The Canterbury and Southern areas have blown past 90 per cent first doses, while Nelson-Marlborough and South Canterbury are almost there - but the West Coast still lags behind.
A new CoreLogic report shows 99.1 per cent of properties re-sold in the three months to September made a profit.
The Government will help fund University of Auckland research for a strep throat vaccine, in hopes it will prevent rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease.
Householders face losing over a billion dollars worth of sunlight and views under radical housing intensification law changes.
Covid-19 cases could reach 16,000 a week in January - but NZ is currently not on track to reach that number, Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield says.
A woman in MIQ denied the chance to hold a bedside vigil for her dying sister is begging officials to reconsider, after she was automatically classified as "high risk".
About half of all mental health-related callouts in the past year were not attended by police, as they were called out to other higher priority situations.
Shortly after Wednesday's announcement that Aucklanders will be able to travel outside the region from December 15, online interest in flights to Christchurch surged.
Private Canterbury farm walk businesses are taking a financial hit due to cancellations from Aucklanders unable to travel - with some losing 40 per cent of their bookings.
A bill to allow three homes up to three storeys high on one existing section is stirring controversy as it is rushed through Parliament.
Tourism Minister Stuart Nash says skills shortages and career progression are the first priorities of a new industry transformation plan for tourism and hospitality.
A blaze in the Canterbury high country was brought under control yesterday with the help of two helicopters and five fire crews.
The aviation watchdog is assuring a Christchurch coroner it has lifted its game in the six years since a helicopter crash killed seven people.
Fast food brands in NZ risk falling behind European standards for chicken welfare if they don't move to phase out controversial fast-growing breeds.
The SDHB says essential home and community support services will be prioritised as it prepares for months with lower staffing levels in the wake of the vaccine mandate.
It is not just Covid-19 alert level restrictions, or the forthcoming traffic light system, that could upend people's Christmas plans - but others' vaccination status too.
People desperately trying to get on the property ladder say they are being taken advantage of through the sunset clause.
Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield has held a briefing about how high vaccination rates affect the response to Covid-19 including hospitalisation rates.
The victim of alleged sexual assault by a Korean diplomat says ACC call centre staff divulged information about his sensitive claim to someone claiming to represent the Korean embassy, and he lives in constant fear it could happen again.