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Covid-19: Auckland Back To Alert Level Three After One New Community Case Revealed

Saturday, 27 February 2021, 9:48 pm | RNZ

Auckland will move to alert level three for a week at 6am tomorrow morning after two new Covid-19 community cases announced this evening could not be directly linked to earlier cases, the Prime Minister has confirmed. The rest of the country will ... More >>

No new community cases of Covid-19 today - Chris Hipkins

Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 4:43 pm | RNZ

There are no new community cases of Covid-19 today, the Ministry of Health has confirmed. More >>

No indication to change alert levels at this stage - Bloomfield

Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 11:20 am | RNZ

The Director-General of Health says people who have been in contact with the latest cases need to go into lockdown, but Auckland itself does not. More >>

First-hand accounts of the Christchurch 2011 earthquake: 'I just felt I'm gonna die'

Monday, 22 February 2021, 12:16 pm | RNZ

Those who were in Christchurch on 22 February 2011 all have a story to tell. Their accounts are all fragments of the same story - the story of a broken city. More >>

Auckland to drop to alert level 2, rest of NZ to level 1, at midnight

Wednesday, 17 February 2021, 4:48 pm | RNZ

Auckland and wider New Zealand will drop one level each - to levels 2 and 1 respectively - from midnight tonight, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced. More >>

Covid-19 update: Three new community cases in Auckland

Sunday, 14 February 2021, 2:05 pm | RNZ

Three new community cases in a single South Auckland household have been reported today, with the Health Ministry describing them as new and active cases. More >>

NZ Wars: Stories Of Tainui Documentary And Podcast Out Now

Friday, 12 February 2021, 7:16 am | RNZ

NZ Wars: Stories of Tainui is the next compelling chapter in RNZ’s award-winning documentary project on the New Zealand Wars, released today on rnz.co.nz and accompanied by a three episode podcast presenting a wider look at the events leading up to the ... More >>

NZ Defence Force releases new rules for dealing with civilian harm

Thursday, 11 February 2021, 4:42 pm | RNZ

The Defence Force has finalised new rules on how it will deal with reports of civilian harm involving New Zealand soldiers. More >>

Two new Auckland cases test positive for Covid-19 South African variant

Thursday, 28 January 2021, 10:51 am | RNZ

Phil Goff says it would be "premature to go into lockdown now" as more information emerges about the two new Covid-19 cases that were identified last night. More >>

Outbreak of South African Covid-19 variant would need alert level move - modeller

Tuesday, 26 January 2021, 12:03 pm | RNZ

NZ should be ready to move alert levels if there is an outbreak of the new South African variant, a leading modeller of the pandemic says. More >>

Video: Covid Briefing Jan 25 2020

Monday, 25 January 2021, 1:03 pm | RNZ

Covid Response Minister Chris Hipkins said the woman who tested positive for the virus after leaving managed isolation had the South African variant of the coronavirus. It was assumed she caught covid while at the Pullman hotel facility in Auckland. ... More >>

Watch: Hipkins, Bloomfield give update on probable Covid-19 community case

Sunday, 24 January 2021, 4:01 pm | RNZ

Watch live: Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins and Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield are holding a media conference about a probable community case in Northland. More >>

Covid-19: Health authorities investigating probable community case in Northland

Sunday, 24 January 2021, 12:51 pm | RNZ

Health authorities are investigating reports of a community case of Covid-19 in Northland. More >>

Oranga Tamariki chief executive Grainne Moss steps down

Friday, 22 January 2021, 11:40 am | RNZ

Controversial Oranga Tamariki chief executive Grainne Moss has decided to step down. More >>

More cases of Covid variants confirmed - Ministry of Health

Thursday, 21 January 2021, 3:15 pm | RNZ

Genome sequencing of Covid-19 cases in managed isolation has revealed more people in managed isolation with the new very infectious variants. More >>

Epidemiologist Michael Baker calls for stronger pre-departure rules for travellers

Wednesday, 20 January 2021, 1:21 pm | RNZ

Michael Baker is warning a single pre-departure test is not entirely effective, and people can be incubating an infection while they get the test or become infected afterwards. More >>

Biden flies to Washington as Trump delivers farewell speech

Wednesday, 20 January 2021, 1:21 pm | RNZ

As US President-elect Joe Biden arrived in Washington ahead of his inauguration, outgoing president Donald Trump released a farewell speech from the White House. More >>

Tiwai Point aluminium smelter to keep operating until end of 2024

Thursday, 14 January 2021, 9:58 am | RNZ

The threatened Tiwai Point aluminium smelter will keep operating through to the end of December 2024, in a new deal just announced to the New Zealand stock exchange. More >>

Church leader defends decision to exclude politicians from hui

Wednesday, 13 January 2021, 10:36 am | RNZ

The Rātana Church will have an opportunity to sort out its long-running problems by deciding not to host politicians this month, its chairman says. More >>

No politicians at Rātana in 2021 as celebrations made exclusive for church adherents

Tuesday, 12 January 2021, 7:57 pm | RNZ

The decision to make the annual celebrations exclusive is due to internal issues at the pā, according to the MP for Te Tai Hauāuru, Adrian Rurawhe. More >>