Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern answers questions from media

Residential and commercial buildings standing on the city skyline are seen from Mount Victoria Lookout at dawn in Wellington New Zealand on Saturday

"Quite a decent shake".

If we continued to see a low number or no cases, then we would be in a position to look to move from that point, she said.

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Prime Minister Ardern was giving a live interview on TV when the quake hit the New Zealand capital, Wellington.

Ardern was discussing the country's lifting of coronavirus restrictions when a magnitude 5.8 quake struck near the capital city of Wellington.

For the record, there have been no reported injuries or structural damage recorded from the quake.

The prime minister is answering questions from the media at the Beehive.

"We're just having a bit of an quake here, Ryan", she said pointing to the "things moving behind her".

Ardern was speaking on a live TV interview at the time from the parliament building, called the Beehive.

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On Monday, Ardern said that it was Government's view the country should move as quickly and as safely as possible to level 1, without losing any gains.

"I'm not under any hanging lights".

Ardern later told reporters that her first thought when the natural disaster hit was: "Are you serious?"

Geonet first classified the natural disaster as magnitude 5.9.

Ardern has won praise around the world for how she's handled her country's response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

That was one of the reasons why the level was so much higher than standard welfare payments for jobseekers, she said.

Ardern said New Zealand was "in a good place" in its strategy to eliminate the Covid-19 virus - meaning the coronvirus might re-emerge occasionally but in such an isolated way that it could be stamped out.

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