28 Feb 2020

Deepening economic impact of Coronavirus

From Nine To Noon, 9:09 am on 28 February 2020
A Chinese tourist wearing a protective mask waits at Sheremetyevo airport, outside Moscow, Russia.

Photo: AFP

The country's biggest university has imposed a hiring freeze, Air New Zealand has asked staff to take voluntary leave without pay and small tourism operators are struggling to cope as the impact from the COVID 19 Coronovirus deepens.

Kathryn talks with Chair of Universities New Zealand's international programme committee - Professor Grant Guilford  - who is also Vice Chancellor of Victoria University, spokesperson for the Tertiary Education Union, Dr Sandra Grey and Queenstown Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Anna Mickell.