Waikehe Restaurant Association: The Island needs to reopen to Aucklanders now

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 18 Nov 2021, 6:19PM
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Waikehe Restaurant Association: The Island needs to reopen to Aucklanders now

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 18 Nov 2021, 6:19PM

Disagreement on Waiheke over whether Aucklanders should be allowed onto the Island.

Current restrictions currently stop the movement of non-residents to the island.

The Community Board is waiting on a public health assessment as to whether the border can open.

But Waiheke Restaurant Association chair Catherine Vosper says told Heather du Plessis-Allan it needs to open now.

“62 per cent of our customers are Aucklanders. Some of us are still able to open for takeaways and contactless deliveries and that sort of thing, and it’s just cut of our key market.”

Waiheke Island is currently sitting on 90 per cent first doses and 82 per cent second doses.

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