COVID-19 status update for the Real Estate industry

No doubt many of you will have listened to the Prime Minister’s update this evening which has announced that there are 4 cases of COVID-19 in Auckland from an unknown source. As a result, Auckland is moving to Level 3 as of midday tomorrow for 3 days and the rest of New Zealand is moving to Alert Level 2. This means that for Aucklanders (Wellsford to Pukekohe) Physical distancing of 2m again comes into effect Gatherings of more than 10 people are again restricted in Auckland Travelling into Auckland is not allowed unless you live there and are going home Everyone, except for essential workers, should work from home All schools and childcare centres will be closed from tomorrow morning, and Police roadblocks coming into Auckland will be in place from midday tomorrow Please re-fresh yourself with the Level 3 guidelines to ensure you are up to date with what real estate activity can occur at Level 3. Please note, that it is likely that the wearing of masks will be comp…
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An Open Letter To Returning Kiwis

You ARE special. You were born in New Zealand. That alone makes you rare, in this world of 7.8 billion. At some stage, for any of a thousand reasons, you left your home country. Perhaps for adventure, or love, for opportunities to study, or work, or live in a bigger, brighter city. Perhaps you were bored here, or your life wasn’t what you wanted it to be. Or maybe you didn’t have a choice, or the choice was not yours to make. And now you want to come home. You are welcome. Your country awaits you. We are special too. We have stayed, and worked, and played, and lately, we have suffered. We have had our freedom curtailed, our incomes reduced, the things we took for granted taken away. We have had loved ones die, and not been able to attend their funerals. We have had others sick, and not been able to comfort them. We have had our children graduate, unable to have ceremonies. We have had weddings with ten guests, where there would have been 100+. We have suffered, and, mayb…
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