Covid-19: What happened on April 6

At least one resthome has been hit, essential workers and those made redundant are finding it tough, and app-based tracing is being explored - this is... Read More

COVID-19 mental health support begins

A range of support is being rolled out across New Zealand to help people look after their mental health during COVID-19. “COVID-19 has brought... Read More

Health Minister offers resignation over breach

Health Minister David Clark has offered his resignation following a breach of the Alert Level 4 lockdown. On the first weekend of the Alert Level 4... Read More

Google thanks pandemic workers

“To all the public health workers and to researchers in the scientific community – thank you.” That's the message behind today's... Read More

One new case of COVID-19 in the BOP

There is one new case of COVID-19 in the Bay of Plenty today. There are now a total of 32 cases in the Bay of Plenty District Health Board area, while... Read More

COVID-19: Squash world junior champs cancelled

The "regretful" decision has been to cancel the WSF World Junior Championships that had been scheduled to take place in July 2020 on the Gold... Read More

COVID -19 update April 6: 67 new cases today

UPDATE: There are 39 new confirmed cases and 28 probable cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand today. An increase of 67 cases. This now brings the total... Read More

Live COVID-19 updates from NZ and around the world

Cabinet ministers and senior officials will plan a possible exit from the pandemic lockdown but are warning the fight against COVID-19 is far from over. Prime... Read More

COVID-19: What happened on April 5

New Zealand now has a total of 1039 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 cases, but the prime minister says the country could have had four times... 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

Politicians in lockdown: Fletcher Tabuteau

In the second of a series of more lighthearted interviews, Rotorua Now reporter Matthew Martin asks New Zealand First deputy leader and list MP based... Read More

COVID-19 cases in the Bay of Plenty

The number of confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand is now at 868. Of those cases, 28 are in the Bay of Plenty District Health Board... Read More

LIVE: 103 people recover from COVID-19

UPDATE: A total of 103 people have recovered from COVID-19 in New Zealand to date. Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield is delivering the... Read More

Govt’s COVID plan, economic strength recognised

The Government’s plan to cushion the blow of COVID-19 by supporting incomes, jobs and businesses, and position the economy to recover has been... Read More

41 million face masks coming for frontline workers

More than 40 million masks are on the way to help protect frontline health workers after weeks of confusion and fear about the supply of Covid-19 equipment. Up... Read More