Here at Tried & Tested we are very aware that we’ve been going through some very strange and difficult times. The pandemic and our government’s response to it have caused a lot of pain, suffering, and hardship. Our prayers and thoughts go out to you all.
We’re in the business of fixing things, but there seem to be no good ways to fix our country.
We’re in the business of safety, to prevent harm, but there seem to be only harmful options available.
We also believe in freedom, that each person has a right to dignity and respect, no matter where you are from, your age, the colour of your skin, or your vaccination status. And with that freedom comes personal responsibility, and the right to make your own decisions. Rights and freedoms that have seemingly disappeared overnight.
Though we weren’t born here, our children were. We share this wonderful country; and the thing that makes it such a good place? People. All people. All different kinds of people. People with different looks, different opinions, different political views etc, but still all people.
We have decided that we cannot in good conscience comply with the various vaccine mandates. There are a number of reasons for that. You may not like that, and that’s ok. This decision looks set to cost us valuable work. That’s not nice, but principles sometimes come at a cost, and we’re ok with that.
This does not mean that we downplay the risks of illness, especially for those who are vulnerable. We will continue to take all practicable steps to keep you safe. We’re just not on board with mandating medical procedures. And if that means you would rather use another business, then that’s ok too. You are free to choose.
As for us, we continue to welcome all people. We will not discriminate. We are here for all New Zealanders.
The team at Tried & Tested