It's jubilation for many Kiwis stuck overseas following the Government's border reopening announcement but ex-pat Kiwi TV presenter Dan Wootton 'is "mad".
Kiwis across the globe have shared their excitement on social media and thanked MIQ advocacy group Grounded Kiwis for getting the Government to this point.
"Thank you thank you thank you @GroundedKiwis for your advocacy! You have played a huge part in getting us to this point today," one person tweeted.
"BIG thanks to @GroundedKiwis .. The sheer amount of efforts and pain you guys have taken & still taking is just unbelievable! Thanks again," another added.
But Wootton, who hosts a show on UK's GBNews and writes for the Daily Mail, was left with a sour taste in his mouth, demanding "cruel woman" Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern let him see his family.
"Kiwis wanting to return will still have to self-isolate for TEN DAYS. That makes it impossible for folk like me with a job to get home. Just let me see my family you cruel woman," he wrote on Twitter.
Wootton, who has been a vocal critic of the Prime Minister, said Ardern is "embracing a hermit kingdom policy" and Kiwis are fed up.
"None of this happens for weeks or, in some cases, months. I repeat, there’s nothing kind about a leader like Ardern embracing a hermit kingdom policy. But I KNOW Kiwis are fed up and want to be released from this draconian insanity."
In a tweet, the Grounded Kiwis group say they aren't done yet and their advocacy to change the MIQ system "has been a ride".
From 11:59pm on February 27 New Zealand's border will reopen to vaccinated Kiwis coming from Australia. Then the Government's five-step plan will kick into gear reopening to the rest of the world by October 2022.