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Blog - Lockdown in New Zealand

01 June 2020   (0 Comments)
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Blog -  Lockdown in New Zealand Part 1

By Emily Pasley

The original Maori name for Waiheke was apparently Te Motu-arai-roa “The long sheltering Island” I think I chose well to swiftly move here upon knowledge of a deadly virus, forcing the world to halt. 

I was fortunate enough to be exploring the beautiful country that is New Zealand when the pandemic hit. I had a flight booked back to the UK in March but decided not take it due the risks. I asked myself in my panicked state, “What is my best hope” in this current global crisis and it was to stay exactly where I was on an Island called Waiheke.

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