Waipa mayor: Waikato lockdown could have been avoided if people got vaccinated

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 7 Oct 2021, 6:00PM
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Waipa mayor: Waikato lockdown could have been avoided if people got vaccinated

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 7 Oct 2021, 6:00PM

Frustration in Waikato as more cases pop up and boundaries extend.

The region has five new community cases today and Auckland has 24.

Waikato's Level Three boundary has been pushed further south to include Waitomo District, Te Kuiti, Waipa and Otorohanga District.

Waipa mayor Jim Mylchreest told Heather Du Plessis Allan this could have all been avoided if people went out and got vaccinated.

“It appears to people now that the majority are paying a price for the ripe of the anti-vaxxers to not get vaccinated and the community is being held to ransom over it.”

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