There will be an update this afternoon on the quarantine-free travel pause with Victoria.
Push back comes after Ministry of Health quietly updated its vaccination timeline.
Weekly benefit rates will be lifted by between $32 and $55 per adult by April 2022.
It includes nearly $100m for the new Māori Health Authority.
$300m has been announced to accelerate investment in low-carbon technology.
Money for school buildings, tertiary students and vocational training announced.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will be speaking after Cabinet this afternoon.
Her 6-year-old daughter developed lung disease and asthma at their previous state home.
All five returned from India.
The roads are expected to be extra busy this year after last year's lockdown Easter.
It's time to hit the beach.
'She needs to be provided with a dry and mould-free living space,' her doctor says.
"When word reached us who was involved... it's just even more of a tragedy."
Health Ministry also reveals historical case - early last month from London via Singapore.
One spot dropped down to -7C.
The country now has 26 active cases.
As New Zealand enters its third day at level 1 the world situation continues to worsen.
Only one person in NZ has Covid and no new infections for a week.
Not a "drought-breaker", but at last some relief.
Summer is taking a little holiday.
Of 227 children harmed in state care over a six-month period, 70 per cent were Māori.
Australia sending its dust - and its heat - our way.
Parts of the east coast could see 120mm of rain in a 24-hour period.
Tonight Auckland is dropping to 14C from an average of 18-19C the past few weeks.
An emergency response plan will be based on a magnitude 8.9 quake and tsunami scenario.
The 25 year 9 students were trapped in Mt Aspiring National Park.
His heroic mates kept him alive in the freezing conditions as he plunged into hypothermia.
'She was a humble young lady, with a radiant smile, and with a quirky sense of humour.'
Auckland is next in line as front sweeps north.
"It might be time for the electric blankets and hot water bottles."
More rain, strong winds, thunderstorms and even snow in the far south forecast today.
Yesterday Whangārei topped the country at 23.9C, with Auckland close behind on 23.7C.
Warm weather but more rain.