Far North mayor hopes lockdown will speed up vaccination rates

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Wed, 3 Nov 2021, 7:43AM
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Far North mayor hopes lockdown will speed up vaccination rates

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 3 Nov 2021, 7:43AM

Hopes for a silver lining in Northland's third lockdown in as many months. 

The top of the Far North has moved to Alert Level Three at least until Monday after two Covid cases were found in Taipa in Doubtless Bay, with no known link to the wider Delta outbreak. 

The boundary slices through the Hokianga Harbour across to the Mangamuka Junction, to Kaeo and out to East Bay, east of Whangaroa Harbour. 

Far North mayor John Carter told Kate Hawkesby community, iwi and business leaders are using the developments to get as many people vaccinated as possible. 

“We’re all now working together united and the levels of vaccination and testing has gone up, and I think we’ll find we’ll end up with a good rate out of it.” 

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