Persistent new cases each day and the race to hit vaccination targets are in a race.

NZ's largest city to remain in its its LVL3 lockdown. There had been discussion about raising the level of the lockdown earlier but that has not been done.

A level 4 lockdown in NZ is very harsh indeed. No takeaway food nor deliveries on top of all the other stay at home orders. Aucklanders dodging this.