There were 71 new community cases today, and all were in Auckland.
Despite the rise in cases, Grant Robertson still insists we have the strictest lockdown in the world and blamed people gathering in homes as he urged everyone to follow Alert Level 3 rules.
Thames-Coromandel District mayor Sandra Goudie made the news for all the wrong reasons.
She defended her anti-vaxxer stance with Newstalk ZB as she stated she would refuse to take the Pfizer vaccine and instead wait for the Novavax.
Listen above as Trish Sherson and Nick Mills discuss the day's news with Heather du Plessis-Allan on The Huddle