Auckland opens up to events as restrictions wound back again

Auckland will join the rest of New Zealand in Covid-19 alert level 1 from Wednesday.

The news was welcomed by Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ), saying the announcement “dispels confusion” for event organisers.

“Today’s announcement by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern dispels all confusion about who can meet and where,” said CINZ chief executive Lisa Hopkins.

“We have been given the green light to meet, with the country fully opened up to domestic groups, and Aucklanders again welcome to any region.

“Now is the time to rebuild the industry, and deliver confidence back to organisers who have been holding off planning and booking their events. Our message is it is safe to hold a conference, seminar, workshop, or team recognition event.”