Write us a letter!

Have Our Say


We’re a team of researchers from the University of Auckland and we’re collecting letters from older New Zealanders about your experiences of the lockdown.

Download our flyer: Have Our Say flyer_v1.2

We believe this is important because people over 70 have been identified as the group most vulnerable to Covid-19 and have had specific restrictions imposed on your activities. The media has often characterised you as passive and in need of protection. Yet your views remain largely unknown.

You can send us a letter (with photos or videos, if you like) by post, email or online. See below for details.

What will happen to my letter?

Your letter will become part of this website and, with your permission, be housed in an archive at the Auckland War Memorial Museum. It will also be used  to inform research about government and media responses in the event of future pandemics.