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  #2446961 26-Mar-2020 11:32
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tdgeek:

 

Its actually safer to do the supermarket or pharmacy run now. Less people, enforcement/help re the 2 metres etc. Yet yesterday afternoon, Liquor stores full and crammed together as supermarkjets prpobably were as well

 

 

As I said on Twitter yesterday. People going out in a hurry to hang out with friends, drinking the last one at pubs is an example.

 

It is not like the virus was dormant until 25 March 23:59 pm. That was the moment everyone had to stop and reset. Up until then the virus was very much active and you wouldn't know it. So many idiots cramming into bars, liquor stores and other places. Unbelievable. 





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  #2446966 26-Mar-2020 11:35
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cshwone:

 

Being quite cynical I would imagine the banks will be only too happy to cater for Mortgage Repayment Holidays as the interest will continue to be added to the principal bringing them more interest in the future.

 

Now if the banks were willing to suspend interest liability on loans that would be a different case entirely.

 

 

Contrary to opinions like this, we are acutely aware of the pain our customers are going through and are not rubbing our hands in glee at the extra income we might get from someone taking a mortgage payment deferral. 

 

We (BNZ) are giving customers 3 options, if they are employed but are on reduced income or receiving govt subsidy:

 

  • Reduced principal & interest payments for up to 6 months. Example: customer says I can only afford X
  • Interest only payments for up to 12 months
  • Home loan repayment 'holiday' for up to 6 months.

We are working very hard with a huge number of customers to help keep them going, both personal and business banking which I am involved with. People working around the clock, regulatory requirements are being worked around to speed things up etc...

 

We care a lot about our customers. 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2446967 26-Mar-2020 11:36
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I have a friend who is part of the crew behind the NFP Rapidward - COVID-19 tests and masks. They're Sydney-based and I wonder if the NZ government has looked at it.

 

 

 

 

There is a NZ effort to develop a rapid test ( reagents were sent from Germany )

 

http://www.gisborneherald.co.nz/local-news/20200325/need-for-speed/

 

 


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  #2446971 26-Mar-2020 11:39
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MileHighKiwi:

 

 

 

Contrary to opinions like this, we are acutely aware of the pain our customers are going through and are not rubbing our hands in glee at the extra income we might get from someone taking a mortgage payment deferral. 

 

We are giving customers 3 options, if they are employed but are on reduced income or receiving govt subsidy:

 

  • Reduced principal & interest payments for up to 6 months. Example: customer says I can only afford X
  • Interest only payments for up to 12 months
  • Home loan repayment 'holiday' for up to 6 months.

We are working very hard with a huge number of customers to help keep them going, both personal and business banking which I am involved with. People working around the clock, regulatory requirements are being worked around to speed things up etc...

 

We care a lot about our customers. 

 

 

 

 

Touche. I don't work at a bank but they clearly and quickly became part and parcel of the support network for Kiwis.


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  #2446973 26-Mar-2020 11:39
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freitasm:

 

tdgeek:

 

Its actually safer to do the supermarket or pharmacy run now. Less people, enforcement/help re the 2 metres etc. Yet yesterday afternoon, Liquor stores full and crammed together as supermarkjets prpobably were as well

 

 

As I said on Twitter yesterday. People going out in a hurry to hang out with friends, drinking the last one at pubs is an example.

 

It is not like the virus was dormant until 25 March 23:59 pm. That was the moment everyone had to stop and reset. Up until then the virus was very much active and you wouldn't know it. So many idiots cramming into bars, liquor stores and other places. Unbelievable. 

 

 

 

 

Perhaps they have yet to read C Darwin's classic, "On the origin of species" ?


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  #2446978 26-Mar-2020 11:44
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MileHighKiwi: .....snip

 

We care a lot about our customers. 

 

 

I am glad to read this. We are assured at the moment that this is a health crisis, not a banking one, so the reputation of how the banks treat their customers will be made or broken over the next 6 months.

 

With interest rates so low it will be reputation that draws customers in.





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  #2446979 26-Mar-2020 11:45
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frednz:

 

Here's Police Commissioner Mike Bush talking about these issues, he seems to think you can't drive to the beach or park for some fresh air:

 

https://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/christchurch/canterbury-mornings-with-chris-lynch/audio/mike-bush-warns-people-against-leaving-their-houses-during-lockdown/

 

 

 

 

Where exactly in NZ is the air quality so bad that you need to drive to a beach?

 

It's not winter yet.  There's no inversion layer over ChCh with all the wood fires burning at night.

 

So, can anyone tell me this?


 
 
 
 


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  #2446981 26-Mar-2020 11:45
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Ah, excellent. We live next to a golf course, and people are out playing. Well done.


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  #2446985 26-Mar-2020 11:49
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Ah, excellent. We live next to a golf course, and people are out playing. Well done.

 

 

As well as touching pins on greens, they'll be touching other people's balls.

 

:-)


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  #2447010 26-Mar-2020 11:56
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Ah, excellent. We live next to a golf course, and people are out playing. Well done.

 

 

The right thing is to ring the police. The selfish ***** are putting hundreds at risk.





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  #2447011 26-Mar-2020 11:57
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mkissin:

Ah, excellent. We live next to a golf course, and people are out playing. Well done.



Time to call in the territorials

The problem with voluntary isolation is that people think they can get away with anything.

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  #2447012 26-Mar-2020 11:58
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mkissin:

 

Ah, excellent. We live next to a golf course, and people are out playing. Well done.

 



Time to call in the territorials

The problem with voluntary isolation is that people think they can get away with anything.

 

The territorial force will not be active.

 

edit: I apologise I have received info that they are activated. 





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  #2447014 26-Mar-2020 11:59
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Fred99:

mkissin:


Ah, excellent. We live next to a golf course, and people are out playing. Well done.



As well as touching pins on greens, they'll be touching other people's balls.


:-)

one council had already banned people removing the flags on golf courses prior to the lockdown as it was an identified risk. It is similar to playgrounds and park benches which they have warnedabout. Whoever is playing golf on a public course during lockdown should be reported IMO. They risk extending the lockdown for everyone. What part of "stay at home" don't people understand

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  #2447017 26-Mar-2020 12:02
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mattwnz: What part of "stay at home" don't people understand


Probably the same crowd that wants fresh air

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gchiu:
mkissin:

 

Ah, excellent. We live next to a golf course, and people are out playing. Well done.

 



Time to call in the territorials

 

A few well publicised arrests and imprisonments should give the message.


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