Covid update here and around the globe

Thousands of New Zealanders are expected to roll up their sleeves for Super Saturday. Today is the nationwide drive to raise Covid-19 vaccination rates... Read More

Super Saturday to spur on vaccinations

A push for Kiwis all over the country to roll up their sleeves and take their shot is happening this weekend. An eight-hour Vaxathon will be broadcast... Read More

Super Saturday: BOP has NZ’s worst double-vax rate

The Bay of Plenty District Health Board is encouraging residents to ensure they get both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine amid a disparity in the first... Read More

Second positive wastewater result in Te Awamutu

The Ministry of Health has been advised by ESR of a second Covid-19 positive detection in wastewater from a sample taken from Te Awamutu on Wednesday.... Read More

Live Covid-19 updates for October 15

As Covid-19 cases are predicted to increase, Auckland's hospitals have wards and isolation rooms on standby and are reassuring people they will get... Read More

LIVE: 71 new Covid cases in Auckland

UPDATED: There are no positive cases of Covid-19 in Waikato and Northland today but there are 71 new cases in Auckland. This brings the total number... Read More

Government green lights rapid antigen testing

Some of the country’s largest businesses have put in an order for 300,000 approved rapid antigen tests for their workforce, after working at pace... Read More

My Covid Record website launches

Kiwis can now view their Covid-19 vaccination records through the website My Covid Record, as the first step in our work towards providing vaccination... Read More

Watch: Health Minister on hospital preparedness

Health Minister Andrew Little is setting out how New Zealand's hospital system is preparing to handle Covid-19 cases. The minister, Chief Medical... Read More

Thames-Coromandel mayor refuses to get Pfizer jab

The Thames-Coromandel mayor is refusing to get the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine, and has called vaccine mandates "abhorrent". Sandra Goudie is... Read More

Bay of Plenty Council leaders back vaccinations

Leaders of all Bay of Plenty district, regional and city councils are in unified support of the Covid-19 vaccination programme. Regional Councillor... Read More

Covid: Home isolation as case growth expected

People with Covid-19 will soon be asked to quarantine at home, rather than being ushered to a managed isolation facility. Modelling suggests Covid-19... Read More

Nanogirl to host webinars for education staff

From today, Nanogirl Labs together with the Ministry of Education, is hosting a series of interactive and informative webinars for education staff who... Read More

Level 3 to continue for Waikato and Northland

UPDATE 1.26PM: The parts of Waikato that have been in Alert Level 3 and Northland will remain in Alert Level 3 for five more days, Covid-19 Response... Read More

Hipkins on border exemption error

Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins is rejecting suggestions Auckland's border is too easy to flout, after two women travelled to Northland... Read More