This afternoon COVID 19 Minister Chris Hipkins announced that at 23:59 tonight – Thursday 07 October 2021, Te Nehenehenui,
including Mōkau in the south, across to Rereahu (Pureora) to the east, Te Kūiti, Waitomo to the Coast, Ōtorohanga, Waipā-Te
Awamutu, Karāpiro and Cambridge regions will join the greater Waikato in Alert Level 3
Today there are 29 community cases of COVID-19 — 24 are in Auckland, and 5 are in Waikato. Cabinet will reconvene and
review settings Monday 11 October.