New Zealand shutting down in 48 hours

Jacinda Ardern has just announced New Zealand is moving to Alert Level 3 immediately, and to Alert level 4 in 48 hours, for 4 weeks. So everyone has time to get sorted ready to hunker down, and 4 weeks is just provisional and will depend on how things go.

I’ve been fairly dispassionate up to now following all this, but for the first time am quite emotional. This is a very big thing.

That’s why Cabinet met today and agreed that effective immediately, we will move to Alert Level 3 nationwide.

After 48 hours, the time required to ensure essential services are in place, we will move to Level 4.

To be successful though, to stop community transmission which has a lag time, these measures will need to be in place for 4 weeks. Again, I want to reiterate, you will be able to make regular visits to essential services in that time.

If we after those 4 weeks we have been successful, we I hope will be able to ease up on restrictions. If we haven’t, we’ll find ourselves living with them for longer. That’s why sticking to the rules matters.

Supermarkets, doctors, pharmacies, service stations, access to essential banking services will all be available throughout New Zealand at every alert level. If you do not have immediate needs, do not go to the supermarket. It will be there for you today, tomorrow, and the day after that. We must give time for supermarkets to restock their shelves, there will be enough for everyone if we shop normally.

Non-essential businesses in New Zealand must now close. All bars, restaurants, cafes, gyms, cinemas, pools, museums, libraries, playgrounds and any other place where the public congregate must close their face to face function.

Over the next 48 hours as we move to Level 4, takeaway services must move to close their operations.

All indoor and outdoor events cannot proceed.

In short: we are all now preparing to go into self isolation as a nation.

Ardern’s statement:


Prime Minister: COVID-19 Alert Level increased

Good afternoon

The Cabinet met this morning to discuss our next actions in the fight against COVID-19.

Like the rest of the world, we are facing the potential for devastating impacts from this virus. But, through decisive action, and through working together, do we have a small window to get ahead of it.

On Saturday I announced a COVID-19 alert level system and placed New Zealand at Alert Level 2.

I also said we should all be prepared to move quickly. Now is the time to put our plans into action.

We are fortunate to still be some way behind the majority of overseas countries in terms of cases, but the trajectory is clear. Act now, or risk the virus taking hold as it has elsewhere.

We currently have 102 cases. But so did Italy once. Now the virus has overwhelmed their health system and hundreds of people are dying every day.

The situation here is moving at pace, and so must we.

We have always said we would act early. Today 36 new cases were announced. While the majority of these cases continue to be linked to overseas travel in some way, I can also confirm, as did the Director General of Health, that we have 2 cases where public health officials have been unable to find how they came in contact with COVID-19. On that basis, we now consider that there is transmission within our communities.

If community transmission takes off in New Zealand the number of cases will double every five days. If that happens unchecked, our health system will be inundated, and tens of thousands New Zealanders will die.

There is no easy way to say that – but it is the reality we have seen overseas – and the possibility we must now face here.

Together, we must stop that happening, and we can.

Right now we have a window of opportunity to break the chain of community transmission – to contain the virus – to stop it multiplying and to protect New Zealanders from the worst.

Our plan is simple. We can stop the spread by staying at home and reducing contact.

Now is the time to act.

That’s why Cabinet met today and agreed that effective immediately, we will move to Alert Level 3 nationwide.

After 48 hours, the time required to ensure essential services are in place, we will move to Level 4.

These decisions will place the most significant restriction on New Zealanders’ movements in modern history. This is not a decision taken lightly. But this is our best chance to slow the virus and to save lives.

Let me set out what these changes will mean for everyone.

Supermarkets, doctors, pharmacies, service stations, access to essential banking services will all be available throughout New Zealand at every alert level. If you do not have immediate needs, do not go to the supermarket. It will be there for you today, tomorrow, and the day after that. We must give time for supermarkets to restock their shelves, there will be enough for everyone if we shop normally.

In the meantime, we will be working through practices like those used overseas to make sure that social distancing is maintained at supermarkets when people are undertaking essential shops.

Non-essential businesses in New Zealand must now close. All bars, restaurants, cafes, gyms, cinemas, pools, museums, libraries, playgrounds and any other place where the public congregate must close their face to face function.

Over the next 48 hours as we move to Level 4, takeaway services must move to close their operations.

All indoor and outdoor events cannot proceed.

In short: we are all now preparing to go into self isolation as a nation. Just as you’ve seen with other countries.

Staying at home is essential. It’s a simple but highly effective way to constrain the virus – it denies it places to go, and will help give our healthcare system a fighting chance.

So over the next 48 hours every workplace must implement alternative ways of working, people must work from home so that interactions with others are limited.

Essential services will need to put in place alternative ways of working that ensure physical distancing of staff of 2 meters, or utilise appropriate Personal Protective Equipment.

Schools will be closed from tomorrow, except to the children of essential workers such as our doctors, nurses, ambulance drivers and police – this will give them time to plan. This will be temporary, and schools will close entirely from midnight Wednesday.

The school term break will be brought forward. For the remainder of this week and through the term break schools will establish ways to deliver teaching online and remotely. All students across the country are currently being given information on this decision for their parents, including the list of who is considered an essential service. This will be communicated directly to parents.

To be absolutely clear we are now asking all New Zealanders who are outside essential services to stay at home, and to stop all interactions with others outside of those in your household.

I understand that self isolation is a daunting prospect. So we are being practical. You can leave your home for fresh air, a walk, exercise. To take your children outside. But remember the simple principle. It must be solitary. We are asking that you only spend time with those you are in self isolation with. And if you are outside, keep your distance from others. That means 2 meters at all times. This is the single most important thing we can do right now to stop further community transmission.

Travel around New Zealand will also change.

Over the next 48 hours, people will need to get home, be it locally or throughout the country. We have asked all air transport providers to ensure social distancing for that period. After 48 hours we will be moving to air travel only applying to the transport of people undertaking essential services and the transport of freight.

Public transport will also begin to transition over the next 48 hours will only be available for those working in essential services, for medical reasons, and to move essential goods – including ferry services between the North and South Island.

Further details on the transition we are all now making will be made publicly available on the COVID-19 website.

Now I want to share with you what will happen while we are all in alert Level 4 to get ahead of COVID-19.

We will continue to vigorously contact trace every single case. Testing will continue at pace to help us understand the current number of cases in New Zealand and where they are based. If we flush out the cases we already have and see transmission slow, we will potentially be able to move areas out of Level 4 over time.

But for the next wee while, things will look worse before they look better. In the short term the number of cases will likely rise because the virus is already in our community. But these new measures can slow the virus down and prevent our health system from being overwhelmed and ultimately save lives.

To be successful though, to stop community transmission which has a lag time, these measures will need to be in place for 4 weeks. Again, I want to reiterate, you will be able to make regular visits to essential services in that time.

If we after those 4 weeks we have been successful, we I hope will be able to ease up on restrictions. If we haven’t, we’ll find ourselves living with them for longer. That’s why sticking to the rules matters. If we don’t – if you hang out with that friend at a park or see that family member for lunch, you risk spreading COVID -19 and extending everyone’s time in Level 4.

Our low number of cases compared to the rest of the world gives us a chance, but does not mean we have escaped. I do not underestimate what I am asking New Zealanders to do. It’s huge. And I know it will feel daunting. But I wanted to share with you the stark choice we face.

New medical modelling considered by the Cabinet today suggests that without the measures I have just announced up to tens of thousands of New Zealanders could die from COVID-19.

Everything you will all give up for the next few weeks, all of the lost contact with others, all of the isolation, and difficult time entertaining children – it will literally save lives. Thousands of lives.

The worst case scenario is simply intolerable. It would represent the greatest loss of New Zealanders’ lives in our country’s history. I will not take that chance.

I would rather make this decision now, and save those lives, and be in lockdown for a shorter period, than delay, see New Zealanders lose loved ones and their contact with each other for an even longer period. I hope you are all with me on that.

Together we have an opportunity to contain the spread and prevent the worst.

I cannot stress enough the need for every New Zealander to follow the advice I have laid out today.

The Government will do all it can to protect you .Now I’m asking you to do everything you can to protect us all. None of us can do this alone.

Your actions will be critical to our collective ability to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Failure to play your part in the coming days will put the lives of others at risk. There will be no tolerance for that and we will not hesitate in using enforcement powers if needed.

We’re in this together and must unite against COVID-19.

I am in no doubt that the measures I have announced today will cause unprecedented economic and social disruption. But they are necessary.

I have one final message. Be kind. I know people will want to act as enforcers. And I understand that, people are afraid and anxious. We will play that role for you. What we need from you, is support one another. Go home tonight and check in on your neighbours. Start a phone tree with your street. Plan how you’ll keep in touch with one another. We will get through this together, but only if we stick together. Be strong and be kind.

I am now going to hand over to the Finance Minister to set out the additional support measures agreed by Cabinet today to provide income guarantees to those whose livelihood is disrupted by the virus.

Straight after that Minister Hipkins will talk through some of the specific decisions as they relate to education.

Following that we are making available Commissioner of Police, Mike Bush who has been playing a key role in the operational side, and John Ombler the Controller of the all of government response to speak with you and answer additional questions.


It has been confirmed that Alert Level Four takes effect from 11.59pm on Wednesday.

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66 Comments

  1. Alan Wilkinson

     /  23rd March 2020

    Panic not planning.

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    • JeevesPonzi

       /  23rd March 2020

      Hi- from the Emergency ops Centre at a regional DHB.

      This is not panic, this is very very clever. It is exactly what is required, right now.

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  23rd March 2020

        WE are not planning this, SHE is planning it for us without asking if people mind going bankrupt, losing their jobs, having mental health crises and becoming suicidal.

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      • Pink David

         /  23rd March 2020

        This shutdown will kill a significant number of people. On what basis do you make you judgement this is exactly the right thing to do?

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  23rd March 2020

        @Jeeves Of course you think that because you bear the benefits but not the costs. It is clearly an admission of huge failure as well as a nosedive into a massive economic and life misery pit.

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      • Pink David

         /  23rd March 2020

        “This is not panic, this is very very clever. It is exactly what is required, right now.”

        On a more practical note, given you where in the room, how many more ICU bed will be created in the next 4 weeks?

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      • David

         /  23rd March 2020

        Where are the extra resources she is getting ready for when we get let out in 4 weeks, she has left the border openish and thats where the problem has come from.
        Havent noticed any more ICU beds or ventilators or any sign of any planning.

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  2. David

     /  23rd March 2020

    Thats ridiculous, she now has pretty much the harshest regime on earth for a whole bloody month for 102 cases and whats the betting that she still doesnt forcibly quarantine new arrivals which is where its all coming from.
    Stupid stupid woman I hope there is a massive backlash that brews as the woman has just panicked. Wont be today or tomorrow but in a weeks time if there are still just a small amount of isolated cases there will be some very very grumpy people.

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    • If there are just a small amount of isolated cases in a week most people will be grateful for stemming the surge.

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  23rd March 2020

        I could foresee a backlash as this panic over-reaction happens. What surge ?

        Those who depend upon public transport will be marooned.

        There have been no fatal cases here. There will almost certainly be when people who are marooned and isolated can’t stand it and top themselves or die of stress-related illnesses that needn’t have killed them,

        The emotive language is incredibly manipulative.

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        • duperez

           /  23rd March 2020

          Confucius say:
          “He who dies from Covid-19 have no need for public transport .”

          “She who use incredibly manipulative emotive language to scorn those using manipulative emotive language should make use of public transport and travel all the way to the terminus and say there.”

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          • Kitty Catkin

             /  23rd March 2020

            You seem to have missed the fact that the only people remotely likely to die are very old and with existing illnesses. In Italy 99.2% of those who died were over 80 and half had three existing illnesses. It’s not known how many died of the virus rather than with it. .8% of the deaths were people not known to have existing medical conditions.Most people have a mild illness over in days.

            Your sneer at the loss of public transport is despicable. Try being without any transport and see how you like it. What do you expect people who need it to get to work to do ?

            How are you going to explain to the many who will lose their jobs that this was a good idea?

            Or to those who can’t take four weeks of total isolation with no human contact at all that this was justified ?

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            • duperez

               /  23rd March 2020

              Some people are going to lose their lives so let’s do something to obviate that.

              Some people are going to lose their jobs so let’s do something to obviate that.

              I’ll have to ponder how I’d explain to someone who died of the virus that at least they had a job. Or how I’d say to someone at a graveside, “Don’t worry that your mum died (or your husband or wife), you can go to work tomorrow, you still have a job,” or, “Don’t worry that your mum died (or your husband or wife), at least it’s created a job for someone.”

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  23rd March 2020

              So few people died who were under 80 and didn’t have existing medical conditions like heart disease that they were most unlikely to have had jobs. 17 under 50 died in Italy and 0 under 30.

              Even if a working person died, the government will have ensured that there won;t be a job left for someone else. We are probably looking at massive unemployment.The hypothetical person at the graveside probably wouldn’t have a job to go to.

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  23rd March 2020

      The stupidity is that it can’t be spread by people who don’t have it, i.e. the 4,999,900 who don’t.

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    • duperez

       /  23rd March 2020

      That’s the tightrope isn’t it? Some are saying moves should have been a lot more drastic weeks ago and you’re saying those moves are overreaction. And to you the decision makes her a ‘stupid stupid woman.’

      Life will go on with some no doubt cheering every bad scenario so she can be blamed. If nothing catastrophic happens you’ll be able to say nothing terrible would have happened anyway and give no credit to the decisions made and the time of them. From here until eternity you’ll be able to say you were right.

      In a weeks time if there are still just a small number of isolated cases there will be some very, very happy people. Amongst them will be me. I’ll also know where to direct the ‘stupid stupid.’

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  4. Corky

     /  23rd March 2020

    My supermarket has gone berserk. Security guards are pushing people back. Mine is limiting shoppers to 100 per intake. Many are wide eyed and panicking.

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  23rd March 2020

      If that’s true, why hang around making a nuisance of yourself ? The last thing they’d need would be rubbernecks.

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  23rd March 2020

        Oh dear.

        It’s not trolling to question a very dubious statement.

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    • Gezza

       /  23rd March 2020

      Still normal levels of shoppers in my local supermarket carpark at 11 am, but inside some shelves are now cleared out – mainly baking goods like sugar, flour etc. Bread disappears quickly.

      Had to stand in a line in the rain at a hole in the wall counter at the pharmacy to collect repeat meds after getting a text saying they were now ready at the counter. In the background, the pharmacy staff were flat to the floor filling prescriptions, with bags of medications ready for collection piled up everywhere.

      Some people in the line had been told their scripts had been faxed thru, but they hadn’t been received by the pharmacy yet – “technical issues”. They were told to phone up tomorrow & see if they’d been received yet, or to see if their GP or medical centre could email their scripts through.

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      • Gezza

         /  23rd March 2020

        Only two people in the queue were wearing hospital-type face masks. Two young chinese women who were obviously friends – they had Kiwi accents.

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      • Corky

         /  23rd March 2020

        Obviously you live in a civilised part of the country. I wish I could say the same. I am a contact number for a family member who is ill. All his hospital appointments have been cancelled in house, and will now proceed with a conference call at my place.

        The scene I described above, I was lucky not to have been involved in. I was driving past and saw security guards fighting to control order. A passerby told me they had given up waiting for nearly an hour and being pushed around. One News reports similar.

        Best of luck.

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  5. Alan Wilkinson

     /  23rd March 2020

    Catastrophic. There will be many consequential suicides and stress-caused deaths over coming months and years. Some will get months of fully paid holidays on the taxpayer but many will lose their savings, investments, careers, relationships and businesses.

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  23rd March 2020

      Anyone living alone will be suicidal after a week of no human contact, let alone four.

      You forgot to mention their houses if they can’t pay the mortgage.

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  23rd March 2020

        There is, of course, mortgage insurance, but this only goes for a limited time; 30 days. A young widow I knew had the house paid off when her husband died in a car crash and left her with two young sons. A gift from beyond the grave. Life was bad enough for F——- without having that financial burden as well as losing that lovely man.

        I am extremely thankful to be mortgage free. There must be people all over NZ wondering how the Hell they are going to survive and keep their homes. My heart goes out to them.

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        • Blazer

           /  23rd March 2020

          Just invite people into your extra rooms.

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          • Kitty Catkin

             /  23rd March 2020

            I have a small 2 bedroom house. I don’t have ‘extra rooms’.

            If the banks ease up on people’s mortgage payments, that will be something, but, of course, the mortgage will have to be paid some time. It will mean that people will be be paying their mortgages for longer. The banks are not charities and can’t expect other customers to pay other people’s mortgages for them.

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            • Blazer

               /  23rd March 2020

              why not…they expect the taxpayers to ..bail them out!

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  23rd March 2020

              They don’t.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  23rd March 2020

              It’s been spelt out that banks will NOT be bailed out by the government; the parent company would have to do it.

              The BNZ was an exception, I can’t remember the details. But any Aust. owned bank would not be.

            • Blazer

               /  23rd March 2020

              where has it been ..’spelt out’….I do not believe it.
              Banks always rely on Govt support these days.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  23rd March 2020

              Look it up, I did, No government guarantee for bank deposits in NZ and if it’s one of the big four, the Aussie parent bank’s responsible.

            • Blazer

               /  25th March 2020

              you really have N.F.I….no guarantee for bank deposits means the depositors get a haircut when the banks fail.
              And no, the parent banks in Aussie do not have the same OBR and operate as separate entities.

  6. Griff.

     /  23rd March 2020

    How much money as a life worth righties?
    You lot are more worried about your bank balance than the health of others .

    In a couple of weeks we will know how this is shaping up.
    The hiatus will allow us breathing room to trace contacts and shut the virus spread down .

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    • Pink David

       /  23rd March 2020

      “How much money as a life worth righties?”

      $10m is the generally accepted number when evaluating these things. The NZ health service uses a lower number.

      “You lot are more worried about your bank balance than the health of others .”

      Bank balances and health are closely related. People will die are a result of this regardless of the virus.

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  23rd March 2020

      This will severely impact health and the nation’s future ability to fund health and welfare.

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  23rd March 2020

        Sledgehammer and nut approach.

        Four weeks isolation for someone marooned with no transport won’t be ‘daunting’, it will be devastating.

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      • Blazer

         /  23rd March 2020

        complete nonsense as ..usual.

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        • Kitty Catkin

           /  23rd March 2020

          Trolling as usual.

          Your callous attitude to the people whose mental health will be severely affected does you no credit. Social isolation is known to be a killer.

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  23rd March 2020

          Noise – as usual.

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  7. It has been confirmed that Alert Level Four takes effect from 11.59pm on Wednesday.

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  8. Zedd

     /  23rd March 2020

    meanwhile the ‘RUN’ on the supermarkets still continues.. how selfish & narrow minded some people REALLY are !
    >Its a public health issue.. NOT the outbreak of WAR !

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  23rd March 2020

      The economic impacts are greater than war.

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  23rd March 2020

      The PM can’t expect people who don’t have their own transport and don’t have computers to happily starve to death.

      If couriers are not considered to be essential workers, and there’s no transport, what are people supposed to do ? Eat grass ?

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      • Gezza

         /  23rd March 2020

        Better hope tradies are classed as essential workers. If you need a plumber or an electrician you often need them urgently.

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  23rd March 2020

          Our local hardware store doesn’t know if it is allowed to open. Apparently the govt has been dithering for weeks over a decision. Too bad if a tap breaks or your heater burns out.

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        • Kitty Catkin

           /  23rd March 2020

          Tradies probably aren’t from the sound of it; they were warned some time ago, I read.

          If the tap busts, you’ll have to turn the water off at the main and put buckets outside to catch the rain. Thank goodness it’s far too warm for heaters to be necessary.

          If an appliance like a fridge, deep freeze, washing machine or oven dies, it will be fun doing without that for four weeks.

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      • Griff.

         /  23rd March 2020

        Essential industries !
        Couriers will still be delivering . Brother runs IT for one of the biggest and he is still going to be working.
        Diary factories will still produce milk
        Bakers will still make bread.
        Supermarkets and gas stations will still be open .

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        • Corky

           /  23rd March 2020

          Courier services…the new life blood of our nation. If they stopped work…I would go under.

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          • Blazer

             /  23rd March 2020

            you would just become a …’beanie’!

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            • Kitty Catkin

               /  23rd March 2020

              He said some time ago that his his ‘bread and butter’ were Maoris, Muslims and the Middle Class (the three Ms) but didn’t say how he made a living from this or how having couriers affects it.

            • Corky

               /  23rd March 2020

              To true..beanies don’t have courier deliveries 4 days a week.

            • Corky

               /  24th March 2020

              The three Ms. [Deleted – don’t try to inflame] I won’t quibble, he has serious issues
              to address with the upcoming lock down.

              Just thinking back on how I tried to ram home the fact that society as we know it was a fragile thing and could change at any moment. Some had good laugh at that….they aren’t laughing now. The fact they haven’t a firearm to protect themselves should authorities lose control is yet to sink in. However, that’s not my concern.

        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  23rd March 2020

          Our local baker didn’t know this morning if they would be able to stay open.

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          • Kitty Catkin

             /  23rd March 2020

            It sounds unlikely.

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            • Duker

               /  23rd March 2020

              Food supplies and production exempted
              ” Businesses involved in the supply, delivery, distribution and sale of food, beverage and other key consumer goods (but not takeaway shops)”

              and home repair tradesmen
              ” Building and construction related to essential services, critical infrastructure, or immediately needed to maintain human health and safety at home/work”
              So home essential electrical, plumbing, gas etc allowed
              https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/coronavirus/120499861/coronavirus-what-are-essential-services

              For those expecting home delivery of groceries , forget it , their picking and delivery services will be overwhelmed , you might be lucky to get one delivery over 4 weeks. Supermakets are rushed just with existing staff to stock and man the checkouts.

  9. Gezza

     /  23rd March 2020

    Scroll down to “Essential Businesses”

    https://covid19.govt.nz/government-actions/covid-19-alert-system/#new-zealand-covid-19-alert-levels

    Pretty high level descriptors dunno eg if hardware stores & tradies would fit with “Building & Construction – Building and construction related to essential services, critical infrastructure, or immediately needed to maintain human health and safety at home/work”.

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    • Gezza

       /  23rd March 2020

      … but I assume so, & note, at the end of that table:

      “We are setting up a call centre and free 0800 number to help answer questions about this. Our website will be updated as soon as this is set up.

      More specific information for each sector will be published shortly.”

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  23rd March 2020

        They are making it up as they go along, as Alan said.

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        • Gezza

           /  23rd March 2020

          Yes. I think it’s pretty clear that the lockdown is coming into effect well ahead of any detailed planning for it. Things are likely going to get very confusing over what businesses will still be open to the public & what types of people (like tradespeople) should continue working throughout.

          My car got a service & WoF last Friday. I’m not sure if garages will continue working & issuing warrants of fitness. I assume they will need to, & that that will include their office staff. But at this point, who knows? Their supply chains will need to continue to be available too.

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          • Kitty Catkin

             /  23rd March 2020

            I wonder what will happen to people’s click and collect.The money’s been paid in advance, but if it’s impossible to do the collect within the 7 days, will it be forfeit? My only one is a small amount, but there will be people who’ve bought things like furniture.

            The thing I read about tradies made it seem doubtful that they would be included in essential services.

            If supermarkets and banks are open, then everything may as well be, as they are the places that we all use.If anyone’s infectious, they won’t stop being in the bank or supermarket.

            The public transport being available for going to the supermarket idea is fatuous. How will it be implemented, forsooth ?

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  10. Anon

     /  25th March 2020

    What the govt has done is create a crisis.
    They govt has also created maximum viral spreading conditions( *congestion) by causing panic and fear with their made up inane ” threat levels” . The alleged flu virus can live up to 3 hrs in the air so telling people to stay 2 m away from each other is more pseudoscience bullshit.It just serves to alienates people and makes them afraid of each other.
    The stress hormones resultant from the the govts press releases will lower people’s immune systems.
    My advice is to not get infected with the govts viral memes and propaganda instead to meditate daily and take the time isolated to get to ” know thyself”. Remain present.

    Its (allegedly) as I don’t know anyone who has died from it or seen a test that says ” positive for corona flu” all I’ve heard is a bunch of politicians and celebs in the media saying they’ve got it. The NWO’s WHO says the flu kills 600,000 per year and yet the flu has never been used as an excuse to crash the market , destroy the economy, create more suffering and poverty( but not for the 1%) and take away our civil liberties.
    If you use reasoning it sounds like a Virus Hoax…like the Man made global warming lie.

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    • 16,000 deaths and climbing across many countries and many places going into lockdown is fairly compelling evidence that it isn’t any sort of a hoax.

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