Kia ora koutou,

It has been another interesting week with the change in alert levels, lets remain vigilant as we navigate through these challenging times of COVID-19.

As we well know, the pandemic is putting global supply chains under intense pressure and disrupting trade.

New Zealand is working with our trading partners to help ensure that trade continues to flow unimpeded and to remove any existing trade restrictive measures on essential goods, especially medical supplies, to protect supply chains and to keep critical infrastructure such as air and seaports open.

If you are exporting and experiencing challenges getting your products to international markets, please contact the team at New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade who want to know immediately. Please call them on 04 439 8000 or email

Ngā mihi,

Chris Karamea Insley

Read our latest pānui update here.