COVID-19

This is a letter sent by a doctor to his Auckland based patients on the topic of what is likely to happen over the next few months. It makes interesting reading. Hi everyone! Wow! With the latest government announcement, Covid19 getting into Waikato and a whole bunch of things – there is a lot to […]

The Prime Minister has today announced that as at 11:59pm this evening the following areas will be joining Auckland in Level 3 lockdown. Te Kauwhata, Huntly, Ngaruawahia, Raglan and Hamilton City. Unlike Auckland the boundaries will be subject to some police stops but due to the number of roads it will not be possible to […]

There have been two positive cases in the Waikato. One is in Raglan and the other in Hamilton East. The Waikato Hospital is in full lockdown and people are being asked to stay away. we understand that calls to the Hospital enquiring into visiting patients are being told the hospital is in lockdown and they […]

We have been providing updates and interviews on this topic for sometime now. During this period we have been seeing a national tsunami of concern mounting as each day goes by. Locally the calls for this reform to be stopped have gathered momentum. However Christopher Luxon, National Party spokesperson for Local Government has issued a […]

A Bill introduced to Parliament on Tuesday, and now rushed through its first reading under urgency, would empower the Government to adjourn polling day multiple times without constraint – and not just in an election year, but the year after as well. The interpretation from the opposition is that it would mean Government could delay […]

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has set a clear expectation at today’s 1pm news conference that Cabinet will not remove the current boarder around Auckland. Cabinet will consider next Monday whether to lower levels for Auckland from 3 to 2 and the rest of New Zealand to potentially drop from level 2 to level 1. However, […]

A positive sign of Covid has been found in wastewater testing from a sample taken in Tauranga on Sept 23. The Director General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield has encouraged Tauranga residents to get tested. In other news, PM Jacinda Ardern has today announced changes to rules governing people wanting to leave through the Auckland borders. […]

A Section 70 notice is in effect on an area of Northern Hauraki in the Firth of Thames. This follows 3 positive cases from people in the area and 2 of which who attend the Mangatangi School. The details on this can be found in the notice here. The Director-General of Health, Dr Ashley Bloomfield, […]

Coromandel and surrounding areas can largely take a sigh of relief as the recent cases on the border around Mangatangi have not had any negative bearing on Alert levels and the move for Auckland to Level 3 will still be going ahead. At the 4pm press conference Director-general of health Dr. Ashley Bloomfield said a […]

The cases in the small rural areas of North Waikato have raised many questions as to how a remand prisoner from Auckland’s Mt Eden prison could be allowed to travel across the border from Level 4 to Level 2 in the middle of a pandemic lockdown. Epidemiologist Michael Baker said on TVNZ’s Breakfast show this […]


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