The Ministry will be meeting known, existing device demand for years 9+ across NZ.
The Auckland region has been prioritised so as soon as we have a confirmed address and point of contact, devices will be sent out to Auckland secondary schools.
Other regions with active COVID-19 cases or at Alert Level 3 or above will be then prioritised, followed by orders from lower decile schools around NZ.
We are confirming demand before devices are delivered, and have some limited flexibility to cope with a small increase in demand. However funding is fixed and available stock in NZ finite, so not all additional demand can be met.
Device requests for students in years 0-8 cannot be fulfilled at this time.