Covid-19: 41 new cases, over 69,000 vaccinations

There are 41 new community cases today and two new cases in managed isolation.  So far during Super Saturday 69.582 doses of vaccine have been... Read More

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

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

Countdown limits ibuprofen sales

Countdown supermarkets will limit the sale of ibuprofen and items containing ibuprofen to one pack per customer, following similar limitations on the... Read More

PM announces nationwide vax-a-thon on Saturday

There are 43 new community cases of Covid-19 today, with 40 in the Auckland Region and three in Waikato. Three new cases have also been identified at... Read More

Exposure event at Middlemore Hosital, 74 contacts

A patient at Middlemore Hospital has returned a positive Covid-19 test with 74 contacts identified. There are 34 staff and 40 patients, 25 of whom are... Read More

Mandatory vaccines for health and education sector

Vaccines will be mandatory for workers in large parts of the health and disability and education sectors.   Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins... Read More

Live: Waikato might move to level 2 on Friday

Waikato and Northland will remain at alert level 3 until midnight Thursday. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has made the announcement at a post Cabinet... Read More

Countdown Katikati added to locations of interest

Katikati's only supermarket is now on the list of locations of interest, making a total of seven locations in the town visited by a person... Read More

The Covid tracer app doing its job in Katikati

“What the heck?” A Tauranga resident who travelled to Katikati today to get tested didn’t know she’d been at a location of interest... Read More

Covid dealing blow to prostate cancer fundraising

Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand CEO Peter Dickens was really hoping 2021 would be the year. After Covid-19 lockdowns disrupted the charity’s... Read More

COVID-19: 60 new community cases as outbreak grows

There are 60 new community cases today, of which 56 are in Auckland, three in Waikato and one in the Bay of Plenty.  There is one new case in... Read More

Covid information: questions raised over slowness

The slowness with which locations of interest have been announced following a weak positive case in Katikati is frustrating local MPs.   “It... Read More

BOP awaits fate following weak positive Delta case

Results from contacts linked to a Covid-positive case in the Bay of Plenty due back today will provide a clearer picture of the damage Delta has done... Read More

Positive COVID-19 case in Katikati

The Ministry of Health is today confirming the results of a COVID-19 test taken yesterday in Auckland, which has returned positive today for a person... Read More