Red light for Auckland, orange for South Island

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Brent Melville
Businesses impacted by covid lockdowns will get a final $490 million booster shot as the country moves to the new covid 'traffic light' framework from Friday, Dec 3.Finance minister Grant Robertson said the one-off 'transition payment' will be aimed at supporting affected businesses in Auckland, Waikato and Northland, given the higher restrictions they've faced during the latest lockdown cycle. For Aucklanders, that's stretching into its 16th week.In her post-cabinet briefing, prime minister Jacinda Ardern said the traff...

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