Covid19 News

A “Blast from the Past” to increase vaccination numbers.

Prime Minster Jacinda Ardern this afternoon announced that this Saturday would be a televised ‘vaxathon’ which she hopes will set new records for kiwis receiving the Covid-19 vaccination. There is capacity to perform 100,000 vaccinations in a day and has set that as a target for ‘Super Saturday.’ The previous best in August was 93,000 […]

Game puts players in charge of Covid-19 response

Have you ever watched the 1pm press conference and thought you’d do it all differently? Well now is your chance to see what would happen if you were in power. A science teacher in Tāmaki Makaurau, Peter Wills, made an online text adventure game based off modelling research by Te Pūnaha Matatini. In the game […]

Information for landlords and tenants

On this page: Alert Level 4 Information for landlords and tenants Alert Level 3 information for landlords and tenants Alert Level 2 information for landlords and tenants Alert Level 1 information for landlords and tenants I/my tenants are having trouble paying rent, what are my options? I can’t move due to COVID-19 restrictions, do I […]

COVID-19: Business travel across Alert Level Boundaries

Movement between Alert Level Boundaries is restricted. There are Police check points to stop unnecessary travel. New Zealanders should continue to ensure their movement over the boundaries is for essential purposes only. An Alert Level Boundary separates areas of New Zealand that are at different Alert Levels. Workers will need to show proof that they […]

COVID-19: Face coverings at Alert Levels 2, 3 and 4

At Alert Levels 2, 3 and 4, most workers who interact with the public must wear a face covering. This includes workers who: Are delivering goods or food to homes, but only while they are out of the vehicle. Serve customers at a cafe, restaurant, bar, or any other businesses or service that serves food […]

‘Fear doesn’t work with unvaccinated’ – Sir John Key

Former Prime Minister Sir John Key believes the government needs to get out its cheque book, rather than rely on fear tactics to get people vaccinated. Sir John – who was Prime Minister from 2008 to 2016 – said that vaccination is the only way to return to normality where New Zealanders can travel overseas […]

Auckland Hospital rapidly preparing for border reopening

Rapid work was underway at Auckland District Health board to plan for life with Covid after borders open up, with modelling helping bosses to plan. It paints a sobering picture of what having Covid permanently in the community will look like. Under the scenario they think is most likely, there would be, on average, more […]

‘We may not get back to zero’ – Bloomfield on Delta outbreak

Covid-19 elimination is possible but that does not mean New Zealand will necessarily get to zero cases, the Director-General of Health, Dr. Bloomfield says. Daily cases have been bouncing around in the 20s and teens for the past week and have yet to fall below 10. Bloomfield said he doesn’t think a level 1 scenario […]

Covid19 Update – September 21

Auckland moves to alert level 3 from 11:59pm today for at least two weeks, to be reviewed on 4 October. The area around Mangatangi, in northern Waikato, is under a section 70 order requiring people who live or work there to stay at home. The rest of the country will stay at level 2, though […]

Covid19 Update – 19 September

There have been 24 new community cases of Covid-19 reported in New Zealand today – the second daily increase in a row. There have now been 1050 total cases associated with the current community outbreak. Eleven and 13 cases were reported on the previous two days. There are 13 people in hospital with the coronavirus, […]