March 27, 2020
Party time bursting lockdown bubble
A Māori family violence worker is concerned many people may try to get through the COVID-19 lockdown with alcohol and drugs.
Shane White says it’s going to be a challenge over the next month keeping the men’s programmes he runs at Hoani Waititi Marae going remotely.
He’s even more concerned at what he sees in his west Auckland neighbourhood, where the longest queues this week before the lockdown were outside liquor stores.
"I hear the parties going all might thinking 'oh wow, it's only day two and alcohol is getting poured liberally so it has to be about some of that, people being mindful as best they can about alcohol and drugs in a little space that will never allow room for the boisterousness and noise that comes from that," he says.
Shane White is encouraging people to establish some exercise regime to get them through the lockdown.
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