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She said retail, malls, cafes, restaurants, cinemas and other public spaces including playgrounds and gyms would be able to reopen on Thursday, 14 May.
Schools would return to normal classes from Monday 18 May, while bars would have to wait until Thursday 21 to reopen.
She warned that groupings - including parties, weddings, funerals and group bookings at restaurants or bars - would also be restricted to just 10 people.
Read back through the day's events in RNZ's live updates here: