Why it's taking so long to get your Covid-19 test result

But good news: Rapid Antigen Tests are available from today.

Person arrested after trying to drive car into police during anti-mandate protest

Three officers need medical care after being sprayed with an unknown substance by protesters.

Covid-19 mandates and restrictions to ease once Omicron outbreak passes peak

The prime minister says now is not the time "to remove armour" just as the Covid-19 battle begins.

Omicron will keep going until it can't find any new people to infect, expert says

With Long Covid and lasting impacts - no, it's not a good idea to try to get Omicron.

Covid update Feb 18: 1,929 new community cases

Of the new cases, 1384 are in Auckland.

Covid update Feb 10: 306 new community cases today

Southern DHB has recorded its first Covid-19 case in Queenstown.

Anti-mandate protesters warned about tents on Parliament grounds

Anti-mandate protesters have spent the night outside Parliament ahead of a second day of protests.

Government preparing for 'high and low scenarios' as Omicron continues to spread

Cases are going up but it's in line with what the Government has planned for.

Covid update Feb 7: 188 new cases

There were 24,935 booster doses administered on Waitangi Day yesterday.

Covid update Feb 6: 208 new community cases

More than 48,000 booster shots were administered yesterday.

Covid update Feb 5: 243 new cases

More than 66,000 boosters were administered yesterday, the record number so far.

Covid update Feb 4: 209 community cases

Māori across Aotearoa will soon reach 90 percent partial vaccination today.

Covid update Feb 3: 147 new community cases

People going away for Waitangi weekend should have Covid-19 safety plans in place.

New Zealand's borders set to reopen in stages

The border will reopen in stages, starting from February 27. By October, it will open to everyone.

Covid-19 booster shot wait time reduced to three months

A million more New Zealanders will be able to get their booster shot from Friday. 

Covid update Feb 2: 142 new cases

6 people are in hospital with the virus.

More rapid antigen tests for New Zealand

New Zealanders will have access to more than 55 million rapid antigen tests in the next few months.

Prime minister tests negative for Covid-19

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was exposed to Covid-19 while on a flight.

Soundsplash festival worker says ‘only a handful’ of vendors wearing masks

An event worker at Soundsplash says they weren’t advised of Covid-19 protocols before the festival.

Te Pāti Māori calls on Government to make relief funds available to arts industry

Te Pāti Māori co-Leader Rawiri Waititi says the Government needs to act immediately.

Govt's plan to tackle Omicron

The plan, which has three phases, aims to slow down and limit the spread of an Omicron outbreak.

Tougher mask rules, increase in Covid-19 testing capacity

New mask rules means no more scarves, bandanas or t-shirts pulled up over the nose.

Covid update Jan 24: 25 new Covid-19 cases

There are eight new cases of Omicron today.

Covid update Jan 23: 24 new cases

Sunday January 23

There are 24 new cases of Covid-19 today.

Of these, 2 are in Northland, 16 are in Auckland, 1 is in Waikato, and 5 are…

Life with Omicron overseas: What we need to prepare for

As Omicron arrives in the country, expats explain how they're living with it.

Covid update Jan 21: 23 new cases, Omicron case in Palmerston North

There is one new possible Omicron case in Auckland.

Covid update Jan 20: 39 new community cases

Genome sequencing is underway to identify new Covid-19 cases of concern.

Big Gay Out 2022 cancelled due to Omicron threat

Big Gay Out has been cancelled due to the threat of a potential Omicron outbreak in the community.

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Covid update Jan 14: 18 new community cases

More than 41,000 booster shots were administered yesterday.

Covid update Jan 13: 28 community cases

A technical error which delayed Covid tracer app notifications has been fixed.