The Reconnecting New Zealanders to the World forum

The Reconnecting New Zealanders to the World forum brought together experts to discuss the next steps in our reconnection strategy. The event was held on Thursday 12 August 2021.

About the forum

The forum started with a presentation from Sir David Skegg, with an overview of the Strategic COVID-19 Public Health Advisory Group’s advice on reconnecting New Zealand. 

It was followed by a discussion MC’d by the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, Dame Juliet Gerrard. The experts bring a range of backgrounds and perspectives to a discussion about vaccination, safe borders, safe travel and public health habits.

The event also featured a speech from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and opening remarks from Dr Ayesha Verrall, Associate Minister of Health. 

Watch the forum

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