As 2020 draws to a close, it is a good time to reflect on the year that has been.  The new normal.

The year started like any other, full of hope and promise.  The building industry was booming and the workload was manageable.  Then out of nowhere, New Zealand and the rest of the world are plunged into lockdown in an effort to stop the spread of a new deadly virus.  Who would have thought that the whole world could be brought to a halt?

While 7 weeks of lockdown was tough, the Tasman team keep their spirits up and made the most of the break.  Resting weary bones.  The government wage subsidy made all the difference and relieved a lot of stress.

Opening the doors back up in May was a relief and then the workload started to build.  June and July were very busy and we were wondering is this the climb before the fall.  The lowering of interest rates has helped and people began to focus on renovation and building new homes.

Instead of laying off workers, Tasman has been hiring workers.  Our teams have been busy and the year has been completely different from our expectations at the start of May.  Whether we agree with how New Zealand has managed Covid 19 or we disagree, our country has survived, our people are still working and our families still have each other.  

We are more prepared and resilient than we were at the start of 2020 and as we head into the end of the year and we are ready to face the challenges of 2021 with a can-do attitude. 

Kia Kaha New Zealand!