89 new COVID-19 cases in New Zealand

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield updated the public on the COVID-19 situation in New Zealand... Read More

The big OE just got smaller

Tauranga woman Kelly Rice provides a perspective on being far from home during an international crisis. OPINION: We left the mighty shores of New Zealand... Read More

Hold off lighting fires in lockdown

Fire and Emergency New Zealand are asking people to refrain from lighting outdoor fires during the COVID-19 lockdown period. "I know we all want... Read More

New lockdown rules on exercise and shared bubbles

Director General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield has issued a Health Notice providing additional guidance on the COVID-19 Alert Level 4 lockdown. The... Read More

District Court open for priority proceedings

District Court priority proceedings will continue under Alert Level Four, but remotely via audio visual link wherever possible. “Generally, priority... Read More

COVID-19 cases in the Bay of Plenty

The number of COVID-19 cases in the Western Bay of Plenty has risen by two since yesterday. Today Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfied announced... Read More

Govt app helps share COVID-19 information

A government WhatsApp channel has been launched to help make information more accessible and shareable in the fight against COVID-19. Govt.NZ, which... Read More

LIVE: 82 new cases of COVID-19 today

UPDATED: There are 82 new cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand today bringing the total number of cases to 950. Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfied... Read More

Laughter is the best medicine

For Karen and Michael Kessell laughter goes a long way. The Aongatete couple have taken it upon themselves to lighten up the neighbourhood with their... Read More

Online foodbank ramps up for COVID-19 response

New Zealanders have given thousands in response to a call by The Salvation Army for donations to meet the growing demand on its foodbanks   So... Read More

Sign language interpreters face online criticism

Sign language interpreters working on the coronavirus response are copping flak on social media simply for doing their jobs. New Zealand Sign Language... Read More

Keeping our best friends safe during lockdown

There’s plenty of information about keeping ourselves and those in our bubble safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, but what about our furry friends?... Read More

Hospitals well prepared for COVID-19 – Govt

Hospital preparations for COVID-19 are well advanced, says Health Minister David Clark. “Hospitals across New Zealand are repurposing buildings... Read More

Triathletes ride on through virtual racing

Triathlon NZ aren’t letting the lockdown claim another sporting event, by hosting a six-week virtual bike race series for members. The TRI NZ... Read More

Tauranga Farmers development halted for lockdown

Construction has ceased on the Farmers Tauranga Development during the COVID-19 lockdown, prior to this construction has been on schedule. “The... Read More