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A record day for the Covid outbreak ahead of the Government's press conference on Friday.
102 positive cases were reported and a record for hospitalisations as well with 46 now in hospital.
Schools got the go-ahead to go back next Tuesday.
Senior students in Years 11 to 13 will be going back for exams, but some schools like Takapuna Grammar won't be going back.
New Zealand now has a free trade deal with the UK.
One of the aspects of the deal is protecting the haka from cultural misappropriation.
Listen above as Matthew Tukaki and Tim Beveridge discuss the day's news with Heather du Plessis-Allan on The Huddle