Baz Macdonald

Students share why they’re ditching school

Unjustified absences have doubled in the last ten years.

  • 24 Jun 24

We need a new way to talk about extreme weather

Climate change means discussing weather as “one-in-100-year events” doesn’t work anymore

Covid update May 5: 8,609 new cases, 20 deaths

A person under 10, with Covid-19, has died.

Covid update March 14: 15,540 new cases, two deaths

952 people in hospital with the virus and two people with Covid-19 have died.

Covid update March 10: 21,015 cases, record high of 845 hospitalisations

There are now more people in hospital with Covid-19 than at any other point over the last two years.

Covid update Jan 31: 91 new cases, more cases linked to Soundsplash

Covid-19 cases in Tairāwhiti have been linked to Soundsplash festival.

Covid update Jan 17: 16 new cases, tamariki vaccinations begin

An investigation into how a MIQ worker became infected with the Omicron variant continues.

Covid update Dec 20: 69 new community cases

The country now has 22 Omicron cases.