Rideshare drivers trained to be COVIDsafe

Thousands of Ola drivers have completed a specialised COVID-19 Hygiene Awareness training module, designed to keep them, their cars and their passengers... Read More

COVID-19: Thanking those behind the scenes

Support service providers, businesses and their staff have been praised for their role in supporting the Bay of Plenty’s COVID-19 assessment centres. Bay... Read More

Graduate uses pandemic to refocus career path

Rather than sitting on the couch clocking up Netflix hours, Levi Chand has used the COVID-19 pandemic to refocus his career path. Since graduating with... Read More

Taupo tourist operators hopeful

Taupō tourist operators have appreciated the first week of more open trading under Alert level 2 and are looking ahead with cautious optimism. Operations... Read More

No new COVID-19 cases for fifth consecutive day

There are no new cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand for the fifth consecutive day.  Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield says nobody is... Read More

Tauranga’s Anchor AIMS Games cancelled for 2020

Organisers of the Anchor AIMS Games have bowed to the inevitable and postponed this year's national intermediate-aged sports tournament until 2021. Tournament... Read More

NZ joins global search for COVID-19 vaccine

New Zealand is joining the global search for a vaccine against COVID-19. Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters, Research, Science and Innovation Minister... Read More

LIVE: 22 active cases of COVID-19 in NZ

UPDATE: There are now only 22 active cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand. Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield says there are no new cases of... Read More

LIVE COVID-19 updates: What happened on May 25

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says Cabinet will reconsider alert level 2 settings again on 8 June and no later than 22 June will consider a move to alert... Read More

Frozen meal demand tripled during lockdown

    Cancer hasn’t stop for COVID-19, and neither have we. This is the message from chief executive of the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Cancer... Read More

No new cases of COVID-19

Once again, there are no new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand today.  The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 remains... Read More

New payment to support Kiwis through COVID

The Government is announcing a new temporary payment to support New Zealanders who lose their jobs due to the global COVID-19 pandemic to adjust and... Read More

Man arrested after refusing to wear mask on plane

A man is due to appear in court on Tuesday after refusing to wear a mask on a plane in New Zealand. Police say the 30-year-old refused to comply with... Read More

No new cases of COVID-19 today

There have been no new cases of COVID-19 reported in New Zealand today, the Health Ministry has confirmed. The total number of confirmed and probable... Read More

Tauranga leisure facilities re-open doors

Hydroslides and saunas, hot pools and halls, community, action and recreation centres – they can all re-open under Alert Level 2, says Bay Venues... Read More