Public health experts are disappointed to learn cabinet documents show the government never discussed their advice to prioritise the whole South Auckland region, Stuff reveals. Documents released under the Official Information Act reveal no plan was presented to cabinet detailing the need to prioritise vaccination for all South Aucklanders. Eight months later, Auckland is still in lockdown as it waits for vaccination rates in South Auckland, particularly among Māori and Pacific peoples, to catch up with the rest of the city.