Traffic light system may need adjusting

The Ministry of Health is looking at whether to tweak the traffic light system in the face of Omicron, says the Director-General of Health. The government... Read More

Six new cases of Covid in the Lakes

There are six new cases to report in the Lakes DHB region today.  All of these cases are in the Rotorua District, says a statement from the Ministry... Read More

Watch: PM on Covid vaccines for children

As the country braces for an Omicron outbreak, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is marking the commencement of paediatric vaccinations and the first day... Read More

No emergency calls for unvaccinated firefighters

Hundreds of unvaccinated firefighters can no longer respond to emergency calls, and those gaps will have to be plugged from elsewhere, fire service figures... Read More

Covid vaccines for kids start today

More than 120,000 doses of the child (paediatric) Pfizer vaccine have been delivered to over 500 vaccination sites around New Zealand as health providers... 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

Summer Concert Tour cancelled amid MIQ concerns

The organisers of the annual Summer Concert Tour have announced the cancellation of the 2022 event which was due to take place in Whitianga, Taupō and... 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

Covid-19 isolation facility opens at Rotorua lodge

An isolation facility for people with Covid-19 is opening today at a lodge at Lake Okataina, near Rotorua. Ownership of the lodge has recently been... Read More