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A Wellington bar is catering to its customers still keen on vaccine passes.
From midnight tonight, it won't be mandatory for businesses to check passes.
Hashigo Zake is planning on still requiring them for the first half of the week, and not for the second half.
Owner Dominic Kelly told Kate Hawkesby some of his patrons are only comfortable going places checking for passes.
He says the arrangement probably won't be long-term.
“By the start of May, everyone’s vaccine passes are going to start expiring and unless there’s a flurry of activity from some in, I don’t know, Ministry of Health, they’re probably all going to stop working anyway.”