Increase in bites and rashes as weather heats up

Warmer sea temperatures and a changing climate could be what is causing more ocean-borne bites, stings and rashes, a marine scientist says. Ocean swimmers... Read More

People urged to upgrade facemasks as Omicron looms

Some face masks could be worse than nothing if they lull people into a false sense of security, experts say. With Omicron knocking at New Zealand’s... Read More

Covid-19: 43 MIQ, 25 community, 22 in hospital

The Ministry of Health are reporting that there are 25 new community cases of Covid-19, 43 new cases identified at the border, 22 people are in hospital... Read More

MIQ worker tests positive for Omicron

Auckland health officials are working quickly to stop Omicron breaking out into the community following an MIQ worker testing positive for the variant. The... Read More

Covid-19 cross sector response in Lakes community

With an increasing number of Covid cases in the community, Lakes DHB is urging the general public to get vaccinated and to follow the Covid-19 health... Read More

Covid-19: Locations of interest added on Saturday

Several locations in Rotorua, Turangi, Tauranga and Mount Maunganui linked to the Delta outbreak have been added to the Ministry of Health’s locations... Read More

Covid-19: 29 new community cases, 29 in hospital

The Ministry of Health is reporting 29 new community cases and 25 new cases identified at the border.   Of the new community cases, 11 are in... Read More

No Covid community cases in Rotorua

The Ministry of Health is reporting 14 new Covid community cases in New Zealand today. No cases have been identified in the Bay of Plenty or Lakes District. Today's... Read More

Child Covid vaccine rollout to begin on Monday

More than half a million doses of Pfizer vaccine have arrived in New Zealand ahead of Covid vaccine rollout for children. From Monday, January 17, children... Read More

Tauranga DNB festival public health advice revised

The Ministry of Health has revised the public health advice given on Saturday about the drum and bass festival held in Tauranga. "A reassessment... Read More

Covid-19: 85 new community, 64 new border cases

The Ministry of Health is reporting 85 new community cases and 64 new cases identified at the border over the past two days since the last update.   Of... Read More

Ministry of Health to provide Covid update today

The Ministry of Health is due to provide an update of its Covid data about 1pm on Sunday. No overall update was provided on Saturday, but the ministry... Read More

Netsky, Chase & Status, Hybrid Minds, Friction etc

Following the announcement that two positive cases in Wellington are linked to the Drum & Bass Festival held in Tauranga in January, new close contact... Read More

Wellington cases linked to Tauranga festival

Two new cases of Covid-19 in Wellington have been linked to the Drum & Bass Festival held in Tauranga, says the Ministry of Health in a statement released... Read More

Less drug harm being seen at summer festivals

Members of harm prevention services are saying that they are seeing a promising start to the summer festival season. Music festivals across the country... Read More