Right now we’re in the middle of the global pandemic that is coronavirus and day one of lockdown in New Zealand where we are based.

Hopefully, when we read this down the track we will look back on today’s date at the top of this piece and remember it as a very challenging time that is now past.

The Coming Weeks

Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll do a series on ways to deal with self-isolation and quarantine and tuck some nice recipes in there as well. But for now, let’s start with the basics.

For all updates on COVID-19 go to the World Health Organisation’s website here, the New Zealand Government’s website here and the Australian Government’s website here.

Microbiologist Dr Siouxsie Wiles

This interview with microbiologist Dr Siouxsie Wiles on the Breakfast television show this morning is helpful.

Dr Siouxsie Wiles answers New Zealanders Covid-19 questions

"We're in such an incredible position that many countries are not. It's up to all of us to do this. It's going to be hard. Stay safe. Just do as your told please!"Microbiologist Dr Siouxsie Wiles joined us to answer your #Covid19 🦠 lockdown questions this morning. If we didn't get to yours, don't worry, we'll keep doing Q+A sessions as lockdown continue.

Posted by Breakfast on Wednesday, 25 March 2020


Professor Mick Roberts, Massey University

And this recording from Radio New Zealand discusses when we might expect a peak in cases.

Mick Roberts from Massey University is a Professor in Mathematical Biology who has published over a hundred papers on modelling epidemics, he speaks with Kathryn Ryan.

Click here to listen.


Stay safe everyone out there.


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Yours in health & happiness 🌸