Most of the world has spent most of 2020 in some form of lockdown. And while plenty of the team of 5 million have returned to Aotearoa, where we’ve had some of the best economic and health outcomes of any country during the coronavirus pandemic so far, others have stayed put in their adopted homes – at least for now. We spoke to five New Zealanders who’ve been living out the weirdest year overseas. Laura Walters, a 31-year-old journalist, moved to London with husband Michael, a teacher, from Wellington in February. At the time of this interview, England appeared poised for a second lockdown. When we were flying out, Covid was obviously a very real thing, especially in China. Italy was starting to flare up, but we didn’t expect, or foresee – like everyone – that it was going to turn into what it has. READ MORE:We should roll out the welcome mat too Aucklanders seeking lifestyle change buy two donkeys and historic Otago pub’Worse than getting Glastonbury tickets’: Managed isolation allocation system crashes, returnees experience booking issues In our minds, we were moving to the UK, and there were going to be some cases, but at that stage there… Read full this story
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