NCEA results have been published online, ending the wait for thousands of school students who sat exams last year.
The results had already been briefly visible during a five-minute test of the website on Monday morning, sparking a flurry of inquiries and complaints from students.
The Qualifications Authority said on Tuesday that more than 163,000 students could now log in to its website to view results.
The authority said it would return students' marked exam papers later this monthand students have until 18 February to apply for a review of their marks.
It said Scholarship students will be able to view their results online in mid-February.