Inequality is a growing problem in the Nelson Tasman region

jhon yudha

OPINION: A few days ago I picked up a hitch-hiker while I was driving to Kaiteriteri.

The chap was carrying a big orange plastic container.

“Oh gee. You ran out of petrol?,” I asked.

“Yeah,” he grinned. “It happens.”

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He went on to explain that his second-hand (or third-hand or more) car has no working petrol gauge.

He and his partner try to keep a check by kilometres driven, but sometimes they get caught out.

Having to skimp on fresh fruit and vegetables is one of the indicators of material hardship.

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Having to skimp on fresh fruit and vegetables is one of the indicators of material hardship.

I was given one tiny snapshot of what it means not to be able to afford things

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Cuomo: Gyms are still considered ‘high-risk activity’; no date on reopening

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The governor shared that gyms have submitted limited-use plans which are being reviewed.

ALBANY, N.Y. — With more and more businesses reopening across the state, Governor Andrew Cuomo provided an update into gyms and bowling alleys reopening. 

Governor Cuomo said Thursday during a conference call that gyms are still considered a, “high-risk activity.” The governor shared that gyms have submitted limited-use plans which are being reviewed.

“On gyms, these have been the nationally identified sources of increased infection. We have some data here. We have some experience here. We know gyms are highly problematic. Not from our experience because we haven’t opened them, but we know from the other states, they’ve been highly problematic,” said Cuomo. “We know from the other states. They opened them, and they had to close them. That’s a fact. Well, ‘I want to go to my gym.’ I understand. I understand, but we also know

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