Sunday Panel: How successful was Super Saturday?

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sun, 17 Oct 2021, 1:45PM
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern poses for a photo during a visit to the Pasifika Youth Vax Festival in Porirua during the Vaxathon. (Photo / Getty Images)
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern poses for a photo during a visit to the Pasifika Youth Vax Festival in Porirua during the Vaxathon. (Photo / Getty Images)

Sunday Panel: How successful was Super Saturday?

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sun, 17 Oct 2021, 1:45PM

More than 130,000 vaccines were administered on Super Saturday.

Auckland vaccination rates now sit at 89 per cent with a nationwide vaccination rate of 85 per cent.

As part of Super Saturday, a vaxathon was run, which was successful in driving up the vaccine numbers.

However, the need for a target date for Auckland to move out of lockdown in phases is critical.

There is also traction for a move away from MIQ where people can enter New Zealand and have to quarantine at home without the need for going to hotels.

And Jacinda Ardern and Clarke Gayford have had a hiccup with their wedding.

The two have cancelled their wedding venue in Gisborne over a dispute with catering by Kiwi celebrity chef Peter Gordon.

Listen above as Liam Hehir and Irene Gardiner discuss the week's news with Francesca Rudkin on The Sunday Panel