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.
"Why aren't we given a time frame?"
Have you ever wondered what a farmer's little slice of paradise is like?
Restrictions on partners of New Zealanders and on new workers at embassies have also been eased.
"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.