The deadline for getting home on domestic flights, trains and Cook Strait ferries has been extended until midnight on Friday. Victoria University has asked students in student accommodation to go home, and students in other cities are choosing to go because they have lost part-time jobs or been deserted by their flatmates. Transport Minister Phil Twyford announced this afternoon that the deadline for getting home on domestic flights, trains and Cook Strait ferries had been extended until midnight on Friday. Lenihan-Ikin said the biggest travel problems were for students trying to get home to the North Island from Otago. In light of this, the Cabinet Covid-19 Committee agreed to extend the deadline for domestic travel until midnight on Friday.
Source: Otago Daily Times March 24, 2020 07:06 UTC