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The 90 per cent target has been reached - but it's not the finish line.
The set net had caught a lot of fish and crabs which were also killed, DoC says.
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This comes after it was revealed how a controversial DHB Covid-19 pamphlet was approved.
Murupara is one of New Zealand's least vaccinated areas.
An independent investigation was made into how the brochure was released by the DHB.
The DHB says the funding would be enough to complete Covid-related works at the hospital.
'I couldn't hug my mum': 11-year-old speaks out about having Covid-19.
'We just have to push through and we'll do it until we can't afford to.'
The cafe trialled using vaccine passes the day before the traffic light system started.
Rotorua and Taupō will start in the red traffic light setting today.
School 'responding responsibly' as all students and staff considered close contacts.
Rotorua and Taupō will start in the Red traffic light setting on Friday.
A fifth school in Tauranga has also reported a positive Covid-19 case.
Parents were advised of the positive cases via email.
The deadline for DHB staff to have received their first dose was Monday.
One case was in Tauranga and one was in Mount Maunganui.
Other unvaccinated people in the district have taken leave without pay.
Vaccination numbers also increased in the Lakes DHB region.
The young boy also had flu-like symptoms but was not tested for Covid-19.
Health workers must have their first Covid-19 vaccine by November 15 to keep their job.
Though Lakes DHB staff are highly vaccinated, about 4 per cent are not.
Several staff members have accepted the possibility they may lose their jobs.
There are concerns for schools with large numbers of staff who did not want the vaccine.
Several health providers offered incentives to encourage people to get vaccinated.
Ross Parker had finished 'a tough old race' when his heart failed.
She initially debated whether she would get the vaccine while pregnant or after the birth.
"I started getting pins and needles in my hands and face. My hands were turning purple."
From October 1, border workers must have at least one dose to keep working at the border.
An investigator said the vaccination was a great way to reduce vulnerability to Covid-19.
The Western Bay Wildlife Trust is urging people to keep their cats inside at night.
Auckland manufacturers supply 90 per cent of building products needed in the regions.
The announcement will be made at 4pm today.
Police received a report of a skull located on Te Puru Beach on Sunday morning.
But epidemiologist Michael Baker says we are not in the clear yet.
The plans come after the return of the land to Ngāti Whakaue.
The council says a significant portion of unpaid rates is related to Māori freehold land.
The man was in critical condition when he was airlifted to Waikato Hospital.
The protest coincided with the adoption of the Long-term Plan 2021-2031.
Protest coincides with adoption of Long-term Plan. Video made with funding from NZ On Air.
One family had an escape plan ready in case rioters started invading homes.
A Tauranga mother is afraid to "relive the trauma" of RSV.
One PhD student said sea stars are threatening mussels in Ōhiwa Harbour.
Residents wanted wire ropes removed and a place for drivers to safely pull over.
The group believes medium-high density housing will address housing crisis and traffic.
The Mukherjees will have to ditch their building plans if the proposal goes ahead.
National Party selection processes need to be more robust, says leader.
Peeni Henare speaks on the $242m set aside from the Budget for Māori health
"Racist comments do affect people's wellbeing."
'All I wanted to do when I got off that stage was walk straight out the door.'
Sea swells had made the Mauao base track dangerous.