LIVE update on managed isolation

The minister in charge of managed isolation facilities Megan Woods and the head of managed isolation and quarantine Air Commodore Darryn Webb are giving an update on COVID-19. Education Minister Chris Hipkins this morning said there was no good reason...... Read More

Nine new cases of COVID-19 today

There are nine new cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand today – four are in managed isolation and five are in the community. The five community cases are all epidemiologically linked to the Auckland cluster. Deputy Director-General of Health Robyn...... Read More

Disorder causes large police presence on 3rd Ave

Tauranga police have responded to a disorder on 3rd Avenue this morning. A police spokesperson says they received a report of a person being chased by two other people at about 11.10am.  One witness at the scene says more than...... Read More

LIVE: 12 new cases of Covid-19 today

UPDATED: There are 12 new cases of covid-19 in New Zealand today. Seven of the cases are imported and were identified in day three testing. The other five cases are linked to the Auckland community cluster, four of those cases are from one household...... Read More

LIVE: Seven new cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand

UPDATED: There are seven new cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand today. One is an imported case in managed isolation and the other six cases are linked to the Auckland community cluster. The case at the border is a woman in her 20s who arrived in New...... Read More

LIVE: Collins unveils plan to help small business

The leader of the National Party speaks to media about the party's plan for small businesses. National is pledging to repeal the government's changes to the Employment Relations Act and initiate a review of WorkSafe if elected. Earlier this...... Read More

Seven new community cases of Covid-19 today

There are seven new community cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand today – all of which are linked to the Auckland cluster. Director General of Health Ashley Bloomfield says there are no new imported cases. Two of the seven cases are linked to a...... Read More

NZ to stay at level 2 after Wednesday

UPDATED: New Zealand will stay at level two restrictions and Auckland’s level 3 restrictions have been extended until 11.59pm on Sunday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced. Cabinet met today to decide when to shift alert levels and Ardern...... Read More

Nine new cases of COVID-19 today

There are nine new cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand today. Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield has provided an update this afternoon.  The new cases are made up of eight confirmed cases, and one probable case. One of the...... Read More

Power box fire causes outage in Welcome Bay

A power box catching alight in Welcome Bay has caused a power outage this evening. Welcome Bay resident Blayze Waddicor says that power went out to most of Forrester Dr while an electrical team went to work to fix it. “Electrical fire on power...... Read More

LIVE: 11 new cases of Covid-19 in NZ today

UPDATED: There are 11 new cases of Covid-19 today, nine of those cases are linked to the community cluster in Auckland and two are in managed isolation. Of the nine cases, five are linked to churches and four are household contacts of cases, says Director-General...... Read More

LIVE: Tauranga Council discuss ongoing conflicts

Tauranga City Council is holding an emergency meeting to discuss the report from the Department of Internal Affairs. The DIA has requested the council provide assurance and evidence that it is taking proactive steps to “restore trust and confidence...... Read More

Supporting Tauranga‘s business community

Tauranga Chamber of Commerce CEO Matt Crowley has released his latest video dubbed Matt Chat. In it, he reflects on the recent return to Alert Level 2 - how businesses have been impacted, and what plans and preparations need to be put in place.  Watch...... Read More

LIVE: Five new cases linked to Auckland cluster

UPDATE 1.05PM: There are five new cases of COVID-19 being reported toay. Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield says all of the new cases are linked to the Auckland commuity outbreak. He says there are no imported cases. Four of today's...... Read More

Collins unveils National‘s border security policy

National Party leader Judith Collins is unveiling the party's policy on border security. The National Party wants to establish a Border Protection Agency to oversee and manage COVID-19 and any other public health threats at the border. The announcement...... Read More

LIVE: One new COVID case in isolation in Rotorua

UPDATE 1.14PM: Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield is reporting six new cases of COVID-19 today. Five of the new cases are in the comminuity and one was in managed isolation. Ashley says the one in managed isolation is a woman in her 50s...... Read More

Nana’s inspiration lives on in Greerton garden

Greerton resident Sally Blockley has been cultivated her urban garden for about seven years and will showcase her hard work in this year’s BOP Garden and Art Festival. Sally has transformed her small residential property from a regular section,...... Read More

LIVE: Another 13 cases of COVID today

UPDATE: There are a further 13 new cases of COVID-19 being reported in the community today. This brings the total number of active cases to 90.  Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield says 69 of the active cases are linked to the existing...... Read More

LIVE: Government announces new wage subsidy scheme

UPDATED: A new wage subsidy scheme and simplified leave scheme will be implemented by the government in response to the re-emergence of COVID-19 in the community. Finance Minister Grant Robertson has set out the criteria for the new nationwide wage...... Read More