5 Oct 2021

Covid-19: Taranaki DHB feared humanitarian crisis could unfold on spanish-flagged fishing vessels

From Morning Report, 8:46 am on 5 October 2021

Official emails reveal the Taranaki District Health Board was worried a humanitarian crisis could unfold on Spanish-flagged deep-sea fishing vessels which had contact with the region's port.

Infected mariners joined the ship at Port Taranaki on July 5 after travelling directly from Auckland Airport by van, which was permitted.

Taranaki Whanganui reporter Robin Martin has been looking through more the 200 emails released under the Official Information Act.