New Zealand

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern tests positive for Covid

She's one of 7,068 other new cases of Covid-19 today.

‘It’s human rights’: Aucklanders rally for abortion rights in the US

It comes as the United States may be set to overturn Roe v Wade.

Price of burgers, coffee increase as food prices rise again

As NZ continues to grapple with a cost of living crisis, food prices continue to rise.

Covid update May 8: 5,647 new cases, 3 deaths

A case of the BA.5 variant has been discovered at Aotearoa's border for the first time.

Covid update May 7: 6,745 new cases, 15 in ICU.

There are 339 people in hospital, and 12 deaths being reported.

How to harvest kūmara: ‘Māori can’t connect to a carrot’

“The history of the kūmara goes way back; it’s in our DNA, it’s in our whakapapa."

Three Waters: What is it and why this reform is controversial in NZ

The government has made a plan to combine all of NZ’s water infrastructure and make four entities.

NZ has 'virtually no idea' rate of tax paid by wealthiest

Revenue Minister David Parker reveals plans to create the foundation for a "fair" tax system.

Covid update April 24: 5662 new cases, 9 deaths

There are 490 people currently in hospital, with 20 of those in ICU.

Covid update April 23: 7,930 cases, 19 deaths

Of the 494 people in hospital, 15 are in ICU.

NZ’s list of top climate polluting companies revealed

A 2021 report found that Fonterra and Z Energy were among New Zealand’s worst climate polluters.

Fight to lower voting age to 16 will head to Supreme Court

A date is yet to be set but Make It 16 will be heading to the Supreme Court.

Covid update April 10: 6,718 new cases, 604 in hospital

Of the hospitalisations, 22 are in ICU. There are 12 deaths reported today.

'Last call at 9.30pm': What the nightlife is like in New Plymouth

Taranaki locals tell us about the nightlife in New Plymouth two years into a pandemic.

Covid update April 9: 8,531 new cases, 11 deaths

There are 635 people in hospital, with 18 in ICU.

Covid update March 30: 15,918 cases, 14 deaths

817 people are in hospital - of those people, 24 are in ICU or HDU.

Covid update March 29: 17,148 new cases, 842 hospitalisations

There are 26 people in ICU. 34 people with the virus have died in the past 10 days.

Covid update March 28: 12,882 community cases, 861 hospitalisations

There are 11 Covid deaths today. They are in Auckland, Waikato, MidCentral and Nelson Marlborough.

Covid update March 27: 10,239 cases, 4 deaths

There are 848 people in hospital, with 28 of those people in ICU.

Covid update March 26: 14,175 cases, 20 deaths

There are 841 people in hospital, with 27 of those in ICU.

New Zealand to resettle 150 refugees a year from Australia

An almost decade-old offer from New Zealand is finally being agreed to by Australia.

Covid update March 20: 12,020 community cases

There are updates on testing requirements for some flights coming in from Samoa.

This Tauranga church is giving its land back to Māori

“It’s worth asking … what could we do?"

Covid update March 19: 18,514 new cases

There are 939 people in hospital, with 24 in ICU. Ten people have unfortunately died.

Russian sanctions regime passes in Parliament

The new set of rules will give Aotearoa powers to take more action against Russia.

Opinion: NZ’s Māori and Pasifika hip hop community need to address anti-Blackness

To clarify, you do not own hip hop. It has never 'belonged' to you and it never will.

Government to consider extra border exemptions for family of Ukrainians in NZ

Ukranians with a valid visa can come to Aotearoa now, without waiting for the borders to open.

New bill to enable further sanctions on Russia

This is the first time a Bill like this has been before Parliament.

Covid update March 6: 15,161 cases

618 people are in hospital. There has been one death reported today.