LIVE: 22 active cases of COVID-19 in NZ

UPDATE: There are now only 22 active cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand. Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield says there are no new cases of the virus to report today. Therefore, the total confirmed number of cases remains at 1154. "This...... Read More

National Party caucus reshuffle

New National Party Leader Todd Muller has announced the caucus reshuffle this afternoon.  Senior MP Amy Adams is the Minister for Covid-19 recovery. She has been ranked at number three.   “Amy is tough and tested and will play a...... Read More

Watch live: Bridges on losing party leadership

Former National Party leader Simon Bridges says he will stay in politics for the time being, but will "take stock" and work it out from there. Simon has spoken to media after losing the party's leadership vote earlier today. Bay of Plenty...... Read More

New National leader‘s focus is economic recovery

UPDATED: New National Party leader Todd Muller says his focus will be New Zealand’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. He has addressed the media for the first time as the newly elected opposition leader. Todd has been elected leader...... Read More

Duck Hunting: Let bad habits die, not your mates

In the lead up to the opening weekend of duck shooting season the New Zealand Mountain Safety Council have released a new video campaign that zeroes in on hunter safety ‘Let bad habits die, not your mates’. This year opening weekend is...... Read More

LIVE: Four days of no new COVID-19 cases

UPDATE: There are no new cases of COVID-19 reported in New Zealand for the fourth day running. Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield is providing an update on COVID-19. Another five cases have been confirmed as recovered, meaning 97 per...... Read More

LIVE: Five more people recover from COVID-19

UPDATE: There are no new cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand today. Director-General of Health Dr Ahsley Bloomfield says there are no new old cases either. "This means that out total confirmed cases remains at 1153. "The total number of confirmed...... Read More

LIVE: Confirmed number of COVID-19 cases increases

UPDATE: While there are no new cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand, the total number of confirmed cases has now increased by four. Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield says the four cases are of people who arrived back in New Zealand in April. He...... Read More

$278.2m funding for early learning services - Govt

The government has announced a higher funding rate for early learning services that employ fully qualified and registered teachers.  Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Education Minister Chris Hipkins provided an update on the government’s...... Read More

LIVE: NZ‘s zero COVID-19 trend continues

UPDATE: The Director-General of Health is once again reporting zero new case of COVID-19. Ashley says with no new cases today, the total number of confirmed and probable cases remains at 1499. He says the total number of confirmed cases is at 1149....... Read More

LIVE: No new cases of COVID-19

UPDATE: The Director-General of Health is again today announcing no new cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand. This is the second day in a row that there have been no new cases of the virus. Ashley Bloomfield says these numbers are "encourgaing"...... Read More

No new cases of COVID-19 today

There are no new cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand today.  Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield  provided an update on the COVID-19 situation in New Zealand this afternoon.  The...... Read More

Staggered move to level 2 starts Thursday

New Zealand retail, hospitality and public spaces will move to alert level 2 on Thursday, May 14.  Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is updating the public on Cabinets decision to move down an alert level this week.  Children will return...... Read More

Te Puna blues go global

Derek Jacomb, the untroubled troubadour of Te Puna, has filmed a different song every day for 42 days, wearing a new hat and shirt for each video. The result is now viewable on YouTube. “I had a lot of hats because of performing in the Tauranga...... Read More

New website shares BOP love and locals‘ campaign

Tourism Bay of Plenty has rolled out a series of marketing initiatives to support the region’s tourism industry. The Destination Management Organisation’s new website, bayofplentynz.com, went live in early March after six months of development...... Read More

LIVE: 90 per cent of COVID-19 cases recovered

UPDATE: Around 90 per cent of COVID-19 cases in New Zealand are now reported as recovered. Director of Public Health Dr Caroline McElnay says 1347 people have recovered from the virus. She says this is an increase of 15 from yesterday. Today, there...... Read More

New Zealand marks 75th anniversary of VE Day

The 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe will be acknowledged in New Zealand on May 8 with video messages from the Governor-General and Prime Minister. New Zealand will join countries around the world in marking the anniversary...... Read More

LIVE: New COVID-19 case linked to Matamata cluster

UPDATE: There is one new confirmed case of COVID-19 today. Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield says the new case is a household contact of a previous confirmed case linked to the Matatmata cluster. He says the Waikato District Health Board...... Read More

Additional death related to COVID-19 today

UPDATE: Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield is reporting one additional death related to COVID-19 today. He says the woman was linked to the Rosewood Resthome Cluster, but was not one of the residents who had been transferred to Burwood...... Read More