this issue has started about 1pm new zealand time and has persisted until early evening. is there something being done about this??
i am able to use my computer without any issues whatsoever, however when i check for updates or want to install from yast2 software or zypper, the related servers seem to be down
Updates seem to be working here (Chicago area).
When you do updates, you are normally redirected to a mirror that is in roughly the same region as you. So perhaps that mirror is down.
If you urgently need a workaround, you can try a different mirror (set the mirror address explicitly in your repo definition). But if it is not urgent, then just wait until tomorrow, and try again.