Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says work is being done on measures that could affect New Zealand's border controls, such as technology and new kinds of testing, but they won't be opened until its safe.
Speaking to Morning Report Ardern said Australia would be the first cab off the rank for quarantine-free travel and she's open to state-by-state measures as the state of Victoria faces a new outbreak.
As for the wider border, she points to the current virus numbers for why it is currently closed.
"We closed the borders in mid-March when there were roughly 240,000 cases in the world. Now there's 10 million."
Ardern speaks to Kim Hill.