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Crunch meeting for ‘reconnecting NZ’ strategy

Pattrick Smellie
Sat, 10 Jul 2021

Senior ministers are under pressure both to keep NZ safe and open borders as the world opens (Getty Images)
Pattrick Smellie
Sat, 10 Jul 2021
Senior ministers, public servants, private sector advisers and border-facing industries are meeting in Wellington next Tuesday in a key step towards a new strategy to ‘reconnect New Zealand’ to the rest of the world.BusinessDesk inquiries suggest the meeting is the culmination of at least three months of politically sensitive behind-the-scenes work to devise a base case for how the country could hope to open its borders as vaccination levels allow.Present at the meeting are understood to be a range of border-facing government agenci...

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