Author Archives: Lee Vandervis

‘Hospital still being built’ says Health Minister Clark.

“‘…the new Dunedin Hospital is rock solid.’ he said” ODT 4/4/20. This having discovered [after buying the land without doing due diligence] that the land is a deep pug swamp requiring enormously expensive deep foundations that may not support an … Continue reading

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There goes the Cruise-ship business, and like many related businesses, maybe permanently.

From today’s Economist magazine… Holed under the waterline The coronavirus may sink the cruise-ship business The industry has few friends and its main customers, the elderly, may shun it for good It seems that the Cruise-ship industry is unlikely to … Continue reading

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The commercial construction industry is at risk. NBR article by Russell Lund

“A House of Cards based on cashflow” The vertical commercial construction industry is at a precipice. In less than 6 weeks that precipice will crumble and there will be very few, if any locally based larger national main contractors not … Continue reading

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Stuff now reporting on Covid-19 Mutations

“It does not appear the strains will grow more lethal as they evolve.” Eight strains of the coronavirus are circling the globe. They’re giving scientists clues Elizabeth Weise15:41, Mar 29 2020 Singapore scientists study genes to fast-track coronavirus vaccine Scientists … Continue reading

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Otago COVID-19 Welfare Helpline 0800 322 4000

The helpline is now available to coordinate requests for assistance in relation to emergency food, household good/services and other welfare-type requests for the Otago region. Dunedin City Council via the Customer Services Contact Centre 03-4774000 will receive calls and log … Continue reading

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Quarantine humour for a larf :<)

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No Vaccine or anti-viral yet, but

Medical science has come a long way in the 100 years since the Spanish flu, as many have said. In my view better hygiene, control of symptoms and understanding how to slow viral spread will ensure that relatively few will … Continue reading

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