Further COVID-19 Economic and Recovery Support for Fiji and Cook Islands

Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta announced over the weekend a further package of support for the Cook Islands and Fiji for COVID-19 economic support and recovery. The economic package of…

Traffic Light System Kicks in This Friday Booster Shots Now Available

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced this afternoon the levels at which different parts of New Zealand will move forward into the COVID-19 Protection Framework Traffic Light System this Friday. The…

Country to Move to Traffic Light System December 3 Hairdressers Barbers to Open Nov 25 in Auckland for Double Vaccinated

Cabinet has made the decision that the country will move into the new COVID-19 Protection Framework “Traffic Light System” at 11.59 pm on Thursday December 2. Friday December 3 will…

Fully Vaccinated Aucklanders can Leave City from December 15

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced today that Aucklanders who have been fully vaccinated or have a negative test 72 hours prior to departure will be able to leave the…

Waikato Moves to Alert Level 2 Wednesday. Boosters Available From November 29

Waikato will move to COVID-19 Alert Level 2 from Tuesday 16 Nov 11.59pm. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern made the announcement during the Post Cabinet COVID-19 briefing alongside Director General of…

NZ to Send Team to Support Papua New Guinea With COVID-19 Crisis

Associate Foreign Minister Aupito William Sio announced today that New Zealand is sending a medical and logistics support team and essential supplies to assist Papua New Guinea with its COVID-19…

Bay of Plenty Pasifika Community Surpass 90% Second Dose Vaccination

Bay of Plenty’s Pasifika community has surpassed the 90% fully vaccinated figure, joining the Nelson Marlborough region which reached this milestone in October, according to Ministry of Health figures. Ninety-four…

First Quarantine-Free Arrivals From Tonga in 20 Months Touch Down at Auckland Airport Tonight.

The first quarantine-free arrivals from Tonga in 20 months will touch down at Auckland Airport this evening. In coming weeks, flights from Tonga will be joined by arrivals from Samoa,…

Auckland Restrictions Easing to Alert Level 3 Step 2; Far North Back to Alert Level 2 Thursday

Auckland Restrictions will be eased to COVID-19 Alert Level 3 Step 2 from 11.59pm Tuesday 9 November. The North of Northland will return to Alert Level 2 from 11:50pm Thursday…

Two-way Quarantine-Free Travel Between New Zealand and Cook Islands to Resume Jan 2022

The Cook Islands Government has announced two-way quarantine-free travel between New Zealand and the Cook Islands will resume on 14 January 2022.  The Cook Islands will be the only country…