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Manukau mass vaccination test of strategy
The effectiveness of the Government’s vaccination strategy for Māori and Pasifika will be under the spotlight today as the first mass vaccination event happens in South Auckland..Read more

COVID fears keep Trans Tasman rivals out of League tourney
New Zealand and Australia are taking a pass on the Rugby League World Cup because of COVID-19 concerns..Read more

Taihoa on COVID vaccinations to match supply
Associate Health Minister Peeni Henare says health provides have been asked to slow down their vaccination programmes so they don’t get ahead of the supply of vaccine coming into the country..Read more

Alert levels critical to keep COVID breach to capital
Wellington is under level 2 conditions until the end of the weekend as authorities try to determine whether a Sydney man passed on COVID-19 during his weekend in the city..Read more

Maori vaccine numbers dip
The co-chair of Māori Pandemic response group Te Whakakaupapa Urutā says the vaccine rollout is missing its Māori targets..Read more

Korowai of protection needed for COVID
It's not about you, it's about us..Read more

Pandemic shows need to tino rangatiratanga
The executive director of Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust says the response to the pandemic shows why Māori need to drive their own economic and social development..Read more

Marae serves as vaccination point for Turuki
Turuki Healthcare has teamed up with Pukaki Marae in Mangere to trial a new mobile vaccination centre..Read more

Border worker tests positive for COVID
A managed isolation worker at Auckland’s Grand Millennium Hotel has tested positive for COVID-19..Read more

Maori knowledge would strengthen vaccine effort
The National Hauora Coalition wants the Government to use the COVID immunisation programme to demonstrate its commitment to Māori wellbeing..Read more

Shot in the arm for Maori vaccine effort
Associate Health Minister Peeni Henare says Māori health providers will be encouraged to take a whole whānau approach when administering the Covid-19 vaccine..Read more

Maori risk highlighted as COVID vaccinations near
The South Island Whānau Ora commissioning agency is gearing up to get the message out about the need for people to get the COVID-19 vaccination when it becomes available..Read more

Covid mass message missing South Auckland cultures
A South Auckland church leader wants central government to loosen its grip on COVID-19 messaging so local authorities can fill the gaps..Read more

Whanau dread uniform bills
The head of the Mangere Budgeting Service wants schools to rethink their uniforms in light of the financial challenges on families because of COVID-19..Read more

COVID guidance ignores Maori health profile
There’s a call for the Government to update its risk profiles for COVID-19 in light of the current experience with the South Auckland cluster..Read more

Panatahi gets the COVID message through
A new series of COVID-19 announcements produced for the Ministry of Health are going viral, as they say..Read more

MPs take chance for final COVID grilling
The health select committee will reconvene today for its last act of the parliamentary session, as Opposition parties try to find flaws in the Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic..Read more

New rules as Auckland lockdown eases
Aucklanders are being urged to follow the new rule for COVID Alert Level 2.5..Read more

Mixed messages on COVID testing need fix
A member of the COVID-19 Surveillance and Testing Strategy Group would like to see better communication around who needs to be tested and when..Read more

Buttabean foodbank reaches invisible population
A former heavyweight boxer has turned his fitness and weightloss business into a foodbank..Read more

Border review pair bring baggage
The chief executive of a Maori medical service is unhappy at the appointment of long time public sector troubleshooters Sir Brian Roche and Heather Simpson to head a review of the border testing strategy..Read more

Tauira drop out to mind families through pandemic
A South Auckland school principal says COVID-19 lockdowns are leading to some pupils in low decile kura quitting to support their families..Read more

Manurewa principal resists reopening call
A South Auckland school principal says it's too risky to bring children back to school while COVID-19 is in the community..Read more

Police plan for iwi checkpoints
Police Deputy Commissioner Wally Haumaha says contingency plans are being put in place in case an increase in COVID-19 alert levels leads to returned demands for community checkpoints..Read more

Conspiracies touted despite rapid information share
Labour Party deputy leader Kelvin Davis says nothing is being held back from New Zealanders about the COVID-19 situation here..Read more

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OPINION: Another month and more Oranga Tamariki damage revealed
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: More public reports released this week showing abuse still occurring by Oranga Tamariki staff towards vulnerable children is just another damming indictment of a pākehā based welfare system with hollow values that are obscenely counter productive.
OPINION: Unpacking race based politics
Everyone knows that the politics of race can, has, and will impact on the mood and sentiment of voters heading to the polls.
OPINION: Judith, talk to us not about us
OPINION - John Tamihere:Judith Collins has spent a lot of money and effort in defining a national debate.





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