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Healthcare staff shortages are being felt at Auckland facilities, where existing staff have agreed to more restrictions on their freedoms.
Managed isolation and quarantine is costing about $2.4 million a day, figures released to RNZ show, and Cabinet is due to consider long-term funding options before the end of the year.
Powell's resignation leaves behind a deeply divided city council who he accused of being "small thinkers" with a "track record of hindering any progress" and "petty politicians" in "desperate need of…
Cabinet will today consider whether to make masks mandatory on all domestic flights, and all public transport in Auckland.
A man says he was turned away from Covid-19 testing centres, despite living in the same building as Auckland's new mystery community case.
Auckland Council thinks Covid-19 will punch a $1 billion hole in its finances by 2024 - but city dwellers wont find out how it will be paid for until December.
Rural contractors warn crops will die in fields and stock could go unfed, if the government can't make room in managed isolation hotels for skilled migrant workers.
US Democrat voters in Auckland and Wellington mustered their energy - and their most patriotic t-shirts - for impromptu celebration drinks last night.
The country's managed isolation hotels are nearly completely booked until Christmas, locking out some New Zealanders who had planned trips home to see loved ones.
The drug testing agency Know Your Stuff hopes the government moves quickly to enable more festival-goers to check what they are taking.
Former police are questioning why an officer did not have backup with her in the car, when she was shot at by two men in Northland on Tuesday morning.
Northland police are temporarily carrying firearms as the search continues for two gunmen who shot at an officer.
Two men are still at large after a police officer was shot at this morning, and police now think it may be linked to a kidnapping.
International music artists are creeping back onto summer festival line-ups, after getting government exceptions to enter the country.
Nearly three quarters of Kiwis are planning a backyard holiday in the next 12 months, according to research from Tourism New Zealand.
A man has described hearing "horrific" screams on the Taupō lakefront at the same spot a member of the public found two bodies.
People in managed isolation fear they're choking the country's landfills with an estimated 100,000 takeaway containers, bottles and cutlery sets every week.
Peer support workers say they are starting to see the effects of Covid in the spike of visitors, including about one in five who are under the influence of synthetic drugs.
Farmers sick of shooing intruders off their properties are demanding answers from Google - but the tech giant won't say exactly how it came to list their private tracks as roads.
Fire and Emergency New Zealand has released an external report into the massive SkyCity blaze - described as a scale rarely experienced in this country.
Twelve jurors will now decide the fate of Comanchero gang leader Pasilika Naufahu and two others after a four-week trial wrapped up in the High Court at Auckland this afternoon.
The crown has begun its closing address in the trial of Comanchero gang leader Pasilika Naufahu, Connor Clausen and one other person with name suppression.
A media personality and an accountant accused of money laundering for the Comancheros gang were cleared of the charges today - with one copping a fine for drug possession instead.
Academics who made allegations of racism at the University of Waikato are welcoming the outcome of an independent review.
Farmers and growers say if agriculture is going to drag the country's economy back into shape, they will need help to fix labour shortages. Audio