What the traffic light system is and how it works

On December 3, the country will leave behind the alert level system which has been in place since early 2020 and move into the traffic light system. Prime... Read More

NZ to move into traffic light system on Dec 3

All of New Zealand will move into the new Covid-19 Protection Framework at 11.59pm on Thursday December 2, making Friday December 3 the first day the... Read More

Five new cases of Covid-19 in the Bay of Plenty

There are five new cases of Covid-19 being reported in the Bay of Plenty today. Of these cases, four are linked to existing cases in Mount Manganui.... Read More

BOP iwi asks summer visitors to rethink plans

Eastern Bay of Plenty iwi Te Whānau-ā-Apanui are asking for those who do not whakapapa to it to refrain from going into their rohe this summer due... Read More

Covid-19: 172 new cases in NZ, 3 in Tauranga

A ward has been closed and staff stood down following the appearance of a postive Covid-19 case at Tauranga Hospital's emergency department on Friday... Read More

Contracts signed for Māori vaccination rates

The Government has approved $46.75 million and signed 26 contracts to rapidly accelerate Māori Covid-19 vaccinations across Aotearoa and support the... Read More

Third positive waste water result in BOP

The Ministry of Health have reported the detection of Covid-19 in the waste water of Tauranga and Mount Maunganui. This sample taken on November 15... Read More

Healthcare and education vaccine mandates kick in

About 2000 district health board workers had not been vaccinated 15 hours before the deadline to lose their jobs. Meanwhile, school and early childhood... Read More

Booster vaccine available from end of November

Booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine will start being administered from November 29, Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins announced today. “Medsafe... Read More

173 Covid-19 cases with one in Lakes District

There are 173 new cases of Covid-19 in the community reported today by The Ministry of Health with one case in Taupō. Of these cases, 163 of them are... Read More

Seven new cases takes Waikato total to 233

There are seven new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in the Waikato region. Six were known contacts and public health staff continue to investigate the remaining... Read More

Covid-19: 207 new cases, 90 in hospital, one death

There are 207 new community cases of Covid-19 reported today by the Ministry of Health.  Of these cases 99 are epidemiologically linked, and 108... Read More

Positive Covid-19 cases in Rotorua and Tararua

The Ministry of Health has announced there are four new COVID-19 community cases to report across the Tararua and Lakes districts. The two Lakes district... Read More

Feeling unwell? Get a test

Get tested, get vaccinated and check locations of interest.   This is the advice from Toi Te Ora Public health following a positive COVID-19... Read More

Strip club and bars added to locations of interest

Sin City Taupō Strippers and two bars have been named as part of a late-night location of interest tranche following confirmation of more cases in Taupō.   The... Read More