scoop.co.nz 11 Mar, 2021 06:45 am

Get Auckland Back To Alert Level 1 To Take Advantage Of Weekend Trade

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March 11, 2021 Health EMA Chief Executive Brett ORiley is urging the Government to immediately return Auckland to Alert Level 1 after its cabinet meeting tomorrow rather than wait until 6am Sunday.“It will be one of the biggest weekends of the year with the 36th … EMA Chief Executive Brett O’Riley is urging the Government to immediately return Auckland to Alert Level 1 after its cabinet meeting tomorrow rather than wait until 6am Sunday.“Hospitality and retail businesses in particular have been waiting to realise the economic benefits of the America’s Cup since the first hit they took at Alert Level 4 this time last year.” “With the recent Alert Level 3 and Alert Level 2 status of Auckland they just haven’t had the chance to do that, and there may not be another opportunity after this weekend,” says Mr O’Riley.

“As health indicators allow I urge the Government to return Auckland to Alert Level 1 as early as possible tomorrow, Friday, March 12, so businesses can share in the positive economic impact of the America’s Cup.“It will be one of the biggest weekends of the year with the 36th America’s Cup in the city centre and on the Hauraki Gulf, and many struggling businesses would welcome the opportunity of a bumper downtown weekend,” he says.

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