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There were 14 cases today. A household contact of a MIQ worker with Omicron has also tested positive for Covid-19. Video / NZ Herald
School children are getting their Covid-19 jabs from today while the Omicron variant continues to hover on New Zealand's doorstep. Video / NZ Herald
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern spoke the media about the booster vaccination roll-out and COVID vaccines for children before going to get her booster jab.
Brian Tamaki was arrested for breaching his bail conditions on Monday morning, with supporters protesting outside the Mt. Eden correctional facility. Video / David Fisher / Brett Phibbs
The roll out of Pfizer's paediatric Covid-19 vaccine for children is beginning on January 17 and those aged 5 to 11 will have a chance to get a dose and reduce the risks of the virus. Video / NZ Herald / MoH
January 16 2022 An MIQ worker who contracted Covid-19 has the Omicron strain of the virus as health officials report 25 community cases today.
PM Jacinda Ardern said it's "too early to tell" whether anyone has lost their life in the volcanic eruption and tsunami that hit Tonga. Video / NZ Herald / Dr Faka’iloatonga Taumoefolau / Willy Baptiste Florian / Johnny Teisi / US StormWatch
Watch: Sarah Valentine had an emotional reunion with her husband whom she hasn't seen for seven months after leaving MIQ today - and left him gobsmacked by a huge surprise.
Large waves crashed ashore and skies turned black in Tonga after another violent volcanic eruption from Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha'apai. Video / Dr Faka’iloatonga Taumoefolau / Willy Baptiste Florian / Johnny Teisi / US StormWatch / Tim Cattera / Serenazgo de Paracas / Amoz Walsh Rodrodro
January 15 2022 An MIQ worker has tested positive for Covid-19 amid 29 new community cases.
There were 18 new community cases of Covid-19 on Friday, and 43 caught at the border. Video / Dean Purcell / Michael Craig / Getty Images
Vishal Sharma is raising funds to write his third book about Rotorua.