With cases in Auckland and Wellington, cabinet will vote today on whether any parts of the country can exit strict lockdown as infection numbers plateau.
The country's effort to get out Covid-19 vaccines has been called everything from overachieving to a dismal failure. Neither are true. Here's a look at the numbers.
The number of cases is climbing as close contacts soar six days into a lockdown that could be extended in Auckland and possibly throughout New Zealand.
Tests have linked the delta strain to a border case, raising hopes that this outbreak could soon be contained. But thousands of contacts will need to be tested first.