I thought there may have been a backlash on the film people. There has been in parts of the media. But they have tested negative, and quarantined, part of that is taxpayer cost (security) but they are paying (accommodation, food etc). Thats what Wellington and NZ needs. A few hundred million revenue, jobs, prestige for Kiwiland. Who knows, we may become a movie location bypassing issues with Covid-19 for a while.
That is what Australia thinks too, they think they can be a safe place for movie production. But they need to eliminate it first, and they are still getting a fair number of cases daily now. They seem to be following the trend of one of NZ covid models, where the long tail of covid cases doesn't end. Whereas NZs covid tail will hopefully be at an end. But a few hundred million revenue is small compared to the 100 billion it will cost NZ to eliminate it and keep it out, so our borders must be watertight.