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The Covid comeback is on!

By Naisi Chen, Labour List MP based in Botany Over the weekend, I saw something exciting around east Auckland. It was happening in the cafes...

Business donates Covid tests to charity

An east Auckland business is donating thousands of vital Covid-19 tests to an organisation dedicated to caring for people at the end of their...

Migrant doctors struggle for work

A group of overseas doctors desperately looking for and struggling with employment in New Zealand is calling for urgent changes to this country’s health...

Burglar breaks into local pharmacy

Police are searching for a man who broke into an east Auckland pharmacy and stole cash and valuable items. At 6.04am on Thursday March 17,...

Call for more RATs community collection sites out east

There's just one community collection site in east Auckland where people can collect free rapid antigen tests (RATs) for Covid-19. That compares to five such...

Pharmacies delivery medicines to Covid-19 cases

An east Auckland pharmacist wishes to spread awareness for the support available for those suffering from Covid-19. Vicky Chan, centre manager of Pakuranga Unichem, told...

Timeline needed for removal of vaccine mandates and pass

By Simeon Brown, MP for Pakuranga The Government's failure to clearly state any sort of timeline for when Covid-19 restrictions and mandates can be...

Free rapid antigen tests available for home testing

If you are symptomatic or a household contact, you can now order rapid antigen tests (RATs) through the newly launched RAT requester site www.requestrats.covid19.health.nz. Acting...

High Court rules police, defence mandates unlawful

The High Court's decision released on Friday that vaccine mandates for police officers and defence force personnel are unlawful and not justified must be...

6,137 community Covid cases; 205 in hospital; 2 in ICU

The Ministry of Health has announced there are 6137 community cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand today, with 205 Covid patients in hospital and...

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