Please can everyone turn on their Bluetooth Covid App and scan the code when out and about. It’s back in our community, this was always going to happen.
Scanning into Sylvia Park the other day I was shouted at by some person that I didn’t need to do that, as there was “no Covid in there”. The stats are about only 13% use the app, my observation is this is correct. People who don’t, where it’s easily accessible are either, far too laid back, lazy, or misinformed. I know for some people they can’t access the code, or use the tech for a variety of very valid reasons but these aren’t the people I observe not scanning in. I have heard that some shops don’t display it in an easy to find or use place, while out and about lately I haven’t found one of these, I presume they exist somewhere.
If it gets back into our community again which is probable it could cost the country $1000,000,000 per day, we need to pull together here to make sure it can be quickly shut down.
For all our sakes to value what we have please scan in and out and turn on your Bluetooth option on the app.
My colleague Jo is writing a story about buying by tender, specifically, the new trend of writing letters to the vendor to explain why they should pick your offer over all the rest.
As the market gets harder and harder to break into, we've been hearing more and more about people trying to make a personal connection with vendors to give their tender offers the edge. We've heard folks will include personal details about their family, why the love the house and what their plans for the property are.
Jo would love to talk to anyone who's written a letter like this to accompany a tender - perhaps it's you, perhaps a relative or friend - or from vendors who've received letters like this, accompanying a tender.
Perhaps you asked for such letters?
We'd love to hear more about that experience for you and how it shaped the way the sale went.
You can reach out to jo here (she'll be joining the Neighbourly neighbourhood soon!) or via our email: email@example.com.
Looking forward to hearing your stories.
Poll: With Auckland back in alert level 3 lockdown, are you becoming more complacent when it comes to following the rules?
Kiwis may become complacent and start to ignore government guidance if lockdowns become more frequent, according to experts.
Auckland moved back into a week-long level 3 lockdown on Sunday after two fresh community cases of Covid-19 were discovered.
But University of Auckland associate professor Susanna Trnka says if people no longer feel a sense of urgency they will be less compelled to follow the rules.
"During the first lockdown it was understood that extraordinary times require extraordinary measures,” the social anthropologist said.
"But as it becomes lockdown two, three and four, the sense of the urgency has shifted and isn't so palpable."
Senior lecturer Sarah Cowie, who is an expert on psychology and behaviour, said it was "certainly a possibility" that people could become more complacent during recurring lockdowns.
“There's evidence from places overseas that have been flung in and out of lockdown that people do become a little bit more complacent the more you have,” she said.
“If we are doing things in line with level 3 and not seeing the benefits of that, it might feel discouraging."
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13.6% Yes13.6% Complete
33.4% No33.4% Complete
52.9% I'm adhering strictly to government guidance.52.9% Complete
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