People living along the Surf Highway or State Highway 45 in Tarnaki generally welcome moving to Warning Level 3, although most people will hardly notice the difference.
Contractor Rob M. was filling a can of gas at Chakora’s gas station when RNZ entered.
He was locked down and out of work.
“Everyday life is short. Being confined to home is boring.
“My son and I went out for an hour and a half walk this morning, but the house we usually live in is all gone so there’s no work around the house. It’s really hell.”
Rob won’t be able to work at Level 3 and thinks it’s going to make a difference.
He was riding his horse on the shores of Red Weld Road.
The lockdown was already as high as usual.
“Just working on the farm and yes training horses and normal farm life, so yes, nothing stops.”
He thought that everyone should get out of the house and take some vitamin D.
Van Williamson was taking Shi Tzu Pose Ebony and Holly with him during his rural post run.
“We like to talk to customers if they want to talk to us. I guess if you’re not talking to anyone, it can be a bit lonely like us.
“And it gives everyone a break from the routine of doing nothing in their case.”
Dogs were popular with children trapped in homes, Wayne said.
Ben Lilly was busy with his atkato furniture workshop.
“Level 4 has been fairly normal as I live and work on the same property. I can continue to come to my workshop, but obviously I have to stock up on the material well to make sure. I can work. “
“Lowering the alert level means he can order more content,” he said.
Sergio Bentincore, a Uruguayan farm worker, walks out of Rahuto’s Four Square.
He didn’t have time to take much notice of the lockdown.
“It’s really normal for me and my wife at the moment because we’re working on the farm all the time and just coming to the supermarket.
“So, when you have Lockdown Level 4, it hasn’t changed much because we’re milking the cows every day. It’s not a problem for the whole area because they’re all milking cows and normal. There must be life. “
She acknowledged that living at home is good for the community.
Nearby, Corey Hodge had just filled his luggage with gas.
An agricultural contractor, he was still able to work, but was deprived of the finer points of life.
“I miss going to pubs. You know, it’s actually a social life. You can’t actually go and see your peers.
“You can only walk around with the little bubble you got with your flat mats, you know. It’s horrible, horrible …
The 26-year-old hoped Tarnaki would get out of Level 3 alert.
In Poonke, meanwhile, Owen – who had just taken his dog Tinker for a walk on his quad bike – was taking it all in stride.
“Yeah, well, I just take the dogs for a walk. I’m retired now and I take the dogs for a walk on the beach, and this old girl would be a little upset if she came here half way.” Is.
“She gets a ride back and around the corner and then she jumps again and walks home.”
He could look back at the shift at level 3.
“It’s good because I have enough in the city again and again, so yes, I’m looking forward to it.”
The government will review the Level 3 settings on Monday.