With dozens of cases added to the outbreak and the mayor predicting a longer lockdown, it's time for some diversions from Delta.
Forty-three cases have been added to the outbreak's total in the last two days and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff is among those predicting the city's alert level 4 lockdown is likely to be extended when Cabinet meets to make a decision tomorrow.
So let's review some of social media's take on the pandemic's many side issues.
Country singer Tami Neilson summed up the feelings of many Auckland parents as the region's lockdown drags on.
Siri, show me Level 4 lockdown with kids in one succinct image… pic.twitter.com/YkcBUP2GGG— Tami Neilson (@tamineilson) September 11, 2021
Some people don't even get to spread their wings to a location as exciting as an art store.
When the highlight of your week is going to the supermarket you know you're going to have a very low bar for excitement when lockdown ends... pic.twitter.com/2apkDoQ5lT— Jess Rodger (@pihajess) September 11, 2021
Maybe that person should take a leaf out of Katie Todd's book who is assembling her own DIY Covid Monopoly set.
Day 26 pic.twitter.com/k5C7ITenXm— Katie Todd (@Katietodd_NZ) September 12, 2021
Another tweeter reflected on the feelings of those lucky enough to rejoin the real world.
How it feels leaving the house after 4 weeks of lockdown pic.twitter.com/21Ri2wfqRx— BenJavert Comedy (@BenJavertComedy) September 11, 2021
Animals have been going viral it seems ever since the pandemic began in early 2020.
Now there's a new pairing to add to the mix - Peggy the English staffy and Molly the magpie.
They've become unlikely best buddies since Juliette Wells and her partner picked up a baby magpie while out for a walk in Upper Coomera on the Gold Coast.
Read the full story here.
The friendship started slowly but the pair's friendship now has thousands of followers on Wells' Instagram account.
Still with birds - Kiwi singer and songwriter Moana Maniapoto shared this.
Ata mārie. Someone’s popped into my Bubble but we’re keeping socially distant. pic.twitter.com/1qX0XIM2Lv— Moana Maniapoto (@moanatribe) September 12, 2021
There's been reaction to National leader Judith Collins's accusation that prominent epidemiologist Siouxsie Wiles is a "a big fat hypocrite" because she was photographed during Auckland's lockdown riding a bike to the beach without a mask and in the company of a friend.
Whereas I got a to go for a bike ride with both my cycle-happy bubble-mates together yesterday, today they had different schedules so lucky me, I got two bike rides Beautiful day for it! pic.twitter.com/9qklDvIbv3— Dr Siouxsie Wiles (@SiouxsieW) September 12, 2021
RNZ's blog will run again tomorrow with a mix of mostly serious information but also a little of the light-hearted as we navigate day 27 of the current outbreak.