Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is giving an update on the second day of a Covid-19 lockdown and will announce further support for workers and businesses affected.
Supermarkets have announced a priority service for the elderly, vulnerable, emergency services and medical personnel during the Covid-19 lockdown period.
Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield has revealed there are 85 new cases of Covid-19, including 76 confirmed cases and nine probable.
Authorities are busy tracking close contacts linked to the World Hereford Conference in Queenstown, which has so far been linked to 17 Covid-19 cases, a number which is expected to grow.
A New Zealander who's tested positive for Covid-19 says her only symptom is a loss of taste and smell.
Police are using surf cameras to check for Covid-19 lockdown rule breakers as a dramatic injury demonstrates the danger of practising outdoor sports.
Some Mad Butcher stores continue to trade despite the Government issuing strict orders for all non-essential businesses to be shut as part of a mandatory lockdown to help curb the spread of Covid-19.
Police have paid a visit to a bargain store this morning to discuss whether it should be open during the nationwide lockdown.
More than 1800 people have signed a petition calling for the Government to organise mercy flights for New Zealanders stranded overseas.
New Zealanders will only be able to purchase essential goods online during the lockdown period, the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has announced.
The Te Anau community have been advised of a confirmed Covid-19 case in the town by a local doctor this morning.
Police Commissioner Mike Bush says his staff have encountered people who say "they are not even aware" of New Zealand's lockdown status.
Covid-19 reached some of the smaller centres in the southern region yesterday, as New Zealand made final preparations to shut down and defend itself against the pandemic disease.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has reminded Kiwis about the importance of staying at home as the nation goes into lockdown saying: "Act like you have Covid-19. Breaking the rules could kill someone close to you."
Parents preparing to home school their children need to relax and steer away from replicating a school day, experts say.
A state of emergency has been declared in New Zealand and it has been announced there are 50 new confirmed and probable cases of Covid-19, including five in a school.
Countdown customers will have to use Paywave and pack their own groceries during the nationwide restrictions, the supermarket says.