Businesses are backing a safety-first approach, for a travel bubble with Australia.
An Australian taskforce has unveiled plans to allow New Zealanders in the country by November, and start lifting state border restrictions by early December.
But Jacinda Ardern says it may take longer for New Zealand to allow Australians here.
Trans-Tasman Business Circle general manager Sharron Lloyd told Mike Hosking businesses can't wait much longer.
But she says they also support waiting until health officials give it the all-clear.