Mixed feelings for businesses on Auckland border reopening

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 15 Dec 2021, 8:37AM
(Photo / NZ Herald)
(Photo / NZ Herald)

Mixed feelings for businesses on Auckland border reopening

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 15 Dec 2021, 8:37AM

Mixed feelings for businesses on the re-opening of the Auckland border.  

Those in the south are looking forward to seeing the influx of tourists they so desperately need.  

Queenstown's Totally Tourism director Mark Quickfall told Mike Yardley they're ready to welcome Aucklanders back. 

“We do certainly welcome this cashflow into our businesses and we will just try to hang on until international borders open again.” 

But those in Northland, who want the same thing, are worried about the checkpoint effects. 

Dive Tutukaka owner Jereon Jongejans says told Mike Yardley being in red could put people off. 

“If you are in Auckland and you look where am I going to go and there’s a red area or there’s an orange area, most people will think it’s about time we hit an orange area.” 

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