One case of COVID reported in the community

There has been one new community case of COVID-19 reported in New Zealand today - the first in five days. In a statement, the Health Ministry said the... Read More

No new cases of COVID-19 today

There are no new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand today. There are 54 people linked to the community cluster who remain in the Auckland quarantine... Read More

Security boost for Hamilton‘s isolation hotels

Boosting security at Hamilton's Covid-19 isolation hotels has become a reality with a pōwhiri for 57 defence force personnel in the city on Thursday. The... Read More

Seven new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation

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

LIVE: Ardern on GDP

The economy has shrunk by a record amount and fell into its first recession in a decade as it was battered by the government's moves to eliminate... Read More

Person escaped managed isolation hotel in Rotorua

A man escaped from the managed isolation Sudima Hotel in Rotorua last night. The person was located within half-an-hour near the facility. Air Commodore... Read More

Family of COVID-19 victims: “We know the reality”

The death of two brothers from COVID-19 in less than a fortnight has prompted a warning from their family for others to take it seriously. Nigel Huirama... Read More

One COVID-19 death at Waikato Hospital

One man has died from COVID-19 in Waikato Hospital and there is one new imported case in managed isolation today.  The man that died was in... Read More

Three new cases identified in Rotorua isolation

There are three new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand today – all detected in recent returnees in managed isolation facilities. There... Read More

Public transport distancing requirements relaxed

Physical distancing requirements on public transport have been relaxed following a review by the Ministry of Health to determine whether they are still... Read More

$7 million in 10 weeks to help stranded foreigners

Helping thousands of foreigners stranded here by COVID-19 has cost close to $7 million over the past 10 weeks. Chilean Constanza Capurso is among the... Read More

Jetstar resuming flights from Thursday

Jetstar will resume flights from Thursday, while Air New Zealand is making more than 180,000 of its cheapest fares available, in response to changes to... Read More

LIVE: Plans to move NZ to Alert Level 1 on Monday

UPDATE: New Zealand will move to Alert Level 1 on Monday, September 21. This is contingent on the cases tracking as they are now, says Prime Minister... Read More

One new case of COVID-19 in the community

There is one new community case of COVID-19 to report today.  The case is a female child who is epidemiologically linked to an existing case associated... Read More

Steamers v Taranaki in Mitre 10 Cup season opener

A high level of online support is expected this afternoon as the Steamers play Taranaki in their opening game of the Mitre 10 Cup season. Bay of Plenty... Read More