New Year border exception for seasonal workers

From January next year, up to 2000 experienced seasonal workers from the Pacific will be able to travel to New Zealand to address labour shortages in... Read More

CovidCard a win for elderly in BOP trial

A COVID-19 contact tracing card trialled by iwi volunteers has earned the thumbs-up for being convenient and to easy use, especially for those who are... Read More

Eight new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation

There are eight new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand today, all in managed isolation. There are no new community cases. One person arrived... Read More

Another two new cases of COVID at the border

There are two new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation being reported by the Ministry of Health today, with no new community cases. The ministry... Read More

Two new COVID cases detected in recent returnees

There are two new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand today, both detected in recent returnees in managed isolation. There are no new community... Read More

Figures show quarantine costing $2.4m a day

The country's 32 managed isolation and quarantine hotels are costing taxpayers more than $2 million a day, and due to go over budget before December... Read More

Covid-19: Nine new cases in managed isolation

There have been nine new cases of Covid-19 reported in New Zealand's managed isolation facilities today, with the new imported cases coming from... Read More

Covid update here and around the globe

  A Wellington border worker already in quarantine was one of six new cases of Covid-19 detected in the country on Saturday. The rest were all... Read More

Covid-19: Six new cases

There are six new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand today, five in recent returnees in managed isolation and one in a border worker already... Read More

Covid update here and around the globe

  ESR Bioinformatics lead Dr Joep de Ligt​​ and his team work around the clock to map the chain of transmission for every single case of Covid-19... Read More

Three new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation

There are three new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand today, all detected in recent returnees in managed isolation. There are no new community... Read More

Two new cases of COVID-19 at the border

There are two new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand today, both detected in recent returnees in managed isolation. There are no new community... Read More

Govt secures in-principal COVID vaccine deal

The government has reached an in-principle agreement to purchase doses of a COVID-19 vaccine for the entire population. The agreement with Janssen... Read More

Additional testing to strengthen border

New testing measures are being put in place to increase the safety of border workers and further strengthen New Zealand’s barriers against COVID-19,... Read More

Three new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation

There are three new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand today, all detected in recent returnees in managed isolation. There are no new community... Read More