Managed isolation hotels being overbooked

The government is allowing isolation facilities to be overbooked so full capacity is reached even if there are last-minute cancellations or no-shows. The... Read More

Nine new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation

There are nine new cases of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation in New Zealand today. The Ministry of Health is reporting that there are no new... Read More

Minister urges patience over vaccine rollout

The Minister for COVID-19 Response says patience is required over the roll-out of New Zealand's first COVID-19 vaccines, but that the government... Read More

Visiting cricketer tests positive for COVID-19

There is one new case of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation in New Zealand today. There are no new community cases. This person is a member of... Read More

Three new cases of COVID detected at the border

There are three new cases of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation in New Zealand today. There are no new community cases, says a statement from... Read More

Four new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation

There are four new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation in New Zealand today. The Ministry of Health says the first case arrived from Ethiopia... Read More

Ruatoria Pies thriving despite Covid-19

In the small East Coast town of Ruatoria, population about 750, one of the ways to make a crust is to run your own business. Which is exactly what the... Read More

Covid-19: One new case in NZ today

There is one new case of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation in New Zealand today. There are no new community cases. Today’s new case is... Read More

Covid update here and around the globe

  School attendance dropped during the nationwide lockdown for obvious reasons.   It is less clear why, as New Zealand returned to relative-normal,... Read More

Covid-19: Four new cases, all in managed isolation

The Ministry of Health reports that there are four new cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand today, all in managed isolation. There are no new cases in... Read More

Covid update here and around the globe

Seven new cases of Covid-19 reported on Friday were in managed isolation and included six members of the Pakistan cricket team. The Ministry of Health... Read More

Seven new COVID cases in managed isolation

There are seven cases of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation in New Zealand today. There are no new cases in the community, says a statement from... Read More

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

One new COVID-19 case in managed isolation

There is one new case of COVID-19 in managed isolation today.  Today’s case arrived on November 14 from the United Kingdom via... 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