(25 Mar 2021) Today is the first anniversary of the start of Aotearoa New Zealand’s Level 4 COVID-19 lockdown. At this time, one year ago today, one in five of the world’s population (around 1.7 billion people) were also experiencing some form of lockdown, including cancellations of public events and gatherings, stay-at-home recommendations and/or orders, school closures, workplace closures, and travel restrictions, just to name a few.
Across Aotearoa, libraries, museums, archives, and cultural heritage organisations, have been working to document and record the individual, family, community, and organisational stories that represent Aotearoa New Zealand’s experience of COVID-19. The generations that succeed us will read our ‘lockdown’ posts on social media, view the photographs we captured, read the blogs we posted, admire the art we created, study the things we collected, and listen to/watch the podcasts and videos we shared.
The highlight of the preserved items can be found from the original news here.