Remember now that we are in Alert Level 2, the rules have changed a bit.
Here’s what you need to know:
◼️ Face coverings are legally required for everyone 12 years and older.
◼️ Standing isn't allowed on services. Staff won't allow people onto services if they don't believe space is available, so plan ahead and be patient with operators.
◼️ Check in as soon as you board the service.
◼️ Stay home if you're sick. Sitting directly next to someone is allowed. Be mindful that drivers may not stop to collect passengers if all seats are occupied. Dedicated school bus services are exempt from the no standing requirement.
Here's a cool idea for communicating with your neighbours without technology or breaching alert level rules...
Each household gets 3 pieces of coloured paper that can be displayed in a window or on a door that others can easily see.
- Green is for I'm OK
- Yellow is for needing help or a check-in
- Red is for an emergency
This is a safe and simple way let others know how you're doing while also looking out for others in your community.
Entries are open for this year’s Sunday Star-Times short story awards.
The awards include open, emerging Māori and Pasifika writers, and under-25 years categories and will be judged by some of New Zealand’s best authors.
The winning story will be published in the Sunday Star-Times and on Stuff. Entries close Friday 22 October.
This year Kiwis are being encouraged to grow-an-extra-row to share with neighbours, community pantries, food banks and other local food donation agencies.
Backyard and communal edible gardens not only provide healthy, sustainable and tasty kai, they also create greater food resiliency within our hapori.