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Forum: New Zealand
Today, 12:44 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 5,051
Posted By Charismatic

Re: In the News items : New Zealand

Engorged tubas again, only in a break from what is fast becoming tradition, it isn't a story about a famous person sending pictures of their genitalia:...
Yesterday, 3:42 pm
Replies: 3,213
Views: 229,589
Posted By Charismatic

Re: Formula 1 fans?

Who even does this to children?
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 16th 2022, 1:20 am
Replies: 84
Views: 6,508
Posted By Charismatic

Re: Easing of travel requirements in 2022

As far as I'm aware it'll still be the end of February.

When borders do reopen most people will likely get Omicron, have a cold for five to ten days, then return to life as per normal. Given the...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 9th 2022, 8:01 am
Replies: 84
Views: 6,508
Posted By Charismatic

Re: Easing of travel requirements in 2022

No further delays I've heard about. That said it wouldn't suprise me if the government had second thoughts about reopening heading into winter...but then that was always governments plan....
Jan 1st 2022, 1:42 pm
Replies: 3,213
Views: 229,589
Posted By Charismatic

Re: Formula 1 fans?

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Dec 25th 2021, 10:40 am
Replies: 3,213
Views: 229,589
Posted By Charismatic

Re: Formula 1 fans?

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Forum: New Zealand
Dec 23rd 2021, 10:58 pm
Replies: 84
Views: 6,508
Posted By Charismatic

Re: Easing of travel requirements in 2022

Indeed, there has been a deluge of positive data supporting clinical observations the mild symptoms of this variant that will hopefully expedite reopening. :thumbsup:

The only negative data point...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 21st 2021, 11:11 am
Replies: 84
Views: 6,508
Posted By Charismatic

Re: Easing of travel requirements in 2022

I looked into it that:
​​​​​​- ONS UK....
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 21st 2021, 10:14 am
Replies: 84
Views: 6,508
Posted By Charismatic

Re: Easing of travel requirements in 2022

Looks like they've made a few precautionary changes:

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Forum: New Zealand
Dec 20th 2021, 12:23 am
Replies: 84
Views: 6,508
Posted By Charismatic

Re: Easing of travel requirements in 2022

I've been watching the hospitalisation numbers (https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/details/healthcare) and deaths in the UK but there doesn't seem to be any perceptible increase since the first case was...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 16th 2021, 1:48 am
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By Charismatic

Re: Importing bike parts, charges and gst

Unfortunately since the digital sales tax was introduced most of the websites I used have stopped shipping to New Zealand.
Dec 15th 2021, 4:31 pm
Replies: 3,213
Views: 229,589
Posted By Charismatic

Re: Formula 1 fans?

Surely a more inclusive formula 1 doesn't need winners and losers anyway, it's too divisive. Everyone is a participant and deserves a trophy. :thumbsup:
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 15th 2021, 12:47 am
Replies: 84
Views: 6,508
Posted By Charismatic

Re: Easing of travel requirements in 2022

Actually the UK is a real outlier at the moment when compared to the EU or US...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 14th 2021, 10:38 pm
Replies: 84
Views: 6,508
Posted By Charismatic

Re: Easing of travel requirements in 2022

The question is only one of if New Zealand wants Omicron now or later. We can only delay what is inevitable, it doesn't look to me like there is any reason to do so. We already have the more deadly...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 14th 2021, 9:58 am
Replies: 84
Views: 6,508
Posted By Charismatic

Re: Easing of travel requirements in 2022

Not unexpected, Omicron makes up about 20% of cases in England and Wales now.

Bloomberg has some interesting statists courtesy of South African insurance providers:
They add that 70% of...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 13th 2021, 12:36 am
Replies: 84
Views: 6,508
Posted By Charismatic

Re: Easing of travel requirements in 2022

So far the severity of symptoms seems mild and, as a result, NHS hospital capacity (https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/details/healthcare) has not been adversely impacted. Ditto South Africa, there has...
Dec 12th 2021, 5:37 pm
Replies: 3,213
Views: 229,589
Posted By Charismatic

Re: Formula 1 fans?

Harsh on the safety car driver, he's trying his best.

Yes, lots of changes next year. Both Kimi and Antonio out of F1. Georgie pie off to Mercedes. Substantially new cars and regulations might...
Dec 12th 2021, 2:49 pm
Replies: 3,213
Views: 229,589
Posted By Charismatic

Re: Formula 1 fans?

Well, I was very happy with that race and didn't find it farcical at all. :lol:

Congratulations to the FIA.​​​
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 12th 2021, 11:29 am
Replies: 84
Views: 6,508
Posted By Charismatic

Re: Easing of travel requirements in 2022

Yes, generally viruses must continue to mutate or it would get wiped out. This process is called "antigenic drift". Early on there was some speculation that if the virus mutated slowly vaccines might...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 12th 2021, 12:29 am
Replies: 84
Views: 6,508
Posted By Charismatic

Re: Easing of travel requirements in 2022

More positive data from South Africa (https://www.timesofisrael.com/south-african-doctors-see-early-signs-omicron-variant-is-milder-than-delta/):

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​​​​​​The UK has reported that vaccines are...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 10th 2021, 10:57 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,636
Posted By Charismatic

Re: Covid and homesick

I've not heard any announcement from government about reopening. Obviously with every new variant existing vaccine effectiveness will likely decline and I think the current vaccine manufacturer...
Dec 10th 2021, 8:43 pm
Replies: 3,213
Views: 229,589
Posted By Charismatic

Re: Formula 1 fans?

If I wanted to see who made the fastest vacuum cleaner I'd go to a trade show.

Everyone ready for the big show?...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 10th 2021, 2:41 pm
Replies: 84
Views: 6,508
Posted By Charismatic

Re: Easing of travel requirements in 2022

That typically seems to be what happens, the variant that spreads fastest out competes others....
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 7th 2021, 7:15 pm
Replies: 84
Views: 6,508
Posted By Charismatic

Re: Easing of travel requirements in 2022

And vice versa. More than likely reopening will mean we get it anyway so it's a "now of later" question rather than a "yes or no" question.
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 7th 2021, 3:58 pm
Replies: 84
Views: 6,508
Posted By Charismatic

Re: Easing of travel requirements in 2022

Commentary from a South African hospital group today:
"The variant 'appears to be highly transmissible,' Mediclinic said. Still, 'so far, a lower percentage of admitted Covid-19 patients require...
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