Former MP criticises govt response

There were 18 new community cases of Covid-19 today, while former Prime Minister Sir John Key returned to the spotlight to accuse the government of... Read More

COVID-19: 18 new community cases, all in Auckland

There are 18 new community cases of COVID-19 reported today, all located in Auckland. There is one new case and two historical cases identified at the... Read More

Boomerang from Scott Base

 One false start and they’re off! The first cohort of Scott Base staff flew out of Christchurch on Friday morning for Antarctica –... Read More

Auckland and upper Hauraki complying

Police are reminding Aucklanders not to breach their bubbles as the city enjoys the first day of Daylight Saving Time. At the end of the first weekend... Read More

Ward Forums and Community Board meetings cancelled

The Western Bay of Plenty District Council has decided to cancel upcoming Ward Forums and Community Board meetings in September and early October.   The... Read More

Auckland and Upper Hauraki complying with Level 3

As Auckland begins its first weekend under Alert Level 3 restrictions, Police are pleased with an overall high level of compliance. "Checkpoint... Read More