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Kiwis will have access to Pfizer’s new antiviral treatment for Covid-19, after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed Pharmac had secured 60,000 doses. Video / Mark Mitchell / Dean Purcell / Michael Craig
Masterton Trust House Recreation Centre has a new room for the neurodiverse.
December 6 2021 PM Jacinda Ardern says Pharmac has secured 60,000 doses of Pfizer's new antiviral medicine. It had up to 90% reduction in death, and could be taken at the first stage of someone getting unwell with Covid-19.
December 6 2021 National has unveiled its new-look line up with big promotions for Chris Bishop and Erica Stanford, now ranked fourth and seventh. Bishop has been reunited with the shadow leader of the house portfolio, which Collins stripped him of.
COVID-19 patient Karina Hira documents her struggle with the virus. Source / Karina Hira
Mum shows what it’s like to have a night doula for your baby. Source / Twitter
Locals flee massive eruption at Mount Semeru, Indonesia. Source / @TheInsiderPaper via Twitter
December 4 2021 There were 98 new community cases of Covid-19 in the community today, as businesses around the country get used to the traffic light system and Aucklanders celebrate their freedom.
Trade Minister Damien O’Connor talks about trade from MIQ. Video / NZ Herald
Those most at risk and vulnerable lack affordable housing
Ministers Andrew Little and Kelvin Davis, along with Northland MP Willow Jean Prime, were welcomed by Ngāti Kahu to the waterside property that the iwi had occupied for five weeks, which has now been bought by the Crown for around $1.5m. Video / David Fisher
It was a positive start for New Zealand in the new traffic light framework after it recorded one of the lowest daily case numbers for over a month. Video / NZ Herald
National Party leader Chris Luxon did his first Auckland "walkabout" with voters yesterday - and said the city should already be in the green light setting. Video / Michael Craig
Interview with Simpson Grierson partner Shan Wilson. Video / NZ Herald
Covid 19 Delta outbreak: The traffic light system explained. Video / Jed Bradley / Mark Mitchell / Ben Cummins
Auckland pubs are back in business with midnight openings as NZ enters the traffic light system. Video / NZ Herald
December 2 2021 National MP Simon Bridges has been given the key finance and infrastructure portfolios by new leader Christopher Luxon - handing him the third ranking in his caucus.