by Andy Bryenton

Due to the unprecedented current emergency, and the forthcoming self isolation period for all New Zealanders, it has become logistically impossible to print or deliver your local newspaper, the Record, on a weekly basis.

We will return immediately following the lifting of crisis measures and do our best to aid our community in recovery from this international emergency. We appreciate your patience at this trying time, and we also wish to leave you with the following message from all of our staff – 

Be kind to each other. Follow the official guidelines from the Ministry of Health. Be safe. Don’t panic. Together, we will get through this and with the resilience, ingenuity and courage New Zealand has always shown under duress, we will come through stronger, while our scientists and doctors work with their colleagues worldwide to eradicate COVID-19 the same way we have done with many other illnesses before it.