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Live: 103 cases; new Chch, Ōpōtiki, Akl care home worker infections
There has been a steady decline in new case numbers in recent days.
Vaccine verifier app goes live, Govt warns there'll be glitches
Businesses will be able to download an app that will verify their customers' vax status.
Fully vaccinated police officer tests positive after helping woman; 44 new cases
Police are reviewing just how much PPE gear the officers were wearing.
Live: Level 3 Waikato boundary could extend as virus spreads
The alert level 3 boundary in Waikato could be extended if more Covid cases show today.
Live: Taxi driver tests positive, more Raglan cases - Cabinet faces grim scenario
A newborn baby has tested positive for Covid at Auckland's North Shore Hospital.
Auckland Covid cases - move to level 2 would 'add fuel to the fire', says modeller
Chris Hipkins: 'We've still got to hold our nerve here'.
12 Covid cases, testing staff doorknocking in key suburbs
Today marks the 40th day of Auckland's lockdown.
23 Covid cases revealed as Auckland enjoys first day of level 3
Twenty two of today's cases are linked to the rest of the outbreak.
14 new Covid cases; 'unexpected' wastewater test result
More details about the new virtual MIQ booking system revealed.
'Shocked': Coromandel cafe hosted infected Devonport man three times
Umu Cafe says it is shocked after news that a Covid positive man visited their cafe.
NZ-wide emergency: Power failure affects thousands; public left puzzled and angry
Thousands of homes left without heating in the depths of winter overnight.
Live: Anxious Covid wait for Tauranga port workers; no new community cases today
More details are expected about a Covid outbreak on a container ship off Tauranga.
Covid update: 21 Kiwis visited Aussie exposure sites
Public health officials continue to monitor the situation in Australia.
Latest: 21 cases of Covid at the border - 5 in MIQ and 16 mariners
Sixteen of 18 crew members on the Spanish-flagged Playa Zahara are infected.
Covid-19: 18 cases detected at NZ border - including 13 on fishing vessel
Testing continues on board another ship with mariners experiencing flu-like symptoms.
International police sting: NZ arrests for drug dealing, money laundering
Police are executing "a number of search warrants" across the country.
One new Covid case in MIQ, 1 historical case, none in community
Health officials are expected to continue a travel bubble pause with Victoria.
One new Covid case in MIQ, NZ-Victoria travel bubble pause may be extended
More Covid positive cases in Melbourne have been reported in the city overnight.
I see red! Stargazers treated to stunning blood moon
It was the once-in-a-lifetime event many stayed up late to see.
One new MIQ Covid case, 'missing link' in Sydney community outbreak
The wife of infected Sydney man in his 50s has also tested positive for Covid.
11 new Covid-19 cases in MIQ - 10 from same flight
All new cases tested positive on arrival into New Zealand.
Monster earthquakes: 'I thought it was an evil spirit'
The first of three massive quakes struck in the dead of night - about 2.30am.
Covid 19: Here are the rules of alert level 3 and 2 lockdown
Auckland is now in alert level 3, while the rest of New Zealand is in alert level 2.
Tarawera crash: Hopes of NZ dream die with dad of five
Father of five Tino Tagiilima died when the van he was in crashed with a truck on SH5.
Father of five killed in Tarawera crash: 'I'll never forget you, brother'
The seasonal worker killed in the SH5 crash yesterday was a father of five children.
No Covid cases today - four days with no new infection in community
There are four people still in hospital with Covid-19.
Why I got Judith Collins tattooed on my leg - I wouldn't do it for Todd Muller
"I think it's great - I hope it becomes a trend," says flattered Collins.
Crash tragedy: Seasonal worker dies days before return to Samoa
Vaetasi Asiata was to return home to Samoa on Friday when he died in a crash on Sunday.
Covid cluster family 'shell-shocked', being bullied online
Cluster family bullied online: 'The comments on social media have turned nasty'.
Under review: PM responds to funeral criticism; family says rules mean 'we cannot carry coffin'
PM says review is under way, and more information will be released this afternoon.
'People are just selfish': The worst district for lockdown breaches
One area has more than double the number of breaches than other region.
Easter travellers banned: Police to set up checkpoints, arrests likely
Anyone travelling at Easter, breaking lockdown rules, could be arrested.
Thumbs up! White Island survivors may soon fly home to US
White Island survivors Rick Reed and Ivy Kohn Reed may soon be okay to fly home to the US.
Tsunami panic: Fire chief apologises for false alarm
Waihī Beach residents evacuated after hearing sirens starting about 9.30pm.
Rescued twice in three days: Bay of Plenty yachties' disastrous week at sea
Two people on a yacht had to be rescued a second time this week.
Late-night mayday from missing yacht sparks search and rescue in Bay of Plenty
Search and rescue crews are looking for a vessel after two mayday calls last night.
White Island eruption: Kiwi guide one of two unrecovered bodies
A Kiwi tour guide is one of two people still missing on White Island.
'Absolutely heartbroken': Siblings of Karla Mathews, killed in eruption, speak of their loss
The bodies of Rick Elzer and Karla Mathews were to travel home together.
Soaking approaching: Auckland to be hammered by heavy rain, strong winds
Heavy rain watches are in place for many parts of the North Island today.
Video of aftermath: Police investigating Taupō house vandalism
Occupants of the house shared a video showing smashed windows, and graffiti on the wall.
Watch: Vandals trash Taupō home leaving incredible trail of destruction
A house in Taupō has been left completely trashed by vandals.
Thunderstorms possible for some, but a dry weekend ahead
Thunderstorms might still occur in parts of the North Island early today.
North Island braces for severe thunderstorms, tornadoes
Severe thunderstorm watch in place from Taranaki to Northland until midnight tonight.
The big chill: Monster waves, wind, rain to strike
Cold fronts are expected over New Zealand, bringing cold, wet and windy weather.
Temperatures set to soar as heatwave hits New Zealand
Some parts of the country set to reach in excess of 30C and to continue until Thursday.
Kia ora: Cardi B welcomed to New Zealand with a pōwhiri
American star said she couldn't wait to 'enjoy the country and explore the culture'.
Meghan's fashion nod to NZ matched with bargain outfit steals show
The Duchess of Sussex wore a Karen Walker Banks trench coat when she touched down today.
Stripper in Chiefs scandal: 'Rugby drinking culture should be discouraged'
The stripper in the Chiefs scandal says rugby's drinking culture should be discouraged