"I've noticed a real upswing in the status of bald white men walking around Auckland."
Our plan to reopen to the world next year could be scuppered by the new 'Omicron' variant.
"I don't think... we should reward people who don't use vaccine certificates and that causes the revenue drop."
He says not all Māori are down with calls to keep the region locked down until Māori vaccination rates lift.
Māori still lag other ethnicities when it comes to getting protected against COVID-19.
The Ministry of Health has started handing over data on unvaccinated Māori to the Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency.
Bad news for Aucklanders expecting to escape the city before the end of this month.
Little isn't concerned by a report suggesting the health system only has half the ICU capacity he's previously claimed there is.
Ardern says she won't open up parts of New Zealand with low vaccination rates just so she can have the Christmas holiday she wants.
Ardern says she has no plans to step down anytime soon, amid speculation from the Opposition she's going to be replaced.
Ardern says she's confident NZ can become one of the most highly vaccinated countries, despite the onslaught of misinformation.
But it won't necessarily involve just paying students to learn rather than quit to support their families financially.
Kids under 12 still aren't eligible for the Pfizer vaccine.
The Associate Minister of Health says he's not "giving up" on lifting Māori vaccination rates.
"This is about survival of our whakapapa, this is about survival of our heritage."
Chris Hipkins has thrown a lifeline to Kiwis stranded overseas, unable to secure a place in MIQ.
They're urging the Government to rethink its vaccine mandate for the health workforce.
Dr Rawiri Jansen quit the Government's Immunisation Advisory Group when they wouldn't 'follow the science'.
A gang leader is denying accusations he travelled across the Auckland-Northland boundary with a woman who later tested positive for COVID-19.
Far North District Mayor John Carter says the community is "frustrated, furious and angry".
The chair of the group which recommended a total overhaul of Oranga Tamariki has brushed off criticism it's beyond repair.
Rod Jackson counts the dead for a living - he thinks 27 is enough.
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Judith Collins says it should be down to businesses to govern.
Collins says she has "always put the National Party ahead of any ambition I have" - which is why she's refusing to quit.
An Afghan man applying to move to New Zealand has been beaten to death by suspected Taliban militants.
Like every other MP that's been asked, he isn't willing to put a figure on how many COVID-19 deaths would be acceptable.
Andrew Little says once the current outbreak of COVID-19 is quashed, he doubts NZ will ever have to lockdown again.
"How many more millions of public funding do we need to keep giving to Māori service providers?"
Newshub Nation can reveal the authorities are monitoring dozens with "potentially violent extremist views".