COVID-19 testing centre set up behind Ōtaki Museum

COVID-19 testing centre set up behind Ōtaki Museum

A popup COVID-19 testing centre has been set up behind Ōtaki’s Museum after a partner of a staff member who works at Ōtaki College was identified as a close contact of the positive COVID-19 case who was flying from Auckland to Wellington last Thursday.  The close contact followed health guidelines...

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Ōtaki close contact of COVID-19 case: first test returns negative

Ōtaki close contact of COVID-19 case: first test returns negative

Yesterday a partner of a staff member who works at Ōtaki College was identified as a close contact of the positive COVID-19 case who was flying from Auckland to Wellington last Thursday.  The close contact took all measures to follow health guidelines that the government has set around COVID-19 and...

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COVID-19: Four new cases reported in managed isolation

COVID-19: Four new cases reported in managed isolation

There are four new additional cases of COVID-19 to report today in managed isolation. There are no new cases in the community. Of the four new cases reported today, the first arrived nin New Zealand on 27 October from Austria via Qatar and Australia. They returned a positive test at...

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COVID-19: Dr Ashley Bloomfield to provide update at 1pm today

COVID-19: Dr Ashley Bloomfield to provide update at 1pm today

REFRESH THIS PAGE AT 1:00 PM NZT TO WATCH LIVE —- The Ministry of Health is expected to do a media standup at 1 pm. Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield will be providing the updates to media today. Image: CC/ Sam Hudson

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Police release name of person located deceased at Papamoa Beach

Police release name of person located deceased at Papamoa Beach

Tauranga Police confirmed to media earlier this morning at around 7 am that a deceased body was located at Papamoa Beach after a member of the public reported it to Police. The body was recovered and a blessing was performed.  He was Michael Joseph Finekifolau, aged 22, of Auckland. Mr...

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Police locate deceased body at Papamoa Beach

Police locate deceased body at Papamoa Beach

Tauranga Police confirmed to media today that a deceased body has been located at Papamoa Beach. A member of the public notified Police after finding the body at around 7 am this morning. The body has now been recovered and a blessing performed. Police say it is too early to...

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iwi do not consent to Tararua Aerial 1080 drop after Hui with DOC

iwi do not consent to Tararua Aerial 1080 drop after Hui with DOC

Local iwi has reportedly declared they do not consent to a planned Tararua Aerial 1080 poison drop after a hui took place with Department of Conservation. The hui concluded with a 100 percent non-consent of the upcoming Project Kaka drop over the Tararua Ranges that was scheduled for late winter....

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