Lockdown Diary

Movement outdoors in New Zealand is limited to immediate neighbourhood, supermarkets, pharmacies and gas stations.

We are in the village of Rangataua in the Central North Island – famous for carrots, hiking and skiing when the snow obliges.

This is a chance to get to know this small place that normally looks unoccupied but now, as we are all similarly confined within a small area, looks a lot busier – well now we do actually meet other people (at a safe distance) when out for a walk, unlike any other time I have been here.

In addition, this is a chance to explore an area within a radius of about 5km of Rangataua in all weather and during all hours of the day.

During NZ’s Level 3 & 4 lockdowns there is simply no other option.

Interesting to note that the local dogs have now stopped barking at us, we could be almost ‘local’ ourselves now.

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