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SkyCity says hospitality's still challenging under a red light, but is grateful for some certainty.
Auckland will be given the orange light just before midnight on December 30.
Other regions in red will move to orange then too, apart from Northland.
SkyCity Entertainment Group CEO Michael Ahearne says told Mike Yardley the cap on numbers is tricky under red, but trade has picked up and restaurant bookings are strong.
“I think we can all look forward to certainly a great New Year's Eve, and we’re looking forward to next year now with a little bit more confidence,”