2 Mar 2021

Covid-19: Business leaders want clarity over government plans

From Morning Report, 7:08 am on 2 March 2021

Some of the country's most powerful business leaders are demanding the government lay its Covid-19 plan bare, including its strategy to get the border open.

The group is calling for more clarity and openness, saying the details need to be made available beyond government circles.

In particular it wants to know when new testing technology will be introduced, the plans for better tracking and tracing of people, and the timing and size of our vaccine tranches.

The group of senior chairs and directors of major New Zealand companies also wants to know the plan for re-opening travel to Australia and the Pacific Islands.

Patrick Strange, a member of the group and chairman of Auckland Airport and Chorus NZ, spoke to Morning Report.