The Cuthbertson’s, in their secure bubble, having some outdoor family time at the West End Park on Saturday. From left, Benjamin, 5, Calvin, Juandri and Joshua, 2.
Timaruvians, in their respective bubbles, braved some cool temperatures for exercise and some fresh air on Saturday.
John Porrit, an engineer, out walking with his dog, Treb, along the Caroline Bay walkway said that he hasn’t been getting out much during the past few days.
“I just do a lot of walking but haven’t been getting out too much,” Porrit said.
“I live by the river and its good and I take the dog for a walk down here and as I’m off work during lockdown, I do some work at home like jobs around home, doing a bit of firewood.
“It’s good that we can come out to walk and also maintain distance with others, so it’s not that a problem.”
Martijin Phaff, an essential worker, was spending his weekend off time with his son Emile and took a walk along the Caroline Bay beach.
“I’m an essential worker and I have been working and have offs in the weekend, and we go for a walk or a cycle ride on the beach as we live close by,” Phaff said.
He added that during the lockdown, he and his family, were spending time doing homework with the kids, and enjoyed some screen time in the evenings.
“We try to go out for a walk or a cycle (ride) every day, but as it was raining all day yesterday, we did not go out; but most days we come to the beach.”
Police have said they continue to be pleased with compliance across New Zealand during alert level 4 restrictions despite a small number of incidents which have attracted their attention.
“While police are still taking an education-first approach, as our responses show, we will move to enforcement action quickly when required.
We would like to remind people that under alert level four exercise should be in your neighbourhood only and any recreational activity that could lead to a rescue or emergency response is not permitted.”