The government has announced a vaccination target for Aotearoa. All DHBs need to get 90 percent of their population double vaccinated so the country can move into the next stage of the Covid-19 response.
It is a traffic light system, and vaccine certificates are the key. For locked down Auckland, reaching 90 percent will mean freedoms similar to level 2, at least inside the city border and only if you're double jabbed.
And a Christmas outside the city boundary could be on the cards too. In the meantime, additional financial support has been announced for struggling businesses with the Covid resurgence payment set to double and offered more frequently.
Newmarket Business Association Chief Executive Mark Knoff-Thomas talks to Nita Blake-Persen.