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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern unveiled the government's traffic light system on Friday. intended to replace Alert Level when a vaccination threshold has been reached. Video / Mark Mitchell / Alex Burton / Jed Bradley / Dean Purcell / Michael Craig
New Zealand Defence Force’s Headquarters Deployable Joint Inter-Agency Task Force (involving personnel from the New Zealand Army, the Air Force, and the Navy) arrived via Hercules aircraft on Monday for four days in their makeshift Hawke's Bay office. They left on Friday.
Flaxmere New World is building a bigger shopping centre.
There were 60 new cases of COVID-19 in the community on Wednesday. Video / Alex Burton / Jed Bradley / Mark Mitchell / Dean Purcell
The decline in the number of Hawke's Bay country pubs appears to be over.
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
Unison Networks' helicopter is laser-mapping its 6000km network in Rotorua, Taupō and Hawke's Bay by helicopter.
A $6million project is extracting Central Hawke's Bay river gravel for industry and flood control.
Covid-19 case numbers may be "relatively stable", but the country can not afford to get complacent, says Grant Roberson as health officials identify More than 60 patients at Middlemore Hospital as close contacts after two people with the virus turned up at the emergency department. Video / NZ Herald
Alfred Groves, a British soldier who emigrated to New Zealand and then enlisted in the NZ army, seeing action in WWI, was in Waipukurau’s Pukeora Sanitorium when he died of tuberculosis on September 25, 1921. His UK family were to travel to commemorate him but were prevented by Covid. The Waipukurau RSA stepped up to do it for them.
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
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Dr. Ashley Bloomfield provided a glimpse at what the near future could look like if the vaccination rate reaches over 90% Video / Mark Mitchell / Dean Purcell / Jed Bradley
Auckland shifted to Alert Level 3 on Wednesday after over a month under Alert Level 4 restrictions. Video / Jed Bradley / Mark Mitchell / Dean Purcell / Jason Oxenham
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
A call to bust the Hawke's Bay Power Consumers' Trust. Made with funding from NZ On Air.