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The brakes could be on major summer festivals after the government revealed red lights for their regions in the new traffic light system.
Nita Blake-Persen reports. Audio
Anyone making the trip to Northland this summer is being warned they'll likely be sent home if they get Covid - as the region's resources will be stretched to the limit.
Te Tai Tokerau's bracing for… Audio
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Northland DHB's boss has quashed rumours started by anti-vaxxers falsely claiming he's critically unwell after a Covid booster shot. Video, Audio
Supermarket giant Foodstuffs says it wants to make rapid antigen tests available to staff across its stores, after it participated in a successful trial of the Covid-19 tests. While they're not as… Audio
Slip, slop, slap and swab could be the new summer checklist as the government prepares to roll out rapid Covid tests in holiday hot spots.
A government pilot of the antigen tests is proving to be a… Audio
A Covid case in the Whangārei suburb of Otangarei has health authorities on high alert, with fears it could be a 'timebomb' waiting to go off.
The positive case spent a week in the community before… Audio
The final nail is in the coffin for New Zealand's only oil refinery.
Refining NZ today confirmed Marsden Point will close next year and instead move to an import only terminal.
That will end 60… Audio
As Aotearoa wages a war against Covid, there's a new battle to get vaccine rates up on the East Coast.
The descendants of the Māori Battalion are being invited to aerodromes on Saturday to get… Video, Audio
The National Party is distancing itself from a former MP who has questioned the effectiveness of the Covid vaccine in a lengthy video that has been labelled dangerous.
Matt King was National's MP in… Audio
Māori health providers in Tai Tokerau are sprinting to boost lagging vaccine rates as community cases in the rohe rise.
Another two cases have emerged in Kaikohe today and a baby has been admitted to… Audio
Far North communities are nervously waiting to see if Covid has been spreading unchecked through their towns.
The top of the motu is in level 3 lockdown as health officials work to trace any links… Video, Audio
A loose border is isolating the uppermost tip of the North Island, which is now in Alert Level 3.
The government shifted part of the Far North into the tighter restrictions after two cases in the… Audio
Checkpoint reporter Nita Blake-Persen is in Kawakawa with the latest details on the lockdown announcement.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern took the vaccination drive to Northland today, an area lagging behind in vaccination rates.
But her media conference was derailed by a man claiming to be a journalist -… Video, Audio
The skyrocketing number of children living in motels is being called a 'moral failure' by the National party.
There was an increase of 280 tamariki in motels in the three months to September - now… Audio
The government is running out of motels to place families in as the housing crisis reaches record levels, with children among those hardest hit.
There are now 4512 children living in motels - an… Audio
The government has announced a major expansion of its vaccine mandate. Workers employed by businesses that require customers to present a vaccine certificate will also need to be fully immunised.
An Auckland man who travelled to Waiheke Island after testing positive for Covid-19 will be allowed to remain on the island, despite allegedly breaching multiple health orders.
The case is the first… Video, Audio
Northland will move down to alert level 2 at 11:59pm Tuesday, after widespread testing failed to find any sign of Covid Delta in the community.
The region moved to alert level 3 just over two weeks… Video, Audio
The serious fraud office has started looking into businesses which may have abused the wage subsidy scheme.
More than three billion dollars has been paid out in the latest round of subsidies.