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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces Cabinet decision on Covid-19 alert levels

Monday, 18 October 2021, 4:19 pm | RNZ

The prime minister is announcing Cabinet's decision on possible changes to alert levels for Auckland, Northland and parts of Waikato. Watch live here. More >>

PM announces Covid-19 vaccine certificate

Tuesday, 5 October 2021, 3:06 pm | RNZ

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says Cabinet has agreed to the use of such certificates in New Zealand. More >>

The PM on Cabinet's alert level decision

Monday, 20 September 2021, 5:09 pm | RNZ

Auckland will move to alert level 3 from 11.59pm on Tuesday night, and stay in level 3 for at least two weeks, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced.   The rest of the country will remain in level 2, but will move from gatherings of 50 up to ... More >>

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says Auckland to stay in lockdown for another week

Monday, 13 September 2021, 4:29 pm | RNZ

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says Auckland will stay in Covid-19 alert level 4 for another week, until 11.59pm next Tuesday.   Cabinet has made an in principle decision that Tāmaki Makaurau will then move to alert level 3. The rest of New Zealand ... More >>

NZ except Auckland to move to level 2 tomorrow

Monday, 6 September 2021, 4:17 pm | RNZ

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield are set to announce Cabinet decisions about alert levels for New Zealand, except Auckland which remains at level 4. Bloomfield says essential workers crossing alert level ... More >>

Auckland remains in level 4 for 2 weeks, Northland likely to move to level 3 from Midnight Thursday

Monday, 30 August 2021, 5:10 pm | RNZ

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says if the country had not moved into lockdown, daily case numbers could have been around 550.   Cabinet has confirmed all of New Zealand south of Auckland will move to level 3 from 11.59pm on Tuesday night. Prime Minister ... More >>

NZ south of Auckland to shift to level 3 at midnight Tuesday

Friday, 27 August 2021, 4:52 pm | RNZ

All of New Zealand south of Auckland will move to alert level three at midnight Tuesday, but Auckland is likely to stay at level 4 for two weeks, the prime minister has confirmed. Auckland and Northland will remain at level 4, with decisions on that ... More >>

Positive Covid-19 cases confirmed in Wellington, RNZ understands

Friday, 20 August 2021, 11:42 am | RNZ

RNZ understands positive Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in Wellington. These would be the first positive community cases in this latest outbreak outside of Auckland and Coromandel. The Ministry of Health has declined to comment at this stage. A ministry ... More >>

Covid-19 outbreak linked to Australian case taken to Middlemore Hospital

Thursday, 19 August 2021, 1:33 pm | RNZ

The current cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand have been linked to an Australian case who was taken to Middlemore Hospital earlier this week. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield are providing a Covid-19 update ... More >>

Afghan president flees the country as Taliban enter capital

Monday, 16 August 2021, 10:27 am | RNZ

Taliban insurgents entered Kabul and President Ashraf Ghani left Afghanistan, bringing the Islamist militants close to taking over the country two decades after they were overthrown by a US-led invasion. As night fell, local television 1TV reported that ... More >>

Full vaccine rollout required to start opening border, report says

Wednesday, 11 August 2021, 1:11 pm | RNZ

Unless the whole community supports the Covid-19 response over coming months, we're going to end up like most other countries in the world, Sir David Skegg says. More >>

Power purposefully turned off to reduce load on network

Tuesday, 10 August 2021, 9:25 am | RNZ

Electricity demand reached an all-time high tonight, causing blackouts to some parts of the country, Transpower says. More >>

Hipkins and Bloomfield give update after Covid-19 case

Wednesday, 23 June 2021, 1:22 pm | RNZ

Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says Wellington will move to alert level 2 from 6pm tonight until 11.59pm on Sunday. More >>

Covid-19: Vaccinations for wider NZ public pushed back by weeks

Wednesday, 26 May 2021, 3:51 pm | RNZ

The roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccine for the wider New Zealand population has been moved back to the end of July. More >>

Support for National leader Judith Collins dives in new poll

Monday, 17 May 2021, 1:40 pm | RNZ

National leader Judith Collins has suffered a sharp dip in support in the preferred prime minister stakes, in the latest Newshub Reid Research poll. More >>

Fight For The Wild: A Landmark Documentary And Podcast Launches Today

Monday, 10 May 2021, 10:45 am | RNZ

Every year an army of introduced predators devours the eggs and chicks of some 26 million native New Zealand birds, as well as countless insects, amphibians, reptiles and plants. We currently have more than 4000 natives on the threatened species list ... More >>

Security guard with Covid-19 recorded as receiving last test in November

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 1:39 pm | RNZ

Official records show the security guard who tested positive for Covid-19 last week was last tested in November - six months ago - despite an expectation of fortnightly testing. More >>

New Zealand temporarily suspending travel from India - PM Jacinda Ardern

Thursday, 8 April 2021, 3:00 pm | RNZ

Travel into New Zealand from India - including for New Zealand citizens and residents - is being temporarily suspended because of high numbers of Covid-19 cases. More >>

RNZ Welcomes Public Media Announcement

Wednesday, 31 March 2021, 12:54 pm | RNZ

Radio New Zealand Chairman, Dr. Jim Mather, has welcomed the appointment of a Governance Group to lead the next phase of work on a potential new public media entity for Aotearoa New Zealand. Minister for Broadcasting and Media, Kris Faafoi, has announced that ... More >>

Trans-Tasman travel: Date for bubble to be announced on 6 April - Ardern

Monday, 22 March 2021, 4:12 pm | RNZ

Several concerns need to be resolved before a trans-Tasman bubble can go ahead, but the government hopes on 6 April to announce a start date, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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