Large building fire in Judea

UPDATE 12.35pm: Fire and Emergency are fighting a blaze at a warehouse in Judea this afternoon but say that all parties are accounted for from the affected building. Northern fire and emergency shift manager Caren Larkin confirms they received multiple...... 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 pair spoke about the importance of high vaccination rates to New Zealand in terms of opening...... Read More

Orca put on show in Tauranga Harbour

Orca swimming along the shore of Mount Maunganui have been putting on a show for residents. Around 5pm on Sunday, Steve Morris, from the Seamen Ocean Swim Squad, received a message from a friend saying Orca were swimming along the shore by Rabbit Island...... 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 – marking the start of New Zealand’s 2021/22 summer season. They nearly got there on Monday, but...... Read More

Live: New Covid cases in single digits

There are nine new community cases of Covid-19 today with all of these cases in Auckland. Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson and Director of Public Health Dr Caroline McElnay are providing an update on the current Covid-19 outbreak.  The...... Read More

LIVE: High vaccination ‘golden ticket’ for NZ

There are 15 new community cases of Covid-19 today with all of these cases in Auckland. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield along with  Covid-19 modeler Professor Shaun Hendy are providing an update...... Read More

LIVE COVID update: 23 new cases in Auckland

UPDATE: There is a total of 23 new cases of Covid-19 being reported in the community today. Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield says they are all in the Auckland area. Speaking at today's media stand-up, Bloomfield says this brings...... Read More

New vaccine campaign marks two milestones

Whānau Ora and Associate Health Minister Peeni Henare acknowledges two major milestones in the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccination programme for Māori. “I am very pleased to announce more than 50 per cent of eligible Māori have received their...... Read More

Live: Auckland moves to Alert Level 3 tomorrow

Auckland will move to Alert Level 3 at midnight tomorrow and the Rest of New Zealand will remain at Alert Level 2.  The Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has made the announcement at a post Cabinet press conference this...... Read More

COVID-19: 24 new community cases

There are 24 new community cases announced today, all in Auckland. There are no new cases identified at the border today. More than 50,000 vaccines were administered yesterday. The Health Ministry says 21 of today's cases had a known connection...... Read More

LIVE: Covid positive truck driver been to Tauranga

A truck driver who has tested positive for Covid-19 has travelled across the Auckland border to Hamilton, Cambridge and Tauranga.  Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield says the truck driver travelled...... Read More

Motorists are asked to avoid unnecessary travel

With a heavy rain watches in force for the Coromandel and Bay of Plenty today, motorists are being asked to drive to the conditions. Waka Kotahi Transport Agency is also warning drivers to watch out for surface flooding. Periods of heavy rain are...... Read More

Covid-19: 14 new community cases all in Auckland

There are 14 new community cases of Covid-19 today, reported by the Ministry of Health.  There are three historical cases which are in managed isolation. More than 62,000 vaccines were administered in NZ yesterday. Covid-19 Response Minister...... Read More

Covid-19: 15 new community cases

There are 15 new cases of Covid-19 in the community. All 15 of the new cases are in Auckland and are household contacts. Two cases have also been identified at the border.  It takes the tally for community cases in the current outbreak to...... Read More

LIVE: Alert levels stay the same for another week

New Zealand is staying at Alert Level 2 for another week and Auckland will remain at level four as well.  The Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has made the announcement at a post cabinet briefing this afternoon.  The...... Read More

Covid-19: 20 new cases, three in MIQ

There are 20 new community cases of COVID-19 reported by the Ministry of Health today. There are three new cases in managed isolation and one historical case. More than 61,000 vaccines were administered yesterday. The Government has secured an...... Read More

LIVE: Eleven new Covid community cases

There are 11 new cases of covid-19 in the community today, with all of these in Auckland.  This brings the total number of cases in this outbreak to 879, with 288 cases recovered.   There are 27 people in hospital with Covid-19...... Read More

Live: Covid case numbers continue to drop

There are 13 new community cases of Covid-19 today all of these are in Auckland.  Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield are providing an update on the current outbreak.  There...... Read More

LIVE: 37 people in hospital with Covid-19

UPDATED 1.058PM: Thirty-seven people are in hospital with Covid-19 today. All are in Auckland hospitals. Six are in ICU or high dependency units. Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield is giving the latest numbers at the daily media update...... Read More