We're out of the office. It's our traditional summer closure when, as most news makers and news readers take a break, it seems sensible that we reporters join them.
This year, however, it is strange to be stepping back for even a short time from what is essentially the biggest health news story so far this century – the COVID-19 pandemic.
But we've left you with a tremendous Summer Edition newspaper, full of great news features and education.
And here online is our Summer Hiatus. An eclectic selection of News, Opinion and Educate articles from our archives and other sources.
And thanks to our freshly minted FREE READ function all Summer Hiatus articles will be in front of the paywall.
I like to think of it as Free and Easy – Free to Read and Easy to Share.
It has been an extraordinary year. We wish all our subscribers a very Merry Christmas, a safe summer break should you be taking one and, most of all, the quietest of times should you find yourself working over the holiday season.
We know 2022 will hold new challenges and we will continue to support primary care through those challenges. We’ll be back in the office and online on 17 January, 2022. Thanks for reading us.
We really, truly, appreciate your support.
Barbara Fountain and the team at New Zealand Doctor Rata Aotearoa