Older New Zealanders have their say about theCOVID-19 Lockdown

What is 'Have Our Say'?

Surprising.   Sobering.   Humorous.
Wise.   Sad.   Independent.   Unique.

The nearly 800 letters we received from older New Zealanders defy ageist stereotypes that portray them as fragile, vulnerable and weak. Scroll down to find a selection of their stories. They offer powerful insights into their lockdown experiences in words and pictures.

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Lockdown Experiencesof older Kiwis

Our Research

Our Research

Access the first journal article to be published from this project. (More are in the works.) 'More than mortality data: a news media analysis of COVID-19 deaths in Aotearoa, New Zealand.'

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About Us

About Us

The Have Our Say website is part of research funded by Auckland Medical Research Foundation

The project is led by Professor Merryn Gott and the bicultural Te Arai: Palliative Care and End of Life Research Group in the School of Nursing.

To find out more about Te Arai, go to:


Photo Impressionsduring lockdown

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