COVID-19 cases are rising in the country's largest city.

Its a race to hit vaccination targets and until then teighter lockdown measures will be a possibility.

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand raised rates at its meeting earlier this month and expectations are that there will be further to come. Rising coronavirus cases are a risk to this outlook.

At 2145 GMT, we get Q3 inflation data from New Zealand. BNZ ... we expect to be a whopper.

Later in the NZ day will be the Reserve Bank of New Zealand's own measure of inflation

  • RBNZ's Sectoral Factor Model of core inflation, in Q2 this registered at a 12-year high of 2.2% y/y
  • due at 0200 GMT