Lock down NZ edition 2.0

Here we are again, New Zealand. It was only the other day that I was saying how lucky we were over here on the other side of the pond, only one national lock down – back in March last year at the start of the global COVID crisis. But, here we are again with national lock down number 2.

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A month in lock down – doing a whole lot of nothing!

Tomorrow Jacinda decides our fate, with New Zealand’s full lockdown ending (at the moment) next Wednesday at midnight. There is mounting pressure on the government to do more to help small businesses – and mounting unrest in the masses who are getting a bit tired of the very strict restrictions. Interesting statistic – 97% of businesses in New Zealand employ 20 or fewer staff and the government wage subsidy has so far covered 1.5 million staff wages. That is over 1/3 of the entire population of New Zealand.

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