Welcome to my November Newsletter,
NZ is now sitting at around 89% first vaccinations and 78% fully vaccinated. Day by day, we are edging closer to the ‘Badge of Freedom’ number of 90%. Let’s hope we are close to that figure by mid-December.
Congratulations to all New Zealanders who have done their bit to work towards our goal of 90%. Here’s hoping we see a return to some normality in 2022. It would also be wonderful to open the international border, invigorate the tourism sector, and get back to promoting our great little country at the bottom of the world.
Reaching our target of 90% vaccinated positions New Zealand as one of the most vaccinated countries in the world. In my view, this has been one of our country’s most outstanding achievements. The fact that we have achieved this despite a backdrop of constant challenges is remarkable. The reality is that this global pandemic has touched everything and everyone. We have faced negativity and uncertainty driven by social media and mainstream media. Yet, despite this, New Zealanders have rolled up their sleeves and done their bit to protect themselves, their families and the entire country.
To each of you, thank you! You now deserve to be rewarded for your efforts.
It is easy to spend too much time gorging on COVID-19 news and updates, listening to the ongoing commentary of what has gone wrong, what is not working and why. My view and advice on how to avoid this is pretty simple. Let go of that which you can’t change or have responsibility for. It is now time to adopt a positive mindset and look toward Christmas, summer, and a fresh start in 2022 and our collective future in Aotearoa, New Zealand.
Be proud of what we have done to date. Here’s looking forward to a summer we so richly deserve with family and friends.
Once again, Thank you, New Zealand!
Until next month, stay safe and be kind,
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