Dr Ashley Bloomfield dances at Super Saturday vaccination event in Porirua – video

Dr Ashley Bloomfield dances at Super Saturday vaccination event in Porirua – video

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield is seen dancing at a Super Saturday vaccination event in the suburb of Cannons Creek, Porirua. Barbara Edmonds, Labour Mana MP, filmed him making some moves to a stage performed song, Roimata. Thousands viewed the video on her Facebook page and other platforms. Dr...

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Covid-19: Ministry of Health reports 41 new positive cases in community

Covid-19: Ministry of Health reports 41 new positive cases in community

41 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported today in the community, and 2 at the border. Since the start of the pandemic in the country, the total confirmed cases reported are 4,580. Total community cases reported in Auckland are now at 1,840 (1,228 have recovered), including 38 in Waikato...

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120 extra vaccination sites opening up for Super Saturday vaccine event

120 extra vaccination sites opening up for Super Saturday vaccine event

The Ministry of Health says about 120 extra vaccination sites will be opening up for this weekend's Super Saturday event — October 16, the national day of action for vaccinations being administered in Aotearoa New Zealand. The event encourages all New Zealanders eligible to get the jab to help fight...

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Government launches vaccination passport website

Government launches vaccination passport website

The government today announced a new website My Covid Record in collaboration with the Ministry of Health. It is a database that records proof a person has received a Covid-19 vaccination. This is one of the first steps where vaccination certificates will be used in Aotearoa New Zealand and inspires...

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Covid-19: Exposure event at Middlemore Hospital after patient tests positive

Covid-19: Exposure event at Middlemore Hospital after patient tests positive

BREAKING: The Ministry of Health reports a person who returned a positive Covid-19 test result earlier today, has deemed some staff and patients close contacts at Middlemore Hospital, Auckland. The patient presented to the Hospital's emergency department on Friday for a non-related issue. All screening questions asked about the virus...

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Covid-19: 60 new positive community cases

Covid-19: 60 new positive community cases

60 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported today in the community, and one has been reported at the border. Since the start of the pandemic in the country, the total confirmed cases reported is 4,265. Total community cases reported in Auckland are now at 1,538 (1,147 have recovered), this...

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Waikato region reaches record of 10,000 vaccinations administered in one day

Waikato region reaches record of 10,000 vaccinations administered in one day

The Waikato region has reached a record of 10,000 vaccinations administered in one day. Thursday was the biggest day for jabs given to people — the highest daily rate ever.  3,354 people received their first dose, and 7,043 received their second dose. Vaccination of Māori people has reached the highest...

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Positive Covid-19 case identified in Whangārei, transferred to Auckland quarantine facility

Positive Covid-19 case identified in Whangārei, transferred to Auckland quarantine facility

The Ministry of Health says a case under investigation, after returning a weak positive result from a test in Whangārei earlier in the week, tested positive for the virus yesterday in Auckland. The first test which returned a weak positive result indicated they were asymptomatic for the virus, before the...

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Covid-19: 33 new positive community cases

Covid-19: 33 new positive community cases

33 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported today in the community and none have been reported at the border. The total confirmed cases are 3,995 since the start of the pandemic in the country. Total community cases reported in Auckland are now at 1,309 (1,061 have recovered), this includes 2...

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Covid-19: 8 new positive community cases, 3 identified at border

Covid-19: 8 new positive community cases, 3 identified at border

8 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported today in the community, while 3 have been identified at the border. One historical case has also been included in today's report. The total confirmed cases are 3,838  since the start of the pandemic in the country. Total community cases reported in...

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