Iwi ask travellers to reconsider East Coast visit

East Coast iwi, Ngāti Porou are urging holidaymakers to reconsider travelling to Tairāwhiti over the summer period. Te Runanganui o Ngāti Porou chair... Read More

LIVE : “No need for alarm” over new Covid variant

While there are no cases in New Zealand of the Covid-19 variant currently causing concern in South Africa, deputy prime minister Grant Robertson says... Read More

Two new Covid cases in Tauranga, one in Rotorua

There are two new cases of Covid-19 in the Bay of Plenty DHB region and another in the Lakes DHB reported among the 173 cases across New Zealand. It... Read More

Locations of interest at two BOP hospitals

UPDATE 6.10pm: Whakatane Hospital joins Tauranga Hospital in being named a location of interest for Covid-19 exposure today. Anyone who was at Whakatane... Read More

Govt vaccine mandate now includes police and NZDF

  The workplace vaccination requirement is now being extended to include the New Zealand Police and the Defence Force.   In a statement... Read More

Rozanne’s fight after vaccine anguish

Three months ago, 50-year-old Rozanne de Wild was a highly functioning business woman, running the office admin, marketing and accounts part-time for... Read More

Two more BOP schools have positive Covid-19 cases

A further two schools in the Bay of Plenty have positive Covid-19 cases among students. Tauranga Intermediate School and Te Puke High School have sent... Read More

Nine new Covid-19 cases in Tauranga

There are nine new cases of Covid-19 in the Bay of Plenty region today, all of which are in the Tauranga area, whilst there is an additional case in... Read More

MOH working with BOP schools after Covid cases

The Ministry of Health says it continues to work with schools in the Bay of Plenty regarding appropriate health measures after a day of concern over... Read More

Additional locations of interest announced

UPDATE 5pm: There are seven more locations of interest in the Tauranga region. The MOH has added locations in Bethlehem, Greerton and Parkvale to the... Read More

Principal allays Covid fears at Aquinas College

The risk of Covid-19 at Aquinas College is considered low after a public health investigation into a positive case there.  An... Read More

Indian NZers amongst most vaccinated

Indian New Zealanders amongst the most highly-vaccinated in the country Dharmesh Parikh rolled up his sleeve and as the needle headed for his arm, a... Read More

BOP community to self isolate after case detected

The community of Te Waimana in Bay of Plenty are being asked to self isolate over the next 48 hours and to get tested to help stop... Read More

Covid-19: 12 new cases in BOP today

Twelve new Covid-19 cases are being reported in the Bay of Plenty, bringing the region’s total number associated with this outbreak to 53. Six... Read More

New Zealand to open without MIQ next year

Fully vaccinated New Zealanders will find it easier to come home from January 2022, with foreign nationals to follow from April onwards. Covid-19 Response... Read More