In an undesirable plot twist my connecting flight from Australia to NZ has been cancelled with just over a week before I fly. There is just not a need for these anymore with the bubble between New Zealand and Australia on the way. This is sub optimal.
Luckily, the impending bubble has freed up a lot of quarantine capacity. So I will make alternate arrangements. I think I should be able to experience a wee bit of Mexico responsibly before I fly home. This will make my MIQ a little more tolerable and should garner a story or two.