There have been 74 new community cases of Covid-19 reported in New Zealand today - 68 in Auckland and six in Waikato.

Of the new cases, 31 remain unlinked.

Yesterday there were 79 new community cases.

Earlier today, National Party leader Judith Collins said at 90 percent vaccination nationwide, vaccine mandates should be dropped but passports retained.

Meanwhile, a government announcement about changes to the managed isolation and quarantine system, which was due today, will now happen later in week - most likely tomorrow.