New Zealand has a new COVID-19 milestone to celebrate - the recovery of the last people to have caught the virus in the country's second wave.
On Wednesday, health officials announced the effective end of the 'Auckland Autumn cluster' with the return to health of the last six Kiwis to have caught COVID-19 in the community.
The fresh cluster, identified in August, brought to an end a 102-day run without fresh cases in New Zealand.
Kiwis can now start a new streak, as authorities erase all restrictions a second time from Thursday.
Health Minister Chris Hipkins said Wednesday's news was cause for celebration.
"This is a big milestone. New Zealanders have once again through their collective actions squashed the virus," he said.
"The systems that have been developed and strengthened since our first wave of COVID-19 have worked very effectively to chase down the virus, isolate it, and eliminate it."
On Monday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said there was a 95 per cent chance the virus is not in the community. NZ hasn't reported a local case since September 24.
However, it isn't totally gone from New Zealand.
Health officials are still finding cases within the country's border regime, identifying three on Wednesday from Kiwis returning home, all within managed isolation.
There are 37 people in quarantine with the virus, including one being treated in an Auckland hospital.
New Zealand's pandemic death toll is 25.