Newly revealed positive test results for Covid-19 in two people who previously tested negative could be "weak positives", and may not mean they are infectious, says microbiologist Siouxsie Wiles.
Two more people in the community who recently left managed isolation have tested positive for Covid-19 and health officials are now urgently re-testing the pair.
The British government is to announce plans for limited hotel quarantine for Britons returning from 30 high-risk countries covered by a travel ban, the Times has reported.
A man in managed isolation says he is shocked at the quality of the meals he has been receiving - which on Tuesday included "stale croutons" - and the waste being created.
All of the close contacts of the Northland community case have been tested and all have returned negative results.
The death toll in Britain from the Covid-19 pandemic passed 100,000 people, as the government battled to speed up vaccination delivery and keep variants of the virus at bay.
NZ's borders are likely to remain closed to most of the world for the rest of the year, as reopening them poses "too great a risk to our health and economy", Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says.
Gin drinkers who fancy a twist of lemon with their tipple may be best to switch to a sliver of cucumber this summer.
More than 1500 people have been tested for Covid-19 in Northland, with no evidence so far of a positive result in the community, Ministry of Health figures show.
There are concerns people with asthma and allergies may face discrimination due to similarities with Covid-19 symptoms.
The Government insists people's movement around New Zealand's managed isolation and quarantine facilities is tightly controlled - despite more travellers coming forward with tales of guests mixing.
Southern health officials met yesterday to ensure the region’s Covid-19 defences were at the ready following the confirmation of New Zealand’s first community case of the disease in two months.
Australia has put a stop to the New Zealand travel bubble for 72 hours after a South African variant of Covid-19 was detected in a woman after 14 days of isolation.
From tomorrow, Air New Zealand will require the use of face masks on all international flights to and from New Zealand.
The Pfizer coronavirus vaccine has been provisionally approved for use in Australia, and the first jabs are set for late next month.
Health alerts have been issued in New South Wales for recent travellers from New Zealand, after a new community Covid-19 case was discovered in Northland.
The Covid-19 community case in Northland is the South African strain, Covid recovery minister Chris Hipkins says.
Darren Lovell’s piece about Queenstown’s stampeding elephant and how local businesses are hurting. Now let’s address some of the misconceived comments about tourism and business in a Covid-19 world, writes Brett Duncan.
Businesses and attractions are closed from Waikato to Northland after discovering they are at the centre of a new Covid scare that emerged in New Zealand's northernmost region.