Auckland hairdressers can open up from Thursday, for the purpose of trialling vaccine passes.
Aside from that, the Government says step three isn't necessary, given we're going into the traffic light system next Friday.
That's pleased a Manurewa-Papakura Ward Councillor, who worries vaccination rates among Māori and Pacifika in South Auckland are still desperately low.
Councillor Daniel Newman told Kate Hawkesby they’re still seeing lots of people who are very hesitant coming to get vaccinated because of the mandates and vaccine certificates.
“We’re moving in the right direction but, it has been slow.”