How was your commute to work this morning? Was your bus, train or ferry emptier? Were passengers wearing masks and social distancing? For those driving into town, was traffic lighter for you? Or did you choose to work from home?
Physical distancing was reintroduced by Metlink on Wednesday, which meant commuters would have to keep 1 metre apart on buses, trains and ferries, and keep a 2m distance at wharfs and stations.
Metlink general manager Scott Gallacher said “there will be no timetable changes under alert level 2 but passengers will be expected to practice personal hygiene and physical distancing measures”.
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Lance Barnard might be the oldest barber in Wellington.
“It only feels like yesterday that I was the youngest,” Barnard jokes with a client. A fortnight ago Barnard moved from the barber shop on Courtenay Place where he spent the last 40 years cutting hair, to Cuba Barbers on Cuba Street.
Does anybody know if there has been a barber cutting hair longer than Lance.
Another easy one this week. Where is it and what are your memories?
Photograph comes courtesy of Graham Stewart and the Woolf Collection
New Zealand springs forward this weekend as Daylight Saving time begins.
Clocks will go forward by one hour at 2am on Sunday 27 September. Daylight saving time will continue until Sunday 4 April 2020, when clocks will go back by one hour to NZ Standard Time.
Most New Zealanders should experience a seamless transition, with modern electronic devices adjusting automatically. However, older devices may need to be adjusted manually.
Do not forget it is also a good time to check emergency plans, survival kits and smoke alarms.