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Surf Life Saving is calling for beachgoers to take care this weekend, as there will be no life guards on patrol.
Although the Surf Life Saving season ended in April, the organisation is expecting… Audio
New documents reveal the police knew its controversial Armed Response Team trial was flawed from the beginning.
The police launched its six-month Armed Response Team trial as a way to tackle a rise… Audio
Aggressively expanding, and sensitive to diplomatic slights, China is making sure a good crisis is not going to waste. Audio
Hong Kong-based writer and lawyer Antony Dapiran believes Beijing is keen to re-shape Hong Kong into an image that is a lot more to their liking. And he says they're happy to have a "puppet" like… Audio
An update on our story from earlier in the week about an unapproved police trial of new technology using controversial facial recognition software.
It was used to conduct dozens of searches for… Audio
The nurses organisation is calling for Worksafe to investigate how seven nurses caught Covid-19 at Waitakere Hospital.
They caught the virus after infected residents from St Margarets rest home were… Audio
Zero cases might be a cause for celebration but it'll be the tamest party on the block if health experts have their way.
They say New Zealanders can pat themselves on the back for reaching the first… Audio
The secretive US data firm Palantir has been in talks with the Privacy Commissioner, as well as pitching its pandemic-tracking software to the Health Ministry.
Palantir - co-owned by New Zealand… Audio
Hospitals are being told to consider putting off surgery for older or seriously overweight patients as they start to resume their normal work.
In a memo to DHBs, the Ministry of Health urges them to… Audio
A woman was contacted by the Ministry of Health's tracing team four and a half weeks after she came into contact with a confirmed Covid-19 case.
She took a regional flight on 17 March and ten days… Audio
Dunedin and Invercargill hospitals would have been turning patients away from their intensive care units by the end of this month, if the worst case scenario for Covid-19 had played out.
Waitematā DHB concedes it has had complaints about ill-fitting masks that are supposed to protect staff from Covid-19.
The DHB's launched an investigation into the use of PPE (personal protective… Video, Audio
A nurse at Waitematā DHB where three staff have contracted Covid-19 says "beggars belief" that personal protective equipment use failed.
But she says her DHB is ill-prepared and has shown… Audio
The Health Ministry has been consulting with the state spy agency, the GCSB, about how best to trace people as it works to get its Covid-19 systems up to speed.
A tech industry leader says it's… Audio
A top pandemic advisor to the Government says the data around contact tracing is still weak, just five days before the Government will decide whether to ease the lockdown.
Physics professor Shaun… Audio
More Government ministers will come under the scrutiny of Parliament's Epidemic Response Committee today where the Finance Minister will spell how just how badly Covid-19 has affected the economy.
Almost three weeks into lockdown and one of the country's major healthcare providers is still struggling to get even a week's worth of personal protection equipment from the 20 District Health Boards.
Police were out in force over the Easter weekend with 500 checkpoints set up around the country and thousands of motorists stopped.
Police Commissioner Andrew Coster is on the line speaks to Corin… Audio
Rest homes are looking at buying their own Covid 19 testing kits after the Ministry of Health refused to test new admissions.
This comes as infections continue to show up among the country's most… Audio
A group of academics are calling on the government to get the country back to normal as soon as the lockdown ends, but other experts are saying normality could be months away.
The group, led by… Audio