Focus Live: PM Jacinda Ardern reveals traffic light settings for each region

Focus Live: PM Jacinda Ardern reveals traffic light settings for each region

November 29 2021 Most of the upper North Island – including Auckland – will go straight into the red level under the new traffic light system from Friday, while the whole of the South Island will go to the less restrictive orange.

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