We are in complete lock down here now in New Zealand, apart from essential businesses.
The Government is also encouraging people to dob in those that they think might be leaving their homes for any non-essential kind of business. This means, in layman's terms, that the police or army are then stationed outside your home, to make sure you physically don't leave.
This means that I am unable to give you any photo's, updates or general chit chat on Mares, Belle and Little Boo.
Wishing you much love my friends and of course, my humans.
Caps, me, Spirit, Az, Ralph, Chew, Suz, The Big E and of course, my beautiful Mares, Belle and Little Boo
* 50 new Bills (an actual law), Acts (almost a law, but hasn't done the final cross the t and dot the i bit) and Legislative Instruments (laws made by the Governor-General, Ministers of the Crown, and certain other bodies under powers conferred by an Act of Parliament) have occured since 1st January, 2020.
These are just some of them:
Changes to Christchurch Regeneration Process (B), Abortions (A), Moriori (Maori) Claims Settlements...and subsequent payment of rates on said land (B), Oranga Tamariki (youth justice) (B), gangs (LI), residential tenancies (B), tax administration and taxation (LI, A, LI), arms (that's guns) (B), cannabis (LI), child support - especially payments deducted automatically from 2021 (B), elections and election funds (A), End of Life Choice (LI), vaping (B) and gaming licences (LI).
** This article was published on Stuff, Tuesday, 31st March, 2020 and written by Simon Thornley, Epidemiologist, Auckland University, but was taken down within hours.
However, if you Google:
Do the consequences of the lockdown really match the threat, Simon Thornley Auckland University
The article will still come up.
*** And because I just can't help myself...
I don't totally agree with this guy, Dr Thomas Cowan, however, he brings up some really valid points and is worth listening to.
This was at the Health And Human Rights Summit in Tucson, Arizona on March 12, 2020.