26 Jul 2021

NZers face anxious wait for extra lifeline flights from NSW

From Checkpoint, 6:15 pm on 26 July 2021

The government is looking at rejigging MIQ so it can make space for more people coming back from New South Wales.

New Zealanders in Australia have until Friday to get on a flight back, before the trans-Tasman bubble fully closes for at least two months.

Many already have, but some are still stuck in New South Wales with no route home because MIQ is full.

Our political reporter Anneke Smith has more.