Vaccine approval ‘possibly next week’

  Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says approval for the Pfizer vaccine could come as early as Wednesday next week. Ministers received an update on the vaccination programme today. Speaking during the first post-Cabinet media briefing of the year, Ardern said swift progress was being made on Covid-19 immunisation. The country could take delivery of the … Continued

Cantabs halt Wellington’s charge

  The Canterbury Magicians have handed the defending champion Wellington Blaze just their second defeat of the women’s Twenty20 cricket competition. White Ferns vice-captain Amy Satterthwaite has guided the Magicians to a nine wicket win over the Blaze in their round-robin match at the Basin Reserve in Wellington. Satterthwaite has struck an unbeaten 71 from … Continued

Covid confirmed as new South African strain

  The Ministry of Health is confident the Northland Covid-19 community case came directly from the Pullman Hotel and there is no missing link. In a press conference this afternoon, Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield confirmed the strain of Covid-19 in the case is from the new South African variant. A decision was made … Continued