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Wake Up Call: Political temperature rising on government's covid response.

Staff reporters
Fri, 08 Oct 2021

Wake Up Call: Political temperature rising on government's covid response.
The prime minister is on a whistle-stop regional tour to encourage higher Māori vaccination rates. (Image: Getty)
Staff reporters
Fri, 08 Oct 2021
Covid escape Northlanders are on tenterhooks today as they wait to see whether covid has escaped into the region. Meanwhile, South Waikato people as far down the North Island as Mokau, bordering Taranaki, are waking up today to level three restrictions, after the virus was detected outside the previous border. As the virus moves further south, it will become harder to enforce the borders. Otago university epidemiologist Michael Baker has warned all New Zealanders to be ready to encounter the virus before Christmas and has recommended people bri...

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