Jet Park Hotel at the Hamilton Airport is to be an isolation facility until at least January 2021.
Its popular Propeller restaurant will also be out of bounds to the public for the next six months as the hotel does its bit “to keep Kiwis safe,>according to the hotel’s website.
A Tamahere family have made more of an enduring mark than most on the Covid-19 lockdown with their contribution to the Great NZ Bear Hunt featuring on a commemorative stamp.
During the lockdown, Tamahere residents joined families nationwide in placing teddy bears in their windows or other creative locations.
On this day, May 27, 1865, Wiremu Tāmihana Tarapīpipi Te Waharoa laid down his taiaha before British Brigadier General G. J. Carey at Tamahere.
It was Tamihana’s ‘te maungarongo’ (covenant of peace) and like so much of the legendary Ngati Haua leader’s peaceful efforts it was misinterpreted.