Building activity to return to pre-Covid levels

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has today published the National Construction Pipeline Report 2023 providing a projection of national building... Read More

Additional supplies of free RATs until June

Additional supplies of Covid-19 rapid antigen tests (RATs) will enable continued free testing for the public and health sector through to the end of June 2024,... Read More

Wastewater samples suggest Omicron wave fading

The latest Covid-19 wastewater figures show a sharp decline over the past two weeks. Surveillance figures from the Institute of Environmental Science and... Read More

Covid-19 threatens fifth wave

Waning immunity and complacency have contributed to the fifth wave of Covid-19 in New Zealand, an epidemiologist is warning. The current summer wave of Covid-19... Read More

Future supply of new Covid-19 vaccines confirmed

A vaccine to combat the newer strains of Covid-19 has been approved and will be available to New Zealanders in time for winter 2024. Medsafe has approved... Read More

Older Kiwis urged to get Covid-19 boosters

Public health officials are recommending that people who are more likely to experience severe Covid-19, such as Māori and Pacific people aged 50 and over, as... Read More

Contingency plans for the latest Covid wave

Hospitals are putting contingency plans into action as the latest Covid wave hits staffing numbers. Wastewater trends show community cases are still rising... Read More

What's going on with Covid-19?

When 2023 comes to an end, it will have been nearly four years since Covid-19 emerged. Over that time, almost 2.5 million cases have been reported in New... Read More

NZ needs centre for disease control, experts say

Experts say New Zealand needs a centre for disease control, also known as CDC, to better prepare for future pandemics. A new paper by scientists from the... Read More

Covid-19 not just a cold - health boss

Te Whatu Ora is urging high-risk people to protect themselves against the latest wave of Covid-19 sweeping the country. Director of Public Health Dr Nick... Read More

Researcher warns of Covid implications

Interim results from New Zealand's Long Covid Registry show support measures are lacking and people are going to work while unwell. The study, conducted... Read More

Study: NZ Covid-19 public health measures

A recent published medical study is shining the light on the speculation about the possible long-term effects of New Zealand's Covid-19 elimination strategy... Read More