Week one of the latest nationwide Covid-19 lockdown is done and many homes and cars are clean and shiny, the garden is tidy, the lawns mown, spare citrus fruit on offer at the gate.Read more
Fast isolation of infected individuals is key to containing any outbreak of COVID-19, including the Delta variant, and contact tracing is a critical part of this process.
But unfortunately, we know from national statistics that the majority of New Zealanders have not been scanning enough.Read more
When June Perfect had kids waiting at her garden fence during the Covid-19 lockdown to see the latest antics of her teddies Amber and Archie she new she had created something entertaining.
Now she’s turned the mood raising exercise into a kids’ book whose popularity is raising funds for charity.Read more
“‘Focus on the things you can control’: how to cope with radical uncertainty” – that was definitely a headline I was going to click four days into this crazy new world of Lockdown NZ.
I was rewarded with a bit of practical psychology that reinforced the conclusion I had already come to about how to cope with the “new” normal. Keep busy. Keep busy no matter what.Read more
The day the world changed our far flung family got together on a WhatsApp group and traded thoughts, photos and the usual friendly ribbing.
In Vancouver, Katikati, Mt Maunganui, Hamilton and Tamahere spirits lifted for mums and dads, cousins, nieces and nephews, kids, grandkids and grandparents. Gosh that was only yesterday!Read more