With hope that the end of lockdown could finally be in sight, many Aucklanders are already planning their escape, Newshub reveals, with the number booking baches outside the region more than doubling last week. New figures from the holiday home management firm, Bachcare, show a 108% increase in bookings by Aucklanders last week compared with the week before – the busiest week since lockdown began in August. The data suggests Aucklanders were growing increasingly optimistic – despite “the logistical challenges faced by the government around processing tens of thousands of vehicles exiting the city”.