Auckland will move to level 2 from 11.59pm on Wednesday. The rest of the country will move to level 1 at 11.59pm tonight.
It means gathering limits in Auckland will be raised.
Last Monday, the Prime Minister extended the current alert levels, with Auckland staying at 2.5 and the rest of the country at 2.
However, she indicated the rest of the country would move to Alert Level 1 at 11.59pm tonight contingent on the Covid-19 outbreak situation.
Auckland’s position was being reviewed by Cabinet today – with Ardern saying increasing gathering limits would be discussed.
Any changes to Auckland’s would only take effect from Wednesday, September 23 at 11.59pm.
Auckland moved to Alert Level 2.5 on August 30 after being at Alert Level 3 since the beginning of the August community outbreak, and the rest of New Zealand has been at Level 2 since August 12.