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    Default #hellhole nz almost covid free again

    Still a few minor restrictions in Auckland for another couple of weeks - no gatheringsof more than 100 people, and compulsory mask usage on public transport. The rest of us are completely free as of midnight tonight. Again
    Done right, a few basic restrictions work - this wasn't even close to a full lockdown.

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    And with the Habour Bridge down to 4-lanes, Auckland is more limited by traffic jams than it is Covid-19 restrictions.

    Glad I'm still working from home for the next few weeks.
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    How can you poor Kiwis STAND it????
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    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    How can you poor Kiwis STAND it????
    Well, after Trump said it was all over for New Zealand, we thought we'd better buck up our ideas, pull our thumbs out our butts, and take one for the team. It's rough living under the yoke of a control freak lefty government that is impacting on our individual freedom catch a nasty disease whenever we damn well please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by epoxyboy View Post
    Well, after Trump said it was all over for New Zealand, we thought we'd better buck up our ideas, pull our thumbs out our butts, and take one for the team. It's rough living under the yoke of a control freak lefty government that is impacting on our individual freedom catch a nasty disease whenever we damn well please.

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    Default Re: #hellhole nz almost covid free again

    I can't believe you Kiwis. As the fascist Trump fans over at another forum tell me, you've given up your freedom for the illusion of safety. Once you sacrifice your freedom, you lose your soul. Better dead than Red, as they say.

    So next weekend, when you're sitting on a kauri deck and looking out at the Gulf (or harbour) as you feel the breeze and smell the salt tang, just remember that the Trumpistas know that it would be better if you were coughing out your last in an emergency ward, dying in a very free manner (well, free until your heirs get the bill).

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnalogKid View Post
    And with the Habour Bridge down to 4-lanes, Auckland is more limited by traffic jams than it is Covid-19 restrictions.

    Glad I'm still working from home for the next few weeks.
    Why is the bridge down to 4 lanes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Why is the bridge down to 4 lanes?
    A pair of trucks got blown over in a 127kmh gust, and took out a big chunk of structural steel.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/300...k-on-motorways

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    Ah, thanks!

    Ms T was a Takapuna resident in her youth so we're always a bit interested in Auckland news.
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    Keep the Texans out. You'll be grand.
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    Default Re: #hellhole nz almost covid free again

    Here's the damage to one of the main trusses on the bridge. Two trucks tipped over. The one that did the damage actually came right by itself and drove off, but the container it was carrying impacted the bridge and got left behind.


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    Going to take more than a car jack to get that back in place - wow!
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