Covid-19: Auckland hairdressers to trial vaccine passport from Thursday

Covid-19: Auckland hairdressers to trial vaccine passport from Thursday

Hairdressers will be allowed to re-open in Auckland later this week as a means of trialling the Government’s new vaccine passport system. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced during Monday’s post-Cabinet press conference that the region’s hairdressers and barbers will be able to reopen from Thursday. Clients must use the My Vaccine Pass certificates for entry, … Read more

Auckland Covid travel restrictions to be lifted in December, says Jacinda Ardern | New Zealand

Aucklanders will be allowed to leave the city this summer after months in lockdown, the prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, has announced, but public health experts warn it could lead to a torrent of Covid-19 spreading into other parts of the country.The country recorded 194 new cases of Covid-19 in the community on Wednesday and the … Read more

Covid-19: Twenty residents at West Auckland rest home have virus

Covid-19: Twenty residents at West Auckland rest home have virus

Twenty residents and four staff members of an Auckland rest home have now tested positive Covid-19. Seven residents of Edmonton Meadows Care Home, in Henderson, are “receiving appropriate ward-level care” in hospital, said the Ministry of Health. The first case from the home was announced on October 29. That person, a resident, was fully vaccinated. … Read more

Covid-19: 190 new cases in Delta outbreak as Cabinet mulls easing Auckland restrictions

Covid-19: 190 new cases in Delta outbreak as Cabinet mulls easing Auckland restrictions

There are 190 new cases of Covid-19 in the Delta outbreak as Cabinet is set to confirm if Auckland restrictions can ease as planned. There is one case in Northland, seven in Waikato and the remaining 182 are in Auckland. There are 81 cases in hospital, up from 74 on Sunday, with seven of those … Read more

Family left with questions after ‘non-Covid-19’ death of Auckland rest home resident

Family left with questions after 'non-Covid-19' death of Auckland rest home resident

SuppliedThe family of Shanti Kumari, who died on Thursday, say they want answers about her death.The family of a grandmother who tested positive for Covid-19 say they’re confused about why her death is not being linked to the virus. Shanti Kumari, 87, was taken to North Shore Hospital on Wednesday night, shortly after receiving a … Read more

Covid-19: Person with Covid dies while isolating at home in Auckland

Covid-19: Person with Covid dies while isolating at home in Auckland

A person with Covid-19 has died in Auckland. The person had been isolating at a house in Manukau and was found by a family member visiting on Wednesday. The cause of death is unknown and may have been Covid or something else, the Ministry of Health said. The person tested positive on October 24 and … Read more

Covid-19: 100 new cases in Delta outbreak in Auckland and Waikato

Covid-19: 100 new cases in Delta outbreak in Auckland and Waikato

There are 100 new cases of Covid-19 in the Delta community outbreak. Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins and Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield gave the update in a press conference on Wednesday afternoon. Of the new cases, 97 are in Auckland and three are in Waikato. There are no new cases in either Northland … Read more

Covid-19: 125 new cases in Delta outbreak in Auckland, Northland, Waikato, Christchurch

Covid-19: 125 new cases in Delta outbreak in Auckland, Northland, Waikato, Christchurch

There are 125 new cases of Covid-19 in the Delta community outbreak, in Auckland, Northland, Waikato and Christchurch. The Ministry of Health gave the update in a statement on Friday afternoon. Of the new cases, 118 are in Auckland, one is in Northland, four are in Waikato, and two are in Christchurch.Ricky Wilson/StuffThere are 125 … Read more

Covid-19: Infected woman in Kāwhia crossed border into Auckland region

Covid-19: Infected woman in Kāwhia crossed border into Auckland region

TOM LEE/STUFFAnother case of Covid-19 has been confirmed in Kāwhia on Waikato’s west coast.A woman who tested positive for Covid-19 in Kāwhia has since travelled to be with family in the Auckland region. Ōtorohanga district mayor Max Baxter told Stuff it was originally understood the woman had crossed the Auckland border to visit her father … Read more

Covid-19: 79 new cases in Delta community outbreak in Auckland and Waikato

Covid-19: 79 new cases in Delta community outbreak in Auckland and Waikato

There are 79 new cases of Covid-19 in the Delta community outbreak. The Ministry of Health released the update in a press statement, ahead of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Director-General of Health giving a post-Cabinet press conference at 4pm. Of the new cases, 75 are in Auckland, and four are in Waikato.Fiona Goodall/Getty ImagesThere … Read more

Covid-19 Delta outbreak: When Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson expects restrictions to lift in Auckland

Covid-19 Delta outbreak: When Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson expects restrictions to lift in Auckland

Exclusive footage of inside Auckland City Hospital’s Covid ward. Video / SuppliedCOVID LATEST:* ‘It feels like we’re the guinea pigs’: Some students nervous about return to school* Inside the Te Awamutu cluster – epicentre of the Waikato spread* The 90% Project: How to enable vaccination in key populations* Derek Cheng: Hundreds of cases now self-isolating. … Read more

Covid-19: Auckland midwives weigh up Government’s mandatory vaccination order

Covid-19: Auckland midwives weigh up Government’s mandatory vaccination order

Sarai Tepou has worked as an independent midwife in south Auckland for a number of years and says the Government’s mandatory vaccination order for those in the profession is a step too far. Covid-19 response minister Chris Hipkins announced last week that high-risk workers in the healthcare sector would need to be fully vaccinated by … Read more

Covid-19: Vaccine vans, Che Fu and King Kapisi gig in south Auckland Labour Day jab drive

Covid-19: Vaccine vans, Che Fu and King Kapisi gig in south Auckland Labour Day jab drive

This Labour Day, south Auckland community leaders are making another massive push for vaccinations. Manurewa Marae has taken its Shot Cuzz bus and two vaccination vans out to streets with known low Covid-19 vaccination rates in Manurewa, Papakura and Māngere. It’s a first attempt at a door-to-door campaign for Auckland’s vaccination efforts, the Northern Region … Read more

Covid-19: Two new cases identified in Northland after travelling from Auckland

Covid-19: Two new cases identified in Northland after travelling from Auckland

Two community cases of Covid-19 have been identified in Northland. The Ministry of Health confirmed the cases are linked to a person recently diagnosed in Auckland. Do you know more? Email [email protected] “The individuals recently travelled to the Kaikohe area from Auckland. This was permitted travel under alert level 3,” it said in a statement. … Read more

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Auckland apartment block now a location of interest – visitors told to isolate

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Auckland apartment block now a location of interest - visitors told to isolate

There were 51 new cases of COVID-19 in the community on Sunday. 47 in Auckland and 4 in Waikato. Video / Dean Purcell / Jason Oxenham / Sylvie Whinray / Michael CraigAnother inner city Auckland apartment block has been identified as a location of interest linked to at least one person infected with Covid-19.The Washington … Read more

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: New locations of interest shows infected person in Auckland community yesterday

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: New locations of interest shows infected person in Auckland community yesterday

There were 51 new cases of COVID-19 in the community on Sunday. 47 in Auckland and 4 in Waikato. Video / Dean Purcell / Jason Oxenham / Sylvie Whinray / Michael CraigThree new locations of interest across Auckland were visited by a person with Covid-19 on Saturday.As well as new locations of interest, the Ministry … Read more

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Auckland Hospital staff member tests positive

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Auckland Hospital staff member tests positive

The Ministry of Health has announced 60 new community cases of Covid-19 today along with updates on the positive case that travelled through Northland plus MIQ changes for Hamilton. Video / NZ HeraldA staff member at Auckland Hospital has tested positive for Covid-19.The Auckland DHB says the fully-vaccinated worker tested positive on Saturday.The DHB says … Read more