New Zealand cannot afford to be seen to be silent in the Pacific simply to keep selling milk powder to China.
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The group behind a Bluetooth-enabled, credit card-sized alternative to the government's Covid Tracer warned Ardern a month ago that a voluntary app was doomed to fail.
Either they are very difficult to sell, or they are worth very little, or Bauer simply doesn't care what it gets for them.