287 days ago

We Say/You Say: trans-Tasman Bubble

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Hamilton Press

Hi Hamilton!

After more than a year of closed borders, Australians and New Zealanders will soon be able to jet-hop between countries after the government announced that the trans-Tasman travel bubble will be operational from April 19.

With quarantine-free travel now possible, are you more likely to head across the Tasman or travel domestically?

Fronting Australian media yesterday, Jacinda Ardern not only spoke of the excitement of families being able to be reunited, but also pitched New Zealand tourist activities to Australian viewers.

"If there is a hot spot in one of the states of Australia we may just act in the same way that another state would ... Just prepare that there may be disruptions, but what better place in the world to be stuck. Am I right?," she said.

The trans-Tasman bubble will operate on a three tier basis: Continue, Pause and Suspend. If there are a few cases in Australia linked to the border, quarantine-free travel will continue. Travel may be paused for 72 hours if there are rogue community cases and in the instance of a state or nationwide lockdown, travel will be suspended.

Share your thoughts below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comment featured in the Conversations page of the Hamilton Press.

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More messages from your neighbours
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16 days ago

Mask wearing

Rae from Chartwell

This one goes out to the not inconsiderable number of people in places where masks are required, wearing them incorrectly, ie not covering their noses.
Please note, pretty much everyone does not particularly like having to wear a mask, but we do it, and we definitely have a good deal of sympathy for those serving us who have to keep them on for their entire shift whereas we are probably in their place of business less than half an hour.
At the very, very least would you please show a bit of respect for those behind the counter and wear your mask correctly.
Don't think because no-one pulls you up, that no-one wants to, I know I have to bite my tongue.

15 hours ago

Husband for sale (and other happy things) in today's Antidote

The Team Reporter from Stuff

We live in unusual times. It all gets a bit much some days. So we're bringing you a much-needed dose of positivity to remind you that there's inspiration, kindness and quirkiness out there too.

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Today: The story of a husband for sale on Trade Me, a skipper with a digger, kiwi chicks in the skies and many, many beers for Betty White.

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19 hours ago

Auaha Makerspace

Matihiko/Tech Support Librarian from Chartwell Library Kukutaaruhe

It's (almost) business as usual when the doors reopen in Auaha Makerspace at Central Library today. Check it out - full details on the link below!

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