In the wake of a damning review into a post-Covid immigration scheme, the Labour Party leader admits his government put pressure on officials to speed things up.
At least 12,000 people have had personal information released in last year's leak of Covid-19 data, NZ health agency Te Whatu Ora says.
A highly mutated Omicron variant has been responsible for more than nine in 10 New Zealand coronavirus infections – making it easily the most dominant strain in more than a year.
Passengers caught up in the Ruby Princess Covid outbreak could be on the hook for a hefty legal bill after rejecting an early $16 million settlement offer.
Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand reported 7019 new cases of Covid-19 last week and 343 people in hospital with the virus.
Ten deaths from Covid-19 in the South during the holiday period shows the disease continues to be a killer, an epidemiologist says.
Covid-19 infections have spiked in Australia's two most populous states, with a new variant and Christmas festivities driving higher hospitalisations.
Waning immunity and complacency have contributed to the fifth wave of Covid-19 in New Zealand, an epidemiologist is warning.
The number of scouts at a jamboree in Hamilton who had come down with Covid-19 is now being reported as 48 by its organiser, more than initially reported by officials.
A pharmacy in rural Tasmania administered Covid-19 vaccinations after their expiry date for two years.
Stocks of antiviral drug Paxlovid - used to treat Covid-19 patients and keep them from being hospitalised - have run dry throughout the country as a rise in cases drives a fifth wave.
Book a Covid-19 booster before Christmas if you're at risk - that's the message from health officials as another wave of the virus looks set to keep going into the holidays.
Another new Omicron variant is quickly gaining traction in New Zealand, just as a full-swing Christmas party season pours fuel on our fifth Covid-19 wave.
A worker at a Southland Fonterra plant was sacked for breaching the company’s Covid-19 mask policy - despite having an official exemption because of her asthma.
Covid-19 booster vaccines are essential to help stem the tide of a fifth wave of the virus sweeping the country, epidemiologist Michael Baker says.
A doctor issued medical certificates to some patients, stating the Covid vaccine would not be suitable for them, despite having no sufficient evidence to back up the claim.
Pharmacists are reporting a run on Rat kits and anti-viral packs as the southern region experiences a "fifth wave" of Covid-19.
Te Whatu Ora is urging high-risk people to protect themselves against the latest wave of Covid-19 sweeping the country.
Covid-19 activist Billy Te Kahika is fighting to stay out of prison over a protest that flouted public health measures and rallied against efforts to keep the virus out of New Zealand.
A cruise liner which went ahead with a New Zealand voyage that would lead to a major Covid-19 outbreak has been found negligent in its duty of care to passengers.