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NZNO members appalled by CCDHB parking fee hike

NZNO members working at Wellington and Hutt Hospitals are appalled by a recent decision by Capital Coast District Health Board (CCDHB) to nearly double parking fees for most staff.

An NZNO delegate says this decision is a huge affront to workers who rely on private transport.

All DHBs sign open letter in support of Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan

The health sector has rallied behind the Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan with 100 academic, health sector and community organisations signing an open letter urging the Government to implement the plan in full.

'Vaccine OR Testing' campaign launched

A family advocate and an educational leader (also a registered nurse with a PhD in aged care) are making a joint application to get a rapid COVID test authorised in New Zealand so that thousands of kiwis don’t lose their jobs on the 16th November under the Government’s proposed ‘no jab no j

Comfort eating during lockdowns: new research on what happens in NZ

New research from the University of Auckland highlights how comfort eating may surge during pandemic lockdowns in New Zealand.

About 76 percent of respondents to the "Covid Kai Survey" said they chose "comforting" recipes during lockdown, up from 59 percent pre-lockdown.

90 percent first dose target reached in Auckland

Counties Manukau DHB has reached 90 percent first doses today, meaning all three Auckland DHBs have now crossed the 90 percent threshold for first doses, a key milestone on the path to Auckland opening up, Minister for COVID-19 Response Chris Hipkins says.

Hawke’s Bay community responding to Napier’s positive Covid-19 wastewater result

COVID-19 testing centres and vaccination drive-in clinics across Napier and Hastings have seen a steady stream of people get tested, or get protected from COVID-19 this weekend following Friday’s announcement a positive COVID-19 wastewater result had been confirmed in Napier.

New Northland Covid-19 case confirmed

One new case of COVID-19 has been reported in Northland today and is the third reported since yesterday afternoon.

The case is linked to the Kaitaia cluster and is a close contact of a person from that group.

More than seven million vaccine doses administered; 73 cases in hospital; 206 community cases

There were 27,892 first and second COVID-19 vaccine doses administered yesterday, made up of 6,442 first doses and 21,470 second doses. To date, 89 percent of New Zealanders have had their first dose and 78 percent are fully vaccinated.

Positive Covid-19 wastewater result detected in Napier

A positive COVID-19 wastewater result has been detected in Napier, prompting Hawke’s Bay DHB to stand-up surge capacity testing and vaccinations this weekend.

Covid-19 detected in wastewater in Napier and Gisborne

COVID-19 has recently been detected in wastewater samples taken in Napier and Gisborne.