Auckland is still in limbo, waiting to hear if it is deemed ready to emerge from alert level 2 restrictions.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will announce the government's decision later this morning, with many businesses hoping the country's biggest city can be reset at level 1 ahead of what should be a busy weekend.
But the latest lockdown has hit hard and it's expected the recovery will be slow for many.
Nick Hill is the chief executive of Auckland Unlimited, the city council's economic and cultural agency.
He spoke to Corin Dann.