Half of all Papatoetoe High School students have been retested - all negative so far.
Covid-19 Minister Chris Hipkins 'optimistic' ahead of Cabinet decision.
Long queues at Papatoetoe High School testing site this morning.
'We have stamped out the virus before, and we will do it again.'
A sudden and dramatic change in NZ's alert levels after three positive cases.
The Māori Party co-leader is allowed to speak after yesterday's dress code clash.
Stoush between Speaker and MP the latest in an ongoing skirmish.
Officials will likely release more information about the new Hamilton case.
The person had been in self-isolation since leaving the Pullman seven days ago.
The new case has been isolating since last week.
Party's co-leaders say they will err on the side of caution after receiving iwi advice.
The person from the United Kingdom tested positive during routine testing around day 1.
There are no new community cases and one case in managed isolation.
But National has come out against the move, saying it would 'make our economy crook'.