The Prime Minister has lifted us to Level 3 immediately and over the next 48 hours it will be lifted to Level 4.
Schools are closed from Wednesday.
Level 4 will be in place for 4 weeks. Police and Military will be policing the new restrictions.
We are in unprecedented times and this represents the greatest disruption to civil society ever seen in recent modern history.
The Prime Minister is clear, she states that if we do not adopt these measures that it would mean the greatest loss of life in NZ history.
She is not prepared to accept that on her watch.
Dear comrades, dear friends, whanau, brothers and sisters, the moment is now and we are being tested in ways never expected of us.
To me dearest fellow New Zealanders
If you are feeling frightened, anxious or depressed about the pandemic,
Those are perfectly natural & normal feelings because this is a frightening, anxious & depressing time!
If you are not feeling frightened, anxious or depressed, you are not paying attention,
This won’t last forever Comrades.
We WILL overcome.
We are the harvest of strong elders, our roots are with the mountains and our depth with the Southern Oceans.
Our forebears overcame adversity and universally paid the price of citizenship for the civilisation we have inherited.
There will be dark days dear friends, there will be enormous sorrow and there will be terrible pain.
But we will persevere and we will not disappear into the garden of midnight.
Stand strong brothers and sisters, lift your face to the Sun and plant your heels to the ground.
We shall overcome.
Kia Kaha Comrades.
Kia Kaha New Zealand.
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