Jacinda Ardern defends slow COVID vaccine roll-out
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has defended New Zealand’s slow roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine, insisting it’s not a level playing field between countries.
April 11, 2021 6:02 pm
NZ, Australia travel no-quarantine bubble to start on 19 April
Conditions for quarantine-free travel between Australia and New Zealand have been met, and a bubble will start in less than two weeks, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says.
April 6, 2021 4:27 pm
Tourism industry hopeful as announcement due
The New Zealand government will today announce when the country will begin a long anticipated trans-Tasman bubble with Australia.
April 6, 2021 11:04 am
NZ to consider transtasman bubble next week - April possible start date
New Zealand Cabinet ministers will discuss a transtasman travel bubble with Australia on Monday with mid to late April as a potential start date.
March 18, 2021 1:35 pm
NZ marks 2 years since Christchurch mosque killings
New Zealand on Saturday marked the second anniversary of one of its most traumatic days, when 51 worshipers were killed at two Christchurch mosques by a white supremacist gunman.
March 13, 2021 5:47 pm
One-way travel bubble from Niue to NZ to begin this month
Quarantine-free travel from Niue to New Zealand will begin on March 24.
March 13, 2021 4:05 pm
Auckland will move to alert level 1 from midday
Auckland will move to alert level 1 from midday today, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has confirmed.
March 12, 2021 10:45 am
More than 140 quakes recorded since Friday
Seismologists have recorded more than 140 earthquakes of magnitude 4 or higher since a 7.2 earthquake caused householders to flee low-lying East Coast areas on Friday morning.
March 7, 2021 10:22 am
Christchurch mosque shooter in special 'prison within a prison'
A special “prison within a prison” is guarding the Christchurch mosque shooter and two other notoriously violent criminals at a huge cost to the taxpayer.
March 7, 2021 7:15 am
5.4 aftershock hits east coast
A 5.4 magnitude quake struck 125km east of Te Araroa off East Cape at a depth of 12km just after 10.30am.
March 6, 2021 11:32 am
NZ earthquakes: Tsunami warnings lifted after evacuations
New Zealanders have been told to move away from coastal areas of the North Island after three powerful earthquakes shook the region.
March 5, 2021 1:56 pm
Earthquake swarm, North Island tsunami warning after magnitude 8 shake
Swarm of earthquakes in Pacific – including magnitude 8.1 quake in Kermadec Islands at 8.28am (NZT) – spark Civil Defence warnings.