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Ministry of Health

Bars and nightclubs can resume operating normally from Thursday, as NZ moves to the Orange setting of the traffic light system
13th Apr 22, 1:41pm
Bars and nightclubs can resume operating normally from Thursday, as NZ moves to the Orange setting of the traffic light system
Current Covid-19 restrictions to remain in place until at least April 14; Ardern says we aren't out of the woods yet
4th Apr 22, 4:34pm
Current Covid-19 restrictions to remain in place until at least April 14; Ardern says we aren't out of the woods yet
Covid-19 rules relaxed: Gathering limits loosened from this weekend; vaccine passes and some vaccine mandates to be removed from April 5
23rd Mar 22, 11:40am
Covid-19 rules relaxed: Gathering limits loosened from this weekend; vaccine passes and some vaccine mandates to be removed from April 5
All vaccinated New Zealanders abroad able to enter New Zealand without isolating from Friday
28th Feb 22, 5:23pm
All vaccinated New Zealanders abroad able to enter New Zealand without isolating from Friday
New Zealand to move to phase 3 of Omicron response plan at 11:59pm Thursday night
24th Feb 22, 12:58pm
by Toby Allen
New Zealand to move to phase 3 of Omicron response plan at 11:59pm Thursday night
Border to gradually start reopening from February 27 to New Zealanders and migrants ahead of tourists
3rd Feb 22, 11:17am
Border to gradually start reopening from February 27 to New Zealanders and migrants ahead of tourists
Government details how Covid-19 testing and isolation will evolve as Omicron spreads through the community
26th Jan 22, 2:15pm
Government details how Covid-19 testing and isolation will evolve as Omicron spreads through the community
Covid-19 update: Timing of booster shots brought forward, border opening delayed, vaccines to be available for children from January 17
21st Dec 21, 2:30pm
Covid-19 update: Timing of booster shots brought forward, border opening delayed, vaccines to be available for children from January 17
All of NZ other than Northland to see in the new year in the Orange setting of the traffic light system
13th Dec 21, 4:22pm
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All of NZ other than Northland to see in the new year in the Orange setting of the traffic light system
All of NZ to move to traffic light system on December 3; Auckland hairdressers and barbers that use vaccine certificates can reopen on Thursday
22nd Nov 21, 4:12pm
All of NZ to move to traffic light system on December 3; Auckland hairdressers and barbers that use vaccine certificates can reopen on Thursday
Travel in and out of Auckland to resume on December 15; All of NZ to move to traffic light system soon after November 29
17th Nov 21, 1:12pm
Travel in and out of Auckland to resume on December 15; All of NZ to move to traffic light system soon after November 29
Pfizer booster shots to become available from November 29; Waikato to move to Level 2 on Wednesday; PM signals early move to traffic light system
15th Nov 21, 4:14pm
Pfizer booster shots to become available from November 29; Waikato to move to Level 2 on Wednesday; PM signals early move to traffic light system
Schools in Auckland and Waikato to completely reopen for in-person learning on November 17; AstraZeneca vaccine to become available to limited number of people in late-November
10th Nov 21, 1:32pm
Schools in Auckland and Waikato to completely reopen for in-person learning on November 17; AstraZeneca vaccine to become available to limited number of people in late-November
Aucklanders able to go shopping and socialise outdoors in larger groups from Wednesday; Auckland likely to move to new traffic light system after November 29
8th Nov 21, 4:14pm
Aucklanders able to go shopping and socialise outdoors in larger groups from Wednesday; Auckland likely to move to new traffic light system after November 29
Covid-19 restrictions to be eased this week in Waikato and next week in Auckland
1st Nov 21, 4:01pm
Covid-19 restrictions to be eased this week in Waikato and next week in Auckland
89 new Covid cases on Thursday; MIQ stays to be cut to seven days for fully vaccinated
28th Oct 21, 1:33pm
89 new Covid cases on Thursday; MIQ stays to be cut to seven days for fully vaccinated
Government officials consider risk posed by two Covid-19 cases in Christchurch ahead of 1pm update
28th Oct 21, 10:03am
Government officials consider risk posed by two Covid-19 cases in Christchurch ahead of 1pm update
Waikato to join Auckland at loosened version of Level 3; Alert level settings to be reviewed on Monday
27th Oct 21, 1:26pm
Waikato to join Auckland at loosened version of Level 3; Alert level settings to be reviewed on Monday
UPDATED: Government unveils Covid-19 plan for when 90% vaccination target is reached; More support for businesses and low-income earners available in the interim
22nd Oct 21, 10:36am
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UPDATED: Government unveils Covid-19 plan for when 90% vaccination target is reached; More support for businesses and low-income earners available in the interim
60 new Covid-19 cases; Schools in Level 3 environments can reopen to senior students on Tuesday; 300 spots a month set aside for health workers in MIQ
20th Oct 21, 12:54pm
60 new Covid-19 cases; Schools in Level 3 environments can reopen to senior students on Tuesday; 300 spots a month set aside for health workers in MIQ
Record daily high of 94 new community cases of Covid-19 reported with 87 in Auckland; 7 in Waikato; 38 people in hospital
19th Oct 21, 1:13pm
by Toby Allen
Record daily high of 94 new community cases of Covid-19 reported with 87 in Auckland; 7 in Waikato; 38 people in hospital
Current alert level settings to remain in place for another two weeks in Auckland; Waikato to stay at Level 3 until at least Friday; Northland to join rest of NZ at Level 2
18th Oct 21, 4:15pm
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Current alert level settings to remain in place for another two weeks in Auckland; Waikato to stay at Level 3 until at least Friday; Northland to join rest of NZ at Level 2
60 new community cases of Covid-19 - 57 in Auckland; 3 in Waikato; 30 people in hospital
18th Oct 21, 1:24pm
by Toby Allen
60 new community cases of Covid-19 - 57 in Auckland; 3 in Waikato; 30 people in hospital
65 new community cases of Covid-19 - all in Auckland; 34 people in hospital
15th Oct 21, 1:14pm
65 new community cases of Covid-19 - all in Auckland; 34 people in hospital
'Sobering, but not unexpected' - 71 new community cases of Covid-19 in Auckland
14th Oct 21, 1:07pm
'Sobering, but not unexpected' - 71 new community cases of Covid-19 in Auckland