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September 20 2021 Auckland will end its five-week alert level 4 lockdown when it moves to level 3 for two weeks from 11.59 pm tomorrow night. The rest of New Zealand will remain at level 2 - with one part of the Waikato with three new cases to temporarily move into a "bespoke" level 4 for a short period.
A customer at a Queenstown cafe has called out National Leader Judith Collins for not wearing a mask as she stood at the business' counter alongside Deputy Leader Shane Reti. Video / Supplied
Act leader David Seymour serves ice creams to Afghan interpreters who were protesting outside Parliament, after his mention of the Mr. Whippy business model for vaccinations and testing. Video / Mark Mitchell
Auckland small businesses like Dough Boys bakery can't wait for the drop down alert levels. Video / NZ Herald
Firefighters battle the blaze at the MG Marketing building in Mt Wellington. Video / Dean Purcell
Ethan Blackadder and Tupou Vaa'i talk about life in the All Blacks environment. Video / allblacks.com
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
Six kids arrested and stolen vehicle recovered after fleeing police. Video / Hayden Woodward
National party leader Judith Collins on vaccine targets. Video / Mark Mitchell
90-year woman with 'worst case' of head-lice sent to ER. Source / TikTok
Dad takes XBox to hospital to game during partner's birth. Source / TikTok
September 19 2021 There are 24 new Covid cases in the community in what is the penultimate day before Monday's big alert levels decision.
A call to bust the Hawke's Bay Power Consumers' Trust. Made with funding from NZ On Air.
Anti-lockdown protesters in Melbourne break through a police line. Video / @davidestcourt
There were 20 new cases of COVID-19 in the community on September 18th. Video / NZ Herald
Lauren Anne Dickason was arrested and charged with murdering her three daughters, and appeared in court on Saturday morning. Video / George Heard
Hāngi master Rewi Spraggon is providing 1000 meals a week to food banks and people sleeping rough. Video / Michael Craig
Captain Ardie Savea returns after missing last week's match to lead a much-changed All Blacks lineup at Suncorp Stadium. Video / All Blacks
UFC president Dana White chats with NZ Herald sports reporter Christopher Reive on what's next for Israel Adesanya, why UFC won't be coming back here any time soon. Video / NZ Herald