"Absolutely gutted", "devastated", a "worse case scenario".
That's the response from Hospitality New Zealand about the Government's three-stage roadmap to gradually ease Covid-19 restrictions.
Restaurants and bars in Auckland will have to wait until "step three" in the new plan - which is, in the best case, almost two weeks away. In the meantime, the industry association expects many businesses to go under.
Hospitality New Zealand chief executive officer Julie White spoke to Kim Hill.