A roaring fire and some double-glazing are the best ways to keep warm in the dead of winter, just ask the couple who live in New Zealand's coldest town.
Sheep farmers Sam and Irene Leask are among the Kiwis who remember 3 July, 1995, when temperatures in Central Otago, around Ophir, Tara Hills and Lauder hit -21.6°, the lowest in living memory.
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On Tuesday night, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced there were four new Covid-19 cases in the community.
Auckland moved into level 3 at midday on Wednesday, and the rest of the country into level 2.
Kiwis outside of Auckland can still continue to go to work and school, with physical distancing, and are advised to wear masks in public.
Businesses can open to the public if they are following public health guidance, which includes physical distancing and record keeping.
In terms of gatherings, New Zealanders must not travel to events with more than 100 people. This includes weddings, birthdays, funerals and tangihanga.
The Government advises all Kiwis to practise good hygiene and stay home if sick.
For more information on what the different alert levels mean for you, click here.