Automated Air NZ message hints at Trans-Tasman bubble pause

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 23 Jul 2021, 8:21AM
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Automated Air NZ message hints at Trans-Tasman bubble pause

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 23 Jul 2021, 8:21AM

There is a hint of a full pause of the Trans-Tasman bubble.

An automated message on Air New Zealand's general inquiry line says the government had announced an extended pause on quarantine-free travel from Australia.

Cabinet met yesterday afternoon to discuss the worsening situation in Australia and an announcement is expected today.

Auckland University Covid-19 modeller Shaun Hendy told Mike Yardley the risk of cases popping up in other states from the outbreak in New South Wales is still there.

"And I guess the Government's not wanting to leave New Zealanders in large numbers stuck in Australia, so this decision probably reflects that desire."

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