Coronavirus

At $300m a week, NZ should have a lockdown playbook ready

Brent Melville
Mon, 15 Feb 2021

Brent Melville
Mon, 15 Feb 2021
Truckies are frustrated with delays in and out of a now locked-down Auckland, with the chief executive of the Road Transport Forum saying the lockdown couldn’t have come at a worse time.Nick Leggett, whose organisation represents about 80 percent of the road freight industry, said there had been reports of 3-hour delays getting through police roadblocks south of the city. The new restrictions weren’t a total surprise but it was clear the government still didn’t have a playbook ready, Leggett said.“We would have expe...

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