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Coronavirus: Health Minister criticises testing drop-off video

Reporter Matthew Littlewood takes part in a coronavirus swab test by Chris Chamberlain at the Covid Testing clinic on ...

With 1641 tests carried out on Monday, Chris Hipkins wants testing rates ramped up.

Live: Two Covid-19 cases caught at border video

Chris Hipkins says testing rate not meeting Government's expectations, while pair of cases found in isolation in ...

Chris Hipkins calls for ramp-up of testing and says current rate not meeting Government's expectations.

Two new cases of Covid-19 video

The Government has slowed the influx of returning Kiwis so isolation and quarantine facilities can cope.

Two new Covid-19 cases as as the Government moves to slow influx of returning Kiwis.

Fourth SDHB colonoscopy review under way

Canterbury Charity Hospital founder Phil Bagshaw is calling for a review into senior management of the Southern District ...

Surgeon Phillip Bagshaw is frustrated that another review into colonoscopy services offered by the Southern District Health Board is under way.

Expectant mother fears flight freeze puts babies at risk video

Air New Zealand has agreed to put a temporary hold on new bookings in the short term.

Having suffered a miscarriage, Taranaki-born Kathleen Singh just wants to get home from India.

Student thought she had the flu before she died video

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After a day of feeling unwell, Miwa Chapman planned to go to the doctor the following morning. By then she had stopped breathing.

Tom Hanks navigates the new Hollywood landscape video

Tom Hanks plays Commander Ernest Krause in Greyhound.

“Can we not all just wear a mask and social distance and wash our hands? It sounds pretty simple to me."

'I'm one of the lucky ones': UK man with Covid-19 on ventilator for 63 days

A UK man spent 92 days in hospital battling Covid-19.

Steve White's family were told he had a one per cent chance of surviving Covid-19. He's finally back at home after 92 days in hospital.

Event organiser's future uncertain

It will be a long time before the event industry recovers from Covid-19, Special Events Aoraki founder Chris Thomas ...

Chris Thomas feels Covid-19 has knocked his 20-year Timaru-based event planning business back to year one.

'Lets get you home' - fundraiser to return player's body video

Josiah Mani, of Dunedin rugby league team Kia Toa Tigers

A rugby league team is making a play to return their mate's body home after he was killed in a fiery crash.

Brazil's president to be tested for coronavirus

President Jair Bolsonaro has repeatedly appeared in public without wearing a mask, shaking hands with supporters and ...

He's repeatedly downplayed the risks of the disease while his country's death toll has risen - but now Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro will undergo testing to see if he has Covid-19.

Air NZ to bump passengers to ease pressure on quarantine

Air New Zealand has agreed to put a temporary hold on new bookings in the short term.

At the request of the Government, Air NZ will start removing hundreds of passengers from international flights to NZ.

What is the bubonic plague and how is it transmitted?

Officials and health workers in Brisbane, Australia, inspect a mound of dead rats. During the bubonic plague of 1900 - ...

A person in Mongolia has been diagnosed with bubonic plague, a disease that claimed 50 million lives in the 14th Century.

Are you a returning Kiwi? stuff nation

Trying to get home to NZ as the Covid-19 pandemic worsens? Share your stories with us.

Trying to get home to NZ as the Covid-19 pandemic worsens? Share your stories with us.

Covid-19: Six months on, here's what we know

New Zealand has gone nine days with new Covid-19 cases recorded.

Covid-19 is global – 188 countries and regions have collectively reported over 11.5 million cases and 535,000 deaths. But how much do we know about the virus?

Newlyweds prepare for baby with rare heart defect video

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First time parents Claudia and Ken Harris expecting 
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Auckland couple prepare to embark on “toughest journey” of their lives as unborn baby diagnosed with rare heart defect.

The man keeping an eye on the health system shake-up for Marlborough video

Walter Scott always took a diplomatic and a-political approach, listening to all sides of the argument.

Since 2013 Walter Scott has been a voice for patients, and he's got Marlborough covered for the health system's overhaul.

From gangs and violence to being a nurse

A mother of six who grew up around gangs and violence was inspired by her son's ill health to become a nurse.

Seeing nurses care for and save her son’s life inspired Dalyce Poulson to enter the profession.

No scrums for SBW

Sonny Bill Williams won't have to worry about packing in scrums when he restarts the Super League season with the ...

Rugby league chiefs believe sport will be safer if teams don't pack scrums following coronavirus concerns.

'You couldn't eat it': Melbourne tower residents food deliveries delayed

Members of Victoria Police wear masks as they patrol the grounds around the Flemington Towers Government Housing complex ...

Residents say food supplies have been inadequate on the second day of hard lockdowns affecting 3000 people.

New cases saw Healthline demand spike video

Demand for information from Healthline about Covid-19 testing spiked after new cases following nearly three ...

Demand on Healthline doubled after news of two new cases following nearly three coronavirus-free weeks in June.

Coronavirus: More than 3400 people expected to enter border hotels this week video

People exercising outside the Naumi Hotel near Auckland International Airport, which is being used as isolation ...

Officials move to bolster capacity, with more than 700 expected in on Thursday alone.

How we've spent our money post-lockdown video

Consumer spending is up.

Covid-19 may have felt like a death sentence for some businesses but it hasn’t all been bad news.

Chinese police arrest prominent critic of Xi Jinping

Chinese law professor Xu Zhangrun

Xu accused the Chinese government of imposing stern bans on the reporting of accurate coronavirus information and emboldening deception at every level of government.

US students throwing 'Covid parties'

Tubers pictured floating the Comal River despite a spike in Covid-19 cases in Texas. File photo taken on June 25.

Despite new cases soaring in Texas and Florida, officials in Alabama say students are turning the coronavirus into a game, with sweepstakes for who can get it first.

Pregnant Kiwi's partner denied from boarding plane despite valid visa video

Nina Duhamel and her partner Ramiro are still in Phnom Penh after Ramiro's paperwork was rejected by Malaysia Airlines.

People with exemption visas to travel to New Zealand have been prevented from boarding a Malaysia Airlines flight from Cambodia after airline staff refused to accept their paperwork.

Stop work planned by primary care nurses

Experienced nurses in the community earn about $7500 a year less than their DHB counterparts, NZNO says.

The struggle to get rid of a pay gap of about $7500 between experienced community nurses and DHB counterparts prompted the move.

Prisoner not given medication for months

A man at Auckland Prison was let down multiple times by multiple different providers, which saw him go without ...

A prisoner suffered a heart attack and was hospitalised multiple times after his medication was stopped in error.

Australian woman dies from infection caused by cat scratch

File photo of a cat.

The woman's family are warning others of the dangers cat scratches and bites.

Relationship with client 'sexually exploitative'

A community support worker has been found in breach of the consumers’ rights code for having a sexual relationship with ...

A community support worker breached ethical standards and patients' rights code for having a sexual relationship with a client, watchdog says.

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