It is generally acknowledged that New Zealand’s Covid-19 Strategy has been one of the most successful throughout the world in tackling the virus.

Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand (pictured above), announced this week that the country’s health department had recorded the lowest number of daily cases since 22nd March, four days before the country went into lockdown. So far, there have been just 13 reported deaths in the country.

New Zealand is seeking to move from Alert Level 3 to Level 4 with the requirement that people still minimise contact with others as much as possible. The hope is to relax restrictions to allow some re-opening of education centres, retail outlets for online and drive through orders and a partial return to work in the construction and forestry industries.

Our staff and guides in New Zealand have been working from home, keeping us in touch with the situation on the ground and preparing for next season when we hope you will join us in the Spring months (October, November) or in the Pacific Summer of 2021.

Here’s a short message from Colin Bramfitt, who’s currently holed up in Wanaka (what a great place to be confined!)  extolling the delights of the area and encouraging you to visit in the near future.