Military personnel enter the Sudima hotel in Christchurch, New Zealand, where the fishing crews are in quarantine. Photograph:  Mark Baker/AP

New Zealand has recorded 25 new cases of coronavirus, the biggest daily toll the country has reported since the height of its initial outbreak in Marc(...)

A woman crosses a deserted street in Melbourne’s central business district on Wednesday, as the city battles an outbreak of Covid-19. Photograph: Getty Images

Australia’s prime minister has said he wants to make any potential Covid-19 vaccine mandatory as he outlined plans to “return the country to normal li(...)

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks at the Labour Party campaign launch in Auckland on Saturday. Photograph: David Rowland/EPA

New Zealand marked 100 days without a domestic transmission of the coronavirus on Sunday, but warned against complacency as countries like Vietnam and(...)

Eating more fibre, found in wholegrain cereals, pasta and bread as well as nuts and pulses, will cut people’s chances of heart disease and early death(...)

The University of Otago in Dunedin:  later said that the decision to remove the magazines was a “mistake”. Photograph:   Andia/UIG via Getty Images

Staff from New Zealand’s oldest university have conducted a night-time raid to seize and destroy every copy of a student magazine, fearing that an ill(...)