Hospitality NZ Auckland: Need to move to traffic light system as quickly as possible

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Newstalk ZB,
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Mon, 22 Nov 2021, 8:31AM
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Hospitality NZ Auckland: Need to move to traffic light system as quickly as possible

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 22 Nov 2021, 8:31AM

Auckland businesses are pleading for the right to reopen this week. 

Cabinet will decide today whether to move the region to Step Three restrictions on Wednesday -- allowing bars, restaurants and hairdressers to reopen with public health measures in place. 

A spokesperson for the Prime Minister has suggested such a move is unlikely. 

But Hospitality New Zealand Auckland President Jamie Freeman told Kate Hawkesby he's trying to stay hopeful. 

“We go to 3.3 and hit the traffic light system next week, we need to move as quickly as we can to orange and that’s when hospitality starts to make money and patron numbers are back.” 

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