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It was more a case of the hills, rather than the highways, being alive with the sound of tooting.
Earlier in the week, rural group Groundswell NZ called for a show of two minutes’ support ‘‘by every car, bike, truck, train - anything with a horn’’ tooting at 12.30pm in support of its campaign against what it says are unworkable regulations.
But, with the move to Covid-19 Alert Level 4 lockdown on Wednesday, the group reminded people they needed to stay in their bubble and could not travel into towns to toot-up.
If they still wanted to be heard, they were encouraged to toot in their bubble while being considerate of neighbours and animals and obeying all Alert Level 4 rules.
The tooting action, called Can You Hear Us? was to be repeated every Friday for the following three weeks, before what Groundswell NZ has described as a ‘‘major nationwide protest event’’ in November.