12 Oct 2021

Vaxathon to encourage Aotearoa to roll up sleeves

From Checkpoint, 5:23 pm on 12 October 2021

Get ready for a blast from the past. The government is turning back the clock to try to wind up vaccine rates across the country.

A telethon will hit New Zealand screens this Saturday, although this time it's a 'vaxathon'.

The Prime Minister hopes the televised event, part of a nationwide vaccine push, will encourage a hoards of people to roll-up their sleeves.

Here's political reporter, Katie Scotcher.