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‘Encouraging’: New Zealand’s COVID cases grow by 28

‘Encouraging’: New Zealand’s COVID cases grow by 28

“While the fall is encouraging, we are mindful these outbreaks can have a long tail,” Director of Public Health Dr Caroline McEnlay said.

  • by Chris Zappone

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‘Elimination is the best strategy for us’: Ardern defends NZ’s Delta approach

‘Elimination is the best strategy for us’: Ardern defends NZ’s Delta approach

Asked what she thought of criticism from Australia over New Zealand’s approach to the Delta variant, PM Jacinda Ardern said keeping cases down has to be the goal.

  • by Chris Zappone
New Zealanders rush to get takeaway as restrictions ease outside Auckland

New Zealanders rush to get takeaway as restrictions ease outside Auckland

New Zealanders rushed to get their first taste of eased restrictions on Tuesday morning.

  • by Daniella White
‘We’re breaking the chains’: COVID cases rise but NZ hopes to beat Delta

‘We’re breaking the chains’: COVID cases rise but NZ hopes to beat Delta

The country has reported 75 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, all but one in Auckland.

  • by Lia Timson
NZ’s COVID numbers drop, Northland region out of lockdown on Thursday

NZ’s COVID numbers drop, Northland region out of lockdown on Thursday

Dr Ashley Bloomfield said the “reproduction rate is remaining under 1, which means cases should continue to decline”. Auckland’s lockdown continues for two weeks.

  • by Lia Timson
New Zealand woman dies after Pfizer jab, new cases drop

New Zealand woman dies after Pfizer jab, new cases drop

An independent COVID-19 vaccine safety noted there were other medical issues occurring at the same time which may have influenced the outcome following vaccination.

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New Zealand reports 83 new cases as Ardern considers even tougher restrictions

New Zealand reports 83 new cases as Ardern considers even tougher restrictions

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has hinted that the already tough level 4 restrictions could get even stronger to stamp Delta out.

  • by Henry Cooke
‘That’s not a lockdown. This is a lockdown’: Much hangs on Ardern’s COVID elimination strategy

‘That’s not a lockdown. This is a lockdown’: Much hangs on Ardern’s COVID elimination strategy

The defining characteristics of Jacinda Ardern’s “go hard, go early” strategy has been the deployment of strict lockdowns that would make most Australians wince.

  • by Luke Malpass
‘Bubble is just not a goer’: Jacinda Ardern extends Auckland’s lockdown

‘Bubble is just not a goer’: Jacinda Ardern extends Auckland’s lockdown

Citing Australia’s experience with the Delta variant, Ardern said the number of cases could continue to rise because if it gets into a family “it gets everyone”.

  • by Chris Zappone
‘Delta is very tricky’: New Zealand’s COVID outbreak grows by 68 cases

‘Delta is very tricky’: New Zealand’s COVID outbreak grows by 68 cases

Ardern said authorities were “very pleased” that the swift move to lockdown had so far prevented cases in the South Island.

  • by Chris Zappone
NZ’s COVID outbreak grows to 210 cases, including infant

NZ’s COVID outbreak grows to 210 cases, including infant

A baby under the age of one is the youngest person infected with the Delta variant in the country. Dozens more cases were added on Wednesday.

  • by Lia Timson