New Zealand has no new coronavirus cases and no patients with COVID-19 in hospital

New Zealand has nobody in hospital with coronavirus and has not discovered a new case for five days, the health ministry said today. The last remaining hospital patient was discharged in Auckland overnight in the latest mark of success for New Zealand’s widely-praised Read More …

NZ to fund NZ$10m to support Pacific cybersecurity strategy

The New Zealand government has announced it will provide NZ$10 million over five years to support Pacific countries as they develop national cybersecurity strategies to secure infrastructure and data, enhance online safety, and implement new cyber crime laws. Minister of Read More …

Explosive device and ammunition found at empty Christchurch property

A suspected explosive device has been found at an empty section in Christchurch. Police found the package, along with ammunition, on Newcastle St, in the suburb of Phillipstown, Canterbury district commander Superintendent John Price said. He said the New Zealand Defence Read More …

New Zealand Customs to use face-to-face checks for eGate inconsistencies

New Zealand’s customs officers will always conduct face-to-face checks whenever its eGates reject a passenger, Minister of Customs Kris Faafoi announced on Thursday. The decision comes after a review of the nation’s eGate processes, which found the decision review tool (DRT) used Read More …

Christchurch shootings: 49 dead in New Zealand mosque attacks

Forty-nine people have been killed and at least 20 wounded in shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison described one alleged gunman, who had Australian citizenship, as an “extremist, right-wing” terrorist. A man in Read More …

NZ Transport Agency’s cyber security under scrutiny after 82 data breaches

The Transport Agency has admitted 82 data breaches involving personal information prompting a call for an independent assessment of its cyber security. Human error was the main reason given for mishandling of personal information ranging from traffic offences, to details of driver Read More …