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Final three MIQ facilities close
28 Jun 2022   /

Final three MIQ facilities close

The final three managed isolation facilities in Auckland have now closed, bringing an end to MIQ.


MIQ hotels return, adding nearly 1000 rooms to Auckland, Rotorua
23 Jun 2022   /

MIQ hotels return, adding nearly 1000 rooms to Auckland, Rotorua

Two Auckland hotels are returning refurbished after being managed isolation facilities, adding around 448 rooms to the market.


Final MIQ hotels to close by end of June
14 Jun 2022   /

Final MIQ hotels to close by end of June

New Zealand’s three remaining managed isolation facilities will be closed by 30 June.


MIQ to end early, bringing hundreds of hotel rooms back
4 May 2022   /

MIQ to end early, bringing hundreds of hotel rooms back

Jet Park at Auckland Airport is one of four remaining facilities that will complete their contracts by August.


Govt winds down MIQ booking system
25 Mar 2022   /

Govt winds down MIQ booking system

The government is scaling back its managed isolation and quarantine voucher booking system as decommissions its MIQ operations.


Govt reveals fate of 32 MIQ facilities
14 Mar 2022   /

Govt reveals fate of 32 MIQ facilities

Only four hotels, including Jet Park Auckland Airport, will remain as MIQ facilities beyond June 2022.


The biggest challenge for returning MIQ hotels?
11 Mar 2022   /

The biggest challenge for returning MIQ hotels?

Retraining and recruitment are the top priorities for hotels returning from MIQ, say operators.


New award recognises MIQ staff
11 Mar 2022   /

New award recognises MIQ staff

A new award recognising people who have contributed to New Zealand’s Covid-19 response has been launched by the Government.


After 230k guests, the govt winds down MIQ…
10 Mar 2022   /

After 230k guests, the govt winds down MIQ…

Of the 32 MIQ facilities, 28 will return to being hotels by the end of June.


…with Rydges Auckland first facility to return on 1 May
10 Mar 2022   /

…with Rydges Auckland first facility to return on 1 May

EVENT says it has refurbished the facility, including The Cut restaurant and bar, as well as its 267 guest rooms.


MIQ hotel workers face 10% pay cut – union
8 Mar 2022   /

MIQ hotel workers face 10% pay cut – union

MIQ hotel workers are facing a pay cut of up to 10%, says Unite Union.


MIQ facilities fear for market with reversion to hotel role
10 Feb 2022   /

MIQ facilities fear for market with reversion to hotel role

Hotels in Auckland being run as managed isolation and quarantine facilities are concerned the market is nowhere near ready to absorb thousands more rooms any time soon.


NZ should follow Aus and scrap MIQ for vaccinated – Nats
16 Nov 2021   /

NZ should follow Aus and scrap MIQ for vaccinated – Nats

New Zealand should follow Australia’s lead and scrap managed isolation and quarantine for fully vaccinated travellers, says National’s Covid-19 response spokesperson Chris Bishop.


Post-MIQ self-isolation potential for accom sector
15 Nov 2021   /

Post-MIQ self-isolation potential for accom sector

Struggling accommodation providers may be able to get a slice of the managed isolation pie from this week as returnees are now able to complete the final three days of quarantine in non-government run facilities.


National launches petition to end MIQ system
5 Nov 2021   /

National launches petition to end MIQ system

The National Party is launching a petition to end the managed isolation and quarantine system.


Hipkins outlines first steps on gradual border easing
28 Oct 2021   /

Hipkins outlines first steps on gradual border easing

There will be shorter MIQ stays for the fully vaccinated, as well as easier entry for some travellers from low risk countries.


Distinction Hamilton becomes quarantine facility
11 Oct 2021   /

Distinction Hamilton becomes quarantine facility

The 110-room hotel has been one of three managed isolation facilities in Hamilton, alongside Ibis Tainui and Jet Park Hotel Hamilton.


Self-iso pilot for business travel opens for application, costs $1000pp
30 Sep 2021   /

Self-iso pilot for business travel opens for application, costs $1000pp

Businesses can now apply to take part in the government’s self-isolation pilot scheduled to start in October.


Chamber welcomes self-isolation trial for business travellers
28 Sep 2021   /

Chamber welcomes self-isolation trial for business travellers

The Auckland Business Chamber has welcomed the release of more detail around a trial for home isolation for business travellers.


Christchurch’s Quality Hotel Elms joins MIQ
24 Sep 2021   /

Christchurch’s Quality Hotel Elms joins MIQ

The addition of the hotel, which is part of the Choice Hotels group, will bring 85 rooms to the system.


MIQ booking system re-opens on Monday
16 Sep 2021   /

MIQ booking system re-opens on Monday

New Zealand’s managed isolation and quarantine booking system will re-open on Monday 20 September.


Crowne Plaza Auckland re-opens for MIQ
9 Sep 2021   /

Crowne Plaza Auckland re-opens for MIQ

Crowne Plaza Auckland has re-opened today as a managed isolation facility after being suspected of being ground zero for New Zealand’s Delta outbreak.


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.


Novotel & Ibis becomes new quarantine facility
27 Aug 2021   /

Novotel & Ibis becomes new quarantine facility

The Novotel & Ibis Auckland Ellerslie will from today become a contingency quarantine facility able to take any overflow of Covid-19 positive community cases stemming from the Delta outbreak.


Red flights from Australia to restart in Sept
26 Aug 2021  

Red flights from Australia to restart in Sept

Travellers returning from Australia will revert to the pre-bubble system of securing a place in managed isolation and quarantine.


MIQ hotels will return changed and better – Gallop
3 Aug 2021   /

MIQ hotels will return changed and better – Gallop

Practices like buffet breakfasts may become a relic of the past, says Four Points by Sheraton Auckland’s GM.


Govt: Digital health passports possibly by year end
22 Jul 2021   /

Govt: Digital health passports possibly by year end

However, having one might not immediately change the need for 14 days of managed isolation for arrivals.


Life at level 4: Four Points’ GM Paul Gallop on managing MIQ
9 Jul 2021   /

Life at level 4: Four Points’ GM Paul Gallop on managing MIQ

It’s a topsy turvy world for senior hotel managers in MIQ, who can find themselves packing lunches, on security, or behind the front desk.


Grand Mercure comes back on line as MIQ overhaul continues
21 Jun 2021   /

Grand Mercure comes back on line as MIQ overhaul continues

Support for the MIQ system will be required until at least 31 December 2022, says a government report into the facilities.


Government allocates 400 MIQ spots in June for international students
12 May 2021   /

Government allocates 400 MIQ spots in June for international students

First part of 1000 student cohort announced in January.


95% of MIQ workers vaccinated against Covid – Govt
3 May 2021   /

95% of MIQ workers vaccinated against Covid – Govt

Around 95% of managed isolation and quarantine workers were vaccinated for Covid-19 as of 30 April, according to the joint head of MIQ, Brigadier Jim Bliss.


Govt to decide today on re-starting Perth travel
27 Apr 2021   /

Govt to decide today on re-starting Perth travel

If pause ended, flight from Perth will leave for NZ tonight.


Pullman MIQ fully reopens, cause of Covid cases unknown
27 Apr 2021   /

Pullman MIQ fully reopens, cause of Covid cases unknown

Respiratory particle transmission most likely infection route.


Latest Grand Millennium cases not employees – M&C
14 Apr 2021   /

Latest Grand Millennium cases not employees – M&C

Case B and C are employees or contractors of First Security, MCK stated.


Third MIQ worker at Grand Millennium tests Covid positive
12 Apr 2021   /

Third MIQ worker at Grand Millennium tests Covid positive

The latest case follows a cleaner and security guard getting infected at the MIQ facility.


90% vaccination uptake at MIQ hotels – Sudima’s Morgan
9 Apr 2021   /

90% vaccination uptake at MIQ hotels – Sudima’s Morgan

But not all MIQ workers are getting the jab with an unvaccinated security guard at the Grand Millennium Auckland testing positive.


Grand Mercure MIQ transmission case under investigation
26 Mar 2021   /

Grand Mercure MIQ transmission case under investigation

Around 250 returnees who have left the Grand Mercure have been told to self-isolate.


MIQ fees increase, longer period needed to avoid paying
25 Mar 2021   /

MIQ fees increase, longer period needed to avoid paying

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment increases fees for some visa holders, lifts requirements for Kiwis to meet payment exemption.


Hotel cleaner Covid case linked to returnee
24 Mar 2021   /

Hotel cleaner Covid case linked to returnee

Genomic testing has connected the case at the Grand Millennium Hotel to a recent returnee.


Coach company cries foul after MIQ transport monopolised
12 Mar 2021   /

Coach company cries foul after MIQ transport monopolised

A coach operator that had its airline transport contract terminated by the government and handed to a competitor is calling for fair treatment.


MBIE confident all MIQ hotels will renew contracts before April deadline
9 Mar 2021   /

MBIE confident all MIQ hotels will renew contracts before April deadline

MBIE says it believes all 32 hotels being used will renew their MIQ contracts, which currently come to an end in April.


MIQ fees hiked for temporary visa holders
4 Mar 2021   /

MIQ fees hiked for temporary visa holders

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment says it will increase managed isolation and quarantine fees from 25 March for temporary entry visa holders.


Probe into possible bowel-related Pullman contagion
24 Feb 2021   /

Probe into possible bowel-related Pullman contagion

New mitigation measures at the Pullman Auckland have been introduced but the cause of three infections there is still unknown.


Govt must release Pullman reports now – Nats
18 Feb 2021   /

Govt must release Pullman reports now – Nats

The Government must immediately release its reports into how Covid infected three people at the Pullman Auckland, says National’s Covid response spokesperson, Chris Bishop.


Pullman re-opens for MIQ guests – with changes
17 Feb 2021   /

Pullman re-opens for MIQ guests – with changes

However, the exact causes of the three recent infections at the facility remain unknown.


Hotel owners are negotiating over MIQ, seeking changes
11 Feb 2021   /

Hotel owners are negotiating over MIQ, seeking changes

The current contracts end in April and at least one major provider wants more certainty.


MIQ hotel, airline staff among first to get vaccine – Govt
4 Feb 2021   /

MIQ hotel, airline staff among first to get vaccine – Govt

The country’s border workers, including airline and managed isolation and quarantine hotel staff, will be the first to receive the Covid-19 vaccine, says the Government.


Five MIQ staff caught Covid within facilities – MOH
3 Feb 2021   /

Five MIQ staff caught Covid within facilities – MOH

Only one of those five was a hotel worker, says the Ministry of Health.