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Hawke’s Bay DHB relaxes visitor policy under Alert Level 1

Hawke’s Bay DHB will relax its visitor policy when the region moves to Alert Level 1 at 6am on Sunday 7 March with fewer restrictions in place at its facilities.

Border and MIQ workforce prioritised for vaccine rollout, two weeks in

"We are so proud of our people for doing the right thing by stepping up and being part of the first phase of the vaccination roll-out to border and MIQ workers." says Megan Main, Deputy Secretary, MIQ at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

Fiso Group, Pacific Health Plus, Rako Science team up to deliver Covid-19 saliva testing

Fiso Group, Pacific Health Plus and Rako Science have teamed up to deliver saliva testing at a community health day in Porirua, as part of preparations to deliver the test more widely in New Zealand.

New medical standard to make flying more accessible - CAA

Upcoming changes to New Zealand’s Civil Aviation Rules will deliver a cheaper and more accessible medical certification option for thousands of New Zealand pilots.

The common women's health problem we don't talk about - Massey University

As a sociologist and feminist researcher, Dr Alice Beban is interested in the everyday inequalities in women’s lives and has found that issues affecting women have often been silenced, trivialised or ignored - something of particular relevance for International Women’s Day (8 March).

Whaanau Ora 'plays key role in engaging Maori' in COVID-19 immunisation programme

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu is prepared to respond to the urgent need to ensure Māori communities participate in the COVID-19 immunisation programme.

Waikato University research identifies crucial role of primary care for cancer patients

Released today, the findings of two University of Waikato health research projects have identified the critical role of primary care in improving outcomes for New Zealanders with cancer.

Saliva testing progress supported by Auckland Airport

News today that the Ministry of Health is actively considering the introduction of saliva-based surveillance testing for COVID-19 is a positive step for frontline border workers and has been welcomed by Auckland Airport.

No new Covid-19 community cases; 6 cases in managed isolation

There are no new COVID-19 cases to report in the community.

There are 6 new COVID-19 cases to report in managed isolation.

Testing update

Living wage for Crowne Plaza Auckland MIQ workers - NZNO

Unite congratulates Crowne Plaza Auckland, currently an MIQ facility, for making the move to paying their workers the living wage. The welcome increase will provide some relief to workers who are normally paid just above the minimum wage despite doing crucial and risky work.