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The Huddle: Who has the better approach to the borders?

Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive

National wants all international travellers to have evidence they've tested negative for Covid-19 - before landing in New Zealand.
The party's just unveiled its border policy at the same time the Government scrambles to shore up our first line of defence.
It's also promising a border protection agency, and compulsory Bluetooth contact tracing for border workers and DhB staff who treat or test patients.
Leader Judith Collins says the current adhoc border management has put millions of Kiwis at risk.
Other proposals include an on-demand testing system with 60-minute wait times - and exploring technologies such as a Covid Card.
Meanwhile, the Restaurant Association wants a British scheme to help the hospitality sector adopted here.
Under the UK’s “Eat Out to Help Out” initiative, the Government covers half the bill for meals at cafes, restaurants and pubs - from Monday to Wednesday.
A petition's calling on our Government to follow suit for a time.
Restaurant Association CEO Marisa Bidois says it would kick in at Alert Level 1. She says it would last for a month and there would be a cap on the investment -- of 20 dollars a head.
Listen above as Neil Miller and Josie Pagani talk about these issues with Heather du Plessis-Allan on The Huddle
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