NZ's surplus vaccines should go to poor countries - Helen Clark video

Helen Clark says extra Covid-19 doses on order should be re-directed to poorer nations.

Rich countries have dominated access to Covid-19 vaccines, while the virus rages around the world.

Global Covid-19 vaccination will help keep everyone safe

Vaccinator Ram Thapa Magar from the Palungtar Community Health Centre in Gorkha District in north-central Nepal during ...

Vaccinations are a key part of delivering health care and no one should miss out on life-saving vaccines regardless of where they live in the world, or how remote, says Kiwi mountaineer Peter Hillary.

People missing Covid-19 vaccine appointments in Southland

The Southern District Health Board will pilot a new booking system from Monday to ensure people don't miss appointments ...

Some Covid-19 vaccination appointments are being missed in Southland because of the Southern District Health Board’s current booking system.

Walk-ins stopped from getting Covid vaccine after wait times balloon video

Long queues at Auckland vaccination centre leave people waiting hours for their vaccination.

After patients were incorrectly turned away and wait times soared, health authorities pulled the pin on a walk-in trial at two vaccination centres.

Scientists race to study variants in India as case numbers explode

The WHO says a worrisome variant first detected in India may spread more easily and scientists are still trying to ...

A Covid variant detected in India may spread more easily, but the country is behind in doing the tests needed to track and understand it better.

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Covid-19 alert system rules video

Auckland’s empty motorways after the country went into a level 4 lockdown in late March, 2020.

There are four Covid alert levels, here's a reminder of how they work.

Five quick and easy Covid Tracer app habits to adopt

Opening the app before getting to the store can make the scanning process quick and easy.

For those who may forget to scan or see it as a bit of a hassle, here are some handy hacks.

Who needs to wear a face mask? The new rules, explained

From Thursday, everyone using public transport in Auckland will be required to wear a face covering.

Face masks will become mandatory on Auckland public transport, and all domestic flights, this week - here is how it will work.

Managed isolation likely continue into 2021, despite vaccine - scientist video

Sudima Hotel, Christchurch. All managed isolation hotels are likely to continue providing accommodation until at least ...

The Government is looking to extend contracts to the end of April 2021, but a microbiologist says the country will need the facilities for longer.

A guide to MIQs – and what to do if things go wrong video

The Rydges Hotel in Auckland's CBD is one of about 28 managed isolation and quarantine facilities throughout New Zealand.

Isolation hotels are here to stay - but how were they chosen, what do they cost and what's the food like? Here are the answers to some common queries.

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Covid-19 vaccine: Latest updates on coronavirus jab roll-out video

The latest updates on New Zealand’s Covid-19 vaccine roll-out.

Everything you need to know about New Zealand's Covid-19 vaccine programme, including details on when you can expect yours.

Covid-19: Christchurch Māori-led vaccination clinic unlikely to open until mid-June video

Rangi McLean gets the Covid-19 vaccination at Manurewa Marae. The marae-based clinic opened in early April.

Canterbury now has 10 vaccination clinics. But it will be another month before a Māori-led clinic opens.

'The injustice of it': Second wave of Covid-19 hits India like a tsunami video

Elizabeth Puranam is the India correspondent for Al Jazeera and is a Kiwi based in New Delhi.

OPINION: Kiwi reporter Elizabeth Puranam lives and works in New Delhi as the second wave of India's Covid-19 crisis hits harder and closer to home.

Deadly 'black fungus' cases add to India's Covid-19 crisis

Doctors check touch sensitivity response of a patient at the BKC jumbo field hospital, one of the largest Covid-19 ...

A deadly fungal infection called mucormycosis is increasingly preying on people in India with immune systems weakened by the coronavirus.

Rafa Nadal uncertain about playing in Tokyo Olympics amid virus surge

Spanish tennis ace Rafa Nadal was coy when asked about whether he would play at the Tokyo Olympics in July.

The Spanish ace joins the growing number of tennis players expressing doubts about competing at the Games.

The Pacific island that's jabbed '108 per cent of the adult population'

Nauru is one of the few countries in the world remaining free of Covid-19.

Nauru's Covid-19 vaccination campaign has exceeded the government's expectations.

Taranaki Indian community reflect on 'heartbreak' back home video

Sangeeta Chaudhari, the wife of Taranaki Chamber of Commerce chief executive Arun, has stocked her India-based mother ...

Members of the Taranaki Indian community can only look on as the subcontinent nation's daily Covid-19 cases continue to rise.

No change to travel bubble over Melbourne Covid-19 case video

A drive-through COVID testing site in Melbourne.

The Ministry of Health believes the risk to New Zealand from the community case in Victoria is low.

Melbourne man tests positive for Covid-19 video

A Melbourne CBD worker has tested positive for Covid-19 after release from hotel quarantine.

Victoria's health minister says close contacts of a man in the Australian state who tested positive for Covid after hotel quarantine have tested negative.

Auckland's Covid-19 vaccine roll-out extends to GP clinics video

The general practices first offering vaccines to eligible Aucklanders have been picked as they service communities ...

Waiheke Island's medical centre has become the first general practice in the Auckland region to begin vaccinating its patients against Covid-19.

Why I won't travel to the Cooks until Covid-19 vaccine roll-outs are complete video

I’d love to put myself in this picture, but I’m going to have to wait a bit.

OPINION: The Government is likely to be quick to pause or suspend travel if there are community cases - and being stranded in paradise is expensive.

Pharmacy Council warning after Auckland chemist displays Covid-19 misinformation video

A Covid misinformation magazine was unwittingly displayed by an Auckland pharmacy.

A Covid-19 misinformation magazine was mistakenly displayed at an Auckland pharmacy, and an expert says it shows how those behind Covid conspiracies are ramping up efforts to spread false information.

Karawhiua: New campaign urges Covid-19 vaccine to protect whānau video

Northland District Health Board member, public health doctor, Fulbright scholar, and Auckland University senior lecturer ...

'Karawhiua', shares medical information, real life stories from Māori to share their own experiences, questions and opinions about getting vaccinated.

No new cases of Covid-19 in MIQ or community video

The wearing of masks on public transport is currently mandatory in New Zealand. (File photo)

The Ministry of Health gave the announcement on Tuesday afternoon.

As Covid cases spike at Mexican resorts, US tourists keep on partying

Visitors pose for photos on the beach at the Grand Oasis Cancún resort. Many hotels that cater to foreign guests are ...

Hotels in Quintana Roo are reporting an influx of advance bookings for summer 2021.

Nurse in Italy accidentally injects woman with six doses of Covid-19 vaccine

Nurse in Italy Accidentally Injects Woman With 6 Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine - Thumbnail

The 23-year-old woman has not yet had any adverse reactions to receiving five times the normal Pfizer vaccine dosage.

WHO: Covid-19 'variant of concern' in India

A family member of a Covid-19 patient reacts as he waits to refill an oxygen cylinder at a gas supplier facility in New ...

Virus strain in India designated as being of global concern, just as UK, South African and Brazil variants were.

Pfizer vaccine expanded to US children as young as 12

US regulators have expanded use of Pfizer's shot to those as young as 12, sparking a race to protect students before ...

US regulators have expanded use of Pfizer's vaccine to those as young as 12, sparking a race to protect students before they head back to school in Autumn.

The artists behind Aotearoa's Covid-19 vaccination campaign

Wellington-based illustrator Jem Yoshioka with a digital billboard at Lower Hutt’s Queensgate. The billboard features ...

As the next wave of public health messaging to do with the vaccine roll-out is released, Kiwis are receiving art along with immunisation information.

Tears as first flight from Sydney post-bubble break touches down video

Suzanne Jelley is reunited with family after having just landed from Australia.

US-based Eden Baker spent two weeks in managed isolation in Australia in order to spend a single day with her mother and grandmother in Christchurch.

No new cases of Covid-19 in MIQ video

New Zealand is currently at alert level 1, with no cases of Covid-19 in the community. (File photo)

The Ministry of Health gave the update on Monday afternoon.

Sydney travel pause was correct says expert, as bubble inflates again video

Flights between Sydney and New Zealand have resumed (file photo).

The restart of the travel bubble has the thumbs up from an expert in disease modelling, however, an Australian epidemiologist says NZ was too quick to pause.

Covid-19 vaccine clinic to open in former Auckland Warehouse store video

The Covid-19 vaccination centre at the Highbury Shopping Centre ahead of its official opening on Monday.

Auckland's fourth large-scale vaccination clinic to open this week in a former Warehouse store in a North Shore shopping centre.

Vaccine deserts: Countries with no Covid-19 jabs at all

Doctors caring with Covid-19 patients ferry medical equipment, at the Farcha provincial hospital in N'Djamena, Chad.

In Africa, in the Americas - and even in the Pacific - countries have no Covid-19 vaccines. And that's an issue for the whole world.

As Covid-19 cases grow, India's vaccination campaign falters

Indians wait to refill oxygen cylinders for Covid-19 patients at a gas supplier facility in New Delhi.

Since India opened vaccinations to all adults this month, the pace of administering the shots has dropped with states saying they only have limited stock to give out.

'I lost my shine': Kiwi expat on a year of social distancing

Sharon Marris moved to the UK from New Zealand 13 years ago. Friends and colleagues have posted selfies on social media, ...

OPINION: I've not had a hug for so many months, I’m trying to remember what that physical connection feels like.

Covid-19 restrictions in Sydney extended in bid to avoid ‘superspreading event’

Social restrictions imposed in Greater Sydney in the wake of two locally acquired cases of Covid-19 will be extended by ...

Authorities say the “missing link” between two local cases of Covid-19 remains unclear and they are “keen to prevent a super-spreading event”.

NZ communities send oxygen concentrators to Covid-stricken India video

Family members of COVID-19 victims leave as their funeral pyres burn at an open crematorium set up at a granite quarry ...

The Indian Consul working with Indian associations and organisations across the country, has sent 72 oxygen concentrators to India. And there are plans to send 42 more.

Covid-19: Two new cases in managed isolation video

There are 2,810,683 registered users of the Covid Tracer App.

The update comes as the pause on quarantine-free travel between NZ and NSW is due to be lifted on Sunday night.

How an Auckland mum battled Covid pneumonia while pregnant video

Ruthie Nielsen contracted Covid-19 last year while at a tangi and ended up in quarantine while seven months pregnant.

Laying in an isolation room while her lungs filled with fluid, Ruthie Nielsen prayed for her unborn baby. Jet Park's first hapū māmā doesn't want anyone else to experience that terror.

Auckland mum hasn't seen twins for a year video

Angelica Badua on the day she moved to New Zealand – the day she last held her twins.

Tight border rules mean some mums are spending a second Mother's Day separated from their children: “Sometimes I just sit in my car and cry.”

Kiwi company develops new Covid test video

Pictor chief operating officer Howard Moore at the company’s lab in Parnell.

Pictor's test is expected to be 10 times cheaper than current methods, and will also be able to tell between people who have been infected or vaccinated.

Jacinda Ardern needs to back down from betrayal of Covid heroes video

The Government has told the public service to show restraint with pay packets.

OPINION: Ardern will have to back down on pay rise pause, or face the wrath of the Left.

Cricketers arrive on private jet video

One of the cricketers walks onto the tarmac to a waiting bus.

A private jet carrying a contingent of Kiwi cricketers arrived at Auckland Airport on Saturday night.

India's virus surge hits southern states, prompts more lockdowns

With coronavirus cases surging to record levels, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing growing pressure to ...

Two southern states in India have become the latest to declare lockdowns, as coronavirus cases surge at breakneck speed across the country.

Covid-19: Trans-Tasman bubble pause with NSW to lift on Sunday night video

Quarantine-free travel with New South Wales was paused after the emergence of a community case in Sydney.

Flights can resume from 11.59pm Sunday, but will be subject to there being no significant further issues across the ditch.

Covid-19 outbreak in Australia 'just a matter of time'

Vaccination remains the best solution for the Covid-19 pandemic.

The risk of a disastrous coronavirus outbreak in Australia is now at its highest level, says Australian epidemiologist James McCaw.

Contact of Sydney case tests negative ahead of Aus bubble update video

People hug at Auckland International Airport after the first quarantine-free flight from Australia arrived in April.

The announcement from the Ministry of Health comes as health officials carry out last-minute assessments on whether NSW-NZ flights can resume.

Black Caps batsman to remain in India after testing positive for Covid-19

Tim Seifert has tested positive for Covid-19 in India.

Tim Seifert will not be travelling back home on the charter flight with the rest of NZ's IPL contingent.

Isolation hotel for Aus deportees shuts due to trans-Tasman bubble video

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501 deportees walk past a heavy police presence as they settle in for their ...

The Ramada's sole purpose was to provide managed isolation for people kicked out of Australia under a controversial law.

Auckland DHB staffer 'had to beg' for jab after board vaccinated video

Documents released to Stuff under the Official Information Act show a patient-facing staffer told DHB bosses they ...

Board members claimed all frontline workers had been offered Covid-19 jabs before they got theirs – but new documents reveal that claim is disputed.

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