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Kiwis celebrate restrictions lift at the pub

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Kiwis at a New Zealand pub have erupted in celebration as the country lifted lockdown restrictions.

It may have been a Monday night, but for these Wellington bar hoppers, reaching Alert Level 1 was a good enough reason for a night on the tiles.

Punters at Wellington's Danger Danger pub on Courtenay Place celebrated the major milestone the best way they know how - shaking it on the dance floor.

Security footage showing the moment the clock switched over to Tuesday, ushering in the start of near-normality for New Zealanders after weeks of COVID-19-related disruption was provided to Stuff NZ.

Danger Danger owner Matt McLaughlin said the video showed that Kiwis were welcoming the loosening of restrictions with open arms.

"It's a great video of midnight hitting and everyone jumping off their chairs and jumping on the dance floor. It's quite hard case," Mr McLaughlin said.

It may have been a Monday night, but for these Wellington bar hoppers, reaching Alert Level 1 was a good enough reason for a night on the tiles.

The Hospitality New Zealand branch president hoped the excellent turn out on Monday would mark the beginning of a resurgence for the hospitality sector which has been heavily impacted by COVID-19.

"People want to socialise. They've been cooped up for three months, and they want to get out and see their friends."

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/world/coronavirus-moment-bar-patrons-in-new-zealand-celebrate-restrictions-lift/2801cf68-0a57-41ed-9bcb-63e148c27670

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