Ministry of Health has not given further update on Wellington’s Covid-19 wastewater situation

Ministry of Health has not given further update on Wellington’s Covid-19 wastewater situation

The Ministry of Health has not given the press an update on the wastewater situation in Wellington, where samples taken were found to contain weak positive results of Covid-19. A statement released earlier today says: “Results from the wastewater samples collected from the Wellington region are expected this evening.” There's...

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One Person suffers serious injuries after two-car crash in Bay of Plenty

One Person suffers serious injuries after two-car crash in Bay of Plenty

Emergency services responded to a serious crash this evening south of Te Puke in the Bay of Plenty. The incident occurred just before 6pm on the Te Puke Highway. It involved two cars that reportedly have crashed into each other. One person was said to have sustained serious injuries. The...

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Abrupt Medicines Act amendments to come into order

Abrupt Medicines Act amendments to come into order

The New Zealand Government has been made aware of a High Court debate about provisional consent for the Covid-19 Vaccine roll-out and is making a technical change to modernise the law. Under Section 23 of the Medicines Act, the Minister of Health can grant provisional approval for Medsafe-approved medicines, which...

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OAG report offers new Recommendations for New Zealand’s Vaccine roll-out

OAG report offers new Recommendations for New Zealand’s Vaccine roll-out

The Office of the Auditor-General (OAG) report into New Zealand’s Vaccine roll-out has made a number of recommendations that shows more transparency to the public about supply and risks with the Vaccine. Work undertaken allows expansion to the amount of detailed roll-out data that is published by the Ministry of...

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National’s Barbara Kuriger joins call to protect Productive Farmland

National’s Barbara Kuriger joins call to protect Productive Farmland

National spokesperson for Rural Communities, Barbara Kuriger, has joined a call for protecting Productive Farmland after Federated Farmers made a call yesterday. A call was made to challenge the Government in delivering ‘its election promise' to protect the Farmland for the future to come. “The Feds want a full review...

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Wellington wastewater samples to return today

Wellington wastewater samples to return today

Wastewater samples taken by ESR in Wellington that were found to have Covid-19 traces are set to return results later this evening. New samples were collected following two earlier ones on May 14 that returned weak positive results. It will determine whether or not the shedding of the virus was...

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Ministry of Health says Covid-19 weak positive Mariner on Ship docked in Bluff is Historical

Ministry of Health says Covid-19 weak positive Mariner on Ship docked in Bluff is Historical

The Ministry of Health reported to thisquality that there was a possible case of Covid-19 reported as a mariner on a ship that is currently docked in Bluff, Southland. After receiving a weak positive test for Covid-19, clinical experts assessed the link to be a historical infection before confirmation was...

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One new Covid-19 Case reported today, none in Community

There is only one new case of Covid-19 to report today in managed isolation. None have been reported in the community but one is reported as historical which means they are not infectious. The new case arrived on May 15 from Indonesia via Singapore. This person tested positive at around...

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Waikato DHB Hospitals facing ‘cyber security’ incident

Waikato DHB Hospitals facing ‘cyber security’ incident

Waikato DHBs are facing a ‘cyber security' incident that has devised a complete outage of its information systems and phone lines. Reportedly, a Coordinated Incident Management System was established in an attempt to confirm the root cause and find a solution to fix the problem as soon as it could....

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Reported Bomb scare to St Peter’s School in Cambridge not credible

Reported Bomb scare to St Peter’s School in Cambridge not credible

Police completed an investigation into a reported threat being made on Thursday night at St Peter’s School in Cambridge. Waikato West Area Commander Inspector Will Loughrin says Police completed a thorough inquiry but did not believe there was any credibility to the threat. No information was given about the details...

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