Kanoa Lloyd has shared how she's coping with waiting for hours in her car while queuing at an Auckland COVID-19 testing station - with the help of an impromptu pizza delivery and the use of a stranger's toilet.
The Project NZ host told her social media followers she was okay but had decided to get tested as she had a sore throat. After waiting for nearly two hours, she updated her situation with a long-suffering selfie on her Instagram Story.
"I needed to pee so I had to abandon my car and use a friendly stranger's toilet," she said, explaining to Newshub that she managed to dash in before the 12pm alert level 3 lockdown came into effect.
"But it was okay because the line didn't move while I was away," she added. "I would like to not be in the car now please! Thank you."
At the time of writing, Lloyd had been waiting in her car for four hours and estimated she had at least a couple more ahead of her, having made little progress since she first got in line.
Another update showed The Project NZ's executive producer delivering Lloyd a pizza by bike, passing it through the car window while she waited to been seen.
"I'm so happy but I feel bad!" she wrote, saying she wished she could share her lunch with her fellow Kiwis also stuck in line, but didn't think it would be safe.
"The people in this line deserve a medal," she added.
Lloyd also shared some words of encouragement with the team of 5 million as the country enters another phase of lockdowns.
"Kia Kaha everyone," she wrote. "We got this!"
"Shout out to that family for getting tested when they did," she added, referring to the four positive cases of coronavirus confirmed in one Auckland household yesterday afternoon.
"I believe in us!"