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News from Louise - Alert Level 1 - Our new normal

June 12, 2020 Share

At the time you are reading this, we are in Alert Level 1 and most of us have returned to our 'new normal' with some just starting their recovery journey.

I am so proud of the collective efforts of all New Zealanders including yours to get through to this point and applaud you for your efforts and sacrifices made! 

We've come through this together even if it seemed such a challenge when it all started and the focus now needs to be on ensuring we all thrive again. While this will certainly open up more of our economy, we know the impact of COVID-19 will be on-going for many businesses in our local economy. 

 

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News from Louise - Alert level 2 update

May 13, 2020 Share

This time tomorrow we will be at alert level 2.  

The state of emergency has also been lifted which means we are transitioning towards alert level 1.   The Government will review this phased approach again on Monday 25 May.

Not many people, however, are aware of the legislative logistics of a national state of emergency but in short, under the national state of emergency, the enforceability of alert levels requirements relied on the Epidemic Preparedness Act, the Health Act and the Civil Defence Emergency Management Act.  

 

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News from Louise - April 2020 update

May 01, 2020 Share

What a month it has been!

The time in lockdown has certainly been a journey for my family, but ultimately we have come out stronger for it. I do hope that you and your family are still in good health and staying safe and counting down the days to our 'new normal'.

 

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News from Louise - COVID-19: What happens next?

April 22, 2020 Share

Next Tuesday, NZ moves to Alert Level 3 for two weeks, before the Government reviews progress and makes further decisions on 11 May. With any change comes uncertainty and I’ve been working hard to ensure you have the clarity on the rules you need.

 

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What Alert Level 3 will look like

April 16, 2020 Share

The Prime Minister has released an updated alert levels chart that reflects what a change to alert level 3 would look like.

 

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News from Louise - Easter 2020 update

April 08, 2020 Share

As we head into Easter, we have much to be grateful for two weeks into lockdown. We have come together strongly as a country and in communities to unite against a virus that has and still is destroying so many lives across the world.

Like many of you, I've been able to act swiftly to help keep my family safe by going into our bubble and staying there. It's vitally important that we don't get complacent in our combined efforts to eliminate the spread of this terrible virus. We need to keep it up so that we can shift our sights firmly on recovering from the impacts created by the lockdown.

If you need urgent assistance over Easter, please feel free to contact me and I’ll do what I can to assist. Email [email protected] or freephone 0508 TAUPO MP.  You can follow me on Facebook and Instagram for regular updates.  My team will be taking a well-deserved break over the Easter holidays but will be back working from their temporary home offices from Tuesday 14 April. 

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News from Louise - COVID-19 - State of Emergency extended

April 03, 2020 Share

The State of National Emergency announced on 25 March 2020 in conjunction with the COVID-19 level 4 alert of lockdown has been extended to 8 April 2020 and it's likely it will be extended further.  A cross-party Epidemic Response Committee has been established to consider the Government's response to COVID-19 and I am a part-time member of this Committee.  Find out more about what the Committee will do, and how you can watch its meetings.

 

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News from Louise - COVID-19 Level 4 update

March 25, 2020 Share

As many of you may already be aware, New Zealand is currently at alert 3, preparing to move to alert 4, by 11.59pm Wednesday night 25 March 2020.  The COVID-19 website has been updated with all the information you need to know about what to expect after we have moved up an alert. 

In short, we are going to lockdown for four weeks and we should all stay at home unless you are an essential business or essential worker, performing an essential service.

 

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News from Louise - COVID-19

March 19, 2020 Share

These are uncertain, challenging times for us all for sure.

It’s also a time that we should all step up and look after ourselves, our families, friends and neighbours. We need to protect the vulnerable in our community including the elderly as best we can. 

 

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