26 Oct 2021

Covid-19: Yacht sails 2000 nautical miles to avoid MIQ hurdle

From Morning Report, 8:22 am on 26 October 2021

After months unsuccessfully trying to get a space in MIQ, an Auckland woman has decided to sail home home across the Pacific.

She and three other Kiwis are on a 40ft yacht taking a 2000 nautical mile trip from Tahiti to Opua.

Katrina Hughes is expecting a potentially bumpy voyage but says it will be worth it to be reunited with friends and family.

Reporter Robin Martin has more.