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I think there would be few people who could argue against the claim that New Zealand is probably the best place to be in the world right now.
Yes, we have hundreds of cases of Covid-19 and there has already been one death from the virus but we are so much better off than most of our peers.
In fact, we're one of the few nations that has any chance of eraidcating the virus before it does significant harm. We're also one of the few nations that can, for the foreseeable future, remain self-sufficient to the extent that our borders can remain closed for a year or more.
Yes, life would be a whole lot tougher than it is now but there is a workable chance that we could become coronavirus-free while the rest of the world simply struggles to keep the ongoing death toll as low as possible.
Yes, people have been complaining about the lack of forums for months now so I finally got off my chuff and finished the transition to the new server and the commissioning of the new forums.Unfortunately you will have to re-register, it just wasn't practical to transition the IDs from the old server -- although the old stuff will be maintained in a "read-only" capacity for some time to come.
So, if you want to "have your say" then register at the new forums using the magic word Aardvarkroxs when asked for it.
Take a moment to introduce yourself to the rest of the Aardvark community and pretty shortly I'll be expanding the number of forums to encompass a number of areas that are regularly discussed on this site.
The contact form is not yet working (got to rejig the CGI scripts) but if anyone wants to email me they can send their communications to editor at this domain or PM me via the forums.
Oh yes, if anyone wants a bit of a plug then the sponsorship space is now up for grabs. Until someone is prepared to offer a donation for the use of this space, I'm happy to offer a free plug to anyone who wants to send me a suitable 150x150 graphic and link.
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