COVID-19 vaccine map: Auckland's Remuera among latest New Zealand suburbs to pass 90 pct

An online COVID-19 vaccination map showing how New Zealand is progressing toward 90 percent immunisation has been updated with the latest data.

The map was created last month by NationalMap Ltd to help accelerate New Zealand's vaccination rates. 

  • The full map can be found here. The Ministry of Health's data and maps can be found here.

As of Wednesday, 76 percent of New Zealanders were fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and 88 percent had one dose. That compares to 67 and 85 percent a fortnight ago.

The vaccination map uses data released weekly by the Ministry of Health and allows people to click on a statistical area (SA2), showing what percentage of that area has received one dose and the percentage fully vaccinated.

Each SA2 is coloured by the number of people remaining to get fully vaccinated and once the target of 0 is reached, that area's shading is removed.

In a statement on Wednesday Steve Critchlow, the group managing director of NationalMap Ltd creators Critchlow Geospatial, said there were now 73 SA2 areas that have passed the 90 percent target - an increase of 35 from last week.

"The target has been reached clearing the map in the affluent suburbs of Remuera (Auckland), Khandallah (Wellington), Māori Hill (Dunedin) and many North Shore suburbs could reach the target in the next week."

In Auckland, other areas that have hit 90 percent include Ormiston East, Glendowie North, Victoria Park and the Symonds St area.

Down south, the Dunedin suburbs of Ōpoho and Shiel Hill have also passed or reached 90 percent.

COVID-19 vaccine map: Auckland's Remuera among latest New Zealand suburbs to pass 90 pct
Photo credit: NationalMap Ltd/Ministry of Health

Critchlow noted there were some "slow starters" in areas including Napier, east Christchurch and Northland. The Napier suburb of Maraenui, for example, is only 48 percent fully vaccinated.

In contrast, Napier's Onekawa - just under 3km from Maraenui - is 76 percent for full immunisation.

"Tairawhiti [Gisborne] seems to be making good progress, being largely coloured green - whereas towns like Paeroa, Putaruru and Tokoroa still have some catching up to do," Critchlow said.