Pre-departure testing extended to all passengers

The Government is extending pre-departure testing to all passengers to New Zealand except from Australia, Antarctica and most Pacific Islands. The change... Read More

New COVID-19 saliva testing gets green light

An ESR study investigating testing for COVID-19 in saliva has been given the green-light. Funded by ESR, the study will run over 2-3 months, starting... Read More

COVID-19 contributes to building supply shortage

A shortage of building supplies is preventing the construction sector from delivering projects on time and within budget. Plumbing, electrical and... Read More

COVID-19: A call to make scanning mandatory

  A leading coronavirus expert is calling on the Government to make QR code scanning at potential "super-spreader" venues like bars and... Read More

10 new cases of COVID in managed isolation

The first travellers from the UK and US under the new requirements for pre-departure testing arrived into New Zealand over the weekend, with Customs... Read More

Air New Zealand: “a year not so much in the air”

  While it was a year not so much in the air, there were no days in 2020 without an Air New Zealand flight taking to the skies.   Air NZ... Read More

New pre-departure COVID testing requirement

From 11.59pm tonight, travellers from the United States and United Kingdom will be required to produce a negative test result for COVID-19 upon landing... Read More

Cook Islanders to resume travel to New Zealand

Passengers from the Cook Islands can resume quarantine-free travel into New Zealand from January 21, enabling access to essential services such as health. “Following... Read More

Bloomfield calling for NZers to scan, scan, scan

There are seven new cases of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation in New Zealand since our last media statement on Monday. There are no new cases... Read More

COVID-19: 31 new cases, no community cases

There has been a total of 31 cases of COVID-19 identified in New Zealand during the past three days. This is an average of around ten new and historical... Read More

Four new COVID cases identified at the border

There are four cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation to report in New Zealand. This is since the Ministry of Health's last media statement on January... Read More

Court in lockdown after suspected COVID case

The Ministry of Justice says Hamilton District Court is in lockdown after a suspected Covid-related incident. The New Zealand Herald is reporting that... Read More

NZ helping countries open up to exercise

  Many of the world’s exercise industry organisations are turning to New Zealand as they prepare to “fully open up post-COVID lockdown”.   ExerciseNZ... Read More

Sixty one active cases of COVID in New Zealand

There are six new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation to report in New Zealand. These cases have been discovered since the Ministry of Health last... Read More

Air New Zealand aircrew to overnight in Honolulu

As part of ongoing efforts to reduce the COVID-19 risk to aircrew, Air New Zealand will re-route its North America flights to allow aircrew to overnight... Read More