23 Jun 2020

How water-tight is New Zealand's maritime border?

From Nine To Noon, 9:08 am on 23 June 2020

The government moved yesterday to extend a ban on cruise ships at New Zealand ports and lengthen the isolation requirement for cargo ship crew to respond to concerns it wasn't long enough to ensure Covid wasn't present. Kathryn talks to Steve Banks, President of the New Zealand Maritime Pilots' Association and Medical Officer of Health in Bay of Plenty, Dr Phil Shoemack.

Tauranga Port, Bay of Plenty, with Mount Maunganui in the background.

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