It promotes NZ as "a great place to live, study in, and buy products from".
"If only they could say 'let's not be jealous here, let's see who could go first'."
Retail spending in April was just $3b, but surged to $6b in June.
Spending's up 20 percent on this time last year as Kiwis check out their own backyard.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed tourism.
Have you ever wondered what a farmer's little slice of paradise is like?
"We are carefully taking steps that keep us safe while ensuring families can reunite."
Experts have worked on the blueprint for a safe zone, which would scrap the 14-day quarantine.
It's encouraging news for New Zealand's struggling tourism industry.