There are a few people around who claim a superior intelligence. They are advocating that the virus is not serious enough to warrant lock downs and masks and other disturbance to their activities. They are stating increased suicide numbers in Australia and suggest it is because of economic outcomes. Such a thought process seems bizarre to me, neither are we Australia. People 'choose' suicide and there is help for it when needed. When hospitals are swamped and normal procedures and operations are cancelled no wonder people are stressed. But it is the spread of the virus that is the root cause of all these problems. And the spread is caused by people, just a few, who can't value complying with a few very simple rules. Ignoring the virus, letting it run amok will not save the economy or peoples lives. Nor will it stop suicides. If Australia and the rest of the world had the success to date that New Zealand has then our major industry, airlines and tourism, would be much relieved by now. Yes, too many people are complacent and a few have a very twisted view that a few dollars are worth more than the lives of people who want to live and who don't choose suicide.
The quarantine and isolation rules might be eased when the 90 mins test is available to us. We need to fight this virus, not give in to it and a bit of positive thinking about the economy is justified too.
Help us help Plunket support Kiwi kids and their families! Buy any Resene testpot with a colour name starting with P, O or T and Resene will donate $1 to Plunket.
The 10 most common birthdays all appear in the 13-day period from 22 September to 4 October! What better way to celebrate all these new babies than supporting Plunket to support them.
Every qualifying testpot you buy = a $1 donation to Plunket!
Offer applies until 4 October 2020 at Resene owned ColorShops.
Join the Shadowclad Class Action
Many property owners from around New Zealand have already signed up to the fully-funded Shadowclad Class Action, filed in the Auckland High Court.
The action seeks damages on behalf of owners as a result of the alleged failure of Shadowclad cladding.
LIMITED TIME, ACT NOW
If you own a property (house or commercial building) with Shadowclad as the exterior cladding, and the Shadowclad was installed within the last 15 years, register your interest now! There is no cost or obligation to register your interest.
Visit www.adinathorn.co.nz to find out more about the class action and litigation funding.
26th September to 11th October. Learn about generations of famous and infamous Aucklanders, discover the stories of our oldest places and spaces, touch on our best-kept secrets and celebrate our heritage.
Auckland Heritage Festival 2020 presents a range of enlightening and intriguing events – some in person and some online. Choose from exhibitions, walks, talks, tours and activities for kids. Or look for events marked ONLINE to learn about our heritage from home!