I think to is possibly due to what has happened in Oz with the virus apparently escaping from their isolation hotels being a major contributing factor in their outbreak. So IMO we do pose a risk to the CI at the moment, until we can be assured there are no further leaks in our watertight borders, and no local cases have resulted. We also aren't doing enough local testing, and this was again highlighted by the Minister of Heath today. I am not sure why the number have not improved much. It is just false economy not to at least do random sampling in at least the higher risk areas including contacts of workers involved.
Ok, we can direct all travel bubble economic woes to you them! :-) It would also appear that an Australia bubble would be a huge amount of time away?
Do NZers want to be responsible for an outbreak in the Cook Islands, and repeat what happened in 1918 with Samoa? https://www.teaomaori.news/samoa-influenza-100-years-on#:~:text=The%20influenza%20epidemic%20killed%20over,been%20spoken%20about%20until%20today.&text=The%20disease%20killed%20over%208%2C000%20people%20at%20the%20time.