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.
Until the 11th of October, purchase a regional newspaper or the Sunday Star-Times, find the daily code and go into win 1 of 100 medium vegepod and trolley stands.
Queenstown’s Anderson Rocio is becoming known around the world after her song Paradise was featured in a pivotal scene in season five of the popular Netflix series Lucifer.
“The last five weeks have been a bit crazy ... it went from a few thousand people who have listened to my catalogue over the last three years to this week we had over a million streams on Spotify alone and numbers keep climbing,” the 26-year-old said. Read more about Anderson's rise here.
A Queenstown man stepped out of his house, jumped on his snowboard and headed into town after snow "belted down” on Monday.
The snow came from a “weather bomb” or “bomb cyclone”, which brought spring snow to parts of the South Island.
Queenstown man Tom Woodward, who lives in the elevated suburb of Fernhill, said people were cheering as he snowboarded past buses and stuck cars this morning.
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