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Covid-19 Health system preparedness briefing, in which Dr Jeff Lowe breaks-down the projected 5,000 plus cases a week, even with 90 per cent of the population double jabbed. Video / Mark Mitchell
Northland and parts of Waikato remain in alert level 3, an early childhood teacher tests positive and mystery cases continue to appear in Auckland. Video / NZ Herald
October 4 2021 PM Jacinda Ardern has promised a phased end to Covid-19 restrictions in Auckland. From midnight Tuesday, bubbles will be able to mix, but only outdoors and with some restrictions still in place.
PM Jacinda Ardern has announced new travel rules for leaving Auckland plus more MIQ spots, meanwhile the police commissioner has warned the leader of Destiny Church about a planned protest leading to an enforcement response by police. Video / NZ Herald
Auckland small businesses like Dough Boys bakery can't wait for the drop down alert levels. Video / NZ Herald
News of the Waikato cases has seen residents turning out to the drive-through testing station at Wharekawai Marae near Kaiaua. Video / Mike Scott
A pop-up testing centre is underway at the Wharekawa Marae in Whakatīwai as three new Covid-19 cases are announced in the Waikato. Video / Mike Scott
There are 13 new cases of Covid-19 in the community today - including a truck driver who left Auckland. The truck driver travelled to Hamilton, Cambridge and Tauranga but it's unclear if he was infectious during that time. There may be no locations of interest, Dr Ashley Bloomfield said.
There were 14 new cases of Covid-19 in the community, all linked to existing cases. Video / NZ Herald
Fisher & Paykel Chief Executive, Lewis Gradon talks about the company's drive-through vaccination site for its workers. Video / Dean Purcell
Health Minister Andrew Little told Mike Hosking on Newstalk ZB said it was a "significant" issue having 29 staff stood down at Middlemore Hospital. Video / Newstalk ZB
Ross Tomlinson was at the scene as a man stabbed several people in the New Lynn Countdown. His training saved lives. Video / Alex Burton / Fresh Vision Media via Storyful / Hayden Woodward
August 29 2021 There are 83 Covid community cases today, taking the total cases in the outbreak to 511. The number is similar to the total reported yesterday - and officials and experts will be hoping this signals that the country's Delta outbreak might be at a plateau.
Tractors and utes descend on cities across NZ for the Howl of a Protest event, organised by Groundswell New Zealand. Video / Michael Craig / Mark Mitchell / Supplied
The mass vaccination would be targeted at Manukau Institute of Technology students and their families - and would be an opportunity for people in group 4 to be vaccinated ahead of schedule.
Security camera video of the tornado that hit Papatoetoe in the weekend. Video / Dave Malcolm
PM Jacinda Ardern told media the Government is taking a cautious approach shifting the Wellington region into Alert Level 2. Video / Mark Mitchell
Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins announces that the Wellington region will move to Alert Level 2 starting at 6pm Wednesday. Video / Mark Mitchell
South Auckland tornado: More than 1200 mostly Papatoetoe, Manurewa homes affected.