There are 145 new cases of Covid-19 in the community today and another person has died with the virus.
The Government's preparedness for Delta is being questioned after an expert report highlighting several issues where the outbreak response was apparently caught short.
New Zealand needs to build and maintain a strong public health system to guard against threats such as Covid-19, Associate Health Minister Dr Ayesha Verrall says.
Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says she was surprised and disappointed a conversation she had with Judith Collins some weeks ago was this week used to dismiss and demote Simon Bridges.
The death of an Auckland rugby league stalwart from Covid-19 has left the sporting community stunned, with a close mate warning people not to be complacent against the virus.
Sailing times for up to 10,000 summer holiday travellers are being changed because of Cook Strait ferry cancellations.
People will now be able to go to local chemist shops to get their vaccine pass as demand soars ahead of the new traffic light Covid protection framework being introduced next week.
Tech giants like Meta's Facebook and world leaders needed to do "much more" to stamp out violent extremism and radicalisation online, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says.
New Zealand's border controls - widely criticised as being too stringent - place it in a unique position to keep Covid-19 variants out, Otago University epidemiologist Michael Baker says.
A deaf man was assaulted in a brazen, unprovoked broad daylight attack this week and his family are urging the public to help identify his attacker.
Workplace vaccination mandates will now officially include police and New Zealand Defence Force staff, it has been announced.
New Zealand artist Robert Ellis died this week at the age of 92, leaving behind a prominent body of artwork that brought together pakeha and Māori influences.
Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson and Director of Public Health Dr Caroline McElnay are announcing the new Covid-19 numbers today.
Police have arrested a man after launching a major operation in the Selwyn district as they searched for an armed offender north of Rolleston.
Two men have today denied murdering teenager Connor Whitehead earlier this month and will stand trial in 2023.
The Commerce Commission has received applications from New Zealand media companies seeking authorisation to negotiate with Facebook and Google about how their news appears on each platform.
As National MPs get set to elect a new leader next week, Simon Bridges isn't ruling out a return to the role.
The National Party's new interim leader Dr Shane Reti says he will shepherd the caucus through to a decision on a new leader, due next Tuesday.
Stuck for months in a motorhome in Queensland, Sue Norton and her husband how have a firm date for returning home.