Third Covid-19 vaccine dose available for severely immunocompromised

Third Covid-19 vaccine dose available for severely immunocompromised

A third dose of the Covid-19 vaccine will now be recommended and is accessible for severely immunocompromised people aged 12 and older. The availability comes as the severely immunocompromised group is at higher risk when they catch the virus. After receiving two doses of the Pfizer vaccine, some may not...

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Magnitude 5.9 earthquake felt across central North Island

Magnitude 5.9 earthquake felt across central North Island

This morning a magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck the central North Island at 10.58am. According to GeoNet, struck 30 kilometres southwest of Taumarunui and was recorded at a depth of 210km. The quake was felt from Christchurch in the South Island all the way up to Auckland in the North Island....

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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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New Zealand’s final Great Kererū Count 2021 – video

New Zealand’s final Great Kererū Count 2021 – video

The Great Kererū Count 2021 is the final year that it will happen in Aotearoa New Zealand. The count for this year happens from September 17 to 26. It started eight years ago. Data collected from the last eight years from people participating in the Count will provide an understanding...

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Final count down begins for Great Kererū Count 2021, how you can participate

Final count down begins for Great Kererū Count 2021, how you can participate

It’s almost that time for the upcoming annual Great Kererū Count of 2021. The project is led by Urban Wildlife Trust & Kererū Discovery together with partners Wellington City Council, Dunedin City Council/City Sanctuary, Nelson City Council and Victoria University of Wellington. The count down has begun, and everyone can...

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All of New Zealand outside of Auckland to move to Alert Level 2 settings at 11.59pm on Tuesday

All of New Zealand outside of Auckland to move to Alert Level 2 settings at 11.59pm on Tuesday

All of New Zealand outside of Auckland's boundary will move to Alert Level 2 settings at 11.59pm on Tuesday, September 7. Auckland will remain under Alert Level 4 settings, with a review occurring on September 13 to decide whether the levels will be dropped. Strick mask-wearing rules and numbers of...

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‘Increased transmissibility’: New case of Covid-19 variant C.1.2 identified in New Zealand

‘Increased transmissibility’: New case of Covid-19 variant C.1.2 identified in New Zealand

1 NEWS reported, according to a confirmation by the Ministry of Health, that a person arrived in New Zealand and was confirmed to have the C.1.2 Covid-19 variant. The individual came from overseas and arrived in Auckland at the end of the month, and entered a quarantine facility posing no...

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Woman passes away after Pfizer Covid-19 vaccination from yet to be confirmed rare side effect

Woman passes away after Pfizer Covid-19 vaccination from yet to be confirmed rare side effect

New Zealand's Covid-19 Vaccine Independent Safety Monitoring Board (CV-ISMB) advised the Ministry of Health to ensure healthcare professionals and consumers are aware of the rare signs of myocarditis and pericarditis after vaccination. A woman passed away following her Comirnaty Pfizer Covid-19 vaccination. She died reportedly due to complications of a...

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All of New Zealand South of Auckland to move to Alert Level 3 settings at 11.59pm on Tuesday

All of New Zealand South of Auckland to move to Alert Level 3 settings at 11.59pm on Tuesday

JUST IN: All of New Zealand south of Auckland's boundary will move to Alert Level 3 settings at 11.59pm on Tuesday, August 31. Auckland and Northland will remain under Alert Level 4 settings likely for two more weeks. Northland was included due to a positive worker identified at a rest...

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