14 Sep 2020

Election campaign begins as Covid-19 looms

From Morning Report, 8:13 am on 14 September 2020

The election campaign has formally started but the country is still grappling with Covid-19 in New Zealand's biggest city.

The Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy signed the writ at Government House yesterday - which officially kicks the campaign into gear.

Today the country will - once again - find out if it's moving up, down or staying at the same Covid-19 Alert Level.

Auckland - the epicentre of the second outbreak - has been at Level 2.5 for two weeks now while the rest of the country sits at Level 2.

Jane Patterson is RNZ's Political Editor.

She speaks to Corin Dann.