It may be coronavirus alert level 2 in Northland, but some tourism businesses are struggling to open, thanks to most of their customers being cut off by Covid-restricted Auckland, Stuff reports. “As soon as Auckland closes, Northland becomes an island and our market significantly reduces,” says Jeroen​ Jongejans, operator of Dive! Tutukaka. He encouraged everyone to follow the Covid-19 rules and get vaccinated, to help prevent outbreaks in the critical summer season. “A lot of people are suffering and it’s not an easy time, but I think there’s light at the end of the tunnel.”