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Sports bodies welcome end of pandemic-related crowd restrictions in New Zealand

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern visits Eden Park in Auckland as it prepares to re-open to larger crowds. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Local and international sports bodies have welcomed the easing of Covid-19 restrictions in New Zealand after it was announced that full crowds will be permitted out outdoor events from tomorrow (Saturday).

The New Zealand government had limited crowds to 100 people while the country grappled with its most severe wave of infections since the beginning of the pandemic but the cap has now been lifted as cases begin to fall.

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