Yachties, backpackers stranded in paradise, desperate to stay

From Checkpoint, 5:13 pm on 3 August 2020

Foreigners stranded in New Zealand are making concerted pleas to stay here.

Yachties don't want to untie from New Zealand marinas to face the dangers of seasonal Pacific storms, and backpackers don't want to go back to coronavirus-ravaged countries.

Some are even afraid of returning to politically unstable countries - according to the organiser of a petition. And they're asking the government to let them stay.

Here's RNZ reporter Tracy Neal with the story.