NZ’s border reopens: Tears, hugs as first flight from Australia lands in Auckland

The first Kiwis returning from Australia without the need for managed isolation has arrived at Auckland Airport – to emotional scenes. As expected there was plenty of tears, hugs and high emotion as passengers arrived on the first flight from Sydney around 3.15pm – 246 days after the transtasman travel bubble was paused because of Covid-19. It is one of

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Covid-19: PM urges NZ’s 213,000 unvaxxed to ‘please reconsider’

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has made an 11th hour appeal to New Zealand’s 213,000-odd unvaccinated teens and adults: “please reconsider”. According to the Herald’s Vaccine Tracker, around 5.1 per cent of the eligible population over 12 – or some 213,230 people – haven’t received a single vaccine dose. In Omicron outbreaks around the world, the unvaccinated have made up a

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