There are eight testing centres in Auckland and nine in Northland.
She said that weak positive tests need to be thoroughly investigated.
They are expecting an influx of visitors ahead of Auckland Anniversary weekend.
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Professor Michael Baker says we need to have no infected people touching down in NZ.
The number of manual diary entries has also skyrocketed.
A full trans-Tasman travel bubble was previously expected for the end of March
Protesters turned up at a testing site on Tuesday to scaremonger at an already anxious time.
"Getting to New Zealand from anywhere in the world is a complex web of travel."
Currently the brand uses imported ingredients for its peanut butter. But soon that could all change.
Shaun Hendy says harsher restrictions are needed to curb the spread of the more transmittable variants.
"This is not a bizarre and unusual event."
Testing centres were overwhelmed on Monday as locals attempted to get tested.
"Having a whole year now of experience with this virus should have prepared us far better than this."
Businesses say they're frustrated with the Ministry of Health's poor communication.
A Northland woman returned a positive test on Friday.
Michael Baker says it's unlikely the woman would've caught the virus while in Europe.
"This Government has a responsibility to treat New Zealanders as adults."
The Prime Minister said people are less likely to get tested if they feel like they will be attacked.
The Ministry of Health announced a new community coronavirus case on Sunday.