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Auckland cafes, bars and restaurants are reopening for table service under the new Covid-19 traffic light system, after months of lockdown.
Auckland's economic development agency is warning more businesses will close for good if the region doesn't move to Covid orange in a fortnight.
Stuck for months in a motorhome in Queensland, Sue Norton and her husband now have a firm date for returning home.
People working in sectors that require a vaccine pass must have their first inoculation by Friday week, including religious leaders, hospitality and retail workers. Audio
Travel will be allowed into and out of Tāmaki Makaurau when the boundary loosens on 15 December but tourism experts predict an exodus is coming.
As Covid-19 spreads to the Rotorua, Taupō and Tararua communities, authorites warn rural Māori are most at risk of the virus.
A Covid-19 case reported yesterday gave birth prematurely at Rotorua Hospital and their baby later died.
It's day one of alert level 3, step 2 for the city and retailers are flinging open their doors for an expected rush of pent-up demand, while many museums, zoos and libraries are gradually re-opening.
It is day 83 of lockdown for Aucklanders, and many feel that rising case numbers will overshadow any reprieve in restrictions this week.
Churches face a dilemma around whether vaccine certificates are needed when they welcome back physical congregations.
Trucking companies say a vaccine mandate at regional borders would be a problem because they are already struggling with a driver shortage and fragile supply chain. Audio
A group of principals will meet online with government officials today to discuss what needs to happen for primary schools to reopen in Auckland next month.
Auckland's economic agency says its team is hearing stories of business closures and although more people are out and about they are not spending more.
An Auckland inner city hotel and restaurant operator has decided it will take only guests who are fully vaccinated from November.
There is no one-size-fits-all answer to working from home during lockdown while parenting, says chartered organisational psychologist Frank O'Connor.
With the green light for double-bubble outdoor gatherings, Aucklanders are getting ready to fire up their barbeques and pack picnic hampers for their first weekend meet-ups in a long time.
For many Auckland parents, school holidays will be more of the same - being at home with the kids. Psychologist Dr Melanie Woodfield has some tips.
The chief executive of one of the country's long-standing commercial construction firms is delighted staff and sub-contractors can return to the city's building sites today.
A small Waikato community is waiting anxiously for hundreds of Covid-19 test results to come back today.
Essential workers crossing Auckland's level 4 border will not have to show they have tested negative for Covid-19, only that they have had the test.
Building product manufacturers are gutted at the limit of 100 staff being approved to restart in Auckland's lockdown despite a national materials shortage putting home builders in limbo. Audio
Auckland warehouses are overflowing with building materials that importers have been prohibited from distributing during lockdown despite severe shortages.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment will today spell out how some Auckland factories can restart under level 4 to help prevent a freeze on housing construction. Audio
A new virtual lottery is on its way for those seeking to book a stay in highly sought-after managed isolation, but it's on hold for now, deemed too risky during the Delta outbreak.
An Afghan man who expected his wife and toddler to join him in New Zealand this month has spoken about the relief he felt on learning they were safely evacuated from Kabul.