A top microbiologist has lashed out at any Aucklanders thinking of fleeing the locked-down city for the bach, saying it's "a s****y thing to do".
Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins is suggesting the people of South Auckland will be prioritised when it comes to the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines.
There is one new community case of Covid-19 in New Zealand today, but the individual is already in the Auckland quarantine facility.
New Zealanders are coming to grips with another change in Covid-19 alert levels - as Auckland returns to a level 3 lockdown.
Aucklanders have woken up back in lockdown after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern last night announced the region was going into level 3 for a full week.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced Auckland will again move to Covid alert level 3 and the rest of New Zealand will go to level 2.
There have been no new community cases of Covid-19 reported in New Zealand today, a day after it was revealed a new case had worked a shift at an Auckland KFC outlet.
MediaWorks has conceded a controversial exchange in which host John Banks and a caller condemned “stone age Māori culture” - broadcast on Magic Talk - was “a serious breach” of broadcasting standards.
There is one new Covid community case to report - a KFC worker who was on a shift at the Botany Downs store earlier this week - and two cases in managed isolation.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is launching a conservation initiative to protect the endangered Māui dolphin using drones.
A student who managed to evade security after streaking across Dunedin's University Oval during the Black Caps' T20 match against Australia yesterday was arrested by police shortly afterward.
A student was knocked out with a cricket bat after a large fight broke out in central Dunedin last night.
A body has been found at the scene of a fire at Rock and Pillar, inland Otago, police have confirmed.
A discredited former National Party MP accrued a $10,000 expense bill in his final months in the job, according to just-released records.
Three people attended an open home at a household where three family members tested positive for Covid-19.
A man accused of killing his associate with a cricket bat says the victim came at him wielding a pair of scissors with a “look of evil” on his face.