Regional News & Alerts

Covid 19 Updates

Auckland, Northland and Waikato remain at Alert Level 3

The rest of New Zealand remains at Alert Level 2.

For more information – click here Covid 19 Updates

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Wellbeing in Education

Education plays a critical role in promoting and supporting the well-being of children and young people.

This page outlines our commitment and provides resources for educators, learners, parents, and whānau to help support the wellbeing of children and young people.

Ministry of Health

Covid Preparations for Schools Term 4

The government has kept with its cautious approach when responding to COVID-19, and as a result, Auckland will stay at Alert Level 3 for a bit longer.

How we stay safe at Alert Level 3

  • Stay at home as much as possible
  • Keep your bubble small
  • Book your free vaccination
  • Wear a face covering
  • Keep track of where you have been
  • Get a test if you are unwell
  • Maintain good hygiene

The response against COVID has been strong, but the Mahi isn’t yet done. Therefore, attached is some information about vaccinations to support decision-making.

It is now legally required that Schools hold a COVID-19 vaccination register for all eligible students and staff.

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Stepping up to the front line

Wing 346 marching on to their graduation parade.

Thirty-nine new constables are ready for their frontline roles after 16 weeks of Police training and a graduation – with loved ones watching on from afar in a livestreamed ceremony.

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Ministry of Health

Ministry of Health Waikato, Palmerston North cases update

All initial tests from household members of COVID-19 cases in Hamilton East and Palmerston North have this afternoon returned negative results.

Results were received for two household members of the Auckland-based truck driver who is isolating in Palmerston North, and eight household members from the case in Hamilton East.

The results of three household members of the Raglan case, who have now all been moved to an Auckland quarantine facility, are expected back later tonight and will be announced tomorrow.

Latest updates Latest news and updates about New Zealand’s response to COVID-19

Read the latest update on cases from the Ministry of Health.

  • 29 community cases of COVID-19. 28 are in Auckland, and 1 is in Waikato.
  • 2 cases in managed isolation
  • More than 2.0 million second doses of vaccine administered to date
  • 13,693 tests were taken yesterday, including 7420 swabs taken in the Auckland region

Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa Fund

Sport Otago manages the Sport New Zealand Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa fund for the Otago region.  The fund exists to activate our tamariki/children and rangatahi/teens through sport, active recreation and play.  It has a strong emphasis on understanding the needs of our youth and delivering what they want to do to be active.  Sport New Zealand are specifically targeting Maori, Pacifica, and children with disabilities, but projects to active all inactive and under-active youth can be considered.

Extended Road Closure – Nevis Road

Due to a land slip and damage, Nevis Road will remain closed until 15 October.

The Nevis Road will stay closed longer than usual because of a slip and damage that occurred over winter.

The road was due to open on Thursday (30 September) but will remain closed until 15 October due to the land slip and intense scouring of the track.

Central Otago District Council’s contractor will be on site to repair the damage and it is hoped road will be reopened as soon as possible.
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Running for a cause to enhance the wellbeing of our communities

Running for a cause gives Wellingtonians an extra special reason to get involved in Brendan Foot Supersite Round the Bays in 2022. On Sunday 20 February 13,000+ runners and walkers will have the opportunity to raise funds and awareness for one of four official event charities.

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This year, the Principal Charity is the Cancer Society Wellington, who will receive $1 from every adult registration plus donations made during the campaign. They are joined by three Affiliate charities; Mental Health Foundation, Outward Bound, and Zealandia, who will also benefit from the boosted profile which will help these charities to continue their vital mahi in our community.

Having been an Affiliate Charity in 2021, the Cancer Society Wellington team are excited about the opportunity that being the Principal Charity provides for raising greater awareness and funds for the work they do in cancer care, survivorship, and prevention.
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Building proposed for MFC car park

This Thursday 30 September Wellington City Council will consider a proposal for a 175-year ground lease to enable property developer Willis Bond to transform the Michael Fowler Centre car park into a multi-level, green building with outdoor spaces the public can enjoy.

The building proposed for the Michael Fowler Centre car park, seen from the north.

“We’re aiming to reinvigorate Te Ngākau Civic Precinct and potentially pave the way for the location in the precinct of the proposed National Music Centre,” says Mayor Andy Foster.

“The stunning design incorporates around 15,000sqm of new mixed-use space in the inner city. The lower levels with retail or hospitality activities will attract more people and create stronger connections between Te Ngākau Civic Square, lower Cuba Street and our beautiful waterfront,” says Mayor Foster.
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