Omicron: accommodation sector remains resilient

The domestic accommodation sector remains buoyant as Kiwis prepare for the spread of Omicron, according to new data.  Latest figures from Bachcare,... Read More

Covid-19: Industries warn of expected shortages

Representatives from manufacturing, food and grocery, and healthcare are all warning of serious shortages if the self-isolation period for close contacts... Read More

Kiwis urged to curb drinking despite red setting

With Aotearoa now at the red setting a researcher is urging people not to stock up on alcohol. “Our study found those who consumed more alcohol... Read More

Covid-19 update: 25 new community cases

There are 25 new cases of Covid-19 in the community today, including 8 confirmed cases of the Omicron variant. To date, there are 19 community cases... Read More

RED: Vaccine passes required at Council facilities

Vaccine passes are now compulsory to enter Western Bay libraries, service centres and swimming pools under the red traffic light framework. Western... Read More

Covid-19: Mask advice under review

Ministry of Health officials are reviewing the current advice around masks and the most effective ones as it is confirmed the highly transmissible Omicron... Read More

NZ now in red setting

 All of New Zealand is now at Red setting of the Covid Protection Framework. “Nine Covid-19 cases reported on Saturday in the Nelson/Marlborough... Read More

Covid-19: Locations of interest linked to Omicron

Flights, airports, supermarkets, and the Sky Tower are among new locations of interest linked to the confirmed community Omicron cases. Nine cases... Read More

Covid-19: 24 community, 47 border, 8 in hospital

The Ministry of Health is reporting 24 new community cases, 47 new cases identified at the border and eight people are in hospital. More than 40,000... Read More

One Love Festival unable to proceed at red setting

The organisers of the One Love Festival have announced that the festival cannot go ahead as planned on the weekend of January 29 due to Omicron. New... Read More

LIVE: All NZ to move to red setting tonight

The whole of NZ will move into the red setting of the traffic light system at 11.59pm on Sunday night, the prime minister confirms. Watch LIVE as Prime... Read More

PM to hold urgent Omicron press conference at 11am

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield will hold an urgent press conference on Omicron at 11am on Sunday. The... Read More

Covid-19: Time to buddy up for Omicron outbreak

A buddy system and how to properly isolate at home are part of a major Government campaign to prepare people for a community outbreak of the highly transmissible... Read More

Samoa to go into 48-hour lockdown

Samoa will go into lockdown for 48 hours from 6pm on Saturday after 15 confirmed cases of Covid-19 were detected at the border from an Australian charter... Read More

Covid-19: 41 MIQ, 43 community, 8 in hospital

The Ministry of Health is reporting 43 new community cases on Saturday, and 41 new cases identified at the border. Of the 43 new community cases, 19... Read More