Flights From Australia, New Zealand and Fortnightly Flights from Fiji to Samoa to Resume in June

Flights From Australia, New Zealand and fortnightly flights from Fiji to Samoa will resume in June. Samoa will open its national borders to everyone on August 1 2022. From this…

Country Moves to Orange Traffic Light System Tonight in Time for Easter

New Zealand will move to Orange Traffic Light System from tonight Wednesday 13th March 11.59 pm. COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins announced the change this afternoon. This comes as the Ministry…

New Mental Health Initiatives Launched as Mandates Eased

New Zealand’s Ministry of Health, in partnership with the Mental Health Foundation, has launched All Sorts, a multi-media mental wellbeing campaign to support New Zealanders through the challenges of the…

2522 new Community Cases as RAT Tests Available at all Auckland Testing Stations From Tomorrow

From Monday morning, Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) will be made available at all Auckland testing sites to those who fit the appropriate clinical criteria. The testing site will determine which…

NZ Changes COVID-19 Entry Criteria for Travellers From Tonga Starting Tomorrow

Director General of Health Dr. Ashley Bloomfield has today announced changes for travellers from Tonga due to increasing COVID-19 cases. Dr. Bloomfield says Tonga does not currently meet criteria to…

Health Experts Deployed to Kiribati and Tonga to Assist With COVID-19 Response

The Pacific Community (SPC) deployed a team of health experts from the Public Health Division to support requests made by Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs), to assist with its…

New Zealand Donates More COVID-19 Vaccines to Tonga and Samoa

New Zealand has extended its COVID-19 support to the Pacific region by donating additional doses of the Pfizer vaccine. Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta and Associate Health Minister Aupito William…

Pasifika Clinicians Encourage Families to Plan and Prepare for Omicron

“Plan and Prepare for Omicron,” is the message from Pasifika Clinicians speaking to members of the Pasifika community tonight in a Ministry for Pacific Peoples and Ministry of Health hosted …

Samoa Extends Nationwide Lockdown Until Thursday With 5 New Cases

Prime Minister of Samoa Fiame Naomi Mataafa has announced today that the nationwide lockdown will be extended until Thursday 27 January 6PM. Samoa has been in lockdown since Saturday 22…

NZ to Move to Traffic Light Red at 11:59PM Sunday Among Growing Omicron Threat

All of New Zealand will move to Traffic Light setting Red from 11:59PM tonight following the confirmation of ten more Omicron variant cases in the Nelson-Marlborough region. In a special…