Covid-19 Delta outbreak: The Warehouse considers mandatory vaccinations for all staff by New Year’s Day

Retail giant The Warehouse is considering making vaccinations compulsory for all its team members by January 1, 2022. The Group’s chief executive Nick Grayston said it had begun a 14-day consultation with all its employees including staff in distribution centres and support office teams. The NZX listed company, which owns

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Jacinda Ardern’s vaccination targets for new Covid normal will leave no group behind

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Covid 19 delta outbreak: Police arrest man over North Shore influencer party

Police have arrested a man in relation to the illegal North Shore party that over 50 people attended over the weekend. A police spokesperson confirmed a 28-year-old man was arrested on Monday. He allegedly held a gathering at a Redvale property over the weekend in breach of Covid-19 restrictions. Videos

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Why Auckland risks ‘months’ longer in lockdown

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Covid 19 Delta outbreak: New Zealand-made vaccine booster trial to begin next year

New Zealand could begin trialling its own locally made Covid-19 booster shot as early as next year, as Kiwi scientists push closer to a home-grown, sustainable vaccine supply. While New Zealand’s vaccine roll-out has relied on pharmaceutical giants like Pfizer, vaccinologists and manufacturers here have quietly been developing “next generation”

Covid-19 Delta outbreak: IT expert says My Covid Record app at risk of security breaches

Yesterday the government released My Covid Record, a web app which by the end of the year will allow people to store their vaccine certificates and Covid test results. Currently, the app only lets people have access to their vaccination records. IT security expert Daniel Ayers said the web app

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Virus is ‘spreading in Auckland’ – Chris Hipkins

Covid-19 is spreading in Auckland and there are more locations in which the virus is being detected, Chris Hipkins said. The Covid Response Minister made the comments when responding to questions from Herald deputy political editor Derek Cheng, who pointed out there are were 75 unlinked cases in Auckland. This