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Northland Holiday Spot Closing Over COVID-19 Fears

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Maitai Bay in New Zealand‘s Karikari Peninsula will be closed throughout a busy season. According to a report, the iwi are citing the area’s low vaccination rate as the reason for closure, with fears of locals being exposed to the virus.

“Because we are unprotected. And it’s not only that we are unprotected, it’s that the health resources that we have up there in the Far North are already overstretched now,” Ngati Kahu’s Margaret Mutu said.

Despite the leaders’ best efforts, double vaccinated residents have only reached 53 percent of the population.

“We aren’t vaxxed out here. We don’t believe in none of that nonsense,” an individual from the area said.

DOC states that Maitai Bay is public conservation property, but some iwi disagree with that. The issue is being heard by the Waitangi Tribunal.

“They’re trying to do what’s best for their community, but I’m sure that they have to manage both the economic and the health concerns,” Far North District councilor Felicity Foy said.

“Delta isn’t going anywhere. Covid isn’t going anywhere.”

There is a doubt about whether closing the campground would keep the locals in good health.

DOC states that they are currently trying to negotiate its reopening. In the meantime, visitors are required to look for alternative beaches.

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