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.
Janette Schwass's beloved rottweiler was attacked at Saxton Field two weeks ago and hasn't been seen since. Could you help get Jasmine back to her family?
More than 100 people turned out at Civic House on Tuesday to show the Nelson City Council their opposition to a proposed housing development in the Kaka/Maitai Valley.
Is the Kaka Valley a suitable spot for a new subdivision, or do the costs outweigh the potential benefits?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
MUST END SOON....NEARLY ALL SQUEEZED OUT!!