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Stephen says –
Welcome to this first newsletter of 2020. Time has really gone quickly, and we are now three-quarters through the year. I hope you are all well and the virus and lockdown has not had too much effect on you.
First, I must apologise for the delay in getting this newsletter out since our previous one in 2019. Some of us on Federation got heavily involved with the NZ2020 international exhibition and, the closer the exhibition got, it absorbed a lot of any spare time we had. With the cancellation of the international part of the exhibition and the early finishing of the re-arranged National exhibition, a lot of wind was taken out of our sails and trying to do all the tidy up afterwards some Federation duties took a back step. However, we are now back into it. I am sure things will get back on track now that NZ2020 is behind us and look forward to what we can achieve in the future.
With this newsletter I would like to welcome Andrew McNiven as the new NZPF newsletter editor working closely with the secretary.
To begin with, the virus seemed to be mainly an overseas problem until it hit our shores in March. Our borders were closed one week before the NZ2020 exhibition. If the exhibition had been held a week earlier thing may well have been different.
With the subsequent lockdown and travel put on hold suddenly people had a lot of spare time. Even though I was able to continue working from home, not having to travel to work every day meant I had over […]