Economic experts predict muted activity as new Covid variants emerge.
Plea for patience as company tackles backlog of 22,000 driving licence tests.
Industry organisation backs decision to end inspection exemptions.
Plea to renew WOFs amid increasing congestion at inspection sites.
New Covid traffic light system to be introduced for whole country at once.
Easing of Covid-19 rules in Auckland comes after lengthy lockdown.
Restrictions for Waikato and Auckland easing with retailers able to reopen.
Ministers pledge extra $940m fortnightly to help businesses during transition.