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An Auckland businessman and mayoral hopeful has set his own freedom date from lockdown.
Leo Molloy says he will re-open his viaduct bar 'HeadQuarters' on December 1, and claims someone must lead the way.
The Government has given no firm indication for when Auckland outlets can resume operating.
Molloy says under his rules -- patrons will need to show proof of vaccination and would be served by fully-vaccinated staff.
Molloy told Heather du Plessis-Allan two out of three of Auckland's DHBs are well on track to hit their jab target.
"I'm allowing for 20 or 30 days to get the 9,000 remaining first jabs, and get them jabbed the second time as well so we all qualify. Then I can't see how there's any further obstruction."