Reasons for continuation of Covid-19 (all legislature) beyond 30 June 2022

Chris Wardle made this Official Information request to Chris Hipkins

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From: Chris Wardle

Dear Chris Hipkins,

As it is now clear that the rest of the world has, or is in a state of repeal of the Covid emergency powers (and New Zealand has "caught up" with the level of infection and endemicity is being discussed) what criteria remain here that require the citizens of this country to have not have the same repeal process made by 30 June 2022 (as communicated previously) and why it should be held back until the end date set in May 2023.

Yours faithfully,

Chris Wardle

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From: C Hipkins (MIN)
Chris Hipkins

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All the latest COVID-19 information can be found at [1]

For information on testing go to

You can also call Healthline free on 0800 611 116 for health advice and
information at any time.


To get your COVID-19 vaccination head
to [3] or to the [4]Healthpoint website to
find a vaccination site near you.  

Getting your booster is as important as ever. Even if you aren’t due yours
yet, book it in now at the website above.

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The Government has announced its 5-step plan to re-open New Zealand
borders, commencing 27 February. Please carefully read the
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We appreciate your patience. 

Thanks again.
Authorised by Chris Hipkins MP, Parliament Buildings, Wellington




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