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The Government is moving to provide further protection against the chance of COVID-19 entering New Zealand through the maritime border. 

  • Hon Chris Hipkins
  • Health

The Government has signed an agreement to purchase 1.5 million COVID-19 vaccines – enough for 750,000 people – from Pfizer and BioNTech, subject to the vaccine successfully completing all clinical trials and passing regulatory approvals in New Zealand, say Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods and Health Minister Chris Hipkins.

  • Hon Dr Megan Woods
  • Hon Chris Hipkins
  • Health
  • Research, Science and Innovation

Health Minister Chris Hipkins has announced 9 teams and 14 individuals are the recipients of this year’s Minister of Health Volunteer Awards. 

  • Hon Chris Hipkins
  • Health

There are no active community cases of COVID-19 remaining in the country after the last people from the recent outbreak have recovered from the virus, Health Minister Chris Hipkins said today.

  • Hon Chris Hipkins
  • Health

Additional measures coming into effect on Monday will boost our defence against COVID-19 entering New Zealand through the air border, Health Minister Chris Hipkins said today.

  • Hon Chris Hipkins
  • Health

A new acute inpatient mental health facility at Rotorua Hospital will provide more patient-centred and culturally appropriate care to better support recovery, Health Minister Chris Hipkins says.

  • Hon Chris Hipkins
  • Health

The Government has delivered a new hospital for Greymouth and is starting work on a much needed new health centre in Westport, ensuring local communities will benefit from better access to high quality integrated health services.

  • Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern
  • Hon Peeni Henare
  • Prime Minister
  • Health

More mental health and addiction services are available for young New Zealanders in Rotorua and Taupō, Wairarapa, South Canterbury, Dunedin and Southland from next month, Health Minister Chris Hipkins and Associate Health Minister Julie Anne Genter say.

  • Hon Chris Hipkins
  • Hon Julie Anne Genter
  • Health

The Government has agreed on a preferred design for the new Dunedin Hospital featuring two separate buildings, and has provided funding for the next stages of work.

  • Hon Chris Hipkins
  • Health

Former Director General of Health Stephen McKernan has been appointed to a key leadership role in the Government’s response to the Health and Disability System Review, Minister of Health Chris Hipkins says.

  • Hon Chris Hipkins
  • Health

The Government has provided the Cancer Society of New Zealand with a one-off boost of up to $650,000 to continue delivering its highly valued driving and accommodation services at increased COVID-19 Alert Levels.

  • Hon Chris Hipkins
  • Health

New research released today confirms using whānau-centred approaches in primary health care services is key to achieving better health and wellbeing outcomes for Māori and Pacific whānau.

  • Hon Peeni Henare
  • Health
  • Whānau Ora

The final report of the Contact Tracing Assurance Committee (CTAC), led by Sir Brian Roche, has recognised progress made on New Zealand’s COVID-19 contact tracing systems.

  • Hon Chris Hipkins
  • Health

Health Minister Chris Hipkins says wearing a face covering on public transport is the right thing do and will help keep New Zealanders safe from COVID-19.

  • Hon Chris Hipkins
  • Health

The full membership of the COVID-19 Surveillance and Testing Strategy Group and its terms of reference have been announced today by Minister of Health Chris Hipkins.

  • Hon Chris Hipkins
  • Health

The Government is prioritising support for Pacific families and communities with the announcement today that $19.5m will go towards increasing the resourcing and capacity of those working to combat this virus, Associate Minister of Health Jenny Salesa says.

  • Hon Jenny Salesa
  • Health

A $1.5 million boost to grow primary mental health and addiction services for Pacific peoples in Auckland, Hamilton and Canterbury will lead to better outcomes for Pacific communities, Associate Health Minister Jenny Salesa says.

  • Hon Jenny Salesa
  • Health

The Government has confirmed a community-wide trial of CovidCard technology as it explores options for COVID-19 contact tracing.

  • Hon Chris Hipkins
  • Hon Kris Faafoi
  • Government Digital Services
  • Health

Landmark legislation passed today puts New Zealand on track to saving thousands of lives and having a smokefree generation sooner rather than later, Associate Health Minister, Jenny Salesa says.

  • Hon Jenny Salesa
  • Health

A discriminatory law that has been a symbol of frustration for many people needing and providing care and support, has been scrapped by the Government.

  • Hon Jenny Salesa
  • Health

Northland babies and their whānau will soon have access to improved hospital care when they need it with Health Minister Chris Hipkins today confirming new paediatric facilities and more beds for Whangarei Hospital.

  • Hon Chris Hipkins
  • Health

The Government is stepping up the fight against measles and protecting hundreds of thousands more young adults by investing up to $40 million for a year-long measles-catch-up campaign and $23 million to fully fund and develop the Natio

  • Hon Julie Anne Genter
  • Health

The Government has committed to improving Māori health and wellbeing over the next five years.

  • Hon Peeni Henare
  • Health

Health Minister Chris Hipkins welcomes confirmation of Canterbury DHB’s move into state-of-the-art Christchurch Hospital Hagley building which will serve the community well for decades to come. 

  • Hon Chris Hipkins
  • Health