OFC confirmed the decision after a meeting involving all major stakeholders including FIFA, OFC, NZ Football, the Taupo District Council and stadium staff.
Officials assessed the two potential venues of Owen Delany Park and Crown Park and concluded that the safety of players, match officials and the general public may be compromised if matches took place today.
Weather permitting, the matches will be played tomorrow at Owen Delany Park as per the following schedule:
American Samoa vs. Solomon Islands
12:00pm Wednesday 21 March
Tonga vs. New Zealand
2:30pm Wednesday 21 March
Fiji vs. Vanuatu
5:00pm Wednesday 21 March
The semi finals and finals day will continue on 22 March and 24 March as per the original schedule.