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Auckland Airport worker tests positive for COVID-19

Auckland Airport worker tests positive for COVID-19

It comes after the first quarantine-free flights from Australia arrived in the country on Monday, with the opening of the trans-Tasman bubble.

  • by Sarah McPhee, Rachel Clun and Daniella White

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PNG embarks on urgent mission after receiving 132,000 vaccine doses through COVAX

PNG embarks on urgent mission after receiving 132,000 vaccine doses through COVAX

Small teams will be sent to villages while stadiums could be used for mass vaccinations as the country attempts to stamp down its raging COVID-19 epidemic.

  • by Rachel Clun
The priest was idolised but his accusers say the price for his charity was too high

The priest was idolised but his accusers say the price for his charity was too high

The horrors they said happened behind closed doors for years will play out in court. Richard Daschbach’s is the first clergy sex case in a country that is solidly Catholic.

  • by Margie Mason, Robin McDowell and Raimundos Oki
Christchurch mosque killer launches legal appeal over ‘terrorist status’

Christchurch mosque killer launches legal appeal over ‘terrorist status’

Brenton Tarrant’s legal bid to get NZ’s High Court to revoke his ‘terrorist’ status will have no impact on his life sentence.

  • by Jody O'Callaghan
Second case linked to COVID outbreak at Auckland quarantine facility

Second case linked to COVID outbreak at Auckland quarantine facility

New Zealand has reported a second positive case of COVID-19 following the infection of a worker at a managed isolation facility that was announced on Thursday.

  • by Bernadette Basagre
Prince Philip’s bond with Vanuatu devotees ‘incredibly respectful’

Prince Philip’s bond with Vanuatu devotees ‘incredibly respectful’

The villagers’ special interest in the late Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, manifested itself in daily prayers for his blessing of their banana and yam crops.

  • by Jill Gralow and Melanie Burton
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Auckland border worker tests positive for COVID-19

Auckland border worker tests positive for COVID-19

A hotel quarantine security guard in Auckland has tested positive for COVID-19, days after complaining of a sore throat.

  • by Sarah McPhee
Twin health disasters facing PNG with no mass vaccine rollout until May

Twin health disasters facing PNG with no mass vaccine rollout until May

The vaccine rollout in Papua New Guinea will require overcoming huge logistical hurdles. But there’s a second looming health crisis.

  • by Rachel Clun
I’ll never take the proximity of Australia and New Zealand for granted again

I’ll never take the proximity of Australia and New Zealand for granted again

When I return, I want to embrace both my family and the land. To stand and once again absorb my tūrangawaewae as a woman who has grown and ultimately found herself in this city.

  • by Katie Scott
Open before Anzac Day: Morrison says NZ bubble ‘first of many more steps’

Open before Anzac Day: Morrison says NZ bubble ‘first of many more steps’

The first flight to leave Australia under the new arrangement will be Jetstar flight 201 from Sydney to Auckland at 6.15am on Monday, April 19.

  • by Rachael Dexter and Rachel Clun
How is New Zealand’s vaccine rollout going?

How is New Zealand’s vaccine rollout going?

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Australia’s vaccine efforts put us ahead of New Zealand and many other countries. So where are the Kiwis at with their rollout at the moment?

  • by Rachel Clun