Pandemic

Covid-19 Update June 1: 8,182 new cases and 13 deaths

Dedicated pharmacists are now able to prescribe antiviral medicines as treatment for Covid-19. 

Covid Update May 16: 7,061 cases, 5 deaths

415 people are currently in hospital.

Covid update May 9: 6,407 new cases, 18 in ICU

Two more people are confirmed as having the BA.5 variant of Omicron.

Covid Update May 2: 6,636 new cases, 7 deaths

Today’s seven-day rolling average of case numbers is 7,553 – last Monday it was 8,355.

Covid Update April 12: 11,063 cases, 16 deaths

Vaccinated Australians will be able to enter New Zealand from 11.59pm on April 12.

Covid update March 23: 20,087 cases, 11 deaths

There are 960 people in hospital with 31 of them in ICU or HDU.

Covid update March 9: 22,545 new community cases, four deaths

There are currently 742 people with Covid-19 in hospital, 19 of them are in ICU or HDU.

Covid update March 4: Five deaths, 22,527 cases

There are 562 people in hospital. Of these, 11 are in ICU or HDU.

Covid Update March 2: 22,152 new community cases, 10 people in ICU

There are now 405 in hospital. Of these, 10 people are in ICU.

Covid Update Feb 21: 2,365 new community cases and 2 deaths

There are 116 people currently in hospital.

Covid Update Feb 17: 1573 new cases today

This is the second day where NZ has seen cases soar past 1000.

Covid update Jan 28: 105 new cases, Hawke's Bay case linked to Soundsplash under investigation

A case in Hawke's Bay, connected to Soundsplash Festival, is under investigation.

Covid update Jan 27: Person who went to Soundsplash tests positive for Omicron

Investigations are under way to determine whether the other Soundsplash cases have Omicron.

Covid update Jan 12: 28 community cases, 2 deaths

Two people with Covid-19 have died.

Covid Jan 10: 27 community cases

More than half a million booster shots have been given.

Covid update Dec 20: 69 new community cases

The country now has 22 Omicron cases.

Covid Update: Auckland moves to orange traffic light setting on Dec 30

All regions, except for Northland, currently in red will move to orange on December 30.

  • 13 Dec 21

Covid update: 1 death; Booster rollout beginning; 82 in hospital

From tomorrow, anyone eligible for a booster shot can get one. An elderly person has also died.

Countdown essential workers strike, asking for wages to match rising cost of living

About 800 distribution centre workers want pay increase to match rise in cost of living.

Covid update: 83 in hospital; 12 DHBs reach 90% first dose vaccination milestone

Of those in hospital, 5 are in ICU. There are also 149 new cases today.

Covid update: 2 deaths; 167 new community cases

Two elderly people have died with Covid in hospital. There are also 167 new cases.

Covid update: Auckland border opening up December 15; 194 cases and 1 death

Auckland's border set top open. Proof of vaccination, or a negative test within 72 hours required.

Covid update: 222 new cases in the community, 1 death

Today's 222 cases is a record high. The person who died was in their 70s and in hospital.

Ngāti Toa iwi tells anti-vax protestors to stop using Ka Mate haka

The haka was composed by Ngāti Toa tupuna Te Rauparaha and is being used at anti-vax protests

I opened a new business during a pandemic | Side by Side

“My dream was to have this place full of people.”

Covid update: 201 new community cases. Covid in Taranaki

6 cases were confirmed in Taranaki yesterday. Other cases in Auckland, Northland and Waikato.

Covid update: 185 new cases. First vax doses at 90% nationally

A death in Auckland has also been added to the national Covid-19 data today.

Five Aucklanders tell us about shopping IRL after 84 days in lockdown

Aucklanders returned to shops after 84 days of lockdown. Re: News went to check out the vibe.

Covid update: 147 new cases today. A man with Covid has died at home in Auckland

The man was in his 60s and at his home in the suburb of Glen Eden.

Covid update: 79% fully vaccinated and 125 new cases

There are 125 new community cases today. 117 in Auckland, 2 in Waikato and 6 in Northland.