21 Jan 2022

Covid-19: Northland shifts to Orange

From Morning Report, 7:36 am on 21 January 2022

This morning Northland has woken up in the orange traffic light setting, after the Government ended its seven week stretch in the restrictive red light setting at midnight.

The move comes as the region hits 86 per cent double vaccinated against Covid, with about 6500 jabs to go before they reach the 90 per cent milestone.

But not everyone is pleased about the decision.

Te Tai Tokerau Border Control leader Hone Harawira told Sarah Robson the shift to orange spells disaster.