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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
Aneta Morgan from Whakarewarewa talks about opposition to future MIQs.
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
The Ministry of Business and the Ministry of Health are planning to open a fourth managed isolation quarantine facility (MIQ) in Rotorua but not all are in favor. Video / Te Ao / Māori TV
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 car crashed into Thompson Lawnmowers & Chainsaws on the corner of Sunset and Old Taupo Rds this morning.
Jenny Jones said there's no way she's taking down her Māori flags she proudly flies at her home.
Health Minister Andrew Little told Mike Hosking on Newstalk ZB said it was a "significant" issue having 29 staff stood down at Middlemore Hospital. Video / Newstalk ZB
New Zealand has seen its first death from this outbreak of COVID-19. The total death toll for New Zealand’s Covid cases is now 27. Video / NZ Herald
Move to level 3 includes fear of another MIQ in Rotorua. Made with funding from NZ On Air.
A section of the 45 minute council meeting where Rotorua district councillor Reynold Macpherson accuses the council of 'gerrymandering', a claim refuted by many other councillors.
Rotorua Canopy Tours has been impacted again. Made with funding from NZ On Air.