Covid does it again!
The highly anticipated King in the Ring event, due to take place this Saturday, has been postponed due to the country being placed in lockdown.
New Zealand went into Level 4 lockdown at midnight on Tuesday following a positive case of Covid-19 in the community.
A 58-year-old man from Devonport has tested positive for the Delta variant of the virus. Since Tuesday, another nine cases have been identified, bringing the total number to 10.
At this stage, Auckland and the Coromandel area will be in Level 4 lockdown until next week, while the rest of the country is due to come out of lockdown on Saturday.
This could change, depending on how many more cases are identified.
In the meantime, organisers of major events, such as the KITR, are making the hard decision to either cancel or postpone events.
"Unfortunately we have to postpone this Saturday’s event due to the nationwide alert level changes," says event organisers on Facebook.
"All tickets will be transferred to the new date in September. We will confirm this exact date in the coming days.
"We are gutted to be in this situation again, but unfortunately it is out of our hands. Thank you for your support and patience while we do our very best to make this show happen as soon as we can."