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Iwi health providers are going into the heart of Gisborne's most vulnerable communities to get the city's whānau vaccinated.
Gisborne locals say allowing music festival Rhythm and Vines to go ahead would be an open invitation for Covid-19 to arrive.
A huge slip along the mothballed rail line between Gisborne and Wairoa has destroyed sacred Māori whenua and dashed hopes of the railway being reinstated.
Napier residents are demanding health authorities be more upfront about a case of Covid-19 in the city.
Health officials thought a man diagnosed with Covid-19 in Napier was in Auckland.
The region has climbed up a spot to the second lowest first dose vaccination rate in the country, and today the prime minister was in the rohe to try and boost numbers.
Taupō has had a Covid-19 testing blitz today, after five cases of the virus were discovered in the lakeside town. Audio
The Gisborne District Council is warning the risk of landslides is far from over, nearly a week after heavy rain caused flooding in the region.
A year ago today, a weather bomb ripped through Napier. Council data shows 589 properties were damaged, with 115 left uninhabitable and 173 people having to evacuate from their home.
Napier residents have criticised the "appalling communication and lack of action" from the local health board over Covid-19 testing.
The heavy rain has subsided in Gisborne and the state of emergency has been lifted, but authorities say landslides and slips are causing a second wave of problems.
Police, iwi and the council are joining forces to disrupt crime and restore the Wairoa's standing.
Wairoa community leaders say they've come up with a temporary solution to help solve its lack of driver licence testing.
An Iraqi hairdresser living in Napier says he may be forced to close up and leave if he can't get his family into the country.
More than 1000 fake vaccination bookings have hampered efforts to get people jabbed in Tairāwhiti, the region with the lowest Covid-19 vaccination rates.
A glut of avocados this year has led in extraordinarily low prices at the supermarket, despite growers not being able to make any money.
Napier City Council's decision to add Māori seats around the council table is being labelled a bittersweet victory by mana whenua.
A Tairāwhiti community leader is defending a fundraising campaign for a vaccination van in the region after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said there was no need for it.
Authorities have found there's a huge unmet dental need due to drug addiction and the town is desperately needing solutions.
Iwi leaders in Tairāwhiti want assurances from the government that their region will be protected from Covid-19.
The Prime Minister visited Ruatōrea in the remote Tairāwhiti Gisborne today to encourage a boost in vaccinations.
The government's beefing up efforts to vaccinate Māori against Covid-19 by getting the prime minister out on the road.
Wairoa - with a population of almost 70 percent Māori - was ahead of the game with its Covid vaccination rollout but has hit a roadblock.
Wedding planners around the country are being hit with massive blows as their busy season begins.