CANTA's COVID-19 Series Day #1

Note From The Editor

Hey guys,

Am unsure if any of you are going to be interested in the life and times and daily musings of CANTA’s Editor (aka. Just a simple human bean who studied law but wants to tell stories and wander around the world), but maybe you might learn something new, be inspired, or at least be entertained.

So here we go – this is the first lil edition of the CANTA covid-19 series. Each day we will provide you with a lil spread of COVID-19 updates, news affecting students, isolation adventures, puzzles and things to steal your hours away. Do not hesitate to reach out with updates and ideas which we can share with our UC community, I’m super keen to hear about what you’re all up too.

So day one huh, 3 weeks and 6 days to go (hopefully). Updates on my flat include – heading out to Hagley for my state-allocated solo run (time to finally get fit ??? stay tuned), celebrating the fact that the Divine Cake shop was selling everything for 40% off – hello chocolate mudcake of my dreams, reading and enjoying the sun and trying to ignore the fact that winter is definitely coming tomorrow, and becoming interior decorators and re-arranging living spaces (and turning our kitchen into a dancefloor). Harry Potter is on the cards for the eve.

How have you spent Day One, what’s on the cards for Day Two? Send me your stories:

Stay safe and lots of love,

Sam xxx


It’s easy to become overwhelmed with all the information on COVID-19 out there. We’d recommend avoiding the emotive write-ups and opinion pieces, and sticking to the straight facts:

  • Right now, New Zealand is under lockdown – at a level 4 State of Emergency. This is in place for the next four weeks, atleast. 
  • Keep your distance from others if you are out on a walk outside.
  • Stay in the same house each night.
  • Stay with the people you are around right now for the next four weeks – this is your bubble.
  • You cannot visit your flat of friends down the road – facetime, skype or have a virtual houseparty instead.
  • Supermarkets, pharmacies, doctors and petrol stations are open, and will stay open over these next four weeks.
  • When you are out at any of these essential service places, be vigilant and keep your distance from others.
  • The key to stopping the spread of Covid-19 is to follow these simple restrictions.
  • Think of others and think of yourself – keep each other safe.
  • Take a deep breath and relaaax – the world is NOT ending. There is no need to panic.
  • Visit for more information.

Covid-19 Updates