Covid-19: Ministry of Health reports 79 new positive cases in community

Covid-19: Ministry of Health reports 79 new positive cases in community

79 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported today in the community. Out of this, 75 were identified in Auckland, 8 in Waikato. One new case was reported at the border. Since the start of the pandemic in the country, the total confirmed cases reported are 5,462. Total community cases...

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Police launch homicide investigation after man assaulted in suburb of Māngere East

Police launch homicide investigation after man assaulted in suburb of Māngere East

Police have launched a homicide investigation into the death of a 69-year-old man after he was assaulted on Sunday morning in the suburb of Māngere East, Auckland. The man sustained critical injuries from the assault at his home. He was transported to Middlemore Hospital, but sadly passed away last night....

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Two positive Covid-19 community cases identified in Ōtorohanga

Two positive Covid-19 community cases identified in Ōtorohanga

Waikato District Health Board this evening has confirmed two positive Covid-19 cases in Ōtorohanga, Waikato.  The DHB provided the new case details to the Ministry of Health for release. It is understood the two cases are close contacts of a previously confirmed case from Te Awamutu; tested yesterday and received...

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32-year-old man faces multiple charges after discharging firearm in Waikanae

32-year-old man faces multiple charges after discharging firearm in Waikanae

Police have charged a 32-year-old man on a number of counts following a firearms incident this morning in Waikanae, Kāpiti Coast. The man was charged with Unlawful possession of a firearm, two charges of using a firearm against a law enforcement officer, two charges of aggravated robbery, two charges of...

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Fears vaccine hesitant will misuse mandatory vaccination exemptions

Fears vaccine hesitant will misuse mandatory vaccination exemptions

There's a grit of fear and tension surrounding the Covid-19 vaccine, and this is due to misinformation being spread by anti-vaccine groups such as Voices For Freedom or anti-vaccine activists that of Sue Grey, a lawyer who failed to contest and stop the government's Covid-19 vaccine rollout earlier in the year. With...

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Accident in Kawakawa Bay leads to fatality

Accident in Kawakawa Bay leads to fatality

Police and other emergency services responded to a fatal crash on Saturday night in Kawakawa Bay, southeast of Auckland. A person had sadly died at the scene after falling from a moving vehicle on Clevedon-Kawkawa Road shortly before 7pm. Enquiries are now underway to determine the circumstances of the incident....

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Four cases confirmed as positive for Covid-19 in Northland is a reminder to get vaccinated

Four cases confirmed as positive for Covid-19 in Northland is a reminder to get vaccinated

Northland District Health Board is encouraging people to get vaccinated as four people tested positive for the Covid-19 virus in Northland recently. All four are related to each other, with two under the age of 12. Yesterday, the Ministry of Health reported two cases from this group that had initially...

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Multiple people injured, two dead in two-car crash south of Waihola

Multiple people injured, two dead in two-car crash south of Waihola

Police report two people have died after a serious crash just south of Waihola in Otago, Saturday morning. The crash occurred on State Highway 1 involving two cars at around 9.15am. Three more people were injured — two both sustaining serious injuries and one with moderate injuries. Five emergency units...

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Covid-19: Ministry of Health reports 104 new positive cases in community

Covid-19: Ministry of Health reports 104 new positive cases in community

104 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported today in the community. Out of this, 91 were identified in Auckland, 8 in Waikato, 4 in Northland and 1 in Marlborough. Two new cases were reported at the border. Since the start of the pandemic in the country, the total confirmed...

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Ministry of Health confirms positive Covid-19 case in Blenheim

Ministry of Health confirms positive Covid-19 case in Blenheim

The Ministry of Health confirmed at around midday today that a person returned a positive Covid-19 test late last night in Blenheim, Marlborough District. The individual is currently self-isolating after flying from Rotorua, arriving on October 21. They'd presented symptoms of a sore throat and sought a test on arrival....

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