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11 districts so far will go into the Red setting when the Traffic Light System begins on Friday.
Auckland, Northland, Taupō and Rotorua Lakes Districts, Kawerau, Whakatane, Ōpōtiki Districts, Gisborne District, Wairoa District, Rangitikei, Whanganui and Ruapehu are the districts that will be in Red.
Cabinet will review the settings on a fortnightly basis.
Christopher Luxon is in contention for National Party leader.
The party will decide its leader tomorrow.
Newstalk ZB political editor Barry Soper joined Heather du Plessis-Allan.