Auckland’s economy has been described as misfiring for two years, Stuff reports, with activity declining as the rest of the country grew during the Covid-19 pandemic. Two level 4 lockdowns and closed borders have hit downtown Auckland and Queen St hard, and there is presently no strategy to revitalise the downtown economy. “For all cylinders to fire, it will require the private and public sectors to work well together,” said Nick Hill, chief executive of the council agency Auckland Unlimited.