Boosting our Covid testing regime is top of the priority list for leaders in the pandemic response.
Former Air New Zealand boss Rob Fyfe will work alongside Police Commissioner Mike Bush to liaise with the private sector in response to the pandemic.
Fyfe told Mike Hosking a first priority is increasing our testing capabilities, and having the correct infrastructure.
"It's critical that we have ventilator machines available in our hospitals as we see an increase of patients.
"Covid testing will significantly increase in the coming days and weeks."
He says they've already talked to hundreds of suppliers in China, and have spent their own money to buy supplies, trusting we'll need them somewhere.