Watch as COVID-19 Epidemic Response Committee hears from industries hit by the lockdown

  • 08/04/2020

The Epidemic Response Committee is meeting for the fifth time and will hear from representatives of industries that have been wounded by economic impacts of the coronavirus lockdown, including tourism and hospitality. 

The Epidemic Response Committee is a group of 11 MPs, the majority of whom are in Opposition, who meet via videoconference with the purpose of holding the Government to account on its coronavirus response. 

National Party leader Simon Bridges leads the committee, and is joined by four other National MPs, three Labour MPs, one Green Party MP, one New Zealand First MP, and permanent member David Seymour, leader of the ACT Party. 

The committee will hear from business leader Phil O'Reilly, as well as Road Transport Forum chief executive Nick Leggett, Port of Tauranga chief executive Mark Cairns, and Federated Farmers National President Katie Milne. 

It will also hear from Meat Industry Association chief executive Tim Ritchie, and Restaurant Association of New Zealand chief executive Marisa Bidois. 

Watch the video below.