Tauranga City Council is putting a hold on collecting parking fees while the country is in Alert Level 4.
New Zealand went into lockdown at 11.59pm on Wednesday, and while there were still many people out and about on Thursday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the majority of the country is staying in their isolation bubble.
As many New Zealanders adjusted to staying at home, Tauranga City Council made the decision to halt parking fee collections for the remainder of the lockdown.
"The fee suspension applies to all on and off-street parking spaces and parking buildings, effective from Friday, March 27, " says a council spokesperson.
"The council’s focus during the lockdown period is on safe and considerate parking.
"If anyone is concerned about someone being parked illegally, please call the contact centre on 07 577 7000."