A spokeswoman for Auckland City Mission said the Covid-19 pandemic means this Christmas will be different for the Mission and its clients, who include some of Auckland’s most vulnerable. Stuff reports that, while the distribution of food parcels and gifts to Aucklanders in need will go ahead, Covid-19 means the Christmas day lunch, usually attended by over a thousand people, can’t go ahead. “We will instead be holding five lunches around the city, sponsored by ASB and with two of the events supported by Nandos at their restaurants.”