Of primary importance will be our health. Secondary to this will be worries about money and the potential economic impact on our places of work and therefore our own pay packets.
I have never been one to scaremonger, but I do like to talk freely. I am worried…
I have a vivid memory of the last time I felt like this. I was at St Lukes Shopping Centre in Auckland, where I sat and watched shoppers pass me by. They were happy, carrying shopping bags, seemingly not a care in the world. I felt sick to my stomach knowing our world was about to change. I knew it, they didn’t.
What followed was the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) of 2007/2008. The global financial system nearly collapsed and the world suffered a massive economic downturn.
Why am I looking back on this? Well, we learned a lot from the GFC and as a result, through regulation, the New Zealand financial system is a lot more robust than in 2007/2008. So, although this time around it’s normal for you to feel anxious and nervous, please understand that New Zealand is facing this from a stronger position than previously.
We have created a Help Page with links to resources that can help…just a small way to help those around us.
Take care NZ!