So on my morning walk this morning I found a moderately-sized spec build development had a decent number of workers (roofers, builders) already at work today; I really can't see how they meet the definition of 'essential services', given the homes they're working on are in a relatively early stage:
- Any entity involved in building and construction related to essential services and critical infrastructure
- Any entity involved in building and construction required immediately to maintain human health and safety at home or work
- Any entity that performs or is involved in building and resource consenting necessary for the above purposes
This comes across as a company trying to desperately to minimise losses - while I get that from the business's perspective, equally it's setting a bad example to the wider population. I wonder how (or even if) this kind of flouting will be policed?
I also noticed a coffee cart was still operating; assume that's covered by JA's comment that "takeaway services must move to close their operations", from which I read that they'll need to be closed by the time we hit level 4.
I can't believe the going rate for a 3 bed 2 bath new build in Palmerston North is $725k! You can pay that in some parts of Auckland.
There's a new apartment development due for completion later this year not far from me, I could see the reflection of the crane moving on a window this morning so looks like they are still going too. I highly doubt they will be tomorrow and something worth reporting if so.