The final phase of the arrangement requires signing-off by director general of health Ashley Bloomfield and his Cook Islands counterpart. Mr Melvin said if a travel bubble didn’t open soon, young people would look to New Zealand for their future. Meanwhile, ACT New Zealand leader David Seymour said the holdup with the Cook Islands travel bubble showed Labour “isn’t fit to govern”. “There’s no community transmission in New Zealand or the Cooks, but the PM still isn’t able to announce a travel bubble,” he said. “If the Government can’t establish a travel bubble between two COVID-free parts of New Zealand, what can it do?