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    Strange Times

    LEVEL ONE: basically identical to Level 2, still working to catch up, please see Home Page for relevant status. LEVEL TWO: now that things for New Zealand are much closer “to normal”, please see Home Page for relevant status. Updates April 28th, Tuesday morning: NZ dropped down to Level 3 at midnight this morning, and will be at this level for at least another two weeks. Very similar to Level 4, in terms of how businesses operate, Level 3 does broaden the kinds of businesses that can reopen, or for business that have been running in a limited capacity, lifts the restrictions on what they can do (no longer limited…

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    The Homewood Cabin

    January 2020 update: Janie spent the weekend in the cabin this summer, with Zelda and three of her friends. The rest of us joined them for dinner, where I captured these great photos – Zak Original article follows… The Homewood Cabin attracted a lot of people to us at the field days David and Penelope used to attend around New Zealand when Homewood Stoves was first starting out. The cabin would always fill up with people seeking refuge from the wind and rain, enticed by the warmth and smells of Penny’s fresh baking. Made from recycled timber and corrugated iron, the cabin stood roughly 6 x 4 m, and took…