Dubby Henry is a reporter for the New Zealand Herald
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So far, NZ has avoided community transmission of the Omicron variant.
Looming Omicron variant means pandemic plans should be revisited, epidemiologist says.
The Pelican Club has been deemed a 'high risk' location of interest.
There has been a host of issues on the water around New Zealand today.
Gun violence fears grow in Auckland.
Being in an MIQ hotel feels 'like you've gone to heaven', grandmother says.
Schools have been asked to raise any air quality concerns with the Ministry of Education.
Universities say they're doing everything they can to help new students.
Pandemic has seen an unprecedented "spike" in teachers staying in the classroom.
There are 61 Covid patients in hospital, including three in HDU or ICU.
The burger, chips, drink and dessert exceeded the recommended daily intake for an adult.
Good planning will cut the risk of "super spreader events" in schools, ministry says.
Teachers and support staff have come out in high numbers to get the jab, survey finds.
Schools have become a major vector for the virus overseas.
But it's still not clear what public health rules apply.
Some students are still ashamed to ask for digital devices, advocate says.
The disciplinary tribunal censured Anaru Wihapi but let him keep his teaching licence.
Principals' federation finds many teachers got first dose over the weekend.
Board sorry for 'any distress' caused by claims teachers had faked permission slips.
Primary schools are taking a flexible approach to the return to school.
Teachers not getting Covid jab 'doesn't change who they are as a person', principal says.
'Individual freedom is great' but comes with a cost, Northland principal Pat Newman says.
Masks, ventilation and staggered class times when schools reopen on November 17.
All Year 1-10 students in Auckland and Waikato will be able to return to school.
Some schools are almost fully vaxxed; others fear losing half their staff.