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It’s time to pay the piper


Fantastic! We have won our first foray in the battle against Covid-19.

The Government (rightly so) has incurred a huge debt in its effort to save the lives and misery of many New Zealanders. This debt belongs to all of us and has to be paid back, in order for us to regain our standing internationally as a financially-secure country — which in turn will afford us a better living standard in the future.

So we ALL need to tighten our belts for the next couple of years to achieve this. Yes, we have temporarily lived beyond our means, so now is NOT the time to lobby the Government with any unrealistic financial demands. Instead, let's support the Government to show our appreciation.

Keep safe and be kind.

B. & T. Brown

  1. Judy Collie, Qld says:

    Well done to B and T Brown, one of the best letters I have read in The Gisborne Herald. I didn’t even have to read it more than once to understand it.

    Great advice to us all for when we get back to somewhere near normal living.

    And nice words to end it. I hope they also stay safe and find kindness around them.