Permanent police presence at COVID-19 facilities

  The government says there will be a permanent police presence at every managed isolation and quarantine facility in New Zealand from today, following this week's breach in central Auckland. The government is now providing an update on...... Read More

Person in serious condition after SH2 crash

One person has been transported to hospital in serious condition after a single vehicle crash on State Highway 2, near Te Puna this morning.  Police were alerted to the single-vehicle crash on the highway near Snodgrass Road at 11.10am,...... Read More

One new case of COVID-19 in managed isolation

Health Minister Chris Hipkins says the country's latest case of COVID-19 visited an Auckland supermarket last night. Hipkins says the man left his managed isolation last night to go to the Countdown supermarket on Victoria Street in central...... Read More

Small smouldering electrical fire extinguished

Three fire trucks attended a small electrical fire at Countdown Greerton late this afternoon. The Greerton Fire Brigade confirmed that two of their fire trucks as well as a fire truck from Tauranga went to the supermarket in Cameron Rd in Greerton...... Read More

Woods and Webb give NZ‘s COVID-19 isolation update

Minister Megan Woods and Air Commodore Digby Webb are giving an update on the country's COVID-19 isolation and quarantine system. In COVID-19 developments today, there have been two new cases reported in managed isolation, although the number...... Read More

David Clark resigns as Health Minister

The Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has accepted David Clark’s resignation as Health Minister. “David Clark contacted me yesterday to confirm his wish to resign as a Minister and I accepted that resignation,” says Jacinda Ardern. “David...... Read More

LIVE: Day 2 of no new COVID-19 cases

UPDATE: There are no new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand. The second day this week of zero cases. Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield says there remains 22 active cases, all of who were in managed isolation. He says the new...... Read More

Govt reveals how $3b infrastructure fund spending

The government has announced a $3 billion infrastructure fund that will help create more than 20,000 jobs post COVID-19. Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones today outlined how $3b in the COVID Response and Recovery...... Read More

LIVE: Two new cases of COVID-19 in NZ today

There are two new cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand today, both people have returned from overseas and are in managed isolation. One is a man in his 50s who arrived in New Zealand from India on June 24 and tested positive at the day three mandatory...... Read More

Tornado rips through Papamoa causing mayhem

A tornado has ripped through Papamoa this morning sending roof tiles, trampolines, and road work signs flying and bringing down fences. "It's mayhem!" says one Papamoa resident.  Road work signs have toppled over, and roof tiles,...... Read More

Flood warning near Bayfair

Heavy rain is causing some chaos in the Bay of Plenty today. SunLive has received reports of flooding in the Mount area.  Fire and Emergency New Zealand spokesperson Paul Radden says there is flooding on Carysfort Street in Mount Maunganui.  “We...... Read More

New study tracks humpback migration from space

A new international study has discovered paikea humpback whales stick to old migration routes despite ocean changes associated with climate change. Understanding how organisms respond to environmental change is one of the most pressing challenges of...... Read More

Three new COVID cases, one in Rotorua

UPDATE: There are three new cases of COVID-19 being reported in managed isolation in New Zealand today. Two of the cases are in Christchurch and one is in Rotorua. Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield says the Rotorua case is being transferred...... Read More

One new case of COVID-19 in isolation

There is one new case of COVID-19 in New Zealand today. Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield says the new case is a woman in her 60s, who is in managed isolation at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland. She arrived in New Zealand on a reparation...... Read More

LIVE: Two new cases of COVID-19 today

There are two new cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand today. Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield says both of the people are in managed isolation at Jet Park Hotel in Auckland. The first is a man in his 20s who arrived on June 19 from India. He...... Read More

Nine active cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand

UPDATE: There are now nine active cases of COVID-19 following the announcement of two new cases at the border today. Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield say the two new cases brings New Zealand total number of confirmed cases of 1163. He...... Read More

LIVE UPDATE: No new cases of COVID-19

UPDATE: There are no new cases of COVID-19 today. Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield says this is good given that laboratories carried out 6273 tests yesterday. This brings the total number of test carried out in New Zealand to 327,460. "It...... Read More

LIVE: One new case of COVID-19 at the border

One new case of COVID-19 is being reported today. Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield says the new case is a man in his 60s who is in quarantine in Auckland. He arrived on a flight from Melbourne on June 13 and has been in isolation ever...... Read More

Lane restrictions removed from Te Puke Highway

Te Puke Highway is now fully open after five months of one lane traffic. The restricted traffic flow was to allow for construction of a water trunk mains along a narrow section of the road. The pipeline forms part of the Waiāri Water Supply Scheme,...... Read More