On Thursday the government will announce how NZ will ‘reconnect’ with the rest of the world


New Zealanders are set to learn more this week about how Aotearoa will “reconnect” with the rest of the world.

Speaking to media on Tuesday, Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson​ confirmed that Cabinet has had discussions about “reconnecting New Zealand”.

“On Thursday, the prime minister will give a speech outlining our plans to reconnect New Zealand with the world,” he said at a post-Cabinet news conference on Tuesday.

Following the update, Robertson was asked by media whether Cabinet had made a decision on New Zealand’s border specifically. The deputy prime minister didn’t delve into the ins and outs of the Cabinet meeting and exactly what was discussed, but did say: “There will be a speech on Thursday on reconnecting New Zealand and as you would expect, we discussed [at Cabinet] all aspects of the Omicron response.”

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