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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 >>

Reserve Bank cyber attack: Third party involved can provide clues on info exposed - expert

Monday, 11 January 2021, 9:35 am | RNZ

A cyber security expert says attacks like the latest on the Reserve Bank could be due to the type of data systems they are using. More >>

Australia travel bubble for early 2021 agreed in principle by Cabinet - Ardern

Monday, 14 December 2020, 3:30 pm | RNZ

Cabinet has agreed in principle to establish a travel bubble with Australia early next year, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says. More >>

NZ watching deployment, data of Pfizer vaccine in UK - Bloomfield

Friday, 11 December 2020, 11:56 am | RNZ

New Zealand officials are keeping a close eye on the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine rollout in the UK before a vaccinations campaign is launched here. More >>

Queensland opens borders to New Zealand

Friday, 11 December 2020, 11:50 am | RNZ

Queensland is opening its borders to travellers from New Zealand from 1am tomorrow. More >>

Homeownership rates lowest in 70 years - report

Tuesday, 8 December 2020, 11:52 am | RNZ

The rate of people who own their own home has hit its lowest point in 70 years, as a grim portrait of the housing crisis is revealed in a report by Stats NZ. More >>

Future of Whakaari / White Island tourism debated

Monday, 7 December 2020, 3:51 pm | RNZ

'Explore an active volcano!' the brochures advertising trips to Whakaari / White Island said - but should tourists have been allowed there in the first place, and should they be allowed back? More >>

Christchurch terror attack inquiry: Jacinda Ardern vows accountability

Monday, 7 December 2020, 3:49 pm | RNZ

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has explained the accountability she expects after the report's findings are released tomorrow. More >>

Humanity waging 'suicidal' war on nature, UN secretary general says

Thursday, 3 December 2020, 9:21 am | RNZ

This year is on track to be the second hottest on record, behind 2016, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) says. More >>

PM Ardern speaks after Worksafe's Whakaari eruption investigation results in charges

Monday, 30 November 2020, 9:26 pm | RNZ

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Wood have addressed the charges laid over the Whakaari / White Island eruption. More >>

Skyrocketing house prices: Economist says Reserve Bank, govt, trying to address pandemic

Wednesday, 25 November 2020, 1:40 pm | RNZ

Kiwibank's chief economist says the RBNZ inflated house prices on purpose in their efforts to boost the post-pandemic economy - but the Covid-19 recession has put NZ in an unusual position. More >>