Once an environmental scientist in New Zealand, now university lecturer in China. Dad of 6 grown kids and happily married to a wonderful lady.
Oops, got all China'd out and back in NZ. Working as a geophysicist now.
At the end it doesn't matter how many breaths you took but how many moments took your breath away. Try to maximise those moments
Sir Loin: Wifey has just texted me from her shopping trip offering for me to shop for a new hunting rifle up to $500
Now I'm nervous.... WHY?
Has she just bought a $500 handbag?
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Sir Loin in reply to Srchng4Truth: yeah Brett, grass carp. Originally escaped goldfish which grow rather large in NZ lakes. Trout also grown to about this size here, hence NZ being a fisherman's Mecca with many famous celebs coming here every year. Tom Cruise comes each year to fish in our area with a hunting mate of mine.
Sir Loin: I'll be away from Wire for a few days. Tomorrow morning I'm going to hospital for surgery on my foot. It will be so nice to walk without crutches again!
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Sir Loin: Only 102 active cases now. 92% previous cases now recovered. We're expecting Jacinda to announce lockdown to be lifted at 1600 today
Sir Loin: Today NZ has no new deaths and no new cases of Covid 19. Too soon to celebrate but maybe next week
Sir Loin: Sadly NZ has had its 2nd death from covid 19, a woman in her 90s succumbed to the disease last night 😥
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Karen33405 in reply to Sir Loin: Even a single death from this dreaded virus is tragic. But NZ’s numbers pale in comparison to the US. One US city alone, NYC, has over 10,000 deaths. Several hundred die daily.
Sir Loin: Its just been announced,,, NZ will stay in lockdown one more week then lifting to level 3. Jacindas made a very careful and wise decision 😀
Sir Loin: Something lockdown has taught me: there will be many wives out there hoping their husbands never retire 😀
Sir Loin: The latest from Jacinda: she expects to announce on Monday 20th that lockdown will be lifted. 😀
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Sir Loin: My sis in law has just had surgery for cancer of the mouth and throat. She's lost half her face and neck, in an induced coma now waiting for assessment by plastic surgeons. Due to lockdown my bro isn't allowed to visit her and its their wedding anniversary tomorrow,, bugger!
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Wishing u A Good Friday
Sir Loin: 4thy running the number of corona cases in NZ has gone down. Govt is eyeing eradication of the disease. Is it possible? Time will tell. Still only one death, however 12 in hospital, 2 critical in ICU
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Tanjiro: The lockdown moving to stage 3 still keeps social distancing and other preventive measures in place it just means there are more options to be able to return to work while keeping those standards up. The clusters we have here will still be in isolation reducing the spread. It is possible it could grip again and a second stage of lvl 4 may be needed but closing borders and starting lockdown earlier has shown the benefits of such action
Sir Loin: Washington Post is reporting NZ as not just flattening the curve but "squashing it" not sure I'd go that far but CV cases have reduced for the last 2 days and still only one death so things are looking positive 😀
Sir Loin: Neighboring Kels d just suffered meltdown instead of lockdown. This is getting to everyone dammit
Sir Loin: Many of you will remember Hobostu. She's left WC for good but I've been chatting with her on another site. She currently is very ill with Covid-19 but seems to be improving slightly. Thought you'd like to know.