COVID-19 media conference — 29 August 2021

Watch the media conference with government officials and ministers at 1pm.

Media conference

The COVID-19 media conference starts at 1pm.


  • Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
  • Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield

Watch the livestream.

Update on cases for 29 August

There are 83 new cases of COVID-19 in the New Zealand community today.

  • 82 are in Auckland
  • 1 is in Wellington who is a close contact of an existing case and was in isolation.

This brings the total number of cases in the community outbreak to 511. The total number of community cases in Auckland is now 496 and in Wellington it is 15. The total number of active cases being managed in New Zealand is currently 551.

There are 2 new cases in recent returnees in managed isolation facilities.

Update on today's cases | (external link)