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The Government says its $37.5 mln package for Auckland will 'help revive economic, social and cultural activities in our largest city over summer, and ensure those in hardship also get relief'
1st Dec 21, 11:00am
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The Government says its $37.5 mln package for Auckland will 'help revive economic, social and cultural activities in our largest city over summer, and ensure those in hardship also get relief'
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
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
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
Current alert level restrictions to remain for another week for Auckland, and until Friday for Waikato & Northland; Vaccinations to become mandatory for health and education sector workers
11th Oct 21, 4:15pm
Current alert level restrictions to remain for another week for Auckland, and until Friday for Waikato & Northland; Vaccinations to become mandatory for health and education sector workers
Waikato's Level 3 boundary extended south; Five of the 29 new Covid-19 cases in the community from Waikato
7th Oct 21, 1:07pm
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Waikato's Level 3 boundary extended south; Five of the 29 new Covid-19 cases in the community from Waikato
Level 3 restrictions loosened for Auckland - plan to leave lockdown released; Rest of NZ to remain at Level 2 - 100 person limit at hospo venues removed
4th Oct 21, 4:02pm
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Level 3 restrictions loosened for Auckland - plan to leave lockdown released; Rest of NZ to remain at Level 2 - 100 person limit at hospo venues removed
Jenée Tibshraeny: The Government is still trying to eliminate Covid-19, but has made the political decision to stop throwing everything at it
22nd Sep 21, 9:22am
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Jenée Tibshraeny: The Government is still trying to eliminate Covid-19, but has made the political decision to stop throwing everything at it
Auckland to move to Level 3 on Wednesday for two weeks; Part of Upper Hauraki to lock down; Gathering size limit lifted to 100 through rest of NZ
20th Sep 21, 4:20pm
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Auckland to move to Level 3 on Wednesday for two weeks; Part of Upper Hauraki to lock down; Gathering size limit lifted to 100 through rest of NZ
All of NZ except for Auckland to move to tougher 'Delta' version of Level 2 on Wednesday
6th Sep 21, 4:25pm
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All of NZ except for Auckland to move to tougher 'Delta' version of Level 2 on Wednesday
Level 4 lockdown extended by two weeks for Auckland and until Friday for Northland, provided no positive cases emerge in Northland
30th Aug 21, 4:31pm
Level 4 lockdown extended by two weeks for Auckland and until Friday for Northland, provided no positive cases emerge in Northland
Wellington to move to COVID-19 Alert Level 1 on Wednesday; Travel bubble with some Australian states to resume on Sunday
29th Jun 21, 1:16pm
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Wellington to move to COVID-19 Alert Level 1 on Wednesday; Travel bubble with some Australian states to resume on Sunday
The Government is considering making QR code scanning and mask wearing mandatory in high-risk environments; Businesses affected by Wellington being at Level 2 may be eligible for financial support
28th Jun 21, 5:02pm
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The Government is considering making QR code scanning and mask wearing mandatory in high-risk environments; Businesses affected by Wellington being at Level 2 may be eligible for financial support
Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says the country now has enough freezers to store four million doses of vaccine at any one time
9th Jun 21, 1:57pm
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Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says the country now has enough freezers to store four million doses of vaccine at any one time
Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says the vaccination programme for the wider population is 'on track'
8th Jun 21, 4:01pm
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Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says the vaccination programme for the wider population is 'on track'
Auckland to move to COVID-19 Level 1 at midday Friday; PM defends decision to hold off making announcement
12th Mar 21, 11:48am
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Auckland to move to COVID-19 Level 1 at midday Friday; PM defends decision to hold off making announcement
Government says it has signed an agreement for 8.5 million more doses of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine; Prime Minister says this will 'simplify' rollout of vaccination, which is still planned for second half of year
8th Mar 21, 4:00pm
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Government says it has signed an agreement for 8.5 million more doses of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine; Prime Minister says this will 'simplify' rollout of vaccination, which is still planned for second half of year
Auckland to move to Level 2 and rest of NZ Level 1 at 6am Sunday; Alert levels to be reviewed at the end of next week
5th Mar 21, 4:18pm
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Auckland to move to Level 2 and rest of NZ Level 1 at 6am Sunday; Alert levels to be reviewed at the end of next week
Health workers to start being vaccinated this month; No new cases of COVID-19 in the community; 154 'casual plus' contacts identified from City Fitness
1st Mar 21, 1:59pm
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Health workers to start being vaccinated this month; No new cases of COVID-19 in the community; 154 'casual plus' contacts identified from City Fitness
Auckland to join the rest of New Zealand at Level 1 as at midnight Monday; Masks to remain mandatory on public transport nationwide
22nd Feb 21, 3:20pm
Auckland to join the rest of New Zealand at Level 1 as at midnight Monday; Masks to remain mandatory on public transport nationwide
Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says genome testing has shown the new community case has the South African 'variant' of the virus
25th Jan 21, 1:30pm
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Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says genome testing has shown the new community case has the South African 'variant' of the virus
Person who was recently released from managed isolation in Auckland travelled widely and visited over 30 locations in the southern part of Northland before testing positive
24th Jan 21, 3:32pm
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Person who was recently released from managed isolation in Auckland travelled widely and visited over 30 locations in the southern part of Northland before testing positive
Government says front line workers will be vaccinated against Covid in second quarter of 2021 while vaccination for rest of the population will take place in the second half of the year
17th Dec 20, 9:00am
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Government says front line workers will be vaccinated against Covid in second quarter of 2021 while vaccination for rest of the population will take place in the second half of the year
Government confirms in-principle agreement to purchase enough Covid-19 vaccine for the whole population
19th Nov 20, 8:00am
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Government confirms in-principle agreement to purchase enough Covid-19 vaccine for the whole population
Mask-wearing to become mandatory on public transport in Auckland and flights around the country from Thursday
16th Nov 20, 4:24pm
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Mask-wearing to become mandatory on public transport in Auckland and flights around the country from Thursday