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17 Jan 2022 11:31
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  •   Home > News > Environment

    A little reprieve for Aucklanders -- but there's still question marks over Christmas plans

    A little reprieve for Aucklanders -- but there's still question marks over Christmas plans


    Come Friday -- Northland, Auckland, Taupo and Rotorua Lakes Districts, Kawerau, Whakatane, Opotiki, Gisborne, Wairoa, Rangitikei, Whanganui and Ruapehu Districts .... will all begin at red.

    The rest of the North Island, and the whole South Island, will move in at Orange.

    Epidemiologist Michael Baker thinks the choices are a reasonable balance.

    But he doubts Auckland in particular will change lights before Christmas -- given the current outbreak.

    Baker would be a lot more comfortable if the region stays at red -- because people will leave to visit family and friends across the country.

    © 2022 Newstalk ZB, NZCity

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     Today's News

    Environment:
    Australia and New Zealand sending surveillance flights to assess damage from Tonga volcano eruption 11:22

    Entertainment:
    Danielle Brooks has tied the knot 11:16

    Accident and Emergency:
    Another State Highway is closed due to a crash, this time in South Taranaki 11:02

    Skiing:
    Ben Barclay has left it late but looks a chance for selection to the Beijing Winter Olympics 11:02

    Law and Order:
    Controversial Destiny Church Leader Brian Tamaki has been arrested for breaching his bail conditions 10:42

    Rugby:
    Skier Alice Robinson has again shown her versatility on the piste again, this time in the Super G 10:32

    Living & Travel:
    The Loop: Djokovic is out, the latest on Tonga after the tsunami, Prince Harry in court, and a crazy cricket catch 10:12

    Law and Order:
    Brian Tamaki has been charged three times over his attendance at Auckland Domain anti-lockdown protests 9:32

    Health & Safety:
    Uptake of the Covid-19 children's vaccine is expected to be high 8:12

    Soccer:
    Alyssa Whinham's joy at her first A-League goal's highlighted an otherwise heart-wrenching loss for the Wellington Phoenix 8:12


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