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First Community Exposures From Border-related Omicron Case

Press Release – Ministry of Health

Whole genome sequencing has detected a border-related case of Omicron who had briefly been active in the community. Read more »

New Zealanders Are Not Ready For Widespread COVID-19 Infection

Press Release – Horizon Research Limited

New Zealanders are not yet ready for a widespread outbreak of COVID-19 cases.

New research finds:

  • 37%, or around 1,479,000 adults are not confident they have the space needed to isolate at home if they get infected.

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Gastroenteritis Cases Spike As Auckland Hits Summer

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

New data from Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) shows cases of gastroenteritis illnesses, such as Campylobacter and Salmonella, are increasing rapidly in the Auckland region this summer. Read more »

EIT To Implement Vaccination Policy From Next Year

Press Release – Eastern Institute of Technology

The Eastern Institute of Technology Te Aho a Māui (EIT) will implement a Vaccination Policy from Monday, 14 February 2022, requiring all ākonga (learners), kaimahi (workers), and visitors who engage in EIT activities to be fully vaccinated, unless otherwise exempted. Read more »

Medsafe Warning On Mercury And Lead In Skin Whitening Products

Press Release – Ministry of Health

Medsafe is issuing a warning not to use Goree Beauty Cream with Lycopene, Goree Day and Night Beauty Cream Oil Free, and Golden Pearl Beauty Cream– statement under section 98 of the Medicines Act 1981. Read more »

Two New Vaccine Rollouts Lie Ahead – Expert Reaction

Press Release – Science Media Centre


New frontiers in the Covid-19 vaccine rollout are opening up – vaccinating 5-11 year olds, and giving booster doses to protect against Omicron.

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New Māori Health Authority CE Linked To Hauraki Waikato 30 Year Journey Transforming Māori Heal

Press Release – Te Korowai Hauora O Hauraki

Another historic step in transforming the health system in Aotearoa to better serve whānau was taken today – thirty years in the making according to one of the Rangatira of Hauraki Waikato. Read more »

Second ‘probable’ Death From Covid-19 Vaccine In NZ – Expert Reaction

Press Release – Science Media Centre


A 26-year-old man who died after his Covid-19 vaccine suffered myocarditis, a rare side effect of the jab, according to preliminary information.

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What Foods Help Toddlers To Sleep?

Press Release – Growing Up in New Zealand

New research has found toddlers who eat more vegetables are more likely to sleep better, while those that eat more fast foods, snacks and soft drinks are more likely to have disrupted sleep. Read more »

Researchers Offered $1.36m Rescue Package

Press Release – Auckland Medical Research Foundation

The Auckland Medical Research Foundation (AMRF) is launching a $1.36million emergency Covid-19 Relief Fund, to ensure research projects impacted by the pandemic can recover from months of Auckland’s extended lockdowns. Read more »

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