Matakana Road Closed Between Oak River Drive And Wright Road – National Alerts

Press Release – New Zealand Police

A car has rolled on Matakana Road north of Warkworth, Auckland at about 6pm this evening.

The crash has occurred between Oak River Drive and Wright Road. Read more »

2021 New Zealand Superbike Champs To Wrap Up In Taupo

Press Release – Bikesport NZ

Expect close action such as this when the racing resumes at Taupo’s Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park in a week’s time. Photo by Andy McGechan,

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No New COVID-19 Community Cases; 9 Cases In Managed Isolation

Press Release – Ministry of Health

6 March 2021

There are no new COVID-19 cases to report in the community.

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Border And MIQ Workforce Prioritised For Vaccine Rollout, Two Weeks In

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

New Zealand is now two weeks into the largest immunisation programme ever undertaken here, with border and managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ) workers first in line. Read more »

Auckland Pasifika Festival Postponed

Press Release – Auckland Unlimited

Auckland’s popular Pasifika Festival has been postponed following the Government’s announcement yesterday that Auckland will remain in Alert Level 2 until at least Friday 12 March.
The festival, which was originally planned to take place on 13-14 March at Western Springs Park, will now be held on 10-11 April at Mt Smart Stadium. Read more »

National Hauora Coalition & Counties Manukau Health Addressing Impacts From Misinformation About Throat Swabs In Schools

Press Release – National Hauora Coalition

The National Hauora Coalition (NHC) and Counties Manukau Health raised concerns last week (25 February) about misinformation spreading across social media about COVID-19 testing in schools. Read more »

BNZ Branch Operating In Alert Levels 1 And 2

Press Release – BNZ

With Auckland returning to COVID-19 Alert Level 2 and the rest of the country to Alert Level 1 from 6:00am Sunday 7 March, the way BNZ branches and Partners Centres are operating will be changing.


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National Welcomes Lifting Of Auckland Lockdown

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Lifting the Auckland lockdown will be welcome news to all those people who have slogged their way through Level 3 multiple times now, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says. Read more »

Another Week Of Pain For Business – But It Will Get Better

Press Release – Auckland Business Chamber

The shift down to Level 2 for Auckland at 6am on Sunday is an acceptable staging post though with five straight days of no new community cases the preference is to join the rest of the country at Level 1 at the same time, says Auckland Business Chamber CEO, Michael Barnett. Read more »

Lockdown Brings Increased Interest In International Coin Auction

Press Release – Mowbray Collectables

Lot 201 Ancient Rome, Denarius, Brutus.

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Man In Custody Following Police Operation In Mt Albert

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Attributed to Inspector Jason Homan.

Police can now advise that an earlier operation in the Mt Albert area has been concluded without further incident. Read more »

‘To The Island’ Tour Now To Commence On 10 March With Rescheduled Tour Dates

Press Release – Live Nation Entertainment

CROWDED HOUSE are amped up and raring to kick off their twelve-date national “To the Island” tour this month – one of the most extensive band tours to be confirmed for 2021. Read more »

Where Is New Zealand Headed?

Opinion – Andy Loader

Over the past few years the New Zealand public have been brainwashed to think that our food production needs radical change. This has been focused on Green House Gas emissions, water quality, and biodiversity. It’s time to put the record straight. Read more »

No Rhyme Nor Reason For Level 3 Saturday

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

“There is no rhyme nor reason for spending an additional day at Alert Level 3 in Auckland, but the cost is estimated at $45 million,” according to ACT Leader David Seymour Read more »

Hamilton To Operate At Alert Level 1 From Sunday

Press Release – Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council will operate at Alert Level 1 from 6am on Sunday 7 March, following the Government’s announcement this afternoon. Read more »

Crowd To Be Allowed For Final Constellation Cup Test In Christchurch

Press Release – Netball New Zealand

All crowd restrictions will be lifted for Sunday’s final Test between the Silver Ferns and Australian Diamonds in Christchurch. Read more »

COVID-19 Update: Transport In Auckland Under Alert Level 2

Press Release – Auckland Transport

The Government has announced that Auckland will be moving to Alert Level 2 at 6am on Sunday, 7 March. Government says it will review level settings at the end of next week. Read more »

Full Weekend Closure Of SH1 Near Hikurangi For Road Repairs

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency advises there will be road repairs on State Highway 1 north of Hikurangi for nearly three weeks this month that will include a full weekend road closure and a 10 – 20 minute detour. Read more »

Mangamuka Gorge Will Open To Convoys Of Light Vehicles Over Easter

Press Release – NZ Transport Agency

Road repairs on State Highway 1 through the Mangamuka Gorge are making good progress and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency says the road will be open to light vehicles over Easter. Read more »

Erebus Families Speak Out – All In Support ‘Is Not The Case’

Press Release – Markom

An Erebus family member, Margaret Brough, daughter of Aubrey Brough who was on the flight has contacted Dame Naida and the Prime Minister today with further details about the process of advising families about the location of the Erebus National Memorial. Read more »