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Sixth case of covid in Wellington – contact of another case

A sixth case of covid was reported in Wellington today. The new case is a known contact of existing Wellington cases and has been in isolation. There are no locations of interest. Read more »

Vaccinations compulsory at Whitireia and WelTec

News from Whitireia and WelTec
With ākonga numbers growing daily for programmes starting early this year, and the priority to protect the health, safety, and wellbeing of our Whitireia and WelTec whānau, it has been decided that all kaimahi (staff), ākonga (learners), and manuhiri (visitors) attending Whitireia and WelTec campuses will need to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 from February 7. Read more »

Vaccinations compulsory for all police employees

News from NZ Police
New Zealand Police will be implementing a mandatory vaccination policy for all employees, contractors, volunteers, suppliers, new employees and visitors who work or enter Police sites. Read more »

Burst water main cuts supply in Owhiro Bay

A water main has burst in Happy Valley Road, Owhiro Bay. Read more »

Vaccinations start for 5 to 11-year-olds

News from Ministry of Health
More than 120,000 doses of the child (paediatric) Pfizer vaccine have been delivered to over 500 vaccination sites around New Zealand as health providers prepare to start immunising 5 to 11-year-olds from today. Read more »

Dangerous for swimmers and lethal for dogs – poisonous algae spreading in Hutt River


News from Greater Wellington Regional Council
Swimmers and dog owners are advised to avoid areas of the Hutt River from the Moonshine Bridge down to just upstream of Taita Rock (but not including Taita Rock), as high levels of toxic algae including detached algal mats have been identified at two monitoring sites along the river. Read more »

Customers last Saturday at a Kent Terrace cafe could be close covid contacts

A cafe on Kent Terrace in Wellington has today been named as a possible place of close contact with a covid infected person. Read more »

New covid cases in Lower Hutt and the Wairarapa

Two new cases of covid have been reported in Lower Hutt today. Read more »

Capital and Coast first to achieve 90% vaccination of eligible Māori

News from CCDHB
The numbers are in and it’s official – today we reached 90% second dose for Māori in the CCDHB region. Thank you to everyone for all their mahi. Read more »

Poisonous for dogs: toxic algae in Ruamāhanga River

News from Greater Wellington Regional Council
Swimmers are advised to take caution while dog owners should keep dogs on leashes or avoid the Ruamāhanga river at Double Bridges as toxic algae, including detached algal mats, have been identified at the site. Read more »

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