All regions outside Auckland will move to Covid-19 Alert Level 2, with Auckland remaining at Alert Level 4 for at least another week.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and the Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield announced the changes at a post-cabinet press conference on Monday afternoon.
Regions outside Auckland will make the change to Alert Level 2, at 11.59pm tomorrow.
Here's what you need to know
- A refresh on Level 2 restrictions and what it means for you.
- Indoor gatherings are now capped at 50 people, with outdoor gatherings restricted to a maximum of 100 people.
- There have been 20 confirmed cases of Covid-19 reported by the Ministry of Health since 9.00am yesterday, all in Auckland.
- If you have any flu-like symptoms, call the NZ Covid-19 Healthline on 0800 358 5453 or ring your GP.
- Find your closest Covid-19 testing location on the Healthpoint website
For more information, visit covid19.govt.nz.
The latest NZ political polls is damaging for the centre right.
Judith Collins is doomed. The combined Nats and ACT "score" is far behind Labour who also has the left-leaning Greens as faithful supporter.
Incredibly the Nats need yet another new leader. Could the mantle fall to Wellingtonian, Nicola Willis?
A decision on a leadership change needs to happen within the next 5-6 months and I feel things will come to a head quite quickly.
It seems that the Hutt Valley along with the rest of the Wellington region are dragging behind most of the rest of NZ with Covid vaccinations despite easy access to vaccination centres.
The target in NZ for those eligible to be vaccinated is in excess of 90% fully vaccinated by Xmas but the Wellington region is currently at 36.5% fully vaccinated and this compares with our nearest neighbours Wairarapa 45% and Nelson/Marlborough (Tasman) 47%.
We need to broach 90% NZ-wide to be in a position to open up to the world as a reference to the mingling of those vaccinated with other vaccinated people.
It seems that children aged 5-11 will soon be added to those needing to be vaccinated. Perhaps requiring only one innoculation instead of two.
It seems that at least those aged 65-plus and those health compromised will require another booster vaccination next year.
If more variants of Covid emerge it could mean annual vaccinations for all just like the annual influenza vaccinations.
Without doubt there will be restrictions on those not vaccinated and a covid vaccination passport and/or phone ap will be required for proof on vaccination for entry to places and events and travel.
These large invasive birds are a problem in the Wellington region because they eat and destroy newly germinated seedlings, which sometimes means entire crops need to be re-sown.
We need to protect our region’s environment and economic wellbeing from damage, which is why we aim to remove rooks from our region by 2029.
Find out more about Rooks here - www.gw.govt.nz...