240 days ago

We Say/You Say: trans-Tasman bubble

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Marlborough Midweek

Hi Marlborough!

After more than a year of closed borders, Australians and New Zealanders will soon be able to jet-hop between countries after the government announced that the trans-Tasman travel bubble will be operational from April 19.

With quarantine-free travel now possible, are you more likely to head across the Tasman or travel domestically?

Fronting Australian media yesterday, Jacinda Ardern not only spoke of the excitement of families being able to be reunited, but also pitched New Zealand tourist activities to Australian viewers.

"If there is a hot spot in one of the states of Australia we may just act in the same way that another state would ... Just prepare that there may be disruptions, but what better place in the world to be stuck. Am I right?," she said.

The trans-Tasman bubble will operate on a three tier basis: Continue, Pause and Suspend. If there are a few cases in Australia linked to the border, quarantine-free travel will continue. Travel may be paused for 72 hours if there are rogue community cases and in the instance of a state or nationwide lockdown, travel will be suspended.

Share your thoughts below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comment featured in the Conversations page of the Marlborough Midweek.

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1 day ago

Santa Claus is coming to town

Jennifer Eder Reporter from Marlborough Express

The Salvation Army is collecting newly purchased toy donations at Lansdowne Park on Sunday morning, with up to 100 local families expected to benefit. And the jolly man himself visits Picton on Sunday afternoon; at Nelson Square at 1.30pm, the library car park about 2pm, the Port Marlborough Endeavour Park Pavilion about 2.30pm, and the Waikawa Bay car park about 3pm. Bring your letter to Father Christmas (make sure your home address is on it for a reply) and look for the red mailbox at each stop!

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