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MOH on target for vaccine certificates by late November
15 Oct 2021  

MOH on target for vaccine certificates by late November

The My Covid Record website is now live with vaccination certificates required for large summer events expected in late November.


Air NZ, major airports to roll out rapid Covid tests for staff
14 Oct 2021  

Air NZ, major airports to roll out rapid Covid tests for staff

The government has granted permission for the $3m-plus import of 300,000 Abbott PanBio Covid-19 Ag Rapid tests.


Boult: Whangārei breach “wake-up call” for Queenstown Lakes
13 Oct 2021  

Boult: Whangārei breach “wake-up call” for Queenstown Lakes

The tourism-reliant district needs to be ready – and highly vaccinated – for the return of visitors, says the mayor.


Northland, Waikato stay at level 3 for five days
13 Oct 2021  

Northland, Waikato stay at level 3 for five days

Northland and the regions of Waikato at level 3 will remain there until at least 11:59pm on Monday 18 October.


Auckland to stay at level 3 settings for another week
11 Oct 2021  

Auckland to stay at level 3 settings for another week

Northland and Waikato might be able move to level 2 this Thursday midnight.


Third round of Covid resurgence support open
11 Oct 2021   /

Third round of Covid resurgence support open

“It provides cashflow to businesses and supports them to pay their bills while the country is at Alert Level 2 or above,” finance minister Grant Robertson says.


Northland moves to alert level 3
8 Oct 2021  

Northland moves to alert level 3

All of the top third of the North Island is at Covid-19 alert level 3.


Tourism operators secure tens of millions from wage subsidy
8 Oct 2021  

Tourism operators secure tens of millions from wage subsidy

From airlines to ski fields, tourism businesses are among the biggest applicants for support.


Govt meets Littlewood, Fyfe on rapid antigen testing
8 Oct 2021  

Govt meets Littlewood, Fyfe on rapid antigen testing

The government met business leaders today to discuss a rollout of the tests at workplaces.


16 Oct to be national day of vaccination – govt
7 Oct 2021  

16 Oct to be national day of vaccination – govt

The government has tagged 16 October as ‘vaccination day’ in bid to get the remainder of people in New Zealand inoculated against Covid-19.


Air NZ, major airports urge approval of rapid antigen testing
6 Oct 2021  

Air NZ, major airports urge approval of rapid antigen testing

The country’s largest airports are part of a group of companies asking for Covid-19 rapid antigen tests to be used at their worksites.


Operators look past lockdown to Covid-endemic era
5 Oct 2021  

Operators look past lockdown to Covid-endemic era

Tourism operators are starting to plan for an environment where Covid is always present.


PM: Mandatory vaccination coming for large summer events
5 Oct 2021  

PM: Mandatory vaccination coming for large summer events

People will need to be vaccinated to go to large summer events such as festivals and concerts.


Auckland to stay at level 3, NZ transitions from elimination
4 Oct 2021  

Auckland to stay at level 3, NZ transitions from elimination

PM Jacinda Ardern outlines the government’s new three-step plan to ease restrictions.


Regional operators fear further hit with Waikato lockdown
4 Oct 2021  

Regional operators fear further hit with Waikato lockdown

The loss of the Waikato market will whittle down already slim pickings for operators in neighbouring regions, already bracing for an absent Auckland market.


Auckland’s alert level status decision at 4pm
4 Oct 2021  

Auckland’s alert level status decision at 4pm

Prime minister Jacinda Ardern is scheduled to announce the government’s decision on Auckland’s Covid-19 alert level 3 status about 4pm.


Operators brace for holidays without Auckland, hope for early easing
1 Oct 2021  

Operators brace for holidays without Auckland, hope for early easing

Attractions are resetting their school holiday expectations with Aucklanders absent.


Aucklanders could be stuck in region, even if restrictions ease – PM
30 Sep 2021  

Aucklanders could be stuck in region, even if restrictions ease – PM

People may not be allowed to venture out of the region next week, even if other restrictions are lifted.


More people allowed to cross Auckland boundary
29 Sep 2021  

More people allowed to cross Auckland boundary

People relocating permanently, undertaking tertiary education, starting a new job, or moving into a new property, are now allowed to cross Auckland’s Covid-19 alert level boundary.


Govt hikes penalties for breaching Covid rules
22 Sep 2021  

Govt hikes penalties for breaching Covid rules

Penalties for failing to comply with Covid-19 requirements such as wearing a face covering where mandatory will increase to a maximum infringement fee of $4,000, or a $12,000 maximum court imposed fine from November.


48 days later: Operators brace for diminished school holidays
21 Sep 2021  

48 days later: Operators brace for diminished school holidays

Auckland’s drop to level 3 is welcomed but tourism businesses will suffer in lockdown for almost seven weeks.


Tonight’s the night: Auckland moves to level 3 at midnight
21 Sep 2021  

Tonight’s the night: Auckland moves to level 3 at midnight

PM Jacinda Ardern says the rest of NZ will remain at level 2 but the indoor cap of 50 people will lift to 100.


Waikato cases cloud Auckland’s ‘in principle’ move to level 3
20 Sep 2021  

Waikato cases cloud Auckland’s ‘in principle’ move to level 3

The three Waikato cases come as the government decides whether to shift Auckland from level 4 lockdown.


Govt says ‘no’ to moving school holidays
20 Sep 2021   /

Govt says ‘no’ to moving school holidays

The 2 October start for the upcoming school holidays will remain unchanged in the event of any drop in alert levels for Auckland, despite the region clocking nearly six weeks of lockdown since mid-August.


Events, hospo welcome possible easing of indoor numbers cap
17 Sep 2021  

Events, hospo welcome possible easing of indoor numbers cap

Indoor gatherings at alert level 2 may lift from 50 to 100 people if Auckland drops to level 3.


Govt injects $7bn into Covid response, adds to unspent $3bn
16 Sep 2021  

Govt injects $7bn into Covid response, adds to unspent $3bn

Finance minister Grant Robertson says the cash will be used for further economic support as well as shoring up the country’s health, vaccine and managed isolation and quarantine systems. 


Cook Islands bubble pause until level 1, visitors to be vaccinated
16 Sep 2021   /

Cook Islands bubble pause until level 1, visitors to be vaccinated

Two-way quarantine-free travel with the Cook Islands will probably only resume once New Zealand is back at Covid-19 alert level 1, says Cook Islands Tourism Corporation.


Perspectives: The problem with Covid ‘passports’
15 Sep 2021   /

Perspectives: The problem with Covid ‘passports’

Why demanding vaccine ‘passports’ from customers raises questions about discrimination, inequality and coercion.


Lockdown extension “disaster” for Auckland operators…
14 Sep 2021   /

Lockdown extension “disaster” for Auckland operators…

Smaller tourism businesses are failing, prompting calls for a rethink of the government’s elimination strategy.


…with more businesses expected to go to the wall
14 Sep 2021   /

…with more businesses expected to go to the wall

The extension of Auckland’s level 4 lockdown for at least a week increases the likelihood of more businesses going out of business, says Hospitality New Zealand.


“We owe you a debt of gratitude” – PM to Aucklanders
14 Sep 2021  

“We owe you a debt of gratitude” – PM to Aucklanders

Auckland remains at level 4 until midnight Tuesday 21 September, the rest of NZ stays at level 2 until then.


Longer Auckland lockdown triggers business support
14 Sep 2021  

Longer Auckland lockdown triggers business support

The decision to keep Auckland at Covid-19 alert level 4 has triggered a third round of the wage subsidy scheme, which will open for applications at 9am this Friday.


Level 4 extension “final straw” for many businesses – Nats
14 Sep 2021   /

Level 4 extension “final straw” for many businesses – Nats

The extension of Copvid-19 alert level 4 settings for Auckland and level 2 elsewhere into next week will be the final straw for many businesses, says National’s Todd McClay.


The operator dangling $1000 in front of vaccinated staff
13 Sep 2021  

The operator dangling $1000 in front of vaccinated staff

Fully vaccinated staff will go into a draw to win the cash, which has been put up to help drive double jabs.


Decision due today on level 4 for Auckland
13 Sep 2021  

Decision due today on level 4 for Auckland

Cabinet will decide this afternoon whether to reduce the Covid-19 alert level 4 setting for Auckland after receiving health advice.


Vaccination passports progress too slow – ACT
13 Sep 2021   /

Vaccination passports progress too slow – ACT

The ACT Party says progress on proof of Covid-19 vaccination for travel purposes is too slow and will run into problems with verification due to the lack of requirement to show identification during the inoculation process.


Auckland business situation “untenable” without support
10 Sep 2021  

Auckland business situation “untenable” without support

Auckland’s Heart of the City is asking for more government support to get businesses through the current Delta outbreak.


Border re-opening plan remains in place – PM
9 Sep 2021   /

Border re-opening plan remains in place – PM

Jacinda Ardern addresses concerns the government might be backtracking on its framework to reconnect NZ.


Operators prep to open at level 2, pray for Auckland and level 1
7 Sep 2021   /

Operators prep to open at level 2, pray for Auckland and level 1

Tourism businesses are re-opening this week but getting viable customer numbers through will take longer.


Level ‘2.5’ will hurt hospitality, events
7 Sep 2021   /

Level ‘2.5’ will hurt hospitality, events

The 50-person limit on indoor venues is another burden for already struggling operators, say industry groups.


More Covid testing for MIQ, border workers
7 Sep 2021   /

More Covid testing for MIQ, border workers

The Ministry of Health is increasing its surveillance testing of border, quarantine and healthcare workers to help combat the spread of Auckland’s delta Covid-19 outbreak.


NZ to move to level 2 midnight Tuesday, except for Auckland
6 Sep 2021  

NZ to move to level 2 midnight Tuesday, except for Auckland

However, the move comes with new restrictions including lower caps on the number of customers a venue can host.


Businesses hope for level 2, prep for new record keeping rules
6 Sep 2021  

Businesses hope for level 2, prep for new record keeping rules

Mandatory record keeping kicks in midnight Tuesday, at the same time most of the country could move to alert level 2.


…but credit defaults show operators hitting the wall
6 Sep 2021   /

…but credit defaults show operators hitting the wall

Credit defaults for accommodation and food firms are up by more than 40% in the May-July quarter compared to same period in 2019, according to the latest data report from consumer credit firm Centrix.


Resurgence payment extended to new businesses
6 Sep 2021  

Resurgence payment extended to new businesses

The government has extended its Resurgence Support Payment to include newly established businesses.


All Auckland Airport frontline staff vaccinated
6 Sep 2021  

All Auckland Airport frontline staff vaccinated

Auckland Airport says all of its front-line staff have been vaccinated against Covid-19, one month ahead of the government’s mandatory vaccination order. 


Applications open for next round of wage subsidy
3 Sep 2021  

Applications open for next round of wage subsidy

Businesses affected by the latest Covid-19 alert level lockdowns can apply for the next installment of the government’s reactivated wage subsidy from today, Friday 3 September.


Northland to move to alert level 3 at midnight tonight
2 Sep 2021  

Northland to move to alert level 3 at midnight tonight

The region will join the rest of the country south of Auckland at level 3.


NZ south of Auckland to stay at level 3 for a week – PM
31 Aug 2021   /

NZ south of Auckland to stay at level 3 for a week – PM

Northland can move to level 3 this Thursday but Auckland will stay in level 4 lockdown until 14 September.


Canterbury chamber urges support for tourism, hospo
31 Aug 2021  

Canterbury chamber urges support for tourism, hospo

Businesses unable to operate at Covid-19 alert level 3 and even level 2 deserve more support, says the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce.