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A Te Tai Tokerau iwi health provider believes the region can shift to orange under the Covid-19 traffic light system. Northland is currently in red. The Government will today announce decisions from yesterday's Cabinet meeting where ministers discussed tweaking the settings. Northland is just 1400 first doses away from 90 percent first dose coverag…
 
A Te Tai Tokerau iwi health provider believes the region can shift to orange under the Covid-19 traffic light system. Northland is currently in red. The Government will today announce decisions from yesterday's Cabinet meeting where ministers discussed tweaking the settings. Northland is just 1400 first doses away from 90 percent first dose coverag…
 
The Government will announce today whether Northland will remain in red under the Covid-19 traffic light system Cabinet ministers met yesterday to decide whether to tweak the settings. Currently, all regions are at orange except Te Tai Tokerau. Northland is also the only region that doesn't have at least 90 per cent of people over 12, vaccinated. B…
 
The Government will announce today whether Northland will remain in red under the Covid-19 traffic light system Cabinet ministers met yesterday to decide whether to tweak the settings. Currently, all regions are at orange except Te Tai Tokerau. Northland is also the only region that doesn't have at least 90 per cent of people over 12, vaccinated. B…
 
Covid-19 cases around the Pacific are prompting concerns of a third wave of the virus. Papua New Guinea has confirmed its first case of the Omicron variant, and it's also spreading in Fiji. In the Solomon Islands, the Prime Minister has warned the country can expect a rapid spread of Covid-19 and deaths. Other island nations are introducing new res…
 
Covid-19 cases around the Pacific are prompting concerns of a third wave of the virus. Papua New Guinea has confirmed its first case of the Omicron variant, and it's also spreading in Fiji. In the Solomon Islands, the Prime Minister has warned the country can expect a rapid spread of Covid-19 and deaths. Other island nations are introducing new res…
 
The Government's being urged to invest more in water safety education - after another deadly year. The latest provisional report from Water Safety New Zealand shows 74 drownings last year - the same as in 2020. And 20 of them came just last month. Water Safety New Zealand's chief executive Daniel Gerrard told Sarah Robson about what needed to be do…
 
The Government's being urged to invest more in water safety education - after another deadly year. The latest provisional report from Water Safety New Zealand shows 74 drownings last year - the same as in 2020. And 20 of them came just last month. Water Safety New Zealand's chief executive Daniel Gerrard told Sarah Robson about what needed to be do…
 
Tensions between Russia and Ukraine are intensifying. 100,000 Russian troops have gathered near the border, and the White House has already warned a Russian invasion of Ukraine could happen at any point. The US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken has been in Kiev and has promised relentless US diplomatic support for Ukraine, while urging Russia to t…
 
Tensions between Russia and Ukraine are intensifying. 100,000 Russian troops have gathered near the border, and the White House has already warned a Russian invasion of Ukraine could happen at any point. The US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken has been in Kiev and has promised relentless US diplomatic support for Ukraine, while urging Russia to t…
 
Limited communications have been restored to Tonga, with the local telecommunications provider Digicel saying international calls are now posible. But they warn full services won't be up and running until the country's severed undersea cable is repaired -- which may take up to four weeks. There are so many in the global Tongan community desperately…
 
Limited communications have been restored to Tonga, with the local telecommunications provider Digicel saying international calls are now posible. But they warn full services won't be up and running until the country's severed undersea cable is repaired -- which may take up to four weeks. There are so many in the global Tongan community desperately…
 
The pressure on the United Kingdom's prime minister Boris Johnson to resign keeps intensifying - over his handling of allegations of rule-breaking parties at Downing Street. Johnson is under massive strain - even from within his own Conservative Party. Today, a Tory MP defected and walked across the floor to join Labour. Max Towle gets the latest f…
 
The pressure on the United Kingdom's prime minister Boris Johnson to resign keeps intensifying - over his handling of allegations of rule-breaking parties at Downing Street. Johnson is under massive strain - even from within his own Conservative Party. Today, a Tory MP defected and walked across the floor to join Labour. Max Towle gets the latest f…
 
The Labour Party caucus is meeting today in New Plymouth for its annual get-together. And midway through the retreat - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will also announce if Northland will move to orange. That decision has already been made - it was discussed yesterday in Labour's first cabinet meeting of 2022 - one of many Covid-related issues on the…
 
The Labour Party caucus is meeting today in New Plymouth for its annual get-together. And midway through the retreat - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will also announce if Northland will move to orange. That decision has already been made - it was discussed yesterday in Labour's first cabinet meeting of 2022 - one of many Covid-related issues on the…
 
The Ministry of Health has confirmed the airport worker who tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday, has the Omicron variant. The Ministry released the genome sequencing results late last night. A household contact of the Omicron-positive MIQ worker has also been confirmed as having the variant. A new location of interest has also been released - A…
 
The Ministry of Health has confirmed the airport worker who tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday, has the Omicron variant. The Ministry released the genome sequencing results late last night. A household contact of the Omicron-positive MIQ worker has also been confirmed as having the variant. A new location of interest has also been released - A…
 
It's now been five days since Tonga's major volcanic eruption and tsunami - and as more information comes to light, aid is beginning to reach the island nation. The World Health Organisation says Tonga's international airport has been cleared of volcanic ash and humanitarian aid flights have begun. Sarah Robson asks New Zealand's Minister of Defenc…
 
It's now been five days since Tonga's major volcanic eruption and tsunami - and as more information comes to light, aid is beginning to reach the island nation. The World Health Organisation says Tonga's international airport has been cleared of volcanic ash and humanitarian aid flights have begun. Sarah Robson asks New Zealand's Minister of Defenc…
 
It's now been five days since Tonga's major volcanic eruption and tsunami - and as more information comes to light, aid is beginning to reach the island nation. The World Health Organisation says Tonga's international airport has been cleared of volcanic ash and humanitarian aid flights have begun. One of Tonga's main communications providers, Digi…
 
It's now been five days since Tonga's major volcanic eruption and tsunami - and as more information comes to light, aid is beginning to reach the island nation. The World Health Organisation says Tonga's international airport has been cleared of volcanic ash and humanitarian aid flights have begun. One of Tonga's main communications providers, Digi…
 
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