Only 58% of the 30,000 Aucklanders who received vouchers in the first round of the Explore Tāmaki Makaurau programme actually used them, Stuff reports. The first round of vouchers, aimed at reactivating Auckland’s local tourism industry following the economic devastation caused by Covid-19, were released in January. Pam Ford, director of investment and industry at Auckland Unlimited, hoped to encourage as many Aucklanders as possible to support the businesses involved.